How can you rob a pawn shop

Nameless through Los Angeles: The Apollo cinema is showing the action-packed thriller "Drive" today

Canadian heartthrob: Ryan Gosling in the film adaptation of the novel "Drive"

During the day the nameless protagonist of the film (Ryan Gosling) is a stuntman and mechanic, at night he plays the driver for robberies. His life passes him by and his criminal activities only amount to driving getaway cars because he can. One day he meets his single neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her son Benicio (Kaden Leos). The two spend more and more time together, and the Driver feels increasingly drawn to Irene until her husband Standard (Oskar Isaac) is released from prison. Standard still owes a criminal named Cook money and is supposed to rob a pawn shop for him, otherwise Cook would take revenge on Irene and Benicio. To protect Irene and her son, the Driver Standard helps out in the robbery. Together with Blanche (Christina Hendricks) they carry out the planned deed, but when they get out of the pawn shop, Standard is shot from behind in a limousine. Driver and Blanche escape, and Driver learns that Cook was behind Standard's murder because he wanted to keep the entire sum of the robbery to himself. A desperate hunt begins for the driver, which is at the same time an escape and pulls him further and further into the network of the east coast mafia ...

Cool, uninvolved and mercilessly opaque in his facial expressions: There couldn't have been a better actor than Ryan Gosling for the role of the driver. After Gosling won the audience's hearts with the tragic comedy "Lars and the Women" and received several Golden Globe nominations, he consolidated his job as a crush of female moviegoers through the relationship drama "Blue Valentine". And so it is in no way surprising that director Nicolas Winding Refn chose Ryan Gosling for the lead role in the film adaptation of the novel "Drive" by James Sallis. Winding Refn's debut as a Hollywood director was ultimately rewarded with a number of nominations, including one for an Oscar, one for César and one for the Golden Globe. A thriller in the style of the good 1980s that leaves nothing to be desired.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012:
“Drive”, thriller by Nicolas Winding Refn, USA 2011, 100 min., Apollo-Kino, Limmerstraße 50, 30451 Hanover, start: 10.30 pm, admission: 7 euros, reduced: 6 euros

  • further performance dates:
  • Thursday, May 31, 10:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 28th, 10:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 29th, 10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 4th, 10:30 p.m.

(Photo: press photo)

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