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Screen Flanders-supported Schneider vs. Bax invited to Locarno


Schneider vs. Bax, the new feature film from Alex van Warmerdam, has been selected for the International Competition at the Locarno Film Festival (5-15 August). Starring Flemish actor Tom Dewispelaere, the film was co-produced for Flanders by Czar TV.

Coming after Borgman, The Last Days of Emma Blank, Waiter and others, Schneider vs. Bax is van Warmerdam’s ninth feature and revolves around hit man Schneider. On the morning of his birthday he’s offered a rush job: to liquidate writer Ramon Bax. Schneider reluctantly accepts, only to discover that the apparently simple job is more complex than he expected.

Van Warmerdam, Maria Kraakman and Flemish actor Tom Dewispelaere (Borgman, Cordon) play the main roles, alongside Gene Bervoets (Paradise Trips, Image, Salamander). Eurydice Gysel and Koen Mortier of Brussels production company Czar TV (The Missing, The White Queen) co-produced the film for Flanders; international sales are handled by Fortissimo Films.

Schneider vs. Bax received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Film Fund of Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Sven Gatz. The film was also backed by the Screen Flanders Economic Fund, under the aegis of Economic Affairs Minister Philippe Muyters and Cultural Affairs Minister Gatz.