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April 25, 2010


West Flanders, Belgium. I have been there twice--mainly passing through--but anyone can get a good idea of the look, feel and rhythm of this medieval city in Belgium's West Flanders province just by seeing the movie "In Bruges". Much of it is shot in the striking Market Square area of Bruges.

The film is about two Irish hit men (Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell)--nice guys for the most part--with Ralph Fiennes as their wonderfully foul-mouthed, mean and manic crime boss who rose up from London's storied East End. Imagine a yarn about London's Kray twins--but joined by a younger, sappier third brother (Farrell) who wants to mend their killing ways. And, unlike the Krays, they are funny, smart and tripped up by guilt.


Posted by JD Hull at April 25, 2010 12:59 AM


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