The Place Beyond The Pines

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The first three or four minutes of The Plane Beyond The Pines follows Luke Glanton (Ryan Gosling) into a fair and into a globe of death with two other riders. This is entirely done in one continuous shot. Located in small town New York, Luke is a local motorcycle hero who realizes that he has an infant son from a fling during a previous stop in the town of Schenectady. Having only hours to decide before heading out on a year-long tour as a stuntman, Luke quits and decides to stay in town to be in his son’s life. His son’s mother Romina (Eva Mendes) however, has already established her own life and a relationship with Kofi (Mahershala Ali) as she expresses no desire for Luke’s participation.

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