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Only God Forgives -- Ryan Gosling and director Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE) are back with this visionary Bangkok-set thriller. Kingpin Julian (Gosling) avenges his brother's killer, while a mysterious, unhinged policeman follows his every move.
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 -- Clip: Dinner Scene
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.

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Writer:
Nicolas Winding Refn (written by)
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Release Date:
22 May 2013 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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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12 wins & 18 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)

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
Kathie Talbot .... sound and vocal designer: trailer
 
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
Pradimporn Kanjunda .... stunt performer (as Prapimporn Kanjanda)
Seng Kawee .... stunt coordinator (as Kawee 'Seng' Sirikhanaerut)
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
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 Roongaroon .... continuity (as Navarutt 'Rutt' Roongaroon)
Navarutt Roongaroon .... script supervisor (as Navarutt 'Rutt' Roongaroon)
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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Additional Details

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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 | Russia:18+ (video) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to Nicolas Winding Refn, the film is a thriller produced as a western, all in the Far East, and with a modern cowboy hero.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the fight of the opening scene, the arm of the winner is raised by the referee and the defeated fighter is picked up by his helpers in blue. When the camera cuts to the other side of the ring, this is shown again.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Julien:[in Thai] Go.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Lume Mai LongSee more »

FAQ

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What are the lyrics to the song at the end?
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138 out of 227 people found the following review useful.
Depending on what you look for in a film you could either consider to be an artwork or a let down, 24 May 2013
Author: dme3-624-956960 from Belgium

I went into the movie theater looking forward to this film. Expecting something along the likes of Drive, which was a great cinematic experience in my opinion, I got to see something which had similarities in execution and style but turned out to be a very different movie from the latter.

Without saying too much I will say that this will be one of the weirdest movie experiences you will ever get. It has the same type of artwork that made Drive such a great accomplishment but it takes it a little further. This is done to a point where you can either choose to relate to its ruthlessness and brutality ( it is an extremely violent film) or discard it for it. The setting and scenes are played out beautifully but the pacing feels off as it builds up really slow and never gains pace throughout the showing. At times you feel like you are witnessing scenes from a wonderfully shot masterpiece, yet the next moment it can be as if these scenes add up to nothing substantial. To me it feels as if the director has been overly ambitious and at particular moments he managed to make it work but overall it doesn't hit home. It tries so hard to be memorable and refreshing that at times it turns into a parody of itself.

This being said I still enjoyed it for what it was and though the brutality and violence won't be for anyone to be appreciated ( it gets very raunchy)it's an experience I'm glad I did not miss out on. Some other people in the theater where less forgiving ( no pun intended) and left it running for the exit. It's not as accessible as you would want it to be, and it's not as great as it feels it could have been but if you want to watch a film you won't be able to wrap your head around entirely for the next few days I'd say: give it a shot. You might find it worth your while. I certainly found it to be so. A decent piece of artwork or a let down? Depending on what you look for in a film you can only consider it to be one or the other.

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