Only God Forgives has been described as a modern ‘East meets West’ gritty revenge tale. ‘Only God Forgives’ stars Ryan Gosling, who is once again reunited with ‘Drive’ director Nicolas Winding Refn and also features Kirsten Scott Thomas and Tom Burke who complete the key cast. Gosling plays the son of a Florida-based crime syndicate boss (Kristen Scott Thomas), who is plying the drug trade in Thailand with his brother.

When his addicted sibling gets involved in a murder and gets tangled up with a cop who calls himself the Angel of Vengeance, Gosling’s character, who is proficient in mixed martial arts, is compelled to seek revenge on behalf of his mother.


‘Drive’ brought Refn’s visual style to new levels and we can certainly expect to see more of the same with ‘Only God Forgives’. Set to contain plenty of action and violence, this film is defiantly one to keep an eye on.

It’s set for release later this year but until then you can check out the official synopsis below, but beware this may contains spoilers:


Bangkok. Ten years ago 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 murders a 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 Jenna – 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’.

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.