Copenhagen Cowboy: Netflix promises a fight with the trailer for the Refn series (Drive)

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Netflix unveils a new trailer for its Copenhagen Cowboy series, created by Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn.

Among the destabilizing, even disturbing filmographies that travel the cinematic world, that of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn stands out particularly. The director revealed himself to critics with the Pusher trilogy before seducing the public with the hypnotic Drive, a UFO under influences, with polished aesthetics and a memorable soundtrack. His subsequent feature films, on the other hand, were not unanimous, whether Only God Forgives or The Neon Demon.

< p style="text-align: justify;">Since then, Nicolas Winding Refn has turned to television series. After a first experience at Amazon with Too Old to Die Young, the filmmaker offered his services to Netflix and developed, for the platform, a detective series, Copenhagen Cowboy. Copenhagen Cowboy has already revealed itself in a colorful first trailer. And Netflix just revealed a second trailer with a release date.

Like the entire oeuvre of Nicolas Winding Refn, this trailer of < strong>Copenhagen Cowboyraises a lot of questions, so much its cryptic editing disconcerts watching it. We find the universe prized by the director, crossed by urban specters, made up of flesh and blood. The photography, always very neat, highlights the shimmering colors displayed on the screen. In addition, these images promise a spectacle of violence and sound, a constant for the filmmaker. The music used, as often in Nicolas Winding Refn's filmography, already stands out, punctuating the strange shots that pass before our eyes.

< strong>As for the plot, it still remains damn mysterious. A priori, the story will focus on the conflicting relationship between the young Miu and the underworld of Copenhagen. According to the English synopsis, “Seeking justice and revenge, she will meet her nemesis, Rakel, as they embark on an odyssey through the savage and supernatural world.” Pure Refn therefore, whose few fleeting shots dedicated to the choreography of the fights, the saber dear to Baby cart (one of the director's favorite films), refer directly to < strong>Pusher, Drive or Only God Forgives.

< p style="text-align: justify;">It would be a tautology to qualify this Copenhagen Cowboy trailer as confusing, especially if you know the style of Nicolas Winding Refn. We still hope that the narration of the new baby of the director of Drive is more controlled than that of his previous series Too Old to Die Young. Copenhagen Cowboy will be landing on Netflix on January 5, 2023.

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