“An emotionally breathtaking, aesthetically brilliant and immensely violent thriller set amongst US expatriates in Bangkok”—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian. Ryan Gosling and the director of DRIVE, Nicolas Winding Refn, are back with this visionary Bangkok-set thriller. Julian (Gosling) is a drug kingpin tasked with the gangster’s ultimate responsibility: revenge. But a twinge of conscience, or a twist of pain at the memory of those misdeeds which drove him from America in the first place, won’t let him kill. This inability brings two terrifying people into his life and into the movie: one is Julian’s mother Crystal, played by Kristin Scott Thomas, enraged at Julian’s pathetic disloyalty. The other is the mysterious plainclothes police officer Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm), who roams the streets armed with a sword: a sharia-samurai of justice. “Winding Refn’s bizarre infernal creation, an entire created world of fear, really is gripping. Every scene, every frame, is executed with pure formal brilliance”—Bradshaw. R. 90 Min.
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