That Nicolas Winding Refn‘s “Only God Forgives” is one of our 10 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2013 Cannes Film Festival is pretty much a no-brainer. You already know everything there is to know about the Ryan Gosling starrer, that finds him on a quest for vengeance in Bangkok, after his brother is murdered, so let’s shine a bit of light on one of the co-stars in the movie, Vithaya Pansringarm.
A couple new pics of the actor in the film — where he plays the dangerous and mysterious policeman Chang — have landed, but it might surprise you to learn that he’s a relative newcomer. Pansringarm actually studied and worked in graphic design in the United States, before moving back to Bangkok in 1987, where he opened a dance studio with his wife, a ballet dancer. He only stumbled into acting when he was asked by Aussie cinematographer/director Wade Muller to take a role in a short film, and from there things kept snowballing, until now he’s getting ready to walk the red carpet at the most prestigious film festival in the world.
In additon, a new poster has arrived (via RecentMoviePosters) with Gosling all blue and cool. “Only God Forgives” screens on Cannes on Tuesday, May 22 and opens on July 19th.