Serena? Which Serena? Bier is back in form and in league with scriptwriter Anders Thomas Jensen (After the Marriage, In a Better World) in this harrowing portrait of policeman Andreas (Coster-Waldau), his wife Sanne (Andersen) and a family tragedy, which Andreas wants to make good at all costs. Not a word too much, nor a single redundant look clutter this bare-bones exploration of Bier’s beloved topic: the role of justice and guilt in a coincidental world.
A Second Chance | Directed by Susanne Bier (Denmark 2014) with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, May Andersen. Starts May 14
Originally published in issue #138, May 2015.