New images have been released online for director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives. The film reunites Refn with his lead from Drive, Ryan Gosling. Gosling plays Julian, a man who’s been living in exile in Bangkok managing a MMA boxing club after killing a cop. The club serves as a front for the family’s drug smuggling operation and after his brother is killed, their mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) forces Julian to exact revenge on those responsible.
So it sounds like a happy-go-lucky family drama. I’m a big fan of Refn; his filmography is filled with dark, impressive work and this looks like a nice addition. The film is expected to be screened at Cannes in May.
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.