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I sit in a small armchair in a sparse but comfortable London hotel. Opposite me is Danish director, Nicolas Winding Refn. The Bronson, Drive and Only God Forgives helmer only flew into London from La the previous night, and apparently “woke up at three am”.

Surprisingly, he fires the first question. “When did you see the film?”, I tell him, “What was your first reaction?”

It’s not really usual for an interviewee to ask a journalist for their thoughts on a movie at the start of a conversation. It tends to skew the rest of the interview. I try to be as neutral in my responses as possible explaining, “for the first moment, I wasn’t sure what I was getting, but then as it went on, it becomes much more like Valhallah Rising, and I knew where I was”, before moving swiftly along.

“There’s something that’s been nagging me. »

- Ben Mortimer

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