Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #16. Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives

Nicolas Winding Refn Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives

Director/Writer: Nicolas Winding Refn
Producer(s): Lene Børglum
U.S. Distributor: RADiUS-TWC
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Burke, Yayaying

Put a hype, young filmmaker who is already known among cinephile circles (Pusher series) and team him with a versatile, talented actor who has a knack for choosing roles that only show his prowess and you’ve got a match made in heaven. Drive‘s Nicolas Winding Refn re-teaming with Ryan Gosling for a second time in a row will turn out to be recommended viewing for those who want style and substance with a good old fashion blood bath.

Gist: A Bangkok police lieutenant and a gangster settle their differences in a Thai-boxing match.

Release Date: Cannes Film Festival Main Competition is a sure thing. RADiUS-TWC will likley have this hit streets soon after.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)