In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges (2008)
  • Time: 107 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama
  • Director: Martin McDonagh
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes


A Christmas story. Should one who killed a child be allowed to live? Harry Waters, a London thug, sends Irish hitmen Ken and Ray to Bruges to lie low after a job goes awry in a London church. Ken’s the old hand, fascinated by the Medieval, with a fatherly attitude toward Ray, who’s young and bored but chastened after the London job. Ray’s disposition changes when he meets ChloĆ«, a hip young woman who sells drugs on the local set of a movie featuring Jimmy, an American dwarf. Harry calls with irrevocable instructions. Ken balks, setting up a showdown in the town square. A pregnant innkeeper, dumdum bullets, and a code of conduct play into the resolution.

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  • “In Bruges” is Martin McDonagh’s first feature film after his Oscar winning short film Six Shooter. In Bruges stars Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farell as two hit men Ray and Ken, being told to hideout in Bruges and await further instructions from their boss Harry, played by Ralph Fiennes, in London.

    The film has all of Martin McDonagh’s traits and style, e.g Lots of cursing, lots of blood and violence and lots of black comedy. His style isn’t for everyone and his comedy is defiantly not for everyone, however if he is for you you’ll think he’s the best in the world. But, aside from whether he’s your cup of tea or not, you have to appreciate the storyline, the acting and most defiantly the script.

    In Bruges is one of the best films to release in the last few years and defiantly 2008. It is an undeniable little gem that I’m sure people have missed. But since I’ve seen it, I’ve been hooked on what he’s done previously and what he will do in the future. He’s a brilliant writer and a great director and you can tell he works well with the actors as Colin Farell was brilliant in it.

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