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Aro Recommended In Bruges

 

UK 2008, 108 minutes
Dir. Martin McDonagh
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Suspense/Crime / Black Comedy, Gangsters

 

Aroview: A smart, jet-black comedy centred on two Irish assassins who are packed off to Bruges, Belgium by their superior after a hit goes horribly pear-shaped.

A confident and unique spin on the staple hitman genre, this was virtually tailormade to fit the talents of veteran Gleeson (never better), and Colin Farrell's "lovable rogue", though both have their thunder stolen by the historic town of Bruges itself, a best-kept-secret tourist destination if ever there was one. Also putting Ireland back on the (film-making) map, playwright McDonagh does a terrific job as a first-time helmer, even if he can't quite get it to pop and fizz like SEXY BEAST, which is clearly an influence.

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