Only God Forgives segna il ritorno di Ryan Gosling con Nicolas Winding Refn, dopo lo splendido Drive.
Julian, an Englishman living in Bangkok, is a respected figure in the criminal underworld. He and his brother Billy run a Thai boxing club which is in fact a front for smuggling drugs to London. When Billy is murdered, their mother Jenna arrives from London to bring back the body. Jenna is herself the head of a powerful criminal organization and is used to getting exactly what she wants. She sets out to settle the score along a bloody path of rage, betrayal, and vengeance, hurtling toward an ultimate confrontation and the possibility of redemption.
Nel ruolo della madre ci sarà Kristin Scott Thomas, in un ruolo lontano dalle sue interpretazioni romantiche e misurate.
Dopo questo film Gosling e Refn dovrebbero far coppia ancora una volta nel remake di Logan’s Run, riscritto da Andrew Baldwin.