Schneider vs. Bax – a new film from Alex van Warmerdam

From writer/director Alex van Warmerdam (BORGMAN). Schneider, a hitman, gets a call from Mertens on the morning of his birthday. He has a last-minute assignment for Schneider. The target is Ramon Bax, a writer who lives alone in a secluded place. “It’s an easy job. With a little luck you’re back home before noon.” What was promised to be a simple hit turns out to be more than expected.

Here’s what other critics are saying:
“Putting the “dead” back in deadpan, the ninth feature of van Warmerdam is his most Coen brothers-like film yet, a western in the Dutch wetlands that’s as unpredictable as it is darkly funny.”
– Body van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

 

“…the more absurd the circumstances, the more entertaining the movie gets.”
– Peter Debruge, Variety

 

“Van Warmerdam unfolds his rapidly escalating comedy of errors here with remarkable precision and craft.”
– Todd Brown, Twitch

 

Screening as a part of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Showcase Series:
Sunday July 31 @ 2:00pm
Monday August 1 @ 7:30pm
Tuesday August 2 @ 5:00pm
Wednesday August 3 @ 7:30pm
at the Riviera Theatre
2044 Alameda Padre Serra

Get tickets here

 

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Check back for more on this new film! See you at the movies!

 

SCHNEIDER VS. BAX
Written and Directed by Alex van Warmerdam
Starring Tom Dewispelaere, Alex van Warmerdam, Maria Kraakman,
Pierre Bokma, Gene Bervoets
Countries of Origin: Netherlands
Running Time: 96 min
Not Rated
Subtitled

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