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In Bruges

In Bruges
  • 2008
  • UK/Belgium
  • 107 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Martin McDonagh
  • Written by: Martin McDonagh
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy
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Two gobby Dublin criminals bide their time in Bruges, awating instruction from their cryptic and remote gangster boss Harry. Irish playwright McDonagh, in his feature debut, which wrestles some affecting moments from demonstrative characters, nicely teases out the parallels between the trio and Beckett's Vladimir, Estragon and Godot.

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The city of Bruges provides a stunning backdrop to this dark comedic tragedy exploring the relationship between two very different assassins awaiting orders from their ruthless boss Harry. Ray wants to explore whilst his partner, haunted by his last job, grows restless.

Contains strong language

Director: Martin McDonagh Certificate: 18

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Brendan Gleeson & Martin McDonagh - In Bruges

10 Apr 2008

Between filming the twin swords and sandals epics Troy and Kingdom of Heaven in Malta and Morocco in 2004, much-in-demand Dublin-born actor Brendan Gleeson nipped home to Ireland to make a short film called Six Shooter. A comparatively modest project in…

In Bruges

10 Apr 20084 stars

CRIME/COMEDY (18) 107min A pair of mismatched professional hitmen are sent to the picturesque titular Belgian city to lie low after a job in London goes wrong. There, young philistine Ray (Colin Farrell) and older, cultured Ken (Brendan Gleeson) argue…

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