“Rogue Justice,” produced by leading Dutch company Pupkin Film, is mainly set on the tropical island of Bonaire and revolves around two elite cops Willem (Dennis van de Ven) and Theo who go rogue as they follow a trail of a stolen work of art.
The three-part miniseries, which will also be available as a feature-length film, is currently in production for the Dutch public broadcaster Npo 3. “Rogue Justice” is expected to be delivered early 2020.
“The Columnist,” meanwhile, is a revenge thriller starring Katja Herbers (“West World”) as a columnist who continuously has to deal with threats and negative comments on her social media pages. One day, she has had enough and decides to hunt down on her trolls.
Currently in post, “The Columnist” is produced by
Maj-id (Kenzari) is a talented kick boxer from a gray, anonymous suburb in the Netherlands. Whilst trying to support his family through petty crime, his fighting prowess brings him increasing notoriety in-and outside the ring. As the worlds of kickboxing and organized crime begin to blur into each another, Maj-id begins to lose sight of what it is he really wants and also those who are closest to him as well.
Wolf is a black and white film and is entirely in Dutch so therefore, unless you speak Dutch, you will have to read the subtitles. If either of those facts cause you to recoil in horror at even the thought of watching the film, then this definitely isn’t the one for you.
With the added films, the festival’s entire slate is now a whopping 393 movies. Two hundred eighty-five of those movies are feature films, of which 143 are world premieres.
The Mavericks portion of the festival includes onstage discussions following the screening of each film. Do I Sound Gay? will be followed by a talk between director David Thorpe and sex-advice guru Dan Savage. Also premiering in that space is The 50 Year Argument,
The “up-and-comers” include Berlin Film Fest (and future Nyff
Wolf tells of an ex-con whose fighting skills suck him into a savage world of organised crime.
Marwan Kenzari, Nasrdin Dchar, Raymond Thiry, Chemseddine Amar, Cahit Olmez, Bo Maerten, and Slimane Dazi star and Julius Ponten of Habbekrats produced.
Wolf recently received its world premiere in the New Directors section of the San Sebastian International Film Festival, where it won the Youth Award.
IFC Midnight and Xyz Films brokered the deal.
Xyz Films introduced sales in Toronto on the story, written and directed by Jim Taihuttu, about a recently released man whose Mma skills suck him into a violent and lawless world.
Deals closed with StudioCanal in the UK, Capelight Pictures in Germany and Movies Inspired in Italy.
Wolf is set to receive its festival premiere in the New Directors section of San Sebastian and its North American premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
Marwan Kenzari, Nasrdin Dchar, Raymond Thiry and Slimane Dazi star.
Julius Ponten of Habbekrats produced for Production Partners Ntr in association with Nederlands Filmfonds, Mediafonds, CoBO-Fonds, Fei Productions and TopNotch.
Xyz Films and Gareth Huw Evans’ Pt Merantau Films are in post-production on The Raid 2, which reunites the Indonesian-based UK director Evans his The Raid: Redemption star Iko Uwais
Peter Hoogendoorn’s debut feature, a real time ensemble drama produced by Keren Cogan Films and Phanta Film and co-producers Limited (France), Mindsmeet (Belgium) and Dutch broadcaster Avro has begun.
The film will be released in Dutch cinemas by Amstelfilm in 2014.
Set on a typical summer’s day, a devastating piece of news is delivered by two officers in a police car that changes the lives of a family forever. As the journey progresses, the vehicle becomes more crowded with family members and reveals their inner turmoil.
Hoogendoorn developed the script at the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam. The project was presented at the CineMart at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2010. The film is supported by Eurimages, the Dutch Film Fund, Screen Flanders, Region Alsace and CoBO and will be distributed by Amstelfilm.
The ensemble cast is made up of well known Dutch actors Raymond Thiry, Nasrdin Dchar, [link
Wolf will premiere in New Directors at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and stars Marwan Kenzari, Nasrdin Dchar, Raymond Thiry and Slimane Dazi.
The story follows an ex-con who enters the world of mixed martial arts.
Julius Ponten of Habbekrats produced for Production Partners Ntr with Nederlands Filmfonds, Mediafonds, CoBO-Fonds, Fei Productions and TopNotch.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be representing Wolf,” said Xyz co-founder Aram Tertzakian. “It’s a visually stunning, emotionally charged, and deeply human crime thriller with powerful performances all around.
“Jim Taihuttu is an enormous talent, and we expect Wolf to be the first of many collaborations with Jim and Habbekrats.”
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