For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
7.6
/10
6,671 Ratings

In Bruges

Directed by Martin McDonagh
United Kingdom, United States, 2008
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Synopsis

Two hit men waiting for their next mission to be assigned, discuss life and death while roaming the surreal and Medieval streets of Bruges. When the mission is finally revealed to them, it is not what they expected.

Our take

Initially a playwright, Martin McDonagh delivered in spades with this, his uproarious debut as a writer-director: a pitch-black comedy recounting a hapless hit job gone wrong. Special mention must be made of its marvellously barbed screenplay, modelled on Harold’s Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter”.

In Bruges Directed by Martin McDonagh

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2008 | 3rd place: Best Screenplay

National Board of Review

2008 | Winner: Top Independent Films

Related films