|Martin McDonagh Director||previously directed Six Shooter|
In Bruges is a black comedy taking place in the Belgian city of Bruges. Two hitmen are ordered to leave England after a botched job. In Bruges they explore the issues of guilt, morality and redemption between tourist romps.
Ray wears the same clothing throughout the entire movie.4 More Trivia
Chloe refers to it when explaining to Ray why the film crew are filming midgets. Apparently the film they are making is a pastiche of Nicholas Roeg's "Don't Look Now".
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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.
|Martin McDonagh||Written by|
|Colin Farrell||Ray Cranham|
|Ralph Fiennes||Harry Waters|
|Rudy Blomme||Ticket Seller|
|Olivier Bonjour||Film Director|
|Mark Donovan||Overweight Man|
|Ann Elsley||Overweight Woman #2|
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Ken (Brendan Gleeson) and Ray (Colin Farrel) are professional hit men and forced to hide out in Bruges (it's in Belgium) because of a major screw up during one of Ray’s assignments. While there, Ray constantly complains about Bruges being boring and a terrible, terrible place. He refuses to enjoy himself and have somewhat of a good time. He even makes himself hated amongst several tourists. On the other hand, Ken is completely open to sightseeing and having a great time, which he somewhat proceeds to do. While stewing over a seriously unfortunate mishap, Ray meets Chloe on the set for an art-house film featuring a midget. Ray and Chloe arrange a date, while Ken waits for a call from their boss, as they missed the first call. This phone call sets off a series of events that can very much ruin Ray and Ken’s partnership and “vacation.”
In the released version of the film, the reason Harry requests Ray kill the Catholic priest is unclear, however in the deleted scenes, Ken reveals to Ray that the church "was in the middle of one of Harry's housing developments" and that the priest was on the action committee against it. It is also implied that, as a child, Harry was molested by a priest (possibly the same priest Ray kills, but it is unclear).