A Second Chance (En chance til) (2015)



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Andreas and Simon are both police officers and best friends. They both lead very different lives. Andreas is in a loving marriage with his beautiful wife and their newborn. Simon is divorced and often spends his free nights getting drunk in seedy city bars. One morning they respond to a call from a neighbor to a violent domestic dispute. Arriving at the home of a couple of junkies, Andreas discovers a baby abandoned in a closet. A young father himself, the case becomes a traumatic experience and will have dramatic and unexpected repercussions in his private life.


Critic Reviews for A Second Chance (En chance til)

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (4)

Unfortunately, the rest of the film, apart from the cast, has precious few redeeming features.

Mar 24, 2015 | Full Review…

There are some unwatchably, all-but-unforgivably grim scenes, but Bier carries them off, just about.

Mar 19, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There are some admirable, if hard-to-watch, moments here, but the film's thriller tendencies are as half-cocked as its compassion for the struggles of parenthood.

Mar 17, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Susanne Bier's latest is too obviously contrived to take its questions about what defines a deserving parent seriously.

Sep 24, 2014 | Full Review…
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A Second Chance manages to pose a shocking moral quandary without falling into an academic exercise.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Bier paints an impeccably bleak picture of her homeland, while Coster-Waldau sells the plot's more implausible moments with a nuanced performance of desperate realism.

Jul 19, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Second Chance (En chance til)

If they get a second chance, I hope that the pair of Bier & Jensen would offer something way better than this.

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