Only God Forgives Talking Points: 10 Essential Facts


6. Ryan Gosling gets his ass handed to him.

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It’s no spoiler that Gosling’s character wants to fight but the result of that fight is brutal. This is by far the ugliest we’ve seen Gosling.

7. Ryan Gosling has an Oedipus complex. 

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Without giving too much away, Gosling and Thomas’ characters clearly have a tense relationship as mother and son. The creep factor is one for the record books.

8. Actually, everyone is really f*cked up.

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Gosling and Thomas (see point 7) aren’t the only characters with some major issues. Gosling’s character, Julian, has a brother that really amps up the ick factor and Vithaya Pansringarm portrays a character who literally thinks he’s hand of God.

9. Vithaya Pansringarm is a master at the art of destruction.


Speaking of Pansringarm. He portrays Chang, the film’s antagonist, who masterfully uses his sword as a method of retribution and is the film’s main source of violence.

10. There will be blood and lots of it.

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If you’re not into torture porn or excessive blood, then this is not the film for you. There’s a few scenes that truly get bloody (and a bit excessively so). It should be expected though; this is probably Refn’s most violent film.

Only God Forgives opens nationwide Friday, July 19th. Watch the trailer below:

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