MARTIN MCDONAGH | UNITED KINGDOM, USA | 2008 | 107 MIN | R | ENGLISH
Before their Banshees reunion was but a drop in a pint, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson were hitmen unwantedly stuck in Belgium’s Bruges after a hit goes terribly wrong in Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy-thriller debut.
Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Elizabeth Berrington
Part of the Philadelphia Film Society’s Debut series
All filmmakers have to start somewhere. A debut film may catapult a director into the auteur stratosphere or be merely a blip on their IMDb list, yet the debut remains a defining moment that can serve as film forensic for everything that follows.