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He didn't literally cut off his hands. It's all a metaphor. He was freeing Julian from his inner and external violence caused by his sick narcissistic mother. The film is about a lost and submissive man who is chained to his devilish mother's womb, and is constantly fighting with God. But once he submits to Chang (God) at the end, he's spared and saved from losing the little goodness he had left. Chang sensed some goodness in Julian, and saw that he was a lost soul when he sat across him in the club, beaten and hopeless. "Only God Forgives."
Jul 20 - 08:11 PM
Ash J. Gilmore
That is fucking brilliant, Keon. Nice job.
Jul 20 - 10:30 PM
Jul 21 - 12:12 AM
That's the whole point of the movie. Great job, Keon.
Jul 21 - 09:37 AM
The Master of Movies
Alexander never got the movie. Many of the thing's ion the movie are metaphors.
Aug 4 - 01:04 AM
He knew that he had done wrong and let Chang (God) punish him for his sins.
Jul 20 - 07:58 PM
First off thanks for replying. What wrong was that? Stuff we didn't see in the movie like an ultra violent past he might of caused (referencing his mom saying he killed his own father with his bare hands and he is a dangerous man). I understand the hands are very symbolic in this film, they cause pain and pleasure (Julian only pleases Mai with his hands)
Jul 20 - 08:03 PM