Released movie: Drive

Movie Title: Drive

Release Date: September 15, 2011

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Review:
Drive tells the story of a man (Ryan Gosling) who is a stuntman during the day and the driver of the underworld by night. He lives his daily life in this duality, until one day he helps the husband of his beautiful neighbour (Carey Mulligan), which puts him and the woman in a lethal danger.
Refn shows us how much he can accomplish by using minimal dialogue, an exaggerated sound design, perfectly timed editing, and perfect shot compositions and camera movements to make us as tense as he possibly can.  In addition to Gosling and Mulligan, the cast features Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaacs, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman. Drive could have been a standard entertaining action movie in another director’s hands, but Refn’s direction elevates the film to an incredible degree and it’s easy to see why he won the directing prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Director and actors

Director – Nicolas Winding Refn

Bryan Cranston

Ryan Gosling

Christina Hendricks

Albert Brooks

Carey Mulligan