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.