released in 2008 and now
with cult status, this darkly-humorous
hit-man movie follows the lives of two
career killers laying low in Belgium after
their latest job goes horribly wrong,
giving them time to rethink how they are
living their lives while they spend two
weeks hiding out In Bruges...
LEAVING A BADLY-EXECUTED JOB BEHIND THEM with an innocent child dead, hit-men
Ray (Colin Farrell: The Lobster) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson: Cold Mountain)
are sent by their despairing boss Harry (Ralph Fiennes: The Grand Budapest
Hotel) to lie low in the Belgian city of Bruges for a couple of weeks to
await further instructions in the aptly named black comedy In Bruges.
Harry tells them to enjoy Bruges, as he did when he visited some years ago.
Ken falls under the lovely mediaeval city's spell; enchanted by the cobbled
streets and ancient buildings as he visits the old Cathedral and the churches.
poignancy and peppered
with ultra-dark humour,
In Bruges hits its
having screwed up big-time on his first hit, and with the death of an innocent
child preying heavily on his mind, is ill-tempered, bored, resentful and desperate
to get away from Bruges. He upsets everyone he comes into contact with, both
locals and tourists, swearing and mocking them.
When Ray meets Chloe Villette (Clémence Poésy: The Tunnel) on the set
of a movie starring racist American dwarf Jimmy (Jordan Prentice), he begins
to take more of an interest in life in Bruges but Chloe may not be all
she seems to be.
Thrown together despite their differences, the two men have each found something
for themselves in Bruges. However, they have yet to hear from Harry and when
they do, it is not good news. Harry is on his way to Bruges to ensure the new
hit is carried out, but Ken is realising how much he has been affected by the
beauty of Bruges and is not sure he can kill anymore, in spite of the fact that
he owes Harry a debt that cannot be changed. Can he even trust Ray?
Described as an "hilariously dark hit-man movie with a heart", the film sees
Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in career-defining, critically-acclaimed performances
as a pair of hired killers who are rethinking their positions after their bloody
experiences. But will it all be too late for the hit-men?
You have been warned: there are racist and other comments that may be found
offensive and strong language throughout. Despite this, with unexpected poignancy
and peppered with ultra-dark humour, In Bruges hits its tongue-in-cheek
target irreverently. We urge you to escape to Bruges!
In Bruges also features: Ciarán Hinds as The Priest; Elizabeth Berrington
(Good Omens) as Natalie; Eric Godon (The Missing) as Yuri; Anna
Madeley as Denise; Olivier Bonjour as The Film Director; and Jean-Marc Favorin
as The Policeman.
Music is by Carter Burwell; Director of Photography is Eigil Bryld; Produced
by Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin; and Written and Directed by award-winning
director Martin McDonah (Three Bill Boards Outside Ebbing Missouri).
* Shooting onto Limited Edition Blu-ray,
courtesy of Second Sight Films, In Bruges is released in the UK on 19
August 2019. Running Time: 90 Minutes | Catalogue Number: 2NDBR4100.
Special Features Six Shooter: Martin McDonagh's Oscar-Winning Short Film
in HD | Shoot First, Sightsee Later: A new Interview with Director of Photography
Eigil Bryid | Finding The Rhythm: a New Interview With Editor John Gregory |
Finding Bruges: A New Interview With production Designer Michael Carlin | The
Alcove Guy: A New Interview With Actor Eric Godon | When In Bruges: Interviews
With Cast and Crew and On-Set Footage | Strange Bruges: Interviews with Cast
and Crew and On-Set Footage | Deleted Scenes | Boat Trip Around Bruges | Gag
Reel | Optional English Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing.
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS Comes in stunning packaging as a rigid slipcase
that includes new artwork by Thomas Walker, who also designed the exclusive
cover for the Faber and Faber screenplay included with the release. A 50-page
soft cover book contains new writings by Ian Christie, Dr Eamonn Jordan (Author
of From Leenane to LA: The Theatre and Cinema of Martin McDonagh) and
Bomb Magazine Archive Interview with Martin McDonagh.
"With unexpected poignancy and peppered with ultra-dark humour, In Bruges
hits its tongue-in-cheek target irreverently" ****
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"A wonderfully fresh take on a familiar genre: f***ed up, far-out and very,
very funny" ****
"The stars' foul-mouthed riff on Laurel and Hardy is shamefully entertaining…
cynical and disgracefully funny" Daily Star
"A laugh-out-loud dark comedy, giving Colin Farrell his finest role in ages"
"The revelation is Farrell, whose natural petulance as an actor has never chimed
so well with his deeper reserves of childlike vulnerability" Daily