In Bruges


1h 47m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Bruges, the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travelers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray and Ken, it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London bos

Film Details

Also Known As
Bons baisers de Bruges, Escondidos en Brujas, Unas vacaciones diferentes
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Altered States Fx; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Birds & Animals Unlimited; Blueprint Pictures; Camouflage; Chantier Films; Computamatch; Deluxe Australia; Double Negative Visual Effects; Film4 Productions; Focus Features; Focus Features; Framestore Cfc; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hackenbacker Sound; Isobel Griffiths, Ltd.; Italia Films; Lev Films; Midnight Transfer; Pivotal Post; SND-Groupe M6; Sargent Disc, Ltd.; Scanbox Entertainment; Scion Films; Set Wheels; Ster-Kinekor; Sun Distribution Group; Translux; Twins Financing; Wiggin Llp; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Distribution Company
Focus Features; 35 Milim; Acme Film; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Aurora Distribution; Bazuca; Best Film; Cine Colombia; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Continental Film S.R.O. (Slovakia); Corazón Films; Distribution Company; Empire; Focus Features; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); Hollywood Classic Entertainment; Hoyts Distribution; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Media Asia; Mikado Film; Odeon S.A.; Paradise; Paradise Film Distribution Company (Russia); Paris Filmes; Prooptiki Bulgaria; Sena; Shaw Organization; Tobis Film; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Universal Pictures International
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Bruges, Belgium

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

Bruges, the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travelers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray and Ken, it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss Harry to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks. Very much out of place amidst the Gothic architecture, canals, and cobbled streets, the two hit men fill their days living the lives of tourists. Ray, still haunted by the bloodshed in London, hates the place, while Ken, even as he keeps a fatherly eye on Ray's often profanely funny exploits, finds his mind and soul being expanded by the beauty and serenity of the city. But the longer they stay waiting for Harry's call, the more surreal their experience becomes, as they find themselves in weird encounters with locals, tourists, violent medieval art, a dwarf American actor shooting a European art film, Dutch prostitutes, and a potential romance for Ray in the form of Chloë, who may have some dark secrets of her own. And when the call from Harry does finally come, Ken and Ray's vacation becomes a life-and-death struggle of darkly comic proportions and surprisingly emotional consequences.

Crew

Jeff Abberley

Executive Producer

Charline Adriaens

Assistant Production Coordinator

Francesco Alberico

Hair Stylist

Louie Alexander

Film Lab

Oliver Atherton

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Atkin

Digital Effects Artist

Nicola Atkinson

Digital Effects Artist

Chloe Aubry

Costumes

Ben Baker

Film Lab

Roland Ballard

Assistant Production Coordinator

Joshua Barraud

Assistant Art Director

Greg Barrett

Film Lab

Matthew Frederic Barrick

Song

Peter M Bauer

Song

Mark Beaumont

Production Accountant

James Bellamy

Music Editor

Davina Van Belle

Accounting Assistant

Alain Berenboom

Legal Counsel

Christine Bergren

Music

Philippe Bertin

Driver

Philippe Bertin

Props

James Biddle

Unit Production Manager

Julia Blackman

Executive Producer

Tabitha Blythe

Camera

Charles Bodycomb

Props

Russell Boswell

Caterer

Jacco Bout

Props

Jonas Boutens

Office Assistant

Ben Bradley

Film Lab

Roy Branch

Rigging Electrician

Robert Brazier

Foley Mixer

Oliver Brierley

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Richard Briscoe

Visual Effects Supervisor

Graham Broadbent

Producer

Tim Browning

Assistant Art Director

Eigil Bryld

Director Of Photography

Jaap Buitendijk

Photography

Peter Burgis

Foley Artist

Andy Burrows

Film Lab

Deepti Burton

Legal Services

Carter Burwell

Music Conductor

Carter Burwell

Original Music

Francesca Canducci

Film Lab

Monique Carboni

Photography

Michael Carlin

Production Designer

Paul Carr

Adr Mixer

Dixie Chassay

Casting Assistant

Wailoon Chung

Electrician

Jelle Claeys

Location Assistant

Ian Clark

Camera Focus Puller

Robert Clarke

Construction

Malcolm Cooper

Driver

Guy Cope

Rigging Electrician

Rosy Coppola

Tailor

Judt Crane

Caterer

Alistair Crocker

Sound Mixer

Nick Cupac

Key Grip

Matt Curtis

Titles

Peter Czernin

Producer

Eric D'souza

Film Lab

Cuong Dang

Video Assist/Playback

James Davies

Special Effects Technician

Richard Davies

Assistant Costume Designer

Lara Davis

Office Runner

George Dean

Painter

Tine Demeulenaere

Production Assistant

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Jerome Dewhurst

Film Lab

Richard Diver

Visual Effects Editor

Jo-anne Dixon

Assistant Editor

Paul Dray

Film Lab

Nicky Earnshaw

Production Coordinator

Jamie Edgell

Driver

Karen Elliott

Music Supervisor

James Embree

Stunt Double

Gideon Van Essen

Electrician

Arwell Evans

Props

Warren Ewen

Rigging Gaffer

Ken Fanning

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Farrow

Music Scoring Mixer

Alex Fielding

Sound Department

Stephen Forrest-smith

Storyboard Artist

Paul Frederickson

Driver

Niki Geeraerts

Production

Alec Gibson

Grader

Michelle Gisonda

Costumes

Adam Glasman

Colorist

Hugh Goodbody

Special Effects Technician

Katleen Goossens

Accounting Assistant

Adam Gough

Assistant Editor

Tony Goulding

Rigging Electrician

Lisa Jane Graham

Craft Service

Arthur Grayley

Foley Editor

Louise Green

Post-Production Accountant

Muffin Green

Property Master

Gavin Gregory

Visual Effects

Jon Gregory

Editor

Paul Grindey

Executive

Laurent Guinci

Costume Supervisor

Jerry Hall

Digital Effects Artist

Ruth Halliday

Other

Mark Hanlon

Best Boy

James Harbour

Sound Engineer

Susie Harding

Foley Artist

James N Harrison

Sound Effects Editor

Dave Hartley

Music

Sarah Harvey

Coproducer

Hanne Hauquier

Production Assistant

Sam Haveland

Office Runner

Adam Hawkes

Film Lab

Alistair Hayes

Caterer

Rawdon Hayne

Camera Focus Puller

Emma Hayter

Dialect Coach

Charlotte Hayward

Makeup

Charlotte Hayward

Hair

Kathy Heaser

Graphic Designer

Nigel Heath

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Nigel Heath

Adr Mixer

Patrick Hella

Casting

Jo Van Hende

Location Manager

Aeon Henderson

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Herbert

Stunt Coordinator

Joseph Hoare

Film Lab

Peter Hodge

Carpenter

Jan Hogevold

Camera

Mark Holt

Special Effects Supervisor

Tom Hooker

Camera Trainee

Alistair Hopkins

Post-Production Supervisor

Jeff Hudson

Driver

Mick Hurrell

Advisor

Chrissie Hynde

Song

Johan Ives

Location Assistant

Barbara Jansen

Production Assistant

Bieke Janssens

Assistant

Jina Jay

Casting

Sallie Jaye

Hair

Tony Jayes

Driver

Yan Jennings

Film Lab

Ariane Joachimowicz

Legal Counsel

David Johns

Special Effects Technician

Joanna Johnson

Legal Counsel

Jody Johnson

Digital Effects Artist

David Johnston

Film Lab

Lucinda Johnston

Casting Assistant

Kaat De Jonghe

Office Runner

Tracey Josephs

Executive

Patrick Kavanagh

Song

Rachel Kennedy

Unit Publicist

Miles Ketley

Legal Services

Alex King

Props

Tamara King

Office Runner

Ben Knight

Production Assistant

Jody Knight

Grip

Michael Knight

Driver

Marek Kowelski

Driver

Lars De Kuyper

Set Production Assistant

Rowena Ladbury

Script Supervisor

Grietje Lammertyn

Unit Production Manager

Richard Law

Construction

Richard Law

Rigging Grip

James Hamilto Leithauser

Song

Steven Liegeois

Production

Chris Lievens

Props

Jo Littlejohn

Accounting Assistant

Seb Loden

Production Executive

Andy Long

Gaffer

Chris Lowe

Art Director

Kevin Lowery

Film Lab

Todd Lundquist

Assistant

Anna Lynch-robinson

Set Decorator

Iain Mackay

Loader

Danny Madden

Rigging Electrician

Henry Mancini

Music Composer

Paul C Maroon

Song

Sharon Martin

Makeup Assistant

Walter R Martin

Song

David Maund

Grip

Adam Mccreight

Props

Colin Mcdaid

Transportation Captain

Martin Mcdonagh

Screenplay

Pascal Mievis

Carpenter

Dieter Moeyaert

Stand-In

Charles Moore

Legal Services

Dan Morgan

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Eddie Murphy

Construction

Neil Murphy

Costumes

Randy Nichol

Driver

Stuart Nippard

Editor

Ante Novakovic

Assistant

Robbe Nuyttens

Driver

Robbe Nuyttens

Props

Paula Oehlers

Medic

Emma Olrich-smith

Other

Katherine Otway

Legal Services

Mark Overall

Carpenter

Carl Van Oyen

Office Runner

Gert Pannecoucke

Props Buyer

Martin Parr

Caterer

Matthew Penry-davey

Assistant Director

Rupert Porter

Visual Effects Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Bons baisers de Bruges, Escondidos en Brujas, Unas vacaciones diferentes
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Altered States Fx; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Birds & Animals Unlimited; Blueprint Pictures; Camouflage; Chantier Films; Computamatch; Deluxe Australia; Double Negative Visual Effects; Film4 Productions; Focus Features; Focus Features; Framestore Cfc; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hackenbacker Sound; Isobel Griffiths, Ltd.; Italia Films; Lev Films; Midnight Transfer; Pivotal Post; SND-Groupe M6; Sargent Disc, Ltd.; Scanbox Entertainment; Scion Films; Set Wheels; Ster-Kinekor; Sun Distribution Group; Translux; Twins Financing; Wiggin Llp; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Distribution Company
Focus Features; 35 Milim; Acme Film; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Aurora Distribution; Bazuca; Best Film; Cine Colombia; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Continental Film S.R.O. (Slovakia); Corazón Films; Distribution Company; Empire; Focus Features; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); Hollywood Classic Entertainment; Hoyts Distribution; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Media Asia; Mikado Film; Odeon S.A.; Paradise; Paradise Film Distribution Company (Russia); Paris Filmes; Prooptiki Bulgaria; Sena; Shaw Organization; Tobis Film; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Universal Pictures International
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Bruges, Belgium

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2008 Orange Award for Best Original Screenplay by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Limited Release in United States February 8, 2008

Released in United States Winter February 8, 2008

Released in United States on Video June 24, 2008

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States January 2008

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (World Cinema) January 24-February 3, 2008.

Project was included on the 2006 Black List.

Feature directorial debut for Martin McDonagh.

Limited Release in United States February 8, 2008

Released in United States Winter February 8, 2008

Released in United States on Video June 24, 2008

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (World Cinema) January 24-February 3, 2008.)

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at the Sundance Film Festival (Opening Night/Premieres) January 17-27, 2008.)

Winner of the 2008 award for Best New Filmmaker by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC).