Get ready to quiver, ladies, because Ryan Gosling is lookin’ sexy in Nicolas Winding Refn’s (the director of Drive) next outing, Only God Forgives, which is sure to allude to… whoa, wait, did I say “sexy”? I meant he’s looking like he just got beaten to a pulp. Obviously the title as well as Ryan Gosling’s look in this film are alluding to the violent nature of its characters and the fact that only God forgives, whereas, like, humans don’t. I went over the official plot synopsis for this movie, and I still have no idea what the plot actually is. Beware, it’s kind of spoilerish.
Hit the jump to see the official synopsis for Only God Forgives as well as Ryan Gosling all bloodied with his clothes all sullied and stuff. Sexy. Blood. Hotdogs.[Via Collider]
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.