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by Alex Van Warmerdam


Schneider, a contract killer, gets a phone call from Mertens. Mertens has a rush job for Schneider, but Schneider refuses. It is his birthday and he has promised his wife Lucy to help with the dinner they’ve planned for that evening. Mertens stresses that it is important and needs to be done that day. "It’s Ramon Bax, a writer. He lives on his own on the edge of a remote lake. It’s an easy job, with a bit, of luck you’ll be back before lunchtime." Reluctantly, Schneider agrees, but the easy job turns out to have its complications.

international title: Schneider vs. Bax
original title: Schneider vs. Bax
country: Netherlands, Belgium
sales agent: Fortissimo Films
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Alex Van Warmerdam
film run: 97'
release date: NL 28/05/2015, BE 23/09/2015, FR 18/11/2015
screenplay: Alex Van Warmerdam
cast: Tom Dewispelaere, Alex Van Warmerdam, Maria Kraakman, Gene Bervoets, Annet Malherbe, Pierre Bokma, Henri Garcin
cinematography by: Tom Erisman
film editing: Job ter Burg
art director: Geert Paredis
costumes designer: Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
producer: Marc Van Warmerdam
co-producer: Eurydice Gysel
production: Graniet Film, CZAR, Vara
distributor: Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Cinéart, Potemkine Films


main awards/selection

Festival del film Locarno 2015International Competition

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