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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #16. Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives

Director/Writer: Nicolas Winding Refn
Producer(s): Lene Børglum
U.S. Distributor: RADiUS-TWC
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Burke, Yayaying

Put a hype, young filmmaker who is already known among cinephile circles (Pusher series) and team him with a versatile, talented actor who has a knack for choosing roles that only show his prowess and you’ve got a match made in heaven. Drive‘s Nicolas Winding Refn re-teaming with Ryan Gosling for a second time in a row will turn out to be recommended viewing for those who want style and substance with a good old fashion blood bath.

Gist: A Bangkok police lieutenant and a gangster settle their differences in a Thai-boxing match.

Release Date: Cannes Film Festival Main Competition is a sure thing. RADiUS-TWC will likley have this hit streets soon after.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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