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Only God Forgives (2013)

  • Rate: 6.2/10 total 14,671 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 22 May 2013 (France)
  • Runtime: 90 min
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Only God Forgives (2013)

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  • IMDb page: Only God Forgives (2013)
  • Rate: 6.2/10 total 14,671 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 22 May 2013 (France)
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Filming Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Budget: $4,800,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $313,958 (USA) (19 July 2013)
  • Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Cliff Martinez   
  • Soundtrack: Jai-Orn
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Murder | Vengeance | Prostitute | Thai Boxing | Written By Director

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)
  • Nicolas Winding Refn  written by

Known Trivia

  • Luke Evans was originally cast in the lead role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Ryan Gosling replaced him.
  • The protagonist was originally British and rewritten as an American.
  • This is the third film of Nicolas Winding Refn starring Gordon Brown.
  • Nicolas Winding Refn has hinted that One-Eye from Valhalla Rising might appear in this film in a new reincarnation. Refn has hinted that it might be Chang.
  • Nicolas Winding Refn said that Gaspar NoĆ©’s work was an inspiration during the making of the movie. The latter was seen visiting the set during the shooting in Bangkok. He is also in the Special thanks of the credit.
  • Nicolas Winding Refn approach to the movie changed when his daughter saw a ghost in her room in Thailand. He said that in the west, they’d have locked him up if he said there was a ghost, but in the Orient they called a shaman to make the spirit go away. He claimed that that experience made him realize that spirituality had an other meaning in Asia, and that he wanted to make a movie with that kind of mysticism.
  • The second film by Nicolas Winding Refn dedicated to Alejandro Jodorowsky, after Drive.
  • Nicolas Winding Refn got the idea for the film while his wife was pregnant with their second daughter. He felt very existentialistic and felt he had much anger and violence in him, but did not know how to let it out. Suddenly he had the idea that the definite person to hold all the answers to existential questions and life’s problems where God and imagined himself having a physical fight with God.
  • Nicolas Winding Refn directed Vithaya Pansringarm by whispering into his ear: “You are God”.
  • Nicolas Winding Refn included karaoke in the film because he found out that, unlike in the west, karaoke was almost religious for Thai-people.

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 »  »

Story: Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian 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 – 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 – 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 bywww.joblo.com

Synopsis

Synopsis: Ten years ago in Bangkok Julian killed a cop 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 kills a prostitute, the police reaches out to retired cop Chang, known as the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughters murderer, then restores order by chopping off the man’s right hand.

Julian’s mother Jenna, the head of a powerful criminal organization, arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body. She orders Julian to find his killers and raise hell.

Increasingly obsessed with the Angel of Vengeance, Julian challenges him to a boxing match, hoping that by defeating him he might find spiritual release but Chang triumphs. A furious Jenna plots revenge and the stage is set for a bloody journey through betrayal and vengeance towards a final confrontation and the possibility of redemption.

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FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Johnny Andersen known as line producer
  • Jessica Ask known as co-producer
  • Lene Børglum known as producer
  • Yves Chevalier known as associate producer
  • Brahim Chioua known as executive producer
  • Sidonie Dumas known as producer
  • Ryan Gosling known as executive producer
  • Jason Janego known as executive producer
  • Jacob Jarek known as co-producer
  • David Lancaster known as executive producer
  • Michel Litvak known as executive producer
  • Vincent Maraval known as producer
  • Tom Quinn known as executive producer
  • Matthew Read known as executive producer
  • Christophe Riandee known as executive producer
  • Thor Sigurjonsson known as executive producer
  • Gary Michael Walters known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Ryan Gosling known as Julian
  • Kristin Scott Thomas known as Crystal
  • Vithaya Pansringarm known as Chang
  • Gordon Brown known as Gordon
  • Yayaying Rhatha Phongam known as Mai
  • Tom Burke known as Billy
  • Sahajak Boonthanakit known as Kim
  • Pitchawat Petchayahon known as Phaiban
  • Charlie Ruedpokanon known as Daeng
  • Kovit Wattanakul known as Choi Yan Lee
  • Wannisa Peungpa known as Kanita
  • Narucha Chaimareung known as Papa San
  • Danai Thiengdham known as Waiter / Li Po
  • Wittchuta Watjanarat known as Ma Fong
  • Nophand Boonyai known as Charlie Ling
  • Teerawat Mulvilai known as Ko Sam
  • Aratchaporn Sataed known as Po Yan Lee
  • Dujdao Vadhanapakorn known as Concierge
  • Matthew Ryder known as Manager
  • Oak Keerati known as Porter
  • Sasapin Siriwanji known as Liang's Sister
  • Nuntiya Thongnoo known as Liang's Mother
  • Byron Gibson known as Byron
  • Saicheer Wongwirot known as Gunman #3
  • Alisa Wongvisut known as Singer
  • Byron Bishop known as Burin
  • Joe Cummings known as Bar Customer (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Vitch 'Toon' Chavasit known as makeup artist
  • Panupak 'Eiang' Duangchareonsri known as hairdresser assistant
  • Anne Moralis known as wig maker
  • Somchoke 'Air' Prangchaiyaphum known as assistant makeup artist
  • Pattera 'Best' Puttisuraset known as makeup artist
  • Nithitorn 'Jin' Sa-Arddee known as tattoo artist
  • Aumnuay 'Lek' Saelim known as hairdresser
  • Maneerath 'Tom' Vijob known as hair dresser

Art Department:

  • Wiroj 'Moo' Johnjangjan known as art buyer
  • Anussorn 'Keng' Ketmontri known as set dresser
  • Peeradech 'Tee' Krittayapong known as set dresser
  • Chatchai 'Papa' Por-Ngarm known as prop maker/painter
  • Sukol 'Koi' Sinlapachan known as property master
  • Acting Sub Lt. Pipat 'Pong' Sripradoo known as stand-by props
  • Pipat Sripradoo known as props
  • Surasak 'Pop' Tapana known as assistant art director
  • Prakit 'Nueng Wong-Uton known as prop maker

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Company

Production Companies:

  • A Grand Elephant (production support)
  • Bold Films
  • Film i Väst (in co-production with)
  • Gaumont
  • Wild Bunch
  • Wild Bunch

Other Companies:

  • Beauty Gems Co.  special thanks
  • Big Eye Co.  additional camera equipment provided by
  • Cameracenter  camera equipment provided by
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Emporium Suites Bangkok  special thanks
  • Football Thai Factory Sporting Goods Co.  special thanks
  • Hippro Club  motor homes
  • Lighthouse Film Service  grip and lighting equipment
  • Marsh, Jens-Georg Hansen & Regina Hansen  production insurance
  • Milan Records  soundtrack
  • Nordisk Film ShortCut  post-production facilities
  • Serm Suk Public Co.  special thanks
  • TOA Paint  special thanks
  • Thai Beverage Public Co.  special thanks
  • Veera Catering  catering

Distributors:

  • Cinéart (2013) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Cinéart (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Comstock Group (2013) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Icon Film Distribution (2013) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Le Pacte (2013) (France) (theatrical)
  • Lionsgate (2013) (UK) (theatrical)
  • MVP Entertainment (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • RADiUS-TWC (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Scanbox Entertainment (2013) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Tiberius Film (2013) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Vertigo Média Kft. (2013) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Wild Side Films (2013) (France) (theatrical)
  • Sun Distribution (2013) (Non-USA) (all media) (Latin America)
  • Tanweer Films (2012) (Bangladesh) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2012) (Bhutan) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2012) (India) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2012) (Nepal) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2012) (Pakistan) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2012) (Sri Lanka) (all media)
  • Vértigo Films (2013) (Spain) (all media)
  • Weinstein Company, The (2013) (USA) (all media)
  • Zon Audiovisuais (2013) (Portugal) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:
  • Mikkel Hansen known as compositor
  • Mikkel Hansen known as digital compositor
  • Michael Holm known as compositor
  • Michael Holm known as digital compositor
  • Martin Madsen known as visual effects supervisor
  • Dann Damgaard Sandgreen known as compositor
  • Dann Damgaard Sandgreen known as digital compositor
  • Per Sidor known as digital intermediate
  • Morten Skytte known as matte painter
  • Lasse Strøm known as compositor
  • Lasse Strøm known as digital compositor
  • Thomas Therchilsen known as digital color grading
  • Thomas Therchilsen known as digital colourist
  • Rasmus Toft known as online technician

MPAA: Rated R for strong bloody violence including grisly images, sexual content and language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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