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Title: In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2007)
Post by: Paul on 20 Apr 2008 - 20:12
I went to see this little gem today - Farrell hasn't been as good as seen here since he made his American breakthrough film, TIGERLAND and Brendan Gleeson is a revelation in his role; the pair play a couple of hitmen sent by their gangland boss (Ralph Fiennes, also great) to the eponymous Belgian town to lay low. Very simple set-up: Gleeson plays the older and wiser of the two, quite happy to roam the streets of the picturesque Medieval town, whereas Farrell playing up to a stereotype of the younger, easily bored fella that would rather go on the prowl for birds and get out of his mind on booze and illegal substances.

I shan’t say any more than that; to do so would give too much away. I will say that it’s brilliantly written and at times very, very funny.
Title: Re: In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2007)
Post by: demented_uk on 21 Apr 2008 - 15:01
I am no fan of Farrell but I love Bruges and would like to see how they use the setting in this film. 
Title: Re: In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2007)
Post by: Paul on 21 Apr 2008 - 15:02
I'm no fan of Farrell, neither, but he's good in this, honest! The town looks great and plays a significant part in the story...