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Audience Award for The Treatment in Zagreb


The Treatment, a thriller by Hans Herbots based on Mo Hayder’s best-selling crime novel, has won the Audience Award at Fantastic Zagreb. The fifth edition of the genre festival took place in the Croatian capital from June 26 to July 4.

Adapted for the screen by scriptwriter Carl Joos (The Broken Circle BreakdownThe Alzheimer Case), Herbots’s thriller follows inspector Nick Cafmeyer, a successful, good-looking policeman who seems to have it all. But, since the age of nine, Nick has been haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother. When a disturbing kidnapping case comes to light, Nick heads the relentless manhunt that ensues.

Since its debut early last year, The Treatment has screened at a number of festivals including Montreal, Austin, Palm Springs, Tallinn, Warsaw and Glasgow. Sales agent Be for Films has also sold the film to a number of territories, including the UK, where it is due to open next month.

Produced by Peter Bouckaert for EyeworksThe Treatment received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Film Fund of Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Sven Gatz and was also backed by the Screen Flanders Economic Fund, under the aegis of Economic Affairs Minister Philippe Muyters and Cultural Affairs Minister Gatz.