In Bruges

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In Bruges is a 2008 film in which Irish contract killers Ray and Ken are sent to the medieval Belgian city of Bruges following a botched hit in London to wait for further instructions from their employer Harry.

Directed by Martin McDonagh. Written by Martin McDonagh.
Shoot first. Sightsee later.Taglines


  • One gay beer for my friend, because he's gay, and one normal beer for me, because I'm normal.
  • Ken, I grew up in Dublin. I love Dublin. If I'd grown up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me. But I didn't, so it doesn't.
  • They're filming midgets!
  • One day in Bruges and I already got a date with a girl in the film business. The Belguim film business. [pauses] They're making a film about a midget.
  • Maybe that's what Hell is, an entire eternity spent in fucking Bruges.
  • There's two things Belguim is famous for: chocolate and child abuse, and we all know that they invented chocolate to get to the kids.
  • I would never hit a woman intentionally. Now she was gonna hit me with a wine bottle. That's self defense. But never an unarmed woman, or a woman who knew karate...
  • That's for John Lennon, you Yankee fucking cunt!
  • Purgatory is kinda like the in-betweeny one; you weren't really shit but you weren't all that great either. Like Tottenham.
  • And I really really hoped I wouldn't die. I really really hoped I wouldn't die.


  • Man's got to stick to his principles.
  • [Remarking an Uzi among an arsenal of guns] Ha, an Uzi! I'm not from South Central Los fucking Angeles. I'm not going to shoot twenty black ten year olds in a fucking driveby. I want a regular gun for a regular person.
  • Number One, why aren't you in when I fucking told you to be. Number Two, why doesn't this hotel have fucking phones with fucking voicemail on them and not have to leave messages with the fucking receptionist? Number Three you better fucking be in tomorrow night when I fucking call again or there'll be fucking Hell to pay. I'm fucking telling you.
  • Of course it's gonna be dangerous; it's a matter of fucking honor.
  • You retract that bit about my cunt fucking kids this instant!
  • You're an inanimate fuckin' object!
  • I'm sorry for calling you an inanimate object. I was upset.
  • Don't be stupid, this is the shootout.


Ken: This morning and this afternoon we do the things I want to do.
Ray: Which I assume will involve culture.
Ken: Oh, I think we shall strike a balance between culture and fun.
Ray: Somehow Ken, I believe the scales shall tip in the favour of culture, like a big fat fucking retarded fucking black girl on a see saw opposite... a dwarf.
[Ken is confused]
Ray: When I was down the park once when I was little... this big fat retarded black girl came up, and beat the absolute fucking shit out of me for no reason.
Ken: What does her being black have anything to do with it?
Ray: Well... she was black... She mightn't have been retarded, she might have just been one of those deaf and dumb girls... but whatever she was... she was a cunt. Completely beat the shit out of me.

Canadian Man: Fucking unbelievable!
Ray: What's fucking unbelievable?
Canadian Man: Are you talking to me?
Ray: He pauses even though he should just hit the cunt.

Ken: You from the States?
Jimmy: Yeah. But don't hold it against me.
Ken: I'll try not to... Just try not to say anything too loud or crass.


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