Only God Forgives (2012)

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Only God Forgives is director Nicolas Winding Refn and star Ryan Gosling’s followup to the extremely awesome Drive. This time, Gosling plays a British gangster who escapes from some trouble in Britain by going to Thailand, where he gets into a Thai-boxing match with a Thai Police officer.

That is such a weird plot description, yet it is exactly what I can find out about the story. Apparently, Gosling’s character is an ex-boxer, so he has some background in fisticuffs, but I don’t think he knows too much about kickboxing (see photos below).

There aren’t a ton of other details available at present, but Drive was so awesome I’m sure a super duper film will come from this basic premise.

Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives is both written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.

Only God Forgives Trailer

Only God Forgives Release Date

TBA, 2013.


Who’s In It?

 Ryan Gosling … Julien
  Kristin Scott Thomas … Jenna
  Vithaya Pansringarm
  Oak Keerati … Porter
  Gordon Brown … Gordon

What’s Good About It?

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed Drive. I came out of the theater and immediately texted a buddy and told him it was the best film I’d seen last year. I have extremely high hopes for Only God Forgives.

What’s Bad About It?

So far I have no problems with Only God Forgives.

Our Clever Prediction

I don’t think Drive made buckets of cash, but I also don’t think it cost too much, and it was one of Ryan Goslings better performances. Very understated and badass. That is a good combination. Just look at me.