365 Days (or 365 DNI as it was also known as) was a huge hit for Netflix when it was released in June 2020. It went straight to the number one spot and was so successful that fans were immediately asking for the follow-up film.
It was our first introduction to Massimo and Laura in what is really a Polish erotic film.
If you haven't already watched the first movie, here's a quick summary of what happened…
A young woman from Warsaw named Laura Biel (Anna-Maria Sieklucka) is on holiday with her boyfriend and friends in Italy. Bored with her boyfriend Martin, she catches the eye of Massimo, a dominant Sicilian man who is also the head of the Torricelli crime family.
What she doesn't know is that Don Massimo Torricelli (Michele Morrone) saw her five years earlier on the beach and has been looking for her ever since.
So after finally spotting her again, he kidnaps her, intending to keep her as a prisoner for 365 days in the hopes that she will fall in love with him.
But this isn't a Hallmark romantic movie. Oh no! This is a full-on R rated adult movie that is less about falling in love and more about Stockholm Syndrome because of course Laura does eventually fall for Massimo.
Is it true love? She thinks it is so much so that when Massimo proposes and she accepts and starts to plan the wedding.
Then comes the twist. She is pregnant but a rival mafia family is about to kill her before she can tell Massimo. We leave 365 Days as Laura's car enters a tunnel but does not come out the other side.
365 DAYS 2 RELEASE DATE ON NETFLIX
The good news is that 365 Days is based on the first novel of a trilogy by Polish author Blanka Lipinska and as such the story does continue with two more instalments, both of which are in production.
So we will absolutely get a 365 Days 2 and a 365 Days 3 as the story of Laura Biel and Massimo Torricelli plays out to the end.
365 Days 2 will be called This Day and in May 2021, Netflix started filming the two sequels concurrently. Directed by Barbara Białowąs and Tomasz Mandes, Mandes has shared photographs from the production on his Instagram.
There is now an official announcement with a release date.
365 Days 2 release date is APRIL 27TH 2022 on Netflix.
365 DAYS 2 CAST
There are quite a few players in 365 Days and the great news is that the majority of the cast is back for the sequel film.
Despite a lot of criticism about the film, which ranges from angry tweets to petitions to have it removed from Netflix. But the streaming platform knows they are on to a winner with this movie franchise.
That is largely thanks to the cast who made it so memorable. But just who are the main actors that make up these interesting characters in the first film and will they all be back for 365 Days 2?
Michele Morrone as Don Massimo Torricelli
Anna-Maria Sieklucka as Laura Biel
Bronisław Wrocławski as Mario, part of Massimo's mafia family
Otar Saralidze as Domenico, another one of Massimo's mafiosos
Magdalena Lamparska as Olga, Laura's friend
Natasza Urbańska as Anna, Massimo's ex-girlfriend
Grażyna Szapołowska as Klara Biel, Laura's mother
Tomasz Stockinger as Tomasz Biel, Laura's father
Gianni Parisi as Massimo's father
Mateusz Łasowski as Martin, Laura's ex-boyfriend
Blanka Lipińska as a bride and also the original author of the books.
Simone Susinna as Marcelo “Nacho” Matos, a new character for 365 Days 2
365 DAYS 2 – WHAT HAPPENS?
The first movie followed the Blanka Lipińska novel it is based on very closely. So working on that theory and with the addition of Simone Susinna to the cast, it looks like the second movie, 365 Days 2 will do the same.
According to the second instalment of the series, This Day, the time frame of this movie picks up where 365 Dni left off. It starts with Laura surviving the tunnel Massimo finding out about the pregnancy.
As they try and leave their past behind them to start a family and get married, they face new obstacles when Laura gets kidnapped (again!), by a mysterious man named Marcelo “Nacho” Matos.
And because she's only human she falls for him, which establishes the trilogy's love triangle.
Fans who had hoped that Massimo and Laura would sail off into the sunset together might be in for a bit of disappointment!