The film stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes in fantastic and brilliantly acted roles. Finally a film has come along where we can see the true acting capacity of Farrell – maybe because he’s finally played Irish rather than American. In any case, we have been won over.
Director Martin McDonagh is considered one of the most important living Irish playwrights. He won an Oscar in 2006 for his short film, Six Shooter, also starring Gleeson. With his feature debut, In Bruges, McDonagh has made a highly impressive film.
The term hilarious is stamped on the fronts of thousands of theatrical posters and DVD covers; seldom is the statement anything more than a gross exaggeration. But in this case, it ain’t no lie.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Title: In Bruges
Direction: Martin McDonagh
Screenplay: Martin McDonagh
Cinematography: Eigil Bryld
Editing: Jon Gregory
Score: Carter Burwell
Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, Jordan Prentice, Thekla Reuten, Jérémie Renier, Anna Madeley, Elizabeth Berrington, Eric Godon, Mark Donovan, Željko Ivanek, Ciarán Hinds