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Only God Forgives (2013)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Gosling ... Julian
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Crystal
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Chang
Gordon Brown Gordon Brown ... Gordon
Yayaying Rhatha Phongam ... Mai
Tom Burke ... Billy
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Kim
Pitchawat Petchayahon Pitchawat Petchayahon ... Phaiban
Charlie Ruedpokanon ... Daeng
Kowit Wattanakul Kowit Wattanakul ... Choi Yan Lee (as Kovit Wattanakul)
Wannisa Peungpa Wannisa Peungpa ... Kanita
Narucha Chaimareung Narucha Chaimareung ... Papa San
Danai Thiengdham Danai Thiengdham ... Waiter / Li Po
Wittchuta Watjanarat Wittchuta Watjanarat ... Ma Fong
Nophand Boonyai Nophand Boonyai ... Charlie Ling
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Storyline

Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian (Ryan Gosling) 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 (Vithaya Pansringarm) - 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 (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) - 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 www.joblo.com

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Taglines:

Time to Meet The Devil

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence including grisly images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The name "Chang" is Thai for "elephant", considered a sacred animal in Thailand due to its place in Buddhist mythology as possibly being the father of Buddha. See more »

Goofs

A thin border can be seen around the Post Production credits, indicating that the black background may not have been perfectly scaled to fit. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Julien: [in Thai] Go.
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Connections

Featured in Renegade Cut: The Devil in Only God Forgives (2013) See more »

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"Julian and the Body'
Composed by Cliff Martinez
(p) & © 2013 Gaumont & Wild Bunch under exclusive license to Milan Entertainment Inc.
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Annoying and Pretentious
24 May 2013 | by bettyblogger71See all my reviews

There isn't a lot of dialog because there isn't much of a plot. What there is, is at best, clumsy and predictable. I am not sure that it was even that believable.

There is however lots of silence, dark brooding nothingness, Thai Karaoke, lots of blood and questionable sexual relations of one sort or another. Perhaps these elements were supposed to fill the void. However it was not enough.

Great performances from all the cast but even they couldn't save it. At times Ryan Gosling just looked lost and bewildered and I don't think he was acting. I found it annoying and pretentious.


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Denmark | France | USA | Sweden | Belgium

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

22 May 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Only God Forgives See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$313,958, 21 July 2013

Gross USA:

$779,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,639,616
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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