Why did Julian put his hands in his mother's stomach in "Only God Forgives"?
What does this scene mean?
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I was reading Only God Forgive's IMDb page the other day and stumbled upon this :
It was Ryan Gosling's idea to open the stomach of Julian's dead mother. He had it after director Nicolas Winding Refn asked him if he'd rather smile or cry after Julian's mom death. He replied that he'd open her uterus to see what's inside.
Remember that Julian killed his father with his bare hands (which he puts inside his mother) and that it is implied many times in the movie that the relationship Julian had with his mother was not the usual mother-son relationship. I think that all these elements and this scene show us how messed up Julian really is.
A few times it was hinted that there was a history of incest between the mother and her sons, so for Julian I think it was a weird, angry sexual thing. He also killed his father with his bare hands because of her, as a result he seems to hate them. I guess it might be a kind of "fuck you" to Kristin Scott Thomas; character as well.