Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.
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Nicolas Winding Refn
A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.
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Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian killed a man and went on the run. Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. Respected in the criminal underworld, deep inside, he feels empty. When Julian's brother murders an underage prostitute, the police call on retired cop Chang - the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughter's murderer, then 'restores order' by chopping off the man's right hand. Julian's mother Crystal - the head of a powerful criminal organization - arrives in Bangkok to collect her son's body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and 'raise hell'. Written by
Production hit a snag when it became necessary to pay off the local authorities in order to get permission and protection to film at night, including firing gunshots, for certain scenes. Refn and star Ryan Gosling were invited to a film festival in Thailand. After some negotiating and taxes, they received 90,000 USD in cash for showing up. Refn recounts in his commentary how, having never seen that amount in cash in his entire life, he enjoyed counting it out himself. It was enough to bribe the necessary authorities, and production continued. See more »
When Julian fought Chang, Chang kicked Julian in the left leg several times leaving Julian unable to walk normally, but later on Julian is seen stumbling on his right leg rather than the left. See more »
Unfortunately there is a new generation of directors, writers, and viewers who feel that plot can be equally replaced with cinematography.
Well I'm sorry after sitting threw 1 1/2 hours of long silences, pointless staring, rapid scene switching, and different lighting hues I just feel ridiculous. In fact this whole film is ridiculous. Since when can a films story and characters be omitted and then be praised? The cinematography is a sad excuse to replace the spots where the story SHOULD of been fleshed out. But there was nothing to flesh out, was there? so you can't really blame them for attempting to fill the time.
I also hate when people say that others weren't smart enough to understand or appreciate the content and story. So let me break it down for those who are smart enough to appreciate/understand this film. Weak story + no character development + cinematography to fill time = Pointless
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