ONLY GOD FORGIVES is an upcoming crime thriller film written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas. On Gosling and Refn’s follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2011 film “Drive,” the film is set in the Thai boxing underworld. The film is among the 19 films that will in competition for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival top prize, the Palme d'Or.
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 (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.
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