I saw a little bit of footage from Nicholas Winding Refn‘s Only God Forgives (Radius-TWC, 7.19) during last year’s Cannes Film Festival. I sensed right away that this Bangkok-shot cheapie would be some kind of festishy wallow in blood, swords, Ryan Gosling‘s pecs, bad hombres,Kristin Scott Thomas, more bad hombres, etc.

Wiki synopsis: “The film follows Julian (Gosling), who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family’s drug smuggling operation, as he is forced by his mother Jenna (Thomas) to find and kill the individual responsible for his brother’s recent death.”