The new film from Nicolas Winding Refn, Only God Forgives, has always looked pretty cool. But it has reached impossible new heights of hipness in this new colour-drenched trailer, which makes the film look like it's not only too cool for school but for college and kindergarten as well.
The film stars Ryan Gosling as Julian, a Westerner living in Bangkok. His brother is killed in revenge for slaughtering a young prostitute, and Julian's hard-as-nails mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) expects her younger son to take revenge on his killers. Only one problem: the man responsible is Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm), a terrifying retribution machine working with the city's police.
As you'd expect from Winding Refn, it's all a lot more atmospheric and elegaic than that description might suggest, as you'll see when the film arrives on August 2 (July 19 if you happen to be in the USA). If you are taken by the music here, incidentally, it's by Suuns and the track's called 2020.