The Netherlands, Belgium


Schneider, a hit man, gets a call from Mertens on the morning of his birthday. He has a rush job for Schneider who refuses it, because it is his birthday and he has promised Lucy, his wife, to help her with the preparations for the dinner party. Mertens insists that it is an important matter. When they meet in Mertens' office, Schneider is told that the target is Ramon Bax, a writer. He lives alone in a secluded place. "It's an easy job. With a little luck you're back home before noon." Schneider accepts the assignment. What seems to be a simple job turns out to be more than expected.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Alex Van Warmerdam

Written by: Alex Van Warmerdam

Produced by: Marc van Warmerdam

Cinematography: Tom Erisman

Editing: Job ter Burg

Production Design: Geert Paredis

Costume Design: Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Original Score: Alex Van Warmerdam

Sound Design: Peter Warnier

Cast: Tom Dewispelaere (Schneider), Alex Van Warmerdam (Bax), Maria Kraakman (Francisca), Gene Bervoets (Mertens), Annet Malherbe (Gina), Loes Haverkort (Lucy), Eva van de Wijdeven (Nadine), Henri Garcin (Gerard), Pierre Bokma (Bolek)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2015