Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines has been on the radar of many a movie buff since its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. It stars Ryan Gosling as a motorcycle stunt driver who moonlights as a bank robber as means to provide for his former lover (Eva Medes) and their newborn child, and Bradley Cooper as a rookie cop whose family, through a violent incident, becomes perpetually entwined with the said criminal’s. With its limited theatrical release only a few weeks away, this already critically acclaimed crime drama is keeping the tease alive with recently released new clips (click HERE to watch) and now, a set of behind-the-scenes photos and movie stills (see below).

Being a big admirer of Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine, which also starred Ryan Gosling, I cannot wait to see what he does with Pines’ compelling subject matter. Plus, the film’s soundtrack includes Ennio Morricone’s “Ninna Nanna Per Adulteri”, so that alone has me buzzing with excitement. The Place Beyond the Pines opens in limited release on March 29th and again on April 5th, until it reaches a wider audience on April 12th.

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For your listening pleasure, please enjoy this magical piece of music by Ennio Morricone.