Keswick Film Club - In Bruges

Sunday 5th October 5:00 PM

In Bruges 

Director: Martin McDonagh Country: UK/Belgium
Cert: 18 Year: 2008 Length: 107 mins
In Bruges

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Score: 79.52% Attendance: 151

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Synopsis

PHILIP FRENCH, THE OBSERVER: "Playwright Martin McDonagh, author of The Lieutenant of Inishmore, makes his feature debut as writer-director with In Bruges, a stylish, funny, exciting thriller in a tradition of tales about professional assassins that goes back through Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994) and Pinter's The Dumb Waiter (1957) to Hemingway's The Killers (1927). It centres on two Irish hitmen, the edgy young novice Ray (Colin Farrell) and the reflective, more experienced Ken (Brendan Gleeson). They've been sent by their London boss, Harry (Ralph Fiennes), to await their next assignment in the quiet, beautiful, medieval, Belgian town of Bruges…McDonagh's plotting is fiendishly clever, his dialogue crashes in on us like a tide throwing nails ashore with each wave and his black humour is laced with serious moral issues."

Critics

open_quote Colin Farrell has brought his A-game to this cracking little comedy-noir written and directed by Martin McDonagh. He is absolutely superb. close_quote PETER BRADSHAW


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