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