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Second Chance (1976)
"Si c'était à refaire" (original title)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  1 October 1976 (France)
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For assistance to murder Catherine Berger (Catherine Deneuve) is sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment. There she gives birth to a son, Simon (Jean-Jaques Briot). After her release Catherine ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Berger
Sarah Gordon
Francis Huster ...
Colette Baudot ...
Lucienne Lanot
Jean-Jacques Briot ...
Simon Berger
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ...
Le bijoutier
Valérie Lagrange
Manuella Papatakis ...
La fille de Sarah
Georges Staquet
Jacques Villeret ...
L'agent immobilier
Henri Lanot
Albina du Boisrouvray
Paul Bellaiche
Richard Caron


For assistance to murder Catherine Berger (Catherine Deneuve) is sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment. There she gives birth to a son, Simon (Jean-Jaques Briot). After her release Catherine wants to make up for the lost years and tries to built up a close relationship to her already grown-up son. Despite some tensions when she finds out that Simon has a love affair with her best girl-friend Catherine's efforts work out and in the "happy" end they become a real family when she finds the perfect lover - Simon's teacher. Written by Antje Kuechler

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1 October 1976 (France)  »

Also Known As:

An eprepe na xanarhiso  »

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Une femme parmi les femme
Lyrics by Pierre Barouh
Music by Francis Lai
Performed by Françoise Hardy
Produced by Gabriel Yared
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Reconstructing a life
28 December 2001 | by (Gijón, Asturies, Spain) – See all my reviews

A woman is out of jail after 16 years of reclussion.She was convicted of assistance in the killing of a man: her boss in the bank where she worked. One day, this man: the director of the bank proposed her having a drink and he abused of her. The woman and her boyfriend killed the man accidentally and they became convicted. When she knew that her boyfriend committed suicide in jail, she made love with an unknown man until this moment for her with the ambition of having a baby: her unique leit-motiv in life since the reclussion. When she is out of jail, she gathered with her son: a teenager of 16 years. And they both together begin a new life. Her son seems to be delighted with his mother and searched for a new boyfriend for her: his history teacher in the highschool. A new happiness comes to the life of the woman. She got a good work, a brilliant son and a wonderful boyfriend.

Typical french film to report about the sexual pursuement in women with the typical french characters who never can't stop talking.

Anyway, a pleasant film to watch.

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