Previously at the ICA - Films
23 Aug 2013 – 29 Aug 2013
★★★★★ 'Refn's movie is entirely gripping, put together with lethal, formal brilliance' - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
Drive (2011) established Nicolas Winding Refn as a director of international standing, and Gosling as one of the biggest stars of his generation. Here the two reunite for a provocative and violent revenge thriller set in the dangerous Bangkok underworld.
When a boxer’s (Gosling) brother is murdered as punishment for the killing of a local prostitute, his criminal mother (Scott Thomas) orders him to seek revenge. But his brother’s killer, a man known as the Angel of Vengeance (Pansringarm), will not be taken down easily.
Scott Thomas is a revelation as a peroxide-blonde badass, while Gosling gives a lead performance of the kind not seen since Steve McQueen’s heyday. Shot entirely on location with a supporting cast of Thai talent, Only God Forgives is another powerful one-two from the most daring and creative director-star partnership working today.
Only God Forgives, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn, USA/Thailand 2013, 90 mins, cert. 18
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