Only God Forgives is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and stars Ryan Gosling. The duo worked together on the film Drive, and Ryan is once again playing a tough guy of few words, but this film looks to take it to the next level. The story is set in the Thailand underground boxing world, there isn’t a lot of action shown in this trailer, but you can tell it’s there. This is the first trailer after all.
“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, 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.”
Only God Forgives also stars Vithaya Pansringarm and Kristin Scott Thomas, it will premiere at The Cannes Film Festival before opening on July 19th.