A few days ago I was looking at “In Bruges” again. With walking around the city a lot more than before I started looking at the locations the movie was shot at.
And I found a few mistakes in the movie. Location-wise that is.
When Ken (Brendan Gleeson) goes up the Belfry, he has to pay €5. Nowadays it’s €8, €6 if you’re under 26.
But… they visit a church, supposedly the church with the Holy Blood of Christ. Well, the church that scene was shot in is on the other side of Bruges. It’s called the “Jeruzalemkerk” (Jerusalem-church) and they don’t have the Holy Blood there. So when you’re going in to the basilica of the Holy Blood and expect to see the scene from the movie, don’t be surprised. Pictures of the two different churches below will show a biiiiiig difference.
|The Church from the movie|
|Real Basilica of the Holy Blood|
|The way up to the Holy Blood|
|Raamstraat 17 in the movie|
|The real "Raamstraat 17"|
After the jump out of the window (lot of jumping here) they go from the most picturesque place, through the little square next to it (Huidenvettersplein) and suddenly they’re back at Gruuthuse? That’s also where the final scene is.
I drew a map (in two parts) of this chase so you can see the little “teleportation” they make now and then.
|Part 1 of "The Shootout" - Jumping around Bruges|
|Part 2 of "The Shootout" - Jump of all times !|