Strange to end the week and start the next by writing about the same flick...
But the distinction is mine today as we give another few looks at Ryan Gosling in the Bangkok-set thriller ONLY GOD FORGIVES. Like most imagery we've seen from the flick heretofore, The Gos has 6th round Manny Pacquiao face. I bet his boy Nic Refn (director) had a blast uglying up his friend in their new endeavor.
With Kristen Scott Thomas, Tom Burke, Gordon Brown, Joe Cummings and Taiwanese popstar Yayaying (below) also in the cast - ONLY GOD FORGIVES takes us to:
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’.
The flick hits May 23rd.