Though "Only God Forgives," Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling's follow-up to last year's head-explodingly-awesome first collaboration "Drive," was among some of the more painful omissions from this year's Cannes film festival, a short clip debuted during a mysterious screening at the fest.
Quint over at Ain't It Cool was among the lucky few who were able to catch a glimpse at the upcoming film, which follows Gosling as the son of a crime boss who must face off against a legendary cop after his brother gets into trouble.
The footage screened provided little context for the larger story overall, but, according to Quint, shared some stylistic qualities with "Drive," one being some intense violence.
The scene starts off in what is presumably a nightclub somewhere in Thailand, most likely Bangkok. Gosling sits in a room across from two men, who are drinking and watching a sad female performer. This being a Refn-Gosling film, the actor then gets up and smashes a glass into one of the guys' face. He then proceeds to beat both men, eventually dragging one of them down a hallway by the mouth.
Needless to say, it seems that Gosling and Refn have come back together to make a film in the vein of "Drive." The description of the footage alone has us eager to see what the duo have put together this time, and that's ignoring the wonderfully brutal picture of Gosling all bruised up that leaked a few months ago.
The more and more we hear about "Only God Forgives," the more we get the impression that the dynamic duo may be upping the brutality. (Let's not forget that Refn blew up Christina Hendrick's head and Gosling smashed a different one with his boot last time.)
There's still no word on when we may see "Only God Forgives," so we'll have to wait patiently for now with retro synth music playing in the background.
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