A Second Chance

Susanne Bier
 
In films like In a Better World, After the Wedding and Brothers, Academy Award winning director Susanne Bier created characters who, having once appeared to be moral paragons, found themselves derailed by sudden, drastic changes, forcing them to confront previously suppressed tensions between desire, need, and ethics. Bier’s latest, A Second Chance, presents what may be the most extreme and disturbing moral conundrum she’s examined to date.
 
Boasting one of the finest casts in recent Danish cinema and magnificently held together by Coster-Waldau’s commanding lead performance, A Second Chance is emotionally devastating from start to finish. Courageously tackling the moral complexities of Anders Thomas Jensen’s brilliant script, Bier juxtaposes privilege with poverty, lays bare our prejudices and assumptions, and demands that we confront them.
 
Steve Gravestock / Toronto Film Festival
 
 

 
 

 
Denmark 2014. Atlantic Film
 
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Käsikirjoitus/Script: Anders Thomas Jensen * Kuvaus/DOP: Michael Snyman * Leikkaus/Editor: Pernille Bech Christensen * Pääosissa/Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas * Kopion lähde/DCP source: Atlantic Film * Kieli/Language: Danish, Swedish, subtitles in Finnish & Swedish * Kesto/Duration: 102 min * Ikäraja/Age limit: 16
 
SUN 29.3. AT 18:30 MAXIM 2