Tuesday, February 05, 2008
“In Bruges” is a film about two Irish hitmen sent to Bruges, Belgium to await further orders. It’s my kind of movie. It doesn’t follow any formulas, the dialogue is cleaver and witty, and you don’t know what is going to happen next. It has a nice mixture of funny dark comedy and sad drama. Being fresh and original you would be correct in assuming this film is not a product of Hollywood. There is also a midget in the movie so you can’t ask for anything more. “In Bruges” is brilliantly written and directed by Martin McDonagh (you have to like a filmmaker who shows a character watching the beginning of “Touch of Evil” on TV just before he himself launches into a long continuous shot) and stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Here’s a drawing of my future leading lady and who also stars in “In Bruges” Clemence Poesy.