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Sunday, August 12, 2012

In Bruges by Martin McDonagh, 2008 (R)

with Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, The Reader, The Hurt Locker), Colin Farrell (Total Recall, Dead Man Down), Brendan Gleeson (Albert Nobbs), Ciarán Hinds (The Debt, Margot and the Wedding), Clémence Poésy (127 Hours), Thekla Reuten, Jérémie Renier (The Kid with a Bike), Theo Stevenson, Robbie Kay, Zeljko Ivanek (The Words)

After killing an innocent boy in London, hit men Ray (Colin Farrell, in a Golden Globe–winning role) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) are ordered to lay low at a bed and breakfast in Bruges, Belgium, until their boss (Ralph Fiennes) phones with further instructions. But when he calls, Ken doesn't like the assignment. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, this dark comedy earned a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay.

Weird weird movie. Darkest sense of humor ever. Very Belgian in a way. The cast is impeccable, the tone is between the fairy and the spy story, not the most common combination. Adding the interesting fact that the hit men are literally stupid and existential, it gives the movie twists and turns that are to the most unexpected. An excellent surprise.

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  1. I've yet to watch this but heard nothing but praise, so I have high expectations when I get round to it. One person even mentioned it was "life changing"!

    1. Thanks for your feedback, let me know when you see it!