London restaurant cook Daphne (Emily Beecham, pictured right) is a singleton who enjoys flirting with her married boss (Tom VaughanLawlor) and entertains romantic overtures from a nightclub bouncer (Nathaniel Martello-White). Outside the bedroom, she reads philosophy books and struggles to connect to her mother (Geraldine James), who has embraced Buddhism and mindfulness. When Daphne witnesses a brutal stabbing, her carefree attitude crumbles and she seeks solace in the bottle.
In 1990, director Joel Schumacher cast Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland in an outlandish thriller about medical students who hope to find out what lies beyond death by intentionally flatlining then resuscitating each other using a defibrillator. Danish director Niels Arden Oplev hopes to improve on the original with this belated sequel, which replicates the life-ordeath interrogations of the first film. Sutherland is the only returning cast member.