Two new international trailers for Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film Only God Forgives have made their way online. These trailers delve deeper into the pic’s plot than the fantastic domestic trailer that was a released a couple of weeks ago, but they still highlight what looks to be one hell of a ride. Ryan Gosling stars a man who’s been living in exile in Bangkok for the past ten years after killing a cop. He manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation and finds himself in hot water after his brother is killed for murdering a prostitute. The boys’ mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body and instructs Gosling to take revenge and “raise hell.”
I really love what we see of Thomas’ character in these new trailers, and Gosling appears to turn in yet another subdued, affecting performance. Stylish, brutal, weird, Only God Forgives promises to be everything we could possibly want from the second collaboration between Refn and Gosling. Hit the jump to watch the trailers. The film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month and opens in theaters on July 19th.
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Here’s a synopsis for Only God Forgives:
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.