Source link The Copenhagen-born writer and director, Nicolas Winding Refn, has recently exploded onto the international stage with his hit feature film, “Drive”. That film’s success has led to Refn’s latest project “Copenhagen Cowboy: Nightcall”.
The movie tells the story of a Copenhagen resident named Deep (played by Refn’s son, Julian Winding) who lives a life of crime. Deep runs a shady business, often finding himself surrounded by gangsters, prostitutes, and drug dealers. Unknown to him, he is also protected by a mysterious entity known only as the Cowboy (played by Mads Mikkelsen), an enigmatic figure who watches over Deep during his daring adventures.
The cast is rounded out by several other acclaimed actors, including Thure Lindhardt, Bodil JËrgensen, Jens Albinus, and SËren Pilmark. Refn also serves as producer and narrator in the film, which features stunning cinematography, deep characterization, and a unique blend of Nordic noir and surrealist elements.
The film follows Deep’s journey as he comes to terms with his destiny and struggles to do what is right when faced with the desire for hedonistic pleasures. The Cowboy watches over Deep as he embarks on a mission to find redemption. Refn does a masterful job of creating a captivating and visually stunning picture of Copenhagen life.
The movie’s musical score is also very effective, especially during the scenes of action. Synth-laden compositions from Refn-collaborator Cliff Martinez add an additional layer of intensity to the proceedings.
Copenhagen Cowboy: Nightcall is a stylish, enjoyable film that fans of Refn’s previous work will no doubt enjoy. It’s the perfect film to watch on a rainy night in Copenhagen, allowing the audience to get lost in its dark and dangerous atmosphere. The movie should be seen by any fan of Refn’s work, Nordic noir, and/or surrealist cinema.