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  • Film Review: 'A Second Chance'

    Not since "Gone Baby Gone" has a case of baby-snatching been taken to such ludicrously straight-faced extremes as in "A Second Chance," in which a Danish cop attempts to justify stealing a junkie couple's neglected infant and adopting it as his own. Could the child possibly be "better off" in his custody? Susanne Bier is one of only a handful of directors who could get this much mileage out of such a blatantly contrived scenario, reteaming with "In a Better World" scribe Anders Thomas Jensen for another tightrope walk between piercing human insight and melodramatic potboiler, this one tumbling headlong into the latter category.
  • TrustNordisk Sells Susanne Bier's "A Second Chance" to France, U.K.

    TrustNordisk has closed major European sales on Susanne Bier's "A Second Chance" following its European premiere at San Sebastian. The Zentropa-produced drama, which opened at Toronto, was acquired for France (KMBO) and the U.K. (Vertigo). Pic, which...

    Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...

    Giroux, Jimenez, Berneri Make San Sebastian Competition

    Tying down the latest movies from three rising names in filmmaking from the Americas, Spain's San Sebastian Festival has added to its main competition Canadian Maxime Giroux's "Felix and Meira," Chilean Cristian Jimenez's "Voiceover" and Argentine Anahi...

    Sony Classics Takes North America for Hungary's Oscar Entry 'The Notebook'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to "The Notebook," the Hungarian entry for the foreign-language Oscar, from Beta Cinema. Ulrich Thomsen and Ulrich Matthes star in the story of 13-year-old twins abandoned by their parents...