Warning: SEVERAL SEXY SPOILERS are waiting for you in this article, so be sure to come back once you've watched 365 Days to completion!
365 Days has caused quite the uproar since it was released on Netflix on June 7. The Polish / Italian film had eyeballs poppin' all over the world for its intense sex scenes and has had plenty of detractors because of how we get to those sex scenes in the first place. The film is based on the Polish book of the same name by author Blanka Lipinska, and follows mob boss Massimo Torricelli and his love Laura Biel... who's been kidnapped by Massimo and given a year to fall in love with him, with him saying he'll let her go if she doesn't reciprocate his feelings in that time.
Yeah. It. Is. A. Lot. But, many people fell hard for the tale of mobsters, kidnapping and very explicit-looking yacht sex, so let's just break down what happened at the end of the sultry saga that is 365 Days, and take a look at the next book in the novel series to see what might be coming up in a possible sequel.
What Happened At The End Of 365 Days?
As if there were truly any doubt, Massimo ends up getting his wish shortly before the end of the film. After sending Laura back to Poland when he needs to get her away from some mob business (which does not make Laura happy), he goes to get her back. She's mad at him, he turns his sex appeal up to 11, they anger bang up against the window of her super fancy high-rise apartment, and Laura tells him she doesn't need the full 365 days, because she's in love with him. Yay!
With that detail settled (apparently, only two months past the kidnapping date), Massimo proposes marriage the next day (after slyly slipping an unfortunately small ring onto a sleeping Laura's finger), to which she agrees. The lovebird kidnapper and kidnapee head back to Italy, and Laura convinces Massimo to let her best bud Olga (Magdalena Lamparska) come to the secret nuptials. When Olga arrives, Laura confesses to her that she's pregnant (no surprise with all that naked yacht time) and they take a joyful trip to shop for Laura's wedding gown. But, trouble is afoot.
While heading back to Massimo's compound, and talking about horny Italian men, Laura takes a break to call her intended. As they talk, Massimo's right hand man, Mario (Bronislaw Wroclawski), who's being driven back to Massimo's, gets his own phone call. But, instead of being good news, Mario's told that "they" are going to kill Laura, and not just sometime soon, but right freakin' now. Mario then tries to call Massimo, but he's on the phone with Laura. When Mario finally arrives, the call between Laura and Massimo has gone dead after her car enters a tunnel, the look Mario gives Massimo tells him that something is very, very wrong, and that's when our kidnapping mobster with a... heart of gold falls to his knees with tears in his eyes.
How Close To The Book Ending Is 365 Days?
I've got news for you. I'm good enough at the language I was raised with to write full sentences, but there is no way I can read Polish. It's good, then, that there are plenty of other people who can, and according to them, 365 Days the movie ends in much the same way that 365 dni the novel does. Even better, each book picks up right after the other, so that cliffhanger we were treated to is resolved quickly at the start of the second book, which is titled either This Day or That Day depending on the translation you land upon.
According to Newsweek, a Polish language Instagram Q&A with Anna Maria Sieklucka and Magdalena Lamparska (Laura and Olga, respectively) confirmed a few weeks back that the sequel for 365 Days was given the greenlight and would have begun filming in August. Obviously, those plans have now been put on hold, and the stars didn't know when filming would be able to begin. Luckily, though, there's still plenty of material from each of the sure to be sex-filled sequel novels which could be pulled together for at least one more movie, whenever they do get to go into production.
What Could Happen In The 365 Days Sequel?
Well, this is the million dollar question right now, isn't it? As a reminder, if you're not a fan of spoilers, I would suggest backing out now, because I'm about to blow your mind with some details about what might be coming in the sequel, according to the book series.
OK... as you may have suspected, Laura and her baby survive the attempt on her life (along with Olga, by the way), but, when you're embroiled in steamy a romance with one of the heads of the mafia, you cannot expect life to sail along smoothly. The second book, apparently, will give us some additional time with secondary characters, but will also introduce more mob intrigue and (Dunh, dunh, DUNNNHHHH) Massimo's freakin' evil British twin, Adriano! What. The. Actual. FFFFFFFFF?
Even better (or, worse, depending on how you personally rate these shocking developments), the romance at the center of the the story will take quite a hit when Laura, wait for it... gets kidnapped by another hot mafia don! And, he's also super sexy and taken with our Laura! Guess what, you guys? Pregnant Laura "falls in love" (heavy on the quotes there, as far as I'm concerned) with this asshole, too! So, we'll be in the middle of peak mob boss love sandwich by the time a 365 Days sequel wraps up, if they decide to follow the plot of the second book.
I'd tell you some of the details that O Magazine spilled about the third and final book in the series, titled Another 365 Days, but I'm going to spare you and wait to see just how close the planned second film hews to the second book in the series, so we don't get ahead of ourselves. Are you still excited at the possibility of a 365 Days sequel? Let us know in the poll below!