A Second Chance

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Susanne Bier
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

- Andreas?

- Who is it?

- Klaus from Dollhouse. Listen.

Simon drank a lot.

I have to run.

It is Simon. You know how it is.

- Should I go with you?

- Take Alexander to the strip club?

I'll skip that.

- What do you want?

- Is this your...

Where is he?

Whoa, whoa! Stop!


Get down!

Sit down.

Okay? It ends here.

- I have got him.

- We'll sit down and have a drink.

Boy, look at this.

It's damn disgusting, Simon.

- Why didn't you buy a stove?

- I don't cook.

Albert won't get past if it looks like this.

Albert does not come here anyway.

He's with his swim teacher.

How was the dinner?

Did you say something stupid?

I didn't fucking say anything stupid.

I sat there and smiled for four hours.

Friendly and all that

to his swim teacher.

Although we have talked about

not giving him something big -

- He gives him an iPhone.

And I'm coming with football gloves.

Don't feel sorry for yourself. Take your coffee.

Swim Teacher, that's no damn

job. Anyone can be a swim teacher.

Simon. You will have to

to go to sleep now.

I may as well be a swimming instructor,

if that's what.

I can do a damn good splash-around out there

from eight to four.

You can still get three hours of sleep.

You will need to take

your shit together. Stay off the booze.

You can also go out on the island to my mother's

cabin, if you like.

I'm on the toilet.

And I'll have a glass of milk.

No, no.

Try to see.

It is quite sick, man.

He can wear

it for confirmation. Perfect.

Typical mother. It is easier

to send something than to get even.

- Is he sleeping?

- Yes. He's sleeping

Good night.

I can't believe he's here.

Imagine that we have him now.

I still havn't grasped it.

I think he is good

in drawing the attention to himself.

Do you regret it?

Why do you say that?

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Anders Thomas Jensen

Anders Thomas Jensen (born 6 April 1972) is a Danish screenwriter and film director. His film Election Night won the 1998 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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