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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #29. Alex van Warmerdam’s Schneider Vs. Bax

Schneider Vs. Bax

Director: Alex van Warmerdam // Writer: Alex van Warmerdam

Steadily working Dutch auteur Alex van Warmerdam has been systematically making bizarre, offbeat features since 1986’s Voyeur (aka Abel), with titles like 1992’s The Northerners or 2003’s Grimm reaching a wider international audience. But at Cannes 2013, Warmerdam’s eighth feature, Borgman, was a breakout success. Though it went home empty handed, it certainly increased Warmerdam’s profile with a delightfully strange film. His latest, Schneider Vs. Bax, sees the director with his usual set cast of returning characters, including Pierre Bokma and his wife, Annet Malherbe, who starred in nearly all his features. A hitman is assigned the simple task of killing a solitary writer before the night is through. Of course, things don’t go as planned.

Cast: Alex van Warmerdam, Annet Malherbe, Pierre Bokma

Production Co.: Graniet Film Bv, Czar, Verenigde Arbeiders Radio Amateurs (Vara)

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Fortissimo back with Borgman director

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Exclusive: Fortissimo takes world rights to survival thriller that pits a writer against a hitman who gets more than he bargained for.

Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights, outside Benelux and Scandinavia, to writer/director Alex van Warmerdam’s upcoming project, Schneider vs. Bax (working title).

The project is Van Warmerdam’s first since Borgman, which screened In Competition at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Fortissimo is commencing pre-sales immediately.

Schneider vs. Bax revolves around two men, a contract killer and a writer, battling each other for survival. Schneider, the contract killer and a devoted family man, is offered a rush job on the morning of his birthday to liquidate Ramon Bax. Bax is a 50 year old writer living in his secluded cabin by the lake. What seems to be a simple assignment turns out to be more than expected.

Fortissimo Films’ long time partner, production company Graniet Film, is currently
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Fortissimo reunites with Warmerdam

  • ScreenDaily
Exclusive: Fortissimo takes world rights to survival thriller that pits a writer against a hitman, who gets more than he bargained for.

Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights, outside Benelux and Scandinavia, to writer/director Alex van Warmerdam’s upcoming project, Schneider vs. Bax (working title).

The project is Van Warmerdam’s first since Borgman, which screened In Competition at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Fortissimo is commencing pre-sales immediately.

Schneider vs. Bax revolves around two men, a contract killer and a writer, battling each other for survival. Schneider, the contract killer and a devoted family man, is offered a rush job on the morning of his birthday to liquidate Ramon Bax. Bax is a 50 year old writer living in his secluded cabin by the lake. What seems to be a simple assignment turns out to be more than expected.

Fortissimo Films’ long time partner, production company Graniet Film, is currently
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Fortissimo reunites with Borgman director

  • ScreenDaily
Exclusive: Fortissimo takes world rights to survival thriller that pits a writer against a hitman who gets more than he bargained for.

Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights, outside Benelux and Scandinavia, to writer/director Alex van Warmerdam’s upcoming project, Schneider vs. Bax (working title).

The project is Van Warmerdam’s first since Borgman, which screened In Competition at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Fortissimo is commencing pre-sales immediately.

Schneider vs. Bax revolves around two men, a contract killer and a writer, battling each other for survival. Schneider, the contract killer and a devoted family man, is offered a rush job on the morning of his birthday to liquidate Ramon Bax. Bax is a 50 year old writer living in his secluded cabin by the lake. What seems to be a simple assignment turns out to be more than expected.

Fortissimo Films’ long time partner, production company Graniet Film, is currently
See full article at ScreenDaily »

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