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In Bruges (2008)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  18 April 2008 (UK)
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Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rudy Blomme ...
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Film Director
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Overweight Man
Ann Elsley ...
Overweight Woman #2
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Ray
Jean-Marc Favorin ...
Policeman (as Jean Mark Favorin)
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Ken
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Canadian Guy
Sachi Kimura ...
Imamoto
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Denise
Louis Nummy ...
Harry's child #3
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Storyline

London based hit men Ray and Ken are told by their boss Harry Waters to lie low in Bruges, Belgium for up to two weeks following their latest hit, which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. Harry will be in touch with further instructions. While they wait for Harry's call, Ken, following Harry's advice, takes in the sights of the medieval city with great appreciation. But the charms of Bruges are lost on the simpler Ray, who is already despondent over the innocent death, especially as it was his first job. Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy. When Harry's instructions arrive, Ken, for whom the job is directed, isn't sure if he can carry out the new job, especially as he has gained a new appreciation of life from his stay in the fairytale Bruges. While Ken waits for the inevitable arrival into Bruges of an angry Harry, who feels he must clean up matters on his own, Ray is dealing with his own ... Written by Huggo

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Shoot first. Sightsee later.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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18 April 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Escondidos en Brujas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£343,760 (UK) (7 March 2008)

Gross:

$7,757,130 (USA) (13 June 2008)
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Trivia

It took two hours to film the brief, uncredited cameo of Ciarán Hinds. See more »

Goofs

Ray was clean-shaved when he was about to go on a date with Chloe. On the date at the restaurant he has some bristle, unlike the scene mentioned before. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ray: After I killed them, I dropped the gun in the Thames, washed the residue off me hands in the bathroom of a Burger King, and walked home to await instructions. Shortly thereafter the instructions came through. "Get the fuck out of London, youse dumb fucks. Get to Bruges." I didn't even know where Bruges fucking was.
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Ray: It's in Belgium.
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Crazy Credits

In the on-screen credits, Kathy Heaser is listed twice as Graphic Designer. See more »

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Referenced in Shrink (2009) See more »

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St John the Gambler
Written & Performed by Townes van Zandt (as Townes Van Zandt)
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records, LLC
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Fantastic mix of humour and brutality!
9 February 2008 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Well, to be honest I wasn't sure what to expect from this film, nor am I fan of Colin Farrell, in fact I really didn't like him at all previously....but now I have a new found respect for him and with Gleason and Fienes both in excellent form coupled with a very quick and witty script and some surprisingly violent scenes, this film really has something for everyone (except the young kids).

I go to see 2 or 3 movies every week and this is just about the best one I've seen since Last King of Scotland and The Departed came out a couple of years back.

10/10


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