Andreas is a young and promising detective who recently became a father. On the one hand, his family life is dominated by the cries of his newborn son, while on the other hand he has deal with something even more unpleasant in his professional life. His partner Simon just went through a divorce, and he is really struggling to pull through, binge drinking and picking fights with everyone. When the two detectives are called for a noise complaint, they walk into a world of drugs and violence that forces them to confront some major moral dilemmas.
Susanne Bier (Denmark) started her cinema career as a screenwriter and director in the early Nineties. One of her first romantic comedies The One and Only (1999) become a real hit in Denmark. She received the International Critics’ Award (FIPRESCI) at the Toronto Film Festival for the drama Open Hearts (2002), which she made following the Dogma’s guidelines. Her film After the Wedding (2006) got an Oscar nomination for best foreign film, which she then won in 2011 for In a Better World. She returned to romantic comedies with Love Is All You Need (winning best comedy at the European Film Awards), and Serena, which came out at the same time as A Second Chance.
Songlines (videoclip Summer Rain, cm, 1989), Freud flyttar hemifran... (1991), Brev til Jonas (1992), Luischen (tv, 1993), Det bli’r i familien (1994), Pensionat Oskar (1995), Sekten (1997), Den eneste ene (The One and Only, 1999), Elsker dig for evigt (Open Hearts, 2002), Brodre (Non desiderare la donna d’altri, 2004), Efter brylluppet (Dopo il matrimonio, 2006), Things We Lost in the Fire (Noi due sconosciuti, 2007), Hævnen (In un mondo migliore, 2010), Den skaldede frisor (Love Is All You Need, 2012), En chance til (2014), Serena (Una folle passione, 2014).
“It’s a thing between Anders Thomas [the screenwriter, Ed.] and me: we always end up having these discussions about moral dilemmas. I find them interesting: knowing who is really right and who is really wrong, our common desire to make clear, black and white decisions are actually totally impossible. And we were also aware of the Scandinavian tradition of complicated police officers, which has always intrigued me. That’s what this feature aims to be: a thriller that also deals with profound human dilemmas.”
Anders Thomas Jensen
Pernille Bech Christensen
Eddie Simonsen, Anne Jensen
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Andreas), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Tristan), Ulrich Thomsen (Simon), Maria Bonnevie (Anne), Thomas Bo Larsen (Klaus), May Andersen (Sanne), Peter Haber (Gustav)
Sisse Graum Jorgensen
Charlotte Pedersen, Bo Damgaard, Madeleine Ekman, Jessica Ask