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In Bruges

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Jaap Buitendijk

Synopsis

Two hitmen, the younger, Ray, the older, Ken, are sent to hide out in the strange Gothic, medieval town of Bruges, Belgium, after a hit they were involved with in London went wrong; hired to execute a Catholic priest, Ray also accidentally killed a seven-year-old boy outside a confessional.
While awaiting instructions from their boss, the volatile Harry Waters, who ordered the priest's killing for reasons only he knows, Ray attempts to deal with his darkness and despair over the death of the boy in this town that he can't bear, while Ken, who adores the place, tries to help his friend the best he can.

Ray meets a beautiful girl. Things start looking up. Ken gets the order from Harry to execute Ray. Things start looking down.

Romance and violence ensues. Honour and dramatic reversals abound. There will be dwarves and there will be drugs, and the dark, cobbled streets of this oddball town will be riven with blood and the retort of gunfire and the sickening screams of the guilty and the innocent.  Few will get out of Bruges alive.

 

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
tbc
Format
35mm
Director
Martin McDonagh 1st Feature
Producer
Tessa Ross, Jeff Abberley, Julia Blackman
Co-Producer
Tessa Ross, Jeff Abberley, Julia Blackman
Editor
Jon Gregory
Screenwriter
Martin McDonagh
Director of Photography
Eigil Bryld
Production Designer
Michael Carlin
Sound
Alistair Crocker
Principal Cast
Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes

Production Company

Blueprint Pictures
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London W1T 1RS
UK

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Sales
Company

Focus Features
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4th Floor
London W1D 1BS
UK

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