2008   UK, Belgium In Bruges
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Director:Martin McDonagh
Studio:Blueprint Pictures
Writer:Martin McDonagh
IMDb Rating:8.0 (131,614 votes)
Awards:3 nominations
Duration:107 min
Martin McDonagh  ...  (Director)
Martin McDonagh  ...  (Writer)
Elizabeth Berrington  ...  Natalie
Rudy Blomme  ...  Ticket Seller
Olivier Bonjour  ...  Film Director
Mark Donovan  ...  Overweight Man
Ann Elsley  ...  Overweight Woman #2
Colin Farrell  ...  Ray
Jean-Marc Favorin  ...  Policeman
Ralph Fiennes  ...  Harry
Brendan Gleeson  ...  Ken
Eric Godon  ...  Yuri
Zeljko Ivanek  ...  Canadian Guy
Sachi Kimura  ...  Imamoto
Anna Madeley  ...  Denise
Louis Nummy  ...  Harry's Child #3
Clémence Poésy  ...  Chloë
Eigil Bryld  ...  Cinematographer
In Bruges is a damn funny movie, in an edgy, squirmy, very un-PC kind of way. The humor in the film can be summed up by this joke Colin Farrell tells to Clémence Poésy: The Belgians are famous for two things -- inventing chocolate and child abuse, but they only made the chocolate to get to the children.

Summary: 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 right before Christmas 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 Chloë, 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.

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