Danish auteur Nicolas Winding-Refn (Drive) certainly has an eye for artistic visuals. And also explosive, shocking, drag you on the floor by your jawbone violence. And those aspects all seem to gelling well in his second collaboration with Ryan Gosling, Only God Forgives, for which we have three new clips, each focusing on one of the film’s 3 main characters: the simmering, unexpected violence of Gosling’s Julian; the brutal tenacity of Vithaya Pansringarm’s Angel of Vengeance; and the envy of her own son’s wang by Kristen Scott Thomas’s Jenna.
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 (Kristen 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 (Vithaya Pansringarm), 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.
Just a NSFW warning on this final clip. Nothing visually explicit, but it does contain some rather, shall we say colourful language from Kristen Scott Thomas.
Only God Forgives will be slapping you in the face with a whiskey glass July 19, 2013.
Last Updated: April 30, 2013