Only God Forgives Trailer
The premise is the following:
“Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian (Ryan Gosling) killed a cop and went on the run. Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. Respected in the criminal underworld, deep inside, he feels empty. When Julian’s brother murders a prostitute, the police call on retired cop Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm) – the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughter’s murderer, then ‘restores order’ by chopping off the man’s right hand. Julian’s mother Jenna (Kristin Scott Thomas) – the head of a powerful criminal organization – arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and ‘raise hell’.”
Winding Refn and Gosling previously worked together in 2011’s Drive. Only God Forgives shares similar aspects with Drive, but it is said to be more brutal with its action/crime scenes.
The film will be screened first at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The US release date is scheduled for July 19, 2013.