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Niet Schieten (2018)

In one fell swoop, nine-year old David Van de Steen lost his mother, his father and his sister in an attack by the Brabant Killers in Aalst. His grandfather, Albert, has the well-nigh ... See full summary »

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Stijn Coninx
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Decleir ... Albert
Viviane de Muynck Viviane de Muynck ... Metje
Mo Bakker ... David 9 jaar
Kes Bakker Kes Bakker ... David 12 jaar
Jonas Van Geel ... David
Inge Paulussen ... Hilde De Moor
Louis Talpe ... Gilbert
Elke Van Mello Elke Van Mello ... Therese
Zita Wauters Zita Wauters ... Rebecca
Ann Tuts Ann Tuts ... Zuster Benedicte
Lucas Van den Eynde ... Dokter Rumbaut
Charlotte De Bruyne ... Nathalie
Nico Sturm ... Chantal
Bert Haelvoet ... Den Beir
Aziz Bouhkzar Aziz Bouhkzar ... Giovanni
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In one fell swoop, nine-year old David Van de Steen lost his mother, his father and his sister in an attack by the Brabant Killers in Aalst. His grandfather, Albert, has the well-nigh impossible task of giving David a new perspective on life, a future.

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In one fell swoop, nine-year old David Van de Steen lost his mother, his father and his sister in an attack by the Brabant Killers in Aalst. His grandfather, Albert, has the well-nigh impossible task of giving David a new perspective on life, a future.

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This film is based on the true story of the Nijvel Gang (or 'Brabant Killers') who executed a series of violent robberies between 1983 and 1985. The Brabant killers murdered 28 people during several raids, often targeting victims on purpose while the loot was meager at best. The identities and real motives of the perpetrators have always remained a mystery, although the brutal killings have been variously explained as attempts at blackmail, political terrorism or cover-up of political or criminal assassinations. The subsequent investigation was plagued by mistakes such as insufficient cooperation, inadequate research and disappearance of evidence, and the fact that many members of justice were taken off the case for dubious reasons has many people believing in a governmental conspiracy. A confession in 2017 briefly brought new light to the investigation, but the justice department dismissed the information as irrelevant. Director Stijn Coninx said that he made the movie with the goal of refreshing the public's awareness and reopening the investigation, in the hope that the case will be solved before it reaches the statute of limitations in 2025. See more »

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A deep emotional take on "The Gang of Nijvel' terror
23 October 2018 | by timvandenbranden96See all my reviews

The film starts in the mid 80s during the terror of the still unknown Gang of Nijvel in Belgium. This gang committed very violent robberies on supermarkets with no focus on looting, but more on causing victims and chaos.

Instead of choosing the big take on this dark history, this movie follows a young victim and his grandparents (especially his grandfather). In this way, the movie can focus more on the very personal pain and the suffering from a terrible familydrama. Not only feelings of loss, but also anger for the injustice of the slobbing police investigation and no communication towards the victims and family. Director Stijn Coninx succeeded very well in making a deep-emotionally touching connection with the victim and his grandfather. We can feel the pain, anger, sense for revenge and justice from the grandfather. A sometimes intimate cinematography emphasizes this even more.

It takes a real effort to keep this sort of special emotional band with a character throughout the whole duration of a movie, but Coninx succeeded with is work. The whole movietheater was sileced by the end, a proof the movie delivered it's message and reached most of it's goal.


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Belgium

Language:

Dutch | French

Release Date:

10 October 2018 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Shoot See more »

Filming Locations:

Aalst, East Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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