9/10

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Runtime: 107 min

Genres: Crime | Drama | Thriller

Languages: English | German

Countries: UK | USA


Bruges (pronounced "broozh"), the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travelers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson), it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss Harry (two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks. Very much out of place amidst the gothic architecture, canals, and cobbled streets, the two hit men fill their days living the lives of tourists. Ray, still haunted by the bloodshed in London, hates the place, while Ken, even as he keeps a fatherly eye on Ray's often profanely funny exploits, finds his mind and soul being expanded by the beauty and serenity of the city. But, the longer they stay waiting for Harry's call, the more surreal their experience becomes, as they find themselves in weird encounters with locals, tourists, violent medieval art, a dwarf American actor shooting a European art film, Dutch prostitutes, and a potential romance for Ray in the form of Chloë, who may have some dark secrets of her own. And, when the call from Harry does finally come, Ken and Ray's vacation becomes a life-and-death struggle of darkly comic proportions and surprisingly emotional consequences.



Directors (1)

Writers (1)

Martin McDonagh (written by)

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Actors (30)

Angel Witney Harry's child #2
Ann Elsley Overweight Woman #2
Anna Madeley Denise
Bonnie Witney Harry's child #1
Brendan Gleeson Ken
Ciarán Hinds Priest (uncredited)
Clémence Poésy Chloë Villette
Colin Farrell Ray
Elizabeth Berrington Natalie
Emily Thorling Overweight Woman
Eric Godon Yuri
Inez Stinton Kelli
Jamie Edgell Boat Driver (uncredited)
Jean-Marc Favorin Policeman
Jérémie Renier Eirik
Jordan Prentice Jimmy
Louis Nummy Harry's child #3
Mark Donovan Overweight Man
Michael Bennett Belgian Policeman (uncredited)
Olivier Bonjour Film Director
Ralph Fiennes Harry Waters
Ran Yaniv Barman
Robbie Kay Young Harry (uncredited)
Rudy Blomme Ticket Seller
Sachi Kimura Imamoto
Stephanie Carey Canadian Girl (uncredited)
Susan Ateh Ken's Wife (uncredited)
Thekla Reuten Marie
Theo Stevenson Boy in Church
Zeljko Ivanek Canadian Guy