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by Susanne Bier


Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives. Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that changes when the two of them are called out to a domestic dispute between a junkie couple, caught in a vicious cycle of violence and drugs. It all looks very routine - until Andreas finds the couple's neglected infant son, crying and hungry. The usually collected policeman finds himself confronted with his own powerlessness and is shaken to his core. One night he steals the baby. As Andreas slowly loses his grip on justice, it is suddenly up to the unruly Simon to restore the balance between right and wrong.

international title: A Second Chance
original title: En chance til
country: Denmark, Sweden
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Susanne Bier
film run: 115'
release date: DK 15/01/2014, HR 19/03/2015, BE 01/2016
screenplay: Anders Thomas Jensen
cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Thomas Bo Larsen, Maria Bonnevie, Bodil Jørgensen
cinematography by: Michael Snyman, Geir Hartly Andreassen
film editing: Pernille Bech Christensen, Morten Højbjerg
music: Johan Söderqvist
producer: Sisse Graum Jørgensen
production: Zentropa Entertainments, Zentropa International Sweden, FilmFyn, Film Väst
backing: DFI, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Eurimages
distributor: Nordisk Film A/S, Discovery Film & Video Distribution, Cinéart


main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2014 
Luxembourg City Film Festival 2015 
Beaune International Thriller Film Festival 2015 
Shanghai International Film Festival 2015 
Arras Film Festival 2015 

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