Academy Award-winning writer-director Martin McDonagh takes audiences on a killingly funny trip In Bruges. In Bruges was filmed on location; Bruges, the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travellers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray and Ken it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered, by their London boss Harry, to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks.
Very much out of place amidst the gothic architecture, canals, and cobbled streets, the two hit men fill their days living the lives of tourists. Ray, still haunted by the bloodshed in London, hates the place, while Ken, even as he keeps a fatherly eye on Ray's often profanely funny exploits, finds his mind and soul being expanded by the beauty and serenity of the city. But the longer they stay waiting for Harry's call, the more surreal their experience becomes, as they find themselves in weird encounters with locals, tourists, violent medieval art, a dwarf American actor shooting a European art film, Dutch prostitutes, and a potential romance for Ray in the form of ChloÃ«, who may have some dark secrets of her own. And when the call from Harry does finally come, Ken and Ray's vacation becomes a life-and-death struggle of darkly comic proportions and surprisingly emotional consequences.
Despite the film's often-confronting violence, the outstanding performance by the cast, the beautiful backdrop of Bruges and a witty script makes "In Bruges" truly entertaining. Val Roman, MovieFix
Despite its graphic violence, In Bruges remains a hilarious comedy with poignant moments, while never tipping over into maudlin territory. Pauline Adamek FILMINK
The twists and turns of McDonagh's elaborate plotting, its tremendous location of the medieval city of Bruges in Belgium, and the high level of performances from everyone involved makes it one of this year's pleasures. Des Partridge Courier Mail
Brilliantly sharp screenplay oozes pathos, incongruity and comedy of the blackest kind ... hilarious yet tragic, unpredictable yet conventional, but always involving and surprisingly moving Louise Keller Urban Cinefile
Rating: (MA) 1hr 55m
Director: Martin McDonagh
Cast: Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson
Title: In Bruges
When: Friday 31st October and Sat 1st November 2008
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