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In Bruges

Comedy Crime Drama Thriller


 

Two hit men are sent to hide out in Bruges, Belgium after a difficult job goes wrong in London.

This film is essentially a black comedy that juxtaposes humour with tragedy. Set amongst the churches, canals, and cobbled streets of the titular Bruges, it uses this very setting to accentuate the polar natures of our two leading characters. The highly strung Ray struggles to cope with the lack of excitement, while the older, more refined Ken immerses himself in the history of the town. Amidst the dry humour created by their interaction is woven a very clever story that presents an undercurrent of morality.

Andrew O'Dea

MIFF 2008
107 mins