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

- Was it 205?

- 205th

What the hell, man?

Keep your mouth shut!

F***ing ...!

Sit down!

- What?

- Tristan?

Who the hell are you?

- Did you call the cops?

- They should not be f***ing here!

Are you good now? Are you happy?

Why don't we just talk?

What are you doing out here in the country?

I live here.

What are you doing here?

- What's wrong? What is this?

- It's not sh*t.

- Have you used your own sh*t?

- F***, you're a fagot.

If it is to have the elf in there, take him.

He didn't do anything. F*** off!

What the hell?

You smashed down my door!

Now sit down

and relax.

- You ruined my door, man!

- Sit down.

- Do you have a warrant?

- What's in there? Move.

- Don't!

- Go to the kitchen!

This is my apartment.

- Simon. We need some assistance.

- I told you to sit down.

The police are here.

They have broken into our apartment.

- Andreas!

- Don't, man!

Don't do that!

- Let me go! Ouch!

- Now don't move!

- I got him.

- Damn!

Oh, oh, oh, oh!

- Is that your child?

- It is ours, f***ing c*nt!

You have a young Tristan?

This is a joke.

Come here, little buddy.

Sh. Up with you.

Sh sh.

- Give him to me.

- Stop. Sit down.

Sit down, I said!

- What's your name?

- Sanne.

- Why do you have a child with a psychopath?

- What's it to you, man?

- Are you a junkie? What?

- No.

- Are you sure?

- Yes.

He is also ice cold.

Give him some damn clothes.

- Give him to me now.

- And you?

- No.

- No?

- Do you have infant formula?

- Tristan drank it.

Shut up, b*tch!

- So.

- Now give him to me. Give him to me!

Give him to me.

Yes, it's not funny.

- Hi there.

- Give him to me.

- Hello!

- Hi, honey.

Oh, how nice.

Hey, little man. Hello.

- Why did you call?

- You have been so strong.

- It was stupid. Sorry.

- It's okay. But it was weird.

There was some trouble in an apartment.

One guy I had arrested in Copenhagen.

And then it turns out,

he's got a little boy.

This baby was covered

in his own sh*t and piss. Ice cold.

And then I just...

So I wanted to call you.

Yes, I did.

You are just about to fall asleep.

You're so fine.

Oh, are you mad now?

- I'll drive with him.

- No, I will.


- Shouldn't I come with you?

- No, you go to sleep.

You gotta get your pacifier.

Shh, shh. Shh, shh.

There. It's all right. So.

So. It's all right.

You just wanted to go for a ride

so you can fall asleep.

When your child is otherwise sound and healthy,

it can't be forced to be taken away.

It looked like sh*t!

They're junkies!

Her drug test is negative.

Why were we not announced that

Tristan was released?

Because he has a registered address

in Vrebroparken.

Otherwise they had informed.

He is out on three years probation.

- We better know it.

- He is not listed as the father.

Only because there is no child support

was to retrieve.

Now see what he usually does to his girls.

The man must be locked up again. The child should

be taken away. The man is the star psychopath.

We need something on him.

He will end up beating them both to death.

- Andreas?

- Yes.

- Is Simon free?

- Yes, it's his son's birthday.

He's at a restaurant with

Trine and her new husband.

- It is, isn't it?

- We must see.

Come on, man! Hey!

Is it okay if

I have a drink?

What's up, man?

It is a good scheme.

I can get rid of your dirty money.

Then I can get a free drink.

That's okay. Isn't it?

Isn't it a good system?

- You know, they all are gay?

- Is it true?

- What's your name?

- Pamela.

They are all gay.

Come on, dammit.

I just need a drink.

- I'm going.

- No, you go to sleep.

- Hello?

- 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 f***ing 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 sh*t 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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