Excited about 'Drive' yet? If you're at all into hard-driving, kick-butt, straight-ahead car chase and fast-driving movies, this one's for you. It's kind of like 'The Transporter' on steroids.

The plot is simple: Ryan Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver at night; when he falls for his cute next door neighbor (Carey Mulligan) and does a heist as a favor for her ex-convict husband, he gets in way over his head.

'Drive,' which won Cannes' best director award for Nicolas Winding Refn, co-stars Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaacs, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman, and will open Sept. 16 through FilmDistrict.

The French distributor, Le Pacte, has just released an international trailer similar to a U.S. trailer released not too long ago; this one, however, cuts out some scenes, adds sone snippets, and has some -- very brief -- nudity. Both trailers have spoilers if you read between the lines. So read the official synopsis below, then check out the trailer after the jump.
Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman). But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk -- that they're coming straight for Irene and her son -- Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.



And just for good measure, here's a clip of a really heart-stopping scene when Gosling tries to evade the L.A.P.D. after a heist. Whew.



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