In Bruges 2008 crime drama
Available for streaming on Netflix and Prime Video
Put three violent gangsters into a picturesque Belgian town, add a dwarf with an attitude, and a sexy blonde (Clémence Poésy) with a fondness for drugs; and there you have it – a time bomb set to explode. Ralph Fiennes delivers a powerhouse performance, and proves once again he is among the best in the movie business. His phone conversation where he switches seamlessly from discussing sightseeing ideas to cold-blooded murder is unforgettable. Do not believe the hype that this is a ha-ha comedy flick. Many viewers found the vulgar language and bloody mayhem to be very disturbing. While not one of my favorite movies, it did help inspire me to visit Bruges, Belgium several years later. The famous clock tower is still there, but the bloody mess in the town square has been carefully cleaned up.