In Bruges

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Fri­day, 7mate, 9.10pm, MA15+ (2008)

Colin Far­rell plays rookie hit­man Ray, who along ith fel­low as­sas­sin Ken (Bren­dan Glee­son) is ent to hole up in the me­dieval Bel­gian city of Bruges af­ter a job in Lon­don goes wrong. Ken wants to see the sights, Ray wants to see the pub, but their trip be­comes any­thing but a hol­i­day when their venge­ful boss (a cock­ney Ralph Fi­ennes) hows up. This left-field gem throws the kitchen nk and more at the screen, and, im­prob­a­bly, akes it stick. It’s a dev­as­tat­ingly funny black com­edy, a wry ex­am­i­na­tion of the na­ture of tourism, and an af­fect­ing char­ac­ter study all in one. Add plenty of smart di­a­logue, sur­real Tarantino-es­que di­gres­sions, and the beau­ti­ful back­drop of Bruges it­self, and you’ve got a cult clas­sic.

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