Soundelux Creates Emotional Truth for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Cerebral Action Film

Drive, the new film from FilmDistrict and Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, tells the story of a Hollywood stunt car driver (Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a wheelman and discovers there is a contract out on him following a robbery gone bad. The movie is violent, yet stylish and emotionally gripping, and is being hailed by critics.

For the film’s sound team, led by supervising sound editor/designer Lon Bender and supervising sound editor Victor Ennis from Soundelux, Drive presented many unusual sonic challenges. Although tacitly an action tale, the film is also highly cerebral, alternating between moments of intense realism and surreality as the audience is drawn into the main character’s head.

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