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Watch: First Footage From 'Only God Forgives' Arrives In New Teaser

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by Kevin Jagernauth
January 5, 2013 11:52 PM
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Only God Forgives Ryan Gosling

Knives, guns, fists, masks and more, all slick, stylized and looking pretty badass. It's "Only God Forgives" and the first bit of new footage looks like another unique piece of work from Nicolas Winding Refn.

While a release date is still a bit up in the air, recent reports seem to peg it for a May 23rd bow which likely means a return to the Cannes Film Festival for both Refn and Ryan Gosling, after wowing the Croisette with "Drive" in 2011. To remind you, the story centers on Julian (Gosling), a man living in exile in Bangkok after killing a cop. He runs a Thai boxing club with his brother as a front for the family's drug smuggling operation, run by his Florida-based mom Jenna (Kristin Scott Thomas). But when his brother gets murdered, Julian is put on a path that will find him squaring off against a retired cop named Chang aka The Angel of Vengeance.

So sit back, and take in 20 seconds from the movie and let us know your first impressions below.

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12 Comments

  • Sven | January 7, 2013 1:03 AMReply

    Terrible quality, too bad.
    But Kristin Scott Thomas looks like the devil's wife, so that can't be anything but great.

  • A Thai Cinephile | January 7, 2013 12:59 AMReply

    Drive was okay. But this looks awful. Drugs, bargirls, thai kickboxing... why don't they throw in elephants too to make cliches about films set in Thailand complete?

    Refn is no auteur. He's just a stylist. An immature one at that.

  • hank | January 6, 2013 6:13 PMReply

    REFN, GOSLING, BROMANCE BROMANCE BROMANCE BROMANCE SO GOOD

  • hank | January 6, 2013 6:11 PMReply

    Kevin Jag just creamed his pants BROMANCE time.

  • Dominic | January 6, 2013 4:44 PMReply

    Kristin Scott Thomas working with an auteur in English : can't freakin' wait!

  • Jelly Crazy | January 6, 2013 12:40 PMReply

    Can't wait! AAAAh

  • serpico | January 6, 2013 3:38 AMReply

    I can't stand that music accompanying it.

  • Steven Flores | January 6, 2013 1:44 AMReply

    Please... come to the U.S. this year. Refn is hot right now.

  • Jamie | January 6, 2013 1:09 AMReply

    After Valhalla Rising, Bronson and Drive, I'd be pumped up for an IKEA commercial directed by Refn. Sign me up!

  • David | January 10, 2013 1:35 AM

    He did direct a Yves Saint Laurent commercial with Jessica Chastain. Definitely check it out if you haven't seen it.

  • GERARD KENNELLY | January 6, 2013 12:26 AMReply

    i am the first to comment .... looks amazing ..... if this is even half as good as D R I V E

  • DG | January 6, 2013 12:06 AMReply

    First impressions are that I want more, wonder where this came from cause it seems like a fragment of something, and want to see it in better quality. That being said yeah for what it is it looks good, think this ones got a ton of promise

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