Playwright Martin McDonaugh's film, In Bruges, is a dark comedy/light tragedy about hitmen spending time in Bruges, a quiet, touristy town in Belgium, while waiting for their next contract. These killers are rather more human than the genre's usual, with their own interests and personal drama. Colin Farrell is endearingly dim-witted, but believably tortured by a hit gone wrong, while Brendan Gleeson is the tedious, disciplined veteran who could spend all day seeing the sights. Neither of these men relish killing, nor does their boss played by Ralph Fiennes, for that matter, though he seems a little on edge than they are. Naturally, it's all going to turn into a perfect Fiasco before the end. Great location, excellent acting, textured writing, strange and original moments... Thoroughly enjoyed that.