In Bruges, image courtesy of Ronald Grant Archive

In Bruges

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Fri 18 Aug 2017
Doors 18.30
£17.00 + booking fees

DJ from 18.45 Film starts approximately 21.00. For telephone bookings call 0844 847 1715 (booking with Ticketmaster, calls will cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge)

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Director Martin McDonagh’s wickedly funny black comedy starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as hitmen sent to beautiful Bruges to stay out of trouble.

Certificate 18
Duration 107 mins

A wickedly funny and vividly violent black comedy that generously whisks viewers off on a sight-seeing trip to beautiful Bruges only to plunge them into a world of gunfights, seedy sex, plentiful swearing and petty squabbles. Still, at least the architecture is pretty! Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson play two hitmen who are sent to the medieval town to avoid repercussions after a job goes wrong. The fact that they really, really get on each other’s nerves is a minor issue as they soon discover that deadly trouble – in the form of a surprisingly scary Ralph Fiennes – is hot on their heels even this far from home.

The highly-acclaimed and formidably multi-talented Martin McDonagh (creator of such plays as The Cripple of Inishmaan and most recently Hangmen) outdoes Tarantino with his first film as writer and director, using his vicious sense of humour and ability to conjure wild surprises to create an immediate classic. McDonagh’s forthcoming new film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is already an Oscar favourite, so this is the perfect chance to see how his film career kicked off.


Those who know McDonagh's work know a vein of darkness will run deeply through the comedy. It has seldom been darker. Or funnier.

John Anderson, Washington Post
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