In The Place Beyond the Pines, carnival stuntman Luke wants to avoid the mistakes of his own broken childhood, but is unable to provide for a family with his current job. Luke turns to robbing banks with his considerable skills as a getaway driver. This turn to crime puts him on a collision course with idealistic cop Avery and a local police department rife with corruption.

The Place Beyond the Pines is the anticipated follow-up to Blue Valentine, written and directed by Derek Cianfrance. The crime-drama stars Ryan Gosling (Drive), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Eva Mendes (Fast Five), Ray Liotta (The Iceman), and young breakout star, Dane DeHaan (Amazing Spider-Man 2).

In addition to the above television spot, The Place Beyond the Pines has released a number of short clips highlighting the film’s more involved, interpersonal dramas. You can check these out below:

 

 

This new television preview is largely a condensed version of its previously released trailer. However, each of the individual clips from the film help reveal the pace and dramatic tone of the movie. Unlike the implied high-octane thrills of the 30-second TV trailer, these glimpses of The Place Beyond the Pines display a much more mannered and melancholy film (much in keeping with Blue Valentine). Even Cooper’s tense confrontation is a slow, quiet burn.

Early reviews of The Place Beyond the Pines have been overwhelmingly positive. Though its television spot doesn’t suggest as much, the idea of Cianfrance’s deliberate craftsmanship married to a crime narrative is enticing indeed. We won’t have to wait long to see whether the movie lives up to its quiet but enthusiastic hype.

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The Place Beyond the Pines will ramp into a limited theatrical run on March 29th, 2013.