Today’s TIFF announcement marked the arrival of a new film from director Susanne Bier (Love Is All You Need), the thriller A Second Chance. And now a trailer has hit online. This movie looks really good at first glance, very tense and dour (and a little bit like a twist on some of the themes of Gone Baby Gone).
The film was written by frequent Bier collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen and stars Jamie Lannister himself, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Lykke May Andersen also appear. Hit the jump to check out the A Second Chance trailer along with a few debut images.
Here’s the official synopsis for A Second Chance (via Indiewire):
Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that changes when the two of them 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 infant son, crying in a closet. The usually collected policeman finds himself confronted with his own powerlessness and is shaken to his core. As Andreas slowly loses his grip on justice, it suddenly becomes up to the unruly Simon to restore the balance between right and wrong. A Second Chance is a shocking, moving and thrilling drama about real people forced into incredible circumstances.