In Bruges (2008)

dir. Martin McDonagh. Two killers hiding out in Bruges, Belgium after a job gone wrong. I always enjoy the first half of this movie, with some lovely banter between Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as they argue about which tourist spots to see. I enjoy the film less when it gets very Guy Ritchie-esque, with the wise cracking, sweary, trigger happy geezer crime boss. The ending is a bit too clever for me. The folk music soundtrack is wonderful, by Carter Burwell who also made the soundtrack for over a dozen Coen brothers films.

By Nicholas Hudson-Ellis

Co-Founder & Film Programs Manager of Bangkok Screening Room.

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