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Only God Forgives -- 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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Only God Forgives -- Julian, an American fugitive from justice, runs a boxing club in Bangkok as a front for his drug business. His mother, the head of a vast criminal organization, arrives from the US to collect the body of her favorite son, Billy. Julian’s brother has just been killed after having savagely murdered a young prostitute. Crazy with rage and thirsty for vengeance she demands the heads of the murderers from Julian. But first, Julian must confront Chang, a mysterious retired policeman - and figurehead of a divine justice - who has resolved to scourge the corrupt underworld of brothels and fight clubs.
Only God Forgives -- 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.
Only God Forgives -- In this Bangkok-set thriller, Julien (Ryan Gosling) is a drug kingpin tasked with avenging his brother's death, but a mysterious, unhinged policeman is following his every move.

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Writer:
Nicolas Winding Refn (written by)
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Release Date:
22 May 2013 (France) See more »
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Time to Meet The Devil
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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8 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ryan Gosling ... Julian

Kristin Scott Thomas ... Crystal

Vithaya Pansringarm ... Chang
Gordon Brown ... Gordon

Yayaying Rhatha Phongam ... Mai

Tom Burke ... Billy

Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Kim
Pitchawat Petchayahon ... Phaiban

Charlie Ruedpokanon ... Daeng
Kowit Wattanakul ... Choi Yan Lee (as Kovit Wattanakul)
Wannisa Peungpa ... Kanita
Narucha Chaimareung ... Papa San
Danai Thiengdham ... Waiter / Li Po
Wittchuta Watjanarat ... Ma Fong
Nophand Boonyai ... Charlie Ling
Teerawat Mulvilai ... Ko Sam
Aratchaporn Sataed ... Po Yan Lee
Dujdao Vadhanapakorn ... Concierge
Matthew Ryder ... Manager
Oak Keerati ... Porter
Sasapin Siriwanji ... Liang's Sister
Nuntiya Thongnoo ... Liang's Mother

Byron Gibson ... Byron
Saicheer Wongwirot ... Gunman #3
Alisa Wongvisut ... Singer
Byron Bishop ... Burin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Cummings ... Bar Customer (uncredited)

Ron Smoorenburg ... Muay thai fan (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nicolas Winding Refn 
 
Writing credits
Nicolas Winding Refn (written by)

Produced by
Johnny Andersen .... line producer
Jessica Ask .... co-producer
Lene Børglum .... producer
Yves Chevalier .... associate producer
Brahim Chioua .... executive producer
Sidonie Dumas .... producer
Ryan Gosling .... executive producer
Jason Janego .... executive producer
Jacob Jarek .... co-producer
David Lancaster .... executive producer
Michel Litvak .... executive producer
Vincent Maraval .... producer
Tom Quinn .... executive producer
Matthew Read .... executive producer
Christophe Riandee .... executive producer
Thor Sigurjonsson .... executive producer
Gary Michael Walters .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Cliff Martinez 
 
Cinematography by
Larry Smith 
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Newman 
 
Casting by
Des Hamilton 
Raweeporn 'Non' Srimonju 
 
Production Design by
Beth Mickle 
 
Art Direction by
Russell Barnes 
Witoon 'Boom' Suanyai 
 
Costume Design by
Wasitchaya 'Nampeung' Mochanakul 
 
Makeup Department
Vitch 'Toon' Chavasit .... makeup artist
Panupak 'Eiang' Duangchareonsri .... hairdresser assistant
Anne Moralis .... wig maker
Somchoke 'Air' Prangchaiyaphum .... assistant makeup artist
Pattera 'Best' Puttisuraset .... makeup artist
Nithitorn 'Jin' Sa-Arddee .... tattoo artist
Aumnuay 'Lek' Saelim .... hairdresser
Maneerath 'Tom' Vijob .... hair dresser
 
Production Management
Pakinee Chaisana .... unit production manager
Thidarat Pakchanakorn .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tippawan 'Paew' Mamanee .... second assistant director
Charlie Sungkawess .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Wiroj 'Moo' Johnjangjan .... art buyer
Anussorn 'Keng' Ketmontri .... set dresser
Peeradech 'Tee' Krittayapong .... set dresser
Chatchai 'Papa' Por-Ngarm .... prop maker/painter
Sukol 'Koi' Sinlapachan .... property master
Acting Sub Lt. Pipat 'Pong' Sripradoo .... stand-by props
Pipat Sripradoo .... props
Surasak 'Pop' Tapana .... assistant art director
Prakit 'Nueng Wong-Uton .... prop maker
 
Sound Department
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... sound designer
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... supervising sound editor
Jason Lee Cameron .... sound trainee
Gordan Edstrom .... sound recordist
Per Dybdahl Jensen .... sound assistant
Julien Martin .... foley recording engineer
Julien Martin .... foley recordist
Jesper Miller .... sound assistant
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Patsakorn 'Poy' Ploykaew .... cable man
Sarachit 'Tum' Polcharoen .... boom operator
Lars Rasmussen .... additional sound
Lars Rasmussen .... sound assistant
Eddie Simonsen .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Nareerat 'Jiu' Aphiphunya .... special effects makeup coordinator
Nine Bever Co .... armourer
Prompak 'Noo' Jariyawongprom .... special effects makeup assistant
Kittichon Kunratchol .... makeup/special effects
Apichat Singpoo .... special effects technician
Harit Taechathummarak .... special effects technician
Phongnawat Techawanvekin .... special effects technician
Natthamate 'Benz' Teerathanatpong .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Mikkel Hansen .... compositor
Mikkel Hansen .... digital compositor
Michael Holm .... compositor
Michael Holm .... digital compositor
Martin Madsen .... visual effects supervisor
Dann Damgaard Sandgreen .... compositor
Dann Damgaard Sandgreen .... digital compositor
Per Sidor .... digital intermediate
Morten Skytte .... matte painter
Lasse Strøm .... compositor
Lasse Strøm .... digital compositor
Thomas Therchilsen .... digital color grading
Thomas Therchilsen .... digital colourist
Rasmus Toft .... online technician
 
Stunts
Arkanae Boonsong .... stunt performer
Suksan Hongwongphaisarn .... stunt performer
Tulaya Huntra .... stunt performer
Pailin Intapan .... stunt performer
Prapimporn Kanjanda .... stunt performer
Patiwat Klangsena .... stunt performer
Somchart Kuanauksorn .... stunt performer
Chatchapol 'Porch' Kulsiriwuthichai .... assistant stunt coordinator
Bunma Lamphon .... stunt performer
Yudthana Muenwaja .... stunt performer
Chalisa Paknoi .... stunt performer
Sarisa Patta .... stunt performer
Jinjipa Puppa .... stunt performer
Irada Ritsira .... stunt performer
Puchong Sartnok .... stunt performer
Kawee 'Seng' Sirikhanaerut .... stunt coordinator
Wilaiporn 'Foon' Sirikhanaerut .... assistant to stunt coordinator
Tannapat Sirimat .... stunt performer
Weeraphon Songsang .... stunt performer
Banlu Srisaeng .... stunt performer
Thana 'Touch' Srisuke .... assistant stunt coordinator
Narongsak Thongmee .... stunt performer
Pailin Wantayakul .... stunt performer
Pattamaporn Worapimrat .... stunt performer
Praiwan Worapimrat .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thongchai Arsaikud .... grip
Montree Arunlerk .... focus puller
Weerasak Dankamol .... assistant electrician
Amorn Duangtaweethong .... clapper loader
John Gamble .... a camera operator
Boonrod Jaisai .... best boy grip
Jettanakorn 'Pond' Jankaew .... video assistant
Krissada Keangkrivanich .... steadicam assistant
Pairoj 'Roger' Keeratiwonglert .... best boy grip
Chuchart 'Smith' Konchom .... best boy lighting
Kapong 'Shi' Kornporiphan .... still photographer
Chatri 'Sprite' Kriangkraisorn .... gaffer
Voranon Phaipat .... focus puller
Sompong Rodtuk .... grip
Satit Sorasit .... electrician
Sumruay Sripoodok .... generator op
Somsak Srisawat .... Steadicam operator
Prayul 'Art' Srithongkul .... camera operator
Anusit 'Ong' Sudsuk .... clapper loader
Polchay 'Chai' Thonglert .... assistant electrician
Natthaporn 'Boon' Yensiri .... head electrician
 
Casting Department
Elan Jones .... casting assistant
Lara Manwaring .... casting assistant
Lara Manwaring .... casting associate
Peter Mossman .... casting assistant: Thailand
Peter Mossman .... casting associate
Supattra 'Pum' Punyadee .... casting assistant
Supattra 'Pum' Punyadee .... extras casting director
Danai 'Danny' Thiangdham .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wasan 'Tong' Foitubtim .... wardrobe key set
Jammari 'Yo' Khongsareerat .... standby wardrobe for Ryan Gosling
Pattama 'Pat' Prasopsuk .... stand-by wardrobe
Kratchapol 'Maze' Rajburi .... costume supervisor
Trakawit 'Bobo' Thibthong .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Amattayakul .... assistant editor
Morten Sylvest Arnoldus .... post production supervisor
Mik Stampe Fogh .... assistant editor
J.D. Funari .... trailer editor
Smith Timsawat .... assistant editor
Lance Spindler .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... orchestrator (as Kristian Seline Eidnes Andersen)
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... orchestrator
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra .... orchestra
Richard Hein .... conductor
Jan Holzner .... orchestra recording engineer
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer
Mac Quayle .... composer: additional music
Gregory Tripi .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Saman 'Im' Amaruk .... driver
Wilai Chaiphuthon .... driver
Somnuk 'Sum' Chardkak .... driver
Koson 'Son' Chiarnil .... driver
Somchai Chnngam .... electric truck driver
Wittaya 'Odd' Dongunha .... driver
Wanchad 'Noi' Jaturapipitponchai .... driver
Somdej Jueanchan .... driver
Jedsada 'Max' Khongson .... driver
Sethep Makaew .... driver
Rongaroon 'Kung' Nakkang .... driver
Sakod 'Frank' Nguanhom .... transportation coordinator
Noppadon 'Art' Panichsook .... driver
Narongrit 'Ting' Panruksa .... driver
Plapong 'Aoom' Patumanan .... driver
Anon Plaimee .... driver
Preecha Romlee .... driver
Surachai 'Mee' Sae be .... driver
Sopon 'Ahe' Sakulnum .... driver
Wanchai 'Golf' Singsahad .... driver
Paitoon 'Lek' Suebnuson .... driver
Nattapon 'Poy' Suvaros .... driver
Phanumart 'Max' Tankasem .... driver
Phongchai 'Seab' Thanaeutthikun .... driver
Ponchai 'Oung' Tosakhun .... driver
Viroj 'Tu' Tukong .... driver
Sonarin 'Jug' Worralugkit .... driver
 
Other crew
Nattaya 'Pueng' Anuruk .... assistant: Ryan Gosling
William Conacher .... dialogue coach
William Conacher .... dialogue coach: Ms Scott Thomas
Liv Corfixen .... behind-the-scenes documentary
Rachel Dik .... assistant: Nicolas Winding Refn
Anna Griffin .... researcher
Worawit 'Wit' Julamanee .... location coordinator
Angkana 'Ang' Kankamnerd .... location assistant
Saipin 'Omm' Kitsuban .... assistant accountant
Nontakorn 'Ginny' Muttamara .... production coordinator
Lakkana 'Naam' Palawatvichai .... assistant: Nicolas Winding Refn
Dan Palmer .... financial controller
Phiphat 'Kai' Phimsornthong .... unit runner
Suthipong 'Yai' Pingmuang .... production assistant
Chantana 'Pan' Pongrod .... first aid nurse
Navarutt 'Rutt' Roongaroon .... continuity
Narupon Ruthailawan .... location assistant
Pakorn 'Tong' Samonroek .... production assistant
Thomas Schlein .... laboratory production manager
Jens Lilledal Sorensen .... mastering
Pakaporn 'Aom' Sudasna .... production runner
Hanfarh Sukwong .... assistant nurse
Tittaya 'Au' Suthipaet .... assistant: Ryan Gosling
Sudkwan 'Kwan' Suwansoonthorn .... accountant
Weerspong 'Mee' Tharneerat .... production assistant
Chatvadee Tondulyakul .... assistant production coordinator
Pongkarnda 'Kik' Udomprasert .... production runner
Poj 'Kaew' Udomsangaram .... location manager
Supasit Viboonlarp .... Thai song researcher
Narisara 'Un' Wongpornpratheep .... production assistant
Wanwanach 'Char' Worrarakkit .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Manuel Chiche .... thanks
Liv Corfixen .... thanks
Roy Jacobsen .... thanks
Alejandro Jodorowsky .... dedicatee
Alejandro Jodorowsky .... thanks
Gaspar Noé .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Only God" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence including grisly images, sexual content and language
Runtime:
90 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:18A (British Columbia) | Finland:K-16 (original rating) | Finland:K-18 (re-rating) | France:12 (with warning) | Germany:18 (original rating) | Germany:16 (re-rating on appeal) | Hungary:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R15+ | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Trivia:
Luke Evans was originally cast in the lead role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012). Ryan Gosling replaced him.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Julien:[in Thai] Go.
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Soundtrack:
Lume Mai LongSee more »

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189 out of 300 people found the following review useful.
An atmospheric tale of revenge, and not the sequel for Drive, 24 May 2013
Author: Some random dude from France

Critics have gone way too hard on this movie. Lots of violent, strange et slow films have been presented at the Cannes film festival since its creation but yet every time a film pushes the boundaries of violence while keeping its own style, most critics go mad and sometimes shout at the screening, even leaving the theater before the end and calling it "outrageous". This film, along with "Anti-Christ" is a perfect example of the type of scandals that go on at Cannes for quite stupid reasons.

First of all, forget about Drive. If you know Nicolas Winding Refn's style and like it then you'll enjoy this movie but if you've only seen Drive and believe this is going to be in the same style (because of the same actor, similar cinematography, same musical style...) believe me you'll be disappointed. The trailer might give this impression, but this film is very different. The director had already made other movies just like this, but they did not encounter a really large audience. His works were mostly known by cinephiles, artsy people and intellectuals interested in film analysis (in a general way of course). Drive was his first really big success and also his first film taking place in America, starring a worldwide known star (Gosling) and going deep into its message while keeping a more specific style than his other films.

Here Refn feels a lot more philosophical, and comes back to his original style in directing films such as Valhalla Rising : great visuals, slow-pasted action, scenes that seem a bit detached from one-another, deep character development, little dialogue, extreme violence mixed with soft and/or trance-electro music... all of which are here to deal with philosophical, deep, hard subjects like revenge, good and bad, mother/son relationship etc...

When it comes to the acting Gosling does not disappoints however this time Refn wanted to do the opposite that he did in Drive : showing the weakness of his character. Also, even though he does pull-off a very convincing performance, Kristin Scott Thomas is surprisingly captivating and gives her character a much more "real" dimension than it could have been (like it is most of the time, when a woman is supposed to play a drug-lord badass). But saving the best for the end, Vithaya Pansringarm, an actor totally unknown to me until know, plays wonderfully his role as the mystical bad guy, and really did surprise me by the quality of his acting. He completely understood the movie's atmosphere and makes his character feel mysterious and fascinating.

To sum-up this is a very atmospheric, deep movie with great actors/actresses and dealing with difficult and serious themes, with some philosophical analysis possible, but definitely not in the same style as Drive, even though it has some similarities with it.

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