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Only God Forgives

Category: In Competition
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

With Ryan Gosling boasting a face like an overcooked ham and his on-screen mum Kristin Scott Thomas playing an criminal overlord (okay, overlady) with a bad dye job, Nicolas Winding Refn’s bruising Thai thriller is set to subvert expectations on the Croisette. Then again, expectations are a sucker’s game when it comes to Refn. Behind the Dane are Pusher, Bronson, Valhalla Rising and Drive, violent and mysterious pieces each, while ahead lies this typically violent, existential revenger. Anyone who’s ever wanted to know what Scott Thomas would look as a hybrid of Lady Macbeth and Donatella Versace doesn’t have long to wait.

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