Yesterday the list of films for the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival was announced. Competing for best movie was “Only God Forgives”. The movie is filmed in Bangkok and directed by Danish Nicolas Winding Refn. Staring is Ryan Gosling who also had the leading role in Refn’s last movie “Drive”.
Only God Forgives features Gosling as Julian, a former U.S. citizen who now lives in exile in Bangkok (following a crime he committed some ten years earlier). Julian quietly runs a Thai boxing club as a cover for a major drugs operation – which is linked to a powerful criminal organization headed by his mother Jenna (Kristin Scott Thomas) – but must use his fighting skills outside the ring after his family crosses paths with a dangerous foe: a cop named Chang, otherwise known as ‘The Angel of Vengeance.’
The Gosling-Refn partnership proved a success at Cannes Film Festival where it won as best movie. In the movie Ryan Gosling played a stunt driver who works as a getaway driver for criminals at night.