Posted on ONTD, pics of Ryan Gosling with his face all beat up. Synopsis:

Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian killed a cop and went on the run. Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. Respected in the criminal underworld, deep inside, he feels empty.

When Julian’s brother murders a prostitute the police call on retired cop Chang – the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughter’s murderer, then ‘restores order’ by chopping off the man’s right hand.

Julian’s mother Jenna – the head of a powerful criminal organization – arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and ‘raise hell’.

Increasingly obsessed with the Angel of Vengeance, Julian challenges him to a boxing match, hoping that by defeating him he might find spiritual release… but Chang triumphs. A furious Jenna plots revenge and the stage is set for a bloody journey through betrayal and vengeance towards a final confrontation and the possibility of redemption.

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  • Christopher Lewis

    This is the kind of movie that I know won’t get any Oscar attention, but will probably be amazing, much like Drive. I really think you’ve keyed into something, Sasha, by proclaiming Gosling as Refn’s muse. I know Drive is just one film, but it seemed to be the perfect alchemy between actor and director, in my opinion. Gosling will get his one day for far less daring work, but hopefully Refn will never step down his level of work and the oscars will just have to learn to love what he does best.

  • Mads Mikkelsen was Nicolas Winding Refn’s muse. Now it’s Ryan Gosling. Two of the best actors in the business.

    That synopsis is tough to navigate…

  • keifer

    I feel Nicolas Winding Refn was robbed of a nomination last year for “Best Director”.

    Didn’t he place in the top five in Awards Daily’s poll last year? Third or fourth place?

    When he didn’t make it into the top AMPAS five, I was really quite shocked.

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