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by Nicolas Winding Refn


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.

international title: Only God Forgives
original title: Only God Forgives
country: Denmark, France
sales agent: Goodfellas, Gaumont
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
film run: 90'
release date: FR 22/05/2013, DK 30/05/2013, IT 30/05/2013, NO 31/05/2013, SE 31/05/2013, FI 07/06/2013, NL 13/06/2013, DE 18/07/2013, PT 25/07/2013, UK 02/08/2013, ES 31/10/2013, RO 29/11/2013
screenplay: Nicolas Winding Refn
cast: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown, Tom Burke
cinematography by: Larry Smith
film editing: Matthew Newman
art director: Russell Barnes
music: Cliff Martinez
producer: Sidonie Dumas, Vincent Maraval, Lene Børglum
co-producer: Jessica Ask, Jacob Jarek
production: Space Rocket Nation, Gaumont, Wild Bunch Production
backing: Media Programme
distributor: 01 Distribution, Wild Side, Le Pacte, Scanbox Entertainment Denmark, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Tiberius Film Gmbh, Lionsgate, Pa-Dora d.o.o., Fivia d.o.o., Vértigo Films, Independenta Film

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