The first red-band trailer for director Nicolas Winding Refn’s (Drive) latest Only God Forgives has surfaced online. The film reunites Refn with Drive star Ryan Gosling and centers around an exile living in Bangkok running a Thai boxing club.
This certainly looks fantastic and has a great mix of visuals and, hopefully, brutal violence. The trailer doesn’t leak any of the plot, but any movie with Ryan Gosling asking to fight is a movie I want to see.
The supporting cast includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm and Tom Burke.
Julian (Gosling) lives in exile in Bangkok where he runs a Thai boxing club as a front for the family’s drugs smuggling operation. When Julian’s brother Billy is killed their mother, Jenna (Kristin Scott Thomas), arrives in the city. She wants revenge and forces Julian to find the killer. Julian’s contacts in the criminal underworld lead him directly to The Angel of Vengeance, a retired police officer who knows everything and who is both Judge and Punisher. Jenna demands that Julian kill The Angel of Vengeance, an act that will cost him dearly.