#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – London based hit men Ray and Ken are told by their boss Harry Waters to lie low in Bruges, Belgium for up to two weeks following their latest hit, which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. Harry will be in touch with further instructions. While they wait for Harry’s call, Ken, following Harry’s advice, takes in the sights of the medieval city with great appreciation. But the charms of Bruges are lost on the simpler Ray, who is already despondent over the innocent death, especially as it was his first job. Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy. When Harry’s instructions arrive, Ken, for whom the job is directed, isn’t sure if he can carry out the new job, especially as he has gained a new appreciation of life from his stay in the fairytale Bruges. While Ken waits for the inevitable arrival into Bruges of an angry Harry, who feels he must clean up matters on his own, Ray is dealing with his own problems, not only with Harry, but with a Canadian couple and a half-blind thief named Eirik. Ray hopes he can count on both Chloe and Ken to help him carve out a new life for himself. In the end, Harry, involved in an incident with Jimmy, may have to keep to his own principles.
Plot: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
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There are good movies. Then there are great movies. And then there are perfect movies. Movies like In Bruges fall in the last category.
But what is In Bruges? It’s a simple story of two hitmen hiding in Bruges, Belgium, while waiting for further instructions from their boss. It is a relatively simple story. Even the cast lacks any star names. Then what makes this film “perfect”?
Well, pretty much everything. You see, rarely do we see a film which makes us feel a range of emotions; In Bruges is one of those films. We laugh in the absurd and often downright offensive jokes; we sympathise with the characters’ woes in life; we feel scared at the bullets flying in the crowded Belgian streets. We “feel” everything when we are watching this movie. It’s not a movie, it is an experience.
This character-driven movie is cinema at its finest. It’s a must-watch for everyone who wishes to know why British humour is loved around the world. If nothing else persuades you, just watch it to see Colin Farrell deliver a performance of a lifetime.
In a fairytale city with a couple of foul mouthed hit men.
Ray (Colin Farrell) & Ken (Brendan Gleeson) are two Irish hit men who are sent to lay low in the beautiful city of Bruges by their gangster boss Harry Waters (Ralph Fiennes). As they wait for instruction from Harry the pair start to address many things that are troubling them, with one pressing matter particularly relevant to their lives post the Bruges visit.
Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, a man more known for his play writing abilities, In Bruges is a rare old animal indeed. Not only is it a winner in the very wobbly sub-genre that encompasses the British gangster movie, it’s also a hugely funny and tasteless button pusher to boot. From the outset the film sets itself up to not be to everybody’s cup of tea. As Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson exchange expletive after expletive whilst surrounded by the considerable beauty of Bruges, it’s obvious this is not going to be a “normal” movie. Throw in drug abuse, prostitution and a racist dwarf, well you can understand why the film is seen as unpalatable to some – yet still be digestible brilliance to others. What is for sure is that those who haven’t seen it really should do so for it may just become one of your favourite movies, yes, it really does deserve the chance to pull you on board.
By definition, it’s an ultimate black comedy, But in amongst the laughs, and there are many, lies a potent and affecting human drama involving love, guilt, morals and redemption. With the trick pulled by McDonagh being that of having every character in the piece dislikable, and yet easy to be on side with. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself welling up with emotion during some of the more critical scenes. For the screenplay (BAFTA Award Winning) and the performances of Farrell (Golden Globe Award Best Actor) & Gleeson are razor sharp and very involving. Even Fiennes’ spiv gangster boss is shown to be a ruthless sweary anger merchant, yet still capable of apology and genuinely respective of good principals. If that sounds odd? Then good, because it’s an odd and strange little movie. I mean the love interest comes in the form of pretty Clémence Poésy, a criminal femme fatale type here, but once “Fleur Delacour” in “Harry Potter” & “The Goblet Of Fire”. While Canadian dwarf actor Jordan Prentice is more well known for playing “Howard The Duck”. Each of them serving genuine purpose, both for the funny side of the story, and for the more humanistic elements that unravel as we hurtle towards to the coup de grâce a like finale.
A barbed wire black comedy led by a towering performance from Farrell – where just like him you should laugh, cry and swear to your hearts content. 9/10
Atonement and Existentialism In Bruges
A European film through and through, showing its deep theatrical roots, “In Bruges” works on may levels, and is a fine night at the cinema.
The film follows the denouement of a “job” gone bad for two Irish hit men, who are forced to hole up in Bruges, Belgium, and really can’t stand the inactivity. The forced waiting, a symbolic purgatory in both assassins’ struggle for absolution, gives Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell a chance to act through some marvelous comic dialogue.
The film itself looks like it was filmed in an area of the old city of Bruges that is no more than a 500 square metre radius. It doesn’t matter, because the film is a character study more than anything, and like all good theatre, the character interplay allows the audience to forget the confined spaces.
Ralph Fiennes comes into the film late basically stealing Ben Kingsley’s character from “Sexy Beast”. This has to be an absolutely deliberate choice, so can’t really be criticized. The writing is so good that Fiennes can have real fun with it. All the actors do, as a matter of fact.
I have been deeply suspicious of Colin Farrell’s ability to read a script in the past. His choices of projects in the past has been spotty. Not this time: his acting ability is brought to the fore by director and screenwriter Martin McDonagh. Farrell gives a very strong performance as a morally challenged hit-man.
Brendan Gleeson has been around forever, and is a renowned character actor. You may remember him from “Braveheart” as Hamish Campbell, Mel Gibson’s loyal adjutant. He is able to completely bury himself in this part. Colin Farrell has the capacity to reach these heights as well, and in fact, in this film, shows many of the mannerisms and intensity of Russell Crowe (whom I consider to be the best actor on the planet).
I appreciated the comedy and satire working hand in hand with the moral complexity of the characters’ inner struggles. It makes for a very satisfying film, one that is much more than entertainment. When you consider what the budget was in comparison to many Hollywood films, “In Bruges” serves as a reminder that it is the script and the quality of the direction that makes a film. Why Hollywood thinks they can just throw money into a project and expect people to come to the cinema is beyond me.
melancholy drama-comedy of career criminals in moral jeopardy
Playwright McDonaugh’s debut feature, In Bruges, works only up to a point as a crime comedy (however considering up to what point is quite remarkable), featuring a supporting cast ranging from quirky Euro-trash and plain old jolly eccentrics. But as a moral drama, it’s almost as top of the pops one could ask for. The trailer didn’t make it seem as such, then again it is hard to express the kind of conundrum that the main characters get themselves into while also appealing to a base of fans that love quip-type one liners (i.e. “You’re a bunch of bleeping elephants!” or “If I was retarded, or grew up on a farm, Bruges would impress me, but I didn’t, so I’m not impressed.”)
When In Bruges is at its best- and until its self-consciously symbolic touches in the last five minutes it usually is at its “Best” whatever that means- it expresses what I love seeing in films about career criminals: the total inner turmoil of what was done coming back to haunt the person. If it’s true that no good deed goes unpunished, the same would probably go for bad deeds in the world of In Bruges, where the atmosphere of the practically medieval city is, the character Ken observes, like “a fairytale”, and a sharp contrast to the dark side pervading Ken, Ray, and Harry.
The basic thrust of the plot is that Ray (half wise-ass womanizer and half half-suicidal played by Farrell) did a job back in London, a murder, which went horribly wrong in just one misstep (I won’t reveal it here, though I should, except to say that it’s one of those cardinal rules career criminals/hit men have to stick to), and so he and the older, less cynical Ken (Gleeson, who seems to be one of the most honest looking types in the character actor world, a spot-on casting choice), are sent to Bruges to receive more instructions. But those instructions, sent by the easily angered Harry (Ralph Fiennes, doing almost a hilarious imitation of Kingskey in Sexy Beast), aren’t followed through, and then some manner of chaos ensues.
Here and there McDonaugh takes what appears to be a lackadaisical attitude to the characters in this otherwise tense and uncertain fatalistic situation, as if an odd-matched comic duo are in a place one likes and one only can stand for mocking midgets (scuse me, dwarfs) in movie-making and hitting on the one hot girl in all of Bruges. But it’s such a strange form that McDonaugh is working with here, with its mix of tones that it suddenly feels, in the context of the slightly bizarre and chilling circumstances, truthful. It goes without saying the cast helps give the material a boost, and that McDonaugh doesn’t throw too many out-of-left-field curve balls with the plot. If he does, it’s not of the sort we know we’re usually hitting in this kind of crime story loaded with gallows humor and Catholic redemption mini-saga.
In short, if I were a bloke in Britain or a fella in Dublin, or a dupe in Bruges, as a writer this is the kind of stuff I’d immediately try to go for. It’s smart, serious, mature genre work that relies on just enough blood-shed and violence and trauma to haunt its audience proper, and do its duty to supply another batch of wonderfully off-kilter ‘comedy’ scenes for fans of British gangster flicks. That this is nowhere near as shallow as a Ritchie pic goes without saying.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Martin McDonagh
Writer Martin McDonagh
Actors Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 24 wins & 55 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, London, UK, Framestore CFC, London, UK (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,962 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,034 m (Russia)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)