In Bruges
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1 Nomination
Year 2008
Director Martin McDonagh
Writer Martin McDonagh
Starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Dinklage
81st Academy Awards

In Bruges is a 2008 British black comedy-drama film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The film stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. It was the opening night film of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Colin Farrell won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for the film, while Martin McDonagh won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film has since gone on to achieve cult status.



Harry Waters, a London thug, sends Irish hitmen Ken and Ray to Bruges to lie low after a job goes awry in a London church. Ken's the old hand, fascinated by the Medieval, with a fatherly attitude toward Ray, who's young and bored but chastened after the London job. Ray's disposition changes when he meets Chloë, a hip young woman who sells drugs on the local set of a movie featuring Jimmy, an American dwarf. Harry calls with irrevocable instructions. Ken balks, setting up a showdown in the town square. A pregnant innkeeper, dumdum bullets, and a code of conduct play into the resolution.