France, Thailand, USA, Sweden • 90 min • English & Thai • 2013 • Narrative • Rated R • DCP
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn's latest mesmerizing and visceral action-thriller starring Ryan Gosling, opening August 2.
Nominated for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or.
"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."
- Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"A menacingly atmospheric mood piece that will not disappoint devotees of the Nicolas Winding Refn"
- David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
Julian, an American fugitive from justice, runs a boxing club in Bangkok as a front for his drug business. His mother, the head of a vast criminal organization, arrives from the US to collect the body of her favorite son, Billy. Julian’s brother has just been killed after having savagely murdered a young prostitute. Crazy with rage and thirsty for vengeance she demands the heads of the murderers from Julian.
But first, Julian must confront Chang, a mysterious retired policeman - and figurehead of a divine justice - who has resolved to scourge the corrupt underworld of brothels and fight clubs.