Selected for the Special Presentations programme, Susanne Bier's drama "A Second Chance" features Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as a detective, Andreas, who has settled down with his wife and son, while his friend and colleague Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk. But all that changes when they are called out to a domestic dispute between a junkie couple, caught in a vicious cycle of violence and drugs. It all looks very routine – until Andreas finds the couple's neglected infant son, crying and hungry. The usually collected policeman finds himself confronted with his own powerlessness and is shaken to his core.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau had his big international breakthrough as Jaime Lannister in HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones". Ulrich Thomsen plays Simon, and the cast also features Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Maria Bonnevie and Lykke May Andersen.
Susanne Bier's long-time collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen wrote the script based on a story he developed together with Bier. "A Second Chance" is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa. The festival participation in Toronto marks Susanne Bier's 6th time with a Danish language film at the prestigious North American festival, which is among the top 5 international film festivals in the World.
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Toronto International Film Festival 4-14 September 2014.