One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was director Susanne Bier’s thriller A Second Chance. The film was written by frequent Bier collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen and stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Lykke May Andersen. Without giving too much away, A Second Chance asks how far you’d be willing to go when confronted with the unthinkable, and when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust. While I’d love to go into more detail about the story, I’m not sure what the filmmakers want revealed, so I’ll just say I really enjoyed the film and it’s something worth checking out when the film gets released.
Shortly after the TIFF world premiere, I sat down with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and director Susanne Bier. They talked about wanting to work together for awhile, how they made the dialogue and situations feel real and authentic, the way they like to work, the importance of finding the right costume, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
For more on A Second Chance, here’s a number of clips and images from the film.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Director Susanne Bier:
- Had they been talking about working together for awhile?
- How the dialogue and situations feel real and authentic.
- They talk about the way they like to work and if their processes have changed.
- The importance of finding the right costume.