Saturday, February 09, 2008

Indie Thoughts: In Bruges

This month features many independent films that I'd like to see, so what better way to start than the film that opened this year's Sundance Film Festival.

This film is a darkly humorous tale about two hitmen (played by Colin Farrel and Brendan Gleeson) hiding out in one of the worst places on earth (according to Farrel's character) -- Bruges, Belgium.

There is one point in the film, where Farrel's character compares Bruges to hell or purgatory, and he's probably not that far off.

His character of Ray is at a crossroads in his life and Bruges is the place, where he would decide what path he should follow.

It would also be an understatement to say that Ray is a very politically incorrect character and some of the things that he says could offend some people.

Even though it's a comedy for the most part, the film does get serious for the most part (mostly at the end when the hitmen's boss -- played by Ralph Fiennes -- shows up).

In the the end I found In Bruges an entertaining film, in terms of politically incorrect heist films (plus it was neat seeing Collin Farrel use his real accent).