Winding Refn and Gosling were so incredibly in sync on Drive that you can only expect more brilliant things from Only God Forgives.
We’ve already seen three brilliant trailers for the film so far, along with a beautiful French poster last month. And with its debut on the Croisette just days away, another beautifully blue-tinted French poster has surfaced online.
Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian 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 – 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 – 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’.
Increasingly obsessed with the Angel of Vengeance, Julian challenges him to a boxing match, hoping that by defeating him he might find spiritual release… but Chang triumphs. A furious Jenna plots revenge and the stage is set for a bloody journey through betrayal and vengeance towards a final confrontation and the possibility of redemption.
Gosling stars alongside Kristin Scott Thomas, Yayaying, and Vithaya Pansringarm.
Winding Refn is directing from his own script this time around, with past collaborator Lene Børglum (Valhalla Rising) once more serving as producer.
Only God Forgives will be debuting at Cannes this month, and will be heading into US theatres soon after on July 19th, with its UK release date following on 2nd August. Here’s the beautiful new poster to get you in the mood for what promises to be one of the best movies of 2013.
Source: via IMP Awards.