The Irish hit-men Ken and Ray are sent by the Londoner mobster Harry Waters to the medieval Belgium city of Bruges in Christmas after an awry job in a London church. Ray bungles it. While Ken enjoys the historic city, Ray feels completely bored and misses his home. Ray meets the small time drug-dealer and crook Chloë, who sells drug to the cast and crew of a movie that is filmed in Bruges, and has an incident with a Canadian tourist and later with Chloë’s boyfriend. Meanwhile Harry, who has an stringent code of principles, gives Ken special orders. –IMDb
One of the most acclaimed European playwrights of the late 20th and early 21st century, Martin McDonagh was the author of several Tony-nominated plays, including “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” (1996) and “The Cripple of Inishmaan” (1996) before segueing into a successful second career as a film writer and director. McDonagh’s plays, which bristled with nationalist anger and dark humor as they addressed the emotional and political state of Ireland, earned him the praise of critics and theatergoers alike on both sides of the Atlantic. Both were undoubtedly dismayed by his abandonment of theater for film in 2006, but his efforts in that field – the Oscar-winning short “Six Shooter” (2006) and the Oscar-nominated “In Bruges” (2008) – established him as one of the most talented voices in international film.
Born March 26, 1970 in Camberwell, London, England, he was one of two sons born to Irish parents who had moved to England for work. Raised in a South London neighborhood comprised… read more
Ken, I grew up in Dublin. I love Dublin. If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me but I didn't, so it doesn't.
First off, if you loved this, make sure you check out “Six Shooter”; McDonagh’s first and Oscar winning short film. Darkly hilarious.
At first I found it a bit talky for the kind of film it… read review
I think that I will shortly be purchasing the Oscar winning short film Six Shooter from 2004. I’ve got an iTunes gift card for just the job. The thought occurred to me after seeing the wonderful debut… read review