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Bruges Speaks

Posted May 07, 2008

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The question on everyone lips at Focus, but no one had the heart to ask, is, "What did Bruges think about In Bruges?" The answer is out. In a letter in the Guardian this weekend, Dawn Page, director of Tourism Flanders-Brussels, wrote "The movie shows the city off perfectly, and we hope that it will introduce Bruges to a younger audience." And while gun-toting, drug-fueled hit men are clearly every tourist bureau's dream come true, Page was careful to warn youngsters before they ran out to the airport: "of course, if people go on holiday expecting a town inhabited by contract assassins, racist dwarves and Dutch prostitutes, they're going to be sorely disappointed." Damn.