We open on a beautiful country road. Empty, except for the expertly driven, obviously loved Golf. This opening is breathtakingly beautiful. We are on an amazing cinematic quest down this road. The car is not flying down the path, but rather, luxuriating in the adventure. It is more a sense of curiosity than of urgency. It is an epic journey, to be sure, but one this driver is taking with his eyes open, all his senses fully engaged, attuned to every detail.
The man inside is in perfect synch with his vehicle and the road. It’s not a racetrack, and he’s not racing, but that same sort of perfectly calibrated movement exists between this driver and his car – the evolution of the horse and his rider. His joy is apparent and there’s a captivating sort of visual poetry to the drive and the driver.