Only God Forgives
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Run Time: 90 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2013
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Ryan Gosling, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam
Ryan Gosling and the director of Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn, are back together and at Nitehawk with this visionary Bangkok-set thriller.
As an American expatriate living in Bangkok, Thailand, Julian (Gosling) is a drug kingpin who runs a boxing club, which is actually a front for a massive drug smuggling operation. He becomes tasked with avenging his brother’s death, but a mysterious, unhinged policeman is following his every move. Only God Forgives is an intense drama about Thai boxing, drug cartels, revenge and justice (and prostitution) in the criminal underworld of Bangkok.