WMStorytellers: A Second Chance
WMStorytellers: A Second Chance

WM Storytellers: A Second Chance

Friday 18 November 8.30pm

Australian Television Premiere

  • http://www.worldmovies.com.au/highlight/storytellers-a-second-chance/
  • WM Storytellers: A Second Chance
  • Annabelle Fitzherbert
  • November 1, 2016

How far would you go when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust?

World Movies stops in Denmark for week 3 of Storytellers: 30 Films From Around the Globe with Academy Award-winner Susanne Bier’s thriller, A Second Chance.

Described by The Guardian as a “faintly risible high-concept squeaker in which a cop with a perfect life crashes into the world of an abusive drug addict“, the film tells the story of detectives and best friends Andreas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones) and Simon (Ulrich Thomsen) who lead vastly different lives. Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; whilst Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club.

But all of that changes when the two men are called out to a domestic dispute between a junkie couple, where Andreas finds their baby son crying in a closet, unharmed yet abandoned.

Caught between his civic duties and his paternal instincts, Andreas faces his biggest moral dilemma yet.

This is a gentle, subtle film interlacing the lives and reactions of a husband, wife and best friend living through the same traumatic event. These interloping narratives are supported by gorgeous cinematography of the Scandinavian landscape.

Watch A Second Chance, Friday 18 November at 8.30pm part of World Movies Storytellers: 30 Films From Across the Globe, 8.30pm every night in November.

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