On what initially appears to be a routine police raid, partners Andreas and Simon encounter low-life junkie Tristan. Knowing his history of domestic violence, Andreas is understandably unsettled to find Tristan living with another vulnerable woman. Fears worsen when he discovers their young baby locked away in a cupboard, crying and clearly neglected. A recent father himself, Andreas becomes fixated on safeguarding the child. It soon borders on obsession, dangerously blinding him to very real problems within his own family life. “A Second Chance is an intense personal drama about what happens when vulnerable people are forced into circumstances beyond their control; about how we aren’t as immune to chaos as we like to think; and about the secrets harbored by those closest to us.”—Susanne Bier.
Appears in: 38th Portland International Film Festival
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Andreas is a promising young detective with a lot on his plate. He and his wife Anne are struggling with their newborn son who cries constantly, and Andreas must also try to rein in his recently divorced partner Simon, who is drinking too much. Called to a domestic disturbance, the detectives discover a drug-addicted couple …