Only God Forgives is set in the criminal underbelly of Bangkok. Gosling stars as Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club that’s really a front for his family’s drug smuggling operation. When his brother is killed, bad-ass mama Jenna (played by Kristen Scott Thomas) demands her son seek revenge.

Refn described the piece to Empire as “a stream of consciousness. It’s based on real emotions but set in a heightened reality. It’s a fairy tale.” The UK release date has not yet been confirmed.

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