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En chance til (2014)

How far would decent human beings be willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust? With "A Second Chance", Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen have crafted another ... See full summary »

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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
... Andreas
... Mand på klub
... Tristan
... Simon
... Klaus
... Anna Thomsen
... Ingrid
... Gustav
... Dommer
Bodil Jørgensen ... Retsmediciner
... Sanne
... Pige på klub
... Betjent på parkeringsplads
... Østeuropæisk danser
... Pige på legeplads
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How far would decent human beings be willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust? With "A Second Chance", Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen have crafted another startling yet moving drama about how easily we lose our grasp on justice, when confronted with the unthinkable, and life as we know it is hanging by a thread. Written by Anonymous

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How far would you go?

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Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

15 January 2015 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

A 2nd Chance  »

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Budget:

DKK 35,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was model May Anderson's first acting role. Suzanne Bier met her at a party and cast her as Sanne. She resisted making Anderson audition because she thought the audition would be bad, but that Anderson would be right for the role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.70 (2015) See more »

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Grown Up
By Emilie Nicolas
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Dark Danish Morality Tale
15 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those films that is very hard to give a synopsis about without doing a major plot reveal. Suffice to say it is about the choices we can make when faced with the 'unthinkable'. It is about how we are able to not only blur the line between right and wrong but also move it completely whilst still, self deceivingly, believing that you are still the good guy.

It is about a married couple Anna and her policeman husband Andreas and how they deal with their own tragedy. This is from director Susanne Bier who brought us 'In a Better World' and 'After the wedding'. She has a keen eye for direction and uses dramatic timing to ramp up the tension but also perfectly timed plot reveals – and there are a fair few here.

It is superbly acted with a striking performance from Maria Bonnevie as the new mum and wife. This is a film that trades on the reveals and twists and as such may not be one to see over again; but it is still powerful enough to recommend and indeed warrant at least one good viewing.


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