The trailer is filled with absolutely stunning imagery: Gosling pulling a thug down a hallway by his teeth, Thomas sitting at an ornate table in a club, a very bad dude brandishing a very big sword, a violent shootout at a roadside restaurant, and Gosling, bruised and battered, firing a gun into the camera.
"Only God Forgives" is reportedly about a gangster (Gosling) who runs an underground boxing ring in Bangkok and goes for revenge against the people who murdered his brother. (Last month, Gosling told us that he "gets his ass kicked" in this film.) Granted, none of this really factors into the trailer, but who cares! The movie seems to be continuing Refn's nearly impressionistic visual style that he developed in films like "Bronson" and "Drive" but taken to a whole new level.
"Only God Forgives" opens July 19th.