While I don’t normally consider myself a patriot, I feel the urge to promote a fellow Dane here: Director Nicholas Winding Refn has consistently done quality work, since his 1996 debut “Pusher”, which in my book is still the best Danish crime movie ever made.  While his films are not for everybody, he has a knack for violence, haunting images and silent hard-ass leads. His latest feature “Drive“, starring Ryan Gosling, for which Refn won the prestigous Best Director award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, seems no exception.

You can watch the trailer for “Drive” here, and if you’re still not convinced, watch this two-minute-clip, which will leave you with sweaty hands and pumping heart. I tip my hat to anyone who can create suspense like that.

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2 Responses to “Recommended: NICHOLAS WINDING REFN”

  1. Scott 28. September 2011 at 21:07 #

    I LOVED it! It was the best film I have seen since Winter's Bone last year, and definitely at the top of my list for best movie of 2011.

  2. Palle Schmidt 29. September 2011 at 13:18 #

    Glad to know we Danes are known for other arts than the Mohammed Cartoons 🙂 I personally cannot WAIT to see Drive. Maybe next week..