Only God Forgives trailer: Cannes-bound?

Trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's new Thailand-set crime thriller ups the stylised violence of Drive, his previous film with Gosling

The first trailer for Only God Forgives, the highly anticipated Thailand-set crime drama which reunites Drive's Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling, has hit the web ahead of an expected Cannes debut.

Starring Gosling as an exiled American running a Bangkok boxing club as a front for a drug business, the film has been described by its star as "much more extreme" than its predecessor, which won Refn the best director prize at Cannes 2011 and went on to be one of the year's best-reviewed genre films.

Drive was noted for the juxtaposition of Gosling's insouciant delivery with Winding Refn's penchant for stylish ultra-violence and the follow-up has a similar look. The trailer sees the Canadian actor coolly wandering through Lynchian corridors, burlesque hotel rooms, sleazy bars and sumptuous restaurants,
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