Only God Forgives
Drama / Action / Crime
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Running time: 90 mins Released: 2nd August 2013
About Only God Forgives
An ultra-violent, ultra-stylish revenge movie from the director of Drive. Once again featuring a reserved blank page of a character played by Ryan Gosling, Only God Forgives attracted lots of criticism on the festival circuit for its brutality and apparent pretentiousness. Julian (Gosling) runs a boxing club in Bangkok that is also a front for drug smuggling. He is respected by his criminal cohorts but doesn't quite fit in. His brother Billy (Tom Burke) gets into trouble when he savagely kills an underage prostitute and the local criminals bring about their own brand of justice by arranging Billy's murder. Julian would like to stay out of the matter but his toxic rage-filled Barbie of a mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) insists that he get revenge for the family.