In Bruges tells the tale of two hitman, one rookie and one veteran. On his first assignment the rookie, Ray, is sent to kill a priest inside of a church and he does so; unfortunately, there was a child in the church at the time and a stray bullet strike the boy in the head. The two hitmen are sent to Bruges by their employer to lay low for a while and during their stay the two examine their circumstances and Ray even manages to strike up a relationship with an actress he meets on the set of a film. But their troubles aren't completely behind them as their employer,Harry,sends some hitmen to finish the two bungling killers off.
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Best part of story, including ending:
It a morality play and it utilizes the beautiful old city as a centerpiece between two slightly opposing forces. It also looks at the effects that guilt has on people and if we can truly redeem ourselves.
Opinion about the main character:
He's not your typical tough guy hit-man without a conscience he displays a good bit of vulnerability, and he feels guilt over his actions.