In Bruges

In Bruges

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Director: Martin McDonagh

Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes

     
 

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Having just carried out a particularly difficult hit in London, two hitmen seek shelter in Bruges, Belgium, only to find their views on life and death permanently altered by their interactions with the locals, the tourists, and a film crew. Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and See more details below

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Having just carried out a particularly difficult hit in London, two hitmen seek shelter in Bruges, Belgium, only to find their views on life and death permanently altered by their interactions with the locals, the tourists, and a film crew. Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Ralph Fiennes star in an action comedy from director Martin McDonagh.

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By the time In Bruges hit theaters, the accumulation of recent British gangster movies left some viewers skeptical whether there'd be anything new here -- especially with Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla looming on the horizon as yet another dose of the familiar. As it turns out, setting the action in Belgium is just this film's first important departure from the status quo. Guided by the sensibilities of an accomplished Irish playwright, In Bruges is a deep and unexpected breath of fresh air. This is to say nothing of how Martin McDonagh's film enabled the surprise reemergence of Colin Farrell. In Bruges provided the actor his first Golden Globe nomination and win for the role of Ray, a small-time wisecracking hood whose botched hit follows him to the medieval landscape of Bruges, where he and a partner (Brendan Gleeson) await further instruction. Their relationship is peculiar to the criminal world, where surface loyalty and a wicked camaraderie are offset by the tense fragility of changing circumstances and the criminal code. The two actors have great oil-and-water chemistry and some hilarious exchanges, but the core of their relationship is the work-related emotional burdens they share, sensitively rendered by McDonagh. Ralph Fiennes' insertion into this dynamic only increases the complexity and the fun. McDonagh's Oscar-nominated screenplay consistently has it both ways, balancing the silly and the serious, and managing its every clever thread with equal aplomb. The city of Bruges, with its singular architectural scheme, sets in motion many of the plot's wonderful oddities, unexpected turns, and quirky characters. But its role is proportionate to McDonagh's other fine touches, far more than gimmick, far more than pretty scenery intended to distract the viewer. As it deconstructs the criminal mind and examines why people do what they do, In Bruges is both funny and poignant.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
UPC:
0025195016322
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
R
Source:
Focus Features
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
1,545

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Gag reel; Making of In Bruges

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Colin Farrell Ray
Brendan Gleeson Ken
Ralph Fiennes Harry
Clémence Poésy Chloe
Jérémie Renier Eirik
Jordan Prentice Jimmy
Thekla Reuten Marie
Mark Donovan Overweight Man
Eric Godon Yuri
Rudy Blomme Ticket Seller
Theo Stevenson Boy in Church
Elizabeth Berrington Natalie
Olivier Bonjour Film Director
Stephanie Carey Canadian Girl
Jamie Edgell Boat Driver
Ann Elsley Overweight Woman #2
Jean Mark Favorin Policeman
Zeljko Ivanek Canadian Guy
Sachi Kimura Imamoto
Anna Madeley Denise
Lois Nummy Harry's Child #3
Inez Stinton Kelli
Emily Thorling Overweight Woman
Angel Witney Harry's Child #2
Bonnie Witney Harry's Child #1
Ran Yaniv Barman
Carter Burwell Conductor

Technical Credits
Martin McDonagh Director,Screenwriter
Jeff Abberley Executive Producer
Julia Blackman Executive Producer
Graham Broadbent Producer
Eigil Bryld Cinematographer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Michael Carlin Production Designer
Peter Czernin Producer
Karen Elliott Musical Direction/Supervision
James Embree Stunts
Jon Gregory Editor
Sarah Harvey Co-producer
Mark Holt Special Effects Supervisor
Jina Jay Casting
Sallie Jaye Makeup
Chris Lowe Art Director
Sharon Martin Makeup
Matthew Penry-Davey Asst. Director
Peter J. Robertson Camera Operator
Tessa Ross Executive Producer
Jany Temime Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- In Bruges
1. Medieval Town [4:42]
2. Terrible Tourist [5:21]
3. Seeing the Sights [5:19]
4. Message Received [4:59]
5. Holy Blood [4:58]
6. Purgatory [5:13]
7. My Hometown [6:13]
8. Like a Fairy Tale [6:32]
9. Someone Nice [3:31]
10. Drowning Sorrows [3:43]
11. Choose a Side [3:46]
12. Suicidal [5:57]
13. Keep on Moving [6:53]
14. Back to Bruges [4:51]
15. Capacity to Change [:19]
16. In Your Debt [5:16]
17. Last Chance [6:07]
18. Will to Live [5:23]
19. Principles [7:25]
20. End Titles [4:31]

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