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Release Date: July 19th, 2013

DVD Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

R|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
In Thailand, a drug trafficker's (Ryan Gosling) icy mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) sends him on a mission to avenge his older brother, who was killed for beating an underage prostitute to death.

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Rhatha Phongam, Gordon Brown, Tom Burke, Byron Gibson, Pitchawat Petchayahon

Director: Nicolas Refn

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Production Co: A Grand Elephant, Space Rocket Nation, Gaumont, Wild Bunch, Bold Films, Film Väst

Distributors: Radius TWC

Keywords: Dark, Revenge, London, Pursuit

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  • There’s no way to overstate the gorgeous look of this film, but the mannered dialogue and deliberateness of pace becomes less of an homage to Asian revenge films than a parody. show more

  • Only God Forgives is a hypnotic fugue on themes of violence and retribution, drenched in corrosive reds. show more

  • Only God Forgives would seem to be a parody of something or other — "Blue Velvet"? "Last Year At Marienbad"? — except that the film takes itself seriously to the point of suffocation in telling its lurid tale of slaughter and revenge. show more

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