Posted on 12/07/11 03:36 PM
Wow what a wonderful creative original piece of work! the great script and great performances by the actors add up to a totally awesome film that includes a compelling drama mixed in with ingenious humor!
For a brief summary, two hitmen hide out in the city of Bruges, and amidst the city's storybook background they come to terms with issues of guilt, morality, and redemption.
A very beautiful town indeed, Ralph Fiennes's character refers to it as a fairy tale land, while Colin Farrell's character refers to it as a total shithole
During his first job, rookie hitman Ray (Colin Farrell) accidentally kills a young boy (Theo Stevenson). He and his senior colleague Ken (Brendan Gleeson) are sent to Bruges by their employer Harry Waters (Ralph Fiennes), and told to await further instructions.
Ray's guilt at his accidental killing of the boy continues to haunt him. Ken finally receives a call from Harry, who orders him to kill Ray on the principle that the killing of a child - even accidentally - is unforgivable; he would expect the same penalty if it happened to him, as Harry is a family man himself.
The story continues with more black humor and the suspense of how the hit on Ray's life will go down. There is also kind of a weird story point that involves a midget
or as he likes to be called a dwarf lol but in the end it works perfectly!
I must commend Colin Farrell for being so brilliantly sexy and funny, and for all those who doubt he is a good actor-shame on you, because he is amazing!
Ralph Fiennes also portrayed his character very well, you see the darkness behind those eyes yet somehow he manages to be a man of his word even to the very end.
The movie had some really great dialogue: here are some memorable and hilarious quotes :)
Ken: Ray, you are about the worst tourist in the whole world.
Ray: 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.
Ray: Maybe that's what hell is, the entire rest of eternity spent in fucking Bruges.
Harry. Harry! It's a inanimate fucking object!
Harry: [to wife] You're an inanimate fuckin' object!
Harry: [to Yuri] An Uzi? I'm not from South Central Los Angeles. I didn't come here to shoot twenty black ten year olds in a drive-by. I want a normal gun for a normal person.
Ken: We shall strike a balance between culture and fun.
Ray: Somehow I believe, Ken, that the balance shall tip in the favor of culture, like a big fat fucking retarded fucking black girl on a see-saw opposite... a dwarf.
Ray: What's a fifty year old lollipop man doing, knowing fucking Karate? What was he, a Chinese lollipop man?
Overall a splendid good time, I would highly recommend to all :)
thanks for reading!!