This is a story that may not see it coming. After having released a number of successful films, both at the box office and in terms of reviews, Nicolas Winding Refn presented Only God Forgives, his most recent film, starring Ryan Gosling (following Drive), which premiered at this year’s edition the Cannes Film Festival as part of the racetrack. What many hoped would be a premiere quality became a violent nightmare, or at least what every critic commented that saw the film at the festival.
Refn, the Ripper
For those unaware of the plot of the movie, Only God Forgives revolves around Julian (Gosling), a man who is forced to delve into the depths of the Mafia based in Hong Kong after his mother, Crystal (Kristin Scott Thomas), send it to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of this shadowy organization. No one is very good in these areas, as both Julian and his mother are members of other organizations dangerous, so they were not surprised when they have to face the powerful mafia with fists and stones.