Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives
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Ryan Gosling defends his new movie Only God Forgives

26 July 2013 Last updated at 13:54 BST

Ryan Gosling has been fighting on screen and off for his new movie Only God Forgives.

He plays a violent drug dealer in the film which divided critics when it was first screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Both Ryan and director Nicolas Winding Refn have defended the film, which was financed after the success of their first collaboration; Drive.

Also quick to stand up for the movie is Kristen Scott Thomas, who plays Ryan's crime boss mum in the drama.