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The Place Beyond the Pines

6.5
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Original title
The Place Beyond the Pines
Year
Running time
135 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, Darius Marder
Music
Mike Patton
Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt
Cast
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Producer
Focus Features / Hunting Lane Films / Pines Productions / Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Genre
Drama | Crime. Family Relationships. Heist Film. Cop Movies. Motorcycle. Ensemble Film. 1990s. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels with the carnival from town to town. While passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has given birth to their son Jason in his absence. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family by taking a job as a car mechanic. Noticing Luke’s ambition and talents, his employer Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) proposes to partner with Luke in a string of spectacular bank robberies – which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper). Avery, who has to navigate a local police department ruled by the menacing and corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta), is also struggling to balance his professional life with his family life, which includes his wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) and their infant son AJ. The consequences of Avery's confrontation with Luke will reverberate into the next generation. It is then that the two sons, Jason (Dane DeHaan) and AJ (Emory Cohen), must face their fateful, shared legacy.
Awards
2013: National Board of Review (NBR): Top 10 Independent Films
2013: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Ryan Gosling)
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