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Movie to Be Released on illico TV, and illico Mobile: Only God Forgives Will Be Available to Videotron Customers on the Same Day It Opens in Theatres

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Movie to Be Released on illico TV, and illico Mobile: Only God Forgives Will Be Available to Videotron Customers on the Same Day It Opens in Theatres

13:33 EDT Wednesday, July 17, 2013

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - July 17, 2013) - In a major first, Videotron will bring the magic of the movies to customers' living rooms by releasing Only God Forgives (in English and French versions) on illico on July 19, 2013, the day it opens in the theatres. The movie is distributed by Les Films Séville, a subsidiary of Entertainment One.

"In its 10th year of existence, illico on Demand is again breaking new ground by bringing movie buffs a one-of-a-kind, eagerly awaited film," said Isabelle Dessureault, Vice President, Content Operations and Public Affairs. "More than ever, Videotron is determined to offer its customers the best content and the best entertainment experience, across all platforms."

Film stars Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott-Thomas

Starting July 19, Videotron customers will therefore be able to watch the latest thriller from Danish director/screenwriter Nicolas Winding-Refn on illico TV (channel 900), or illico mobile. The movie stars two big-name actors, Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott-Thomas.

Only God Forgives was an official selection at the Cannes film festival and won the top prize at the Sydney Film Festival in June, where it received rave reviews for its flawless direction and artistic cinematography.


Julian (Ryan Gosling), a fugitive from American justice, is in Bangkok running a Thai boxing club, which is actually a front for a drug smuggling operation.

His mother (Kristin Scott-Thomas), the head of a powerful criminal organization, arrives from the U.S. to collect the corpse of her favourite son, Billy, Julian's brother, who has been killed because he brutally murdered a young prostitute. Maddened by rage and lust for revenge, she dispatches Julian to find his killers. Julian must confront Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm), an unusual retired policeman who is revered by the other cops.

Videotron (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, and Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of March 31, 2013, Videotron was serving 1,849,200 cable television customers, including 1,500,300 subscribers Digital TV. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,397,300 subscribers to its cable service as of March 31, 2013. As of the same date, Videotron had 420,900 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,274,000 Québec households and organizations. For the eighth consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company by Les Affaires magazine, based on a Léger Marketing survey.

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