I’m going to hazard a guess here and assume that this clip stands a good chance of getting yanked, so if you want to see twenty seconds of footage from Only God Forgives, Nicolas Winding Refn’s upcoming re-teaming with Ryan “Hey Girl” Gosling, you’d better click the Youtube window below quick-smart. The film has distribution courtesy of Radius-TWC, but it doesn’t have a solid release date as of yet; I’d expect that to change either just before or just after Cannes, when the movie will likely screen in full for the first time.
First impressions: unsurprisingly, this looks like a spiritual cousin to Drive between the promise of graphic, brutal violence and cool restraint. They even follow similar plot paths, with Ryan Gosling’s hero being forced to take action against the antagonist in both movies. That said, Only God Forgives looks more lurid and Gosling appears to be playing a much more reluctant figure this time around– but it’s kind of hard to say given the brevity and the quality of the clip.
(Source: Coming Soon)