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DON'T SHOOT

by Stijn Coninx

synopsis

November 9, 1985. A gang carried out a bloody raid on the Delhaize Supermarket in Aalst, Belgium. The so-called Brabant Killers brutally murdered eight innocent people, among whom were Gilbert, Thérèse and Rebecca Van de Steen. Nine-year old David Van de Steen, although critically injured, survived the shooting. His parents and sister were among the final victims of the infamous gang. David became an orphan and his grandparents took on the heart-wrenching task of trying to give him a new perspective on life and help him build a future. Grandfather Albert fought for over 25 years to bring the killers to justice. To this day, the killers who murdered 28 people between 1982 and 1985 have not been identified. It is the biggest scandal in the history of Belgian justice.

international title: Don't Shoot
original title: Niet Schieten
country: Belgium, Netherlands
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Stijn Coninx
release date: BE 10/10/2018, NL 15/11/2018
screenplay: Stijn Coninx, Rik D'Hiet
cast: Jan Decleir, Viviane de Muynck, Mo Bakker, Kes Bakker, Jonas Van Geel, Inge Paulussen, Louis Talpe, Elke Van Mello, Zita Wauters, Ann Tuts
cinematography by: Danny Elsen
film editing: Philippe Ravoet
art director: Hubert Pouille
costumes designer: Kristin Van Passel
music: Jorrit Kleijnen, Alexander Reumers
producer: Peter Bouckaert
co-producer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
line producer: Nathalie Van Schelvergem
production: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama NV, Kaap Holland Film, Les Films du Fleuve
backing: Netherlands Film Production Incentive (NL), Screen Flanders (BE)
distributor: Kinepolis Film Distribution, Dutch FilmWorks