In Bruges looks like a blast. It also is one of the more bizarre trailers I’ve ever seen, in a good way. Ralph Fiennes lightening up onscreen is a huge coup for the filmmakers and Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell is an inspired pairing. Lucky Chewers in Atlanta who answer the questions below and include their mailing address may just get a little surprise in the mail courtesy of CHUD.com. Good luck!
The plot is as follows…
Bruges, the most well-preserved medieval city in the
whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travellers 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
1. What song would be infinitely better if you substituted the word “Bruges” in for a word in the title?
2. What’s the weirdest place you’ve gone on vacation?
3. Who’s your favorite actor between Ralph Fiennes, Colin Farrell, and Brendan Gleeson?