Only God Forgives

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Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Cast: Ryan Gosling, Kirstin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam Genre: Drama Country of Origin: USA 2013 Language: English and Thai with English subtitles Rating:**
'It's macabre, surreal in some respects and placed in a hallucinogenic unreality microcosm. The performances are at best described as zombie-like and Kirstin Scott Thomas is......!! pompous, pretentious and nauseous'.

Ten years after killing a cop, Julian (Ryan Gosling) runs a Muay Thai boxing club in Bangkok as a cover for his family's drug business. When his brother Billy (Tom Burke), a violent misogynist kills a local prostitute, and is then slain in retribution, Julian's mother Crystal (Kirstin Scott Thomas) arrives in the city demanding revenge. After learning that the man responsible is an enigmatic sword-wielding retired police officer and lone dispenser of justice known as the 'Angel of Vengence' (Vithaya Pansringarm) Julian takes the path of revenge or is it 'keep mummy happy'?

It's macabre, surreal in some respects and placed in a hallucinogenic unreality microcosm. The performances are at best described as zombie-like and Kirstin Scott Thomas is......!! It's pompous, pretentious and nauseous.