It's stylish, but bloody
Re-teaming with his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, Ryan Gosling's new thriller looks every bit as dark as their previous collaboration. As expected, this excellent trailer doesn't skimp on the violence- YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
The official synopsis reads thus:
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.
As anyone who has seen Drive will know, some of the violence contained within was visceral and brutal. Gosling has described Only God Forgives as 'more extreme' than Drive. You have been warned. Again.
This trailer is NOT for kids, or the faint-hearted. It's a red band trailer for a reason.
Only God forgives is expected sometime in May.