EN - Dignitaries about to sign a peace treaty can’t open the pen box. While an ordinary boy defies war to bring them the key, they experience hard times in the conference room.

NL - De hoogwaardigheidsbekleders die het vredesverdrag gaan ondertekenen, krijgen het kistje met de pen niet open. Terwijl een gewone jongen de oorlog trotseert om ze het sleuteltje te brengen, slagen de ondertekenaars er niet in om in de vergaderzaal de vrede te bewaren.


Title Bring Us The Key
Original title Bring Us The Key
Original language no dialogues
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Animation
Genre one-minute animated short
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-05-14


Editing Boris Sverlow
Sound Jef Aerts
Costume Vanessa Evrard

Technical specs

Running time film 1'
Release format DCP
Other available formats HD Cam
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format SR
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Flemish Literature Fund (FLF), Kinepolis, Canvas


2014: Short Film Corner – Cannes Film Festival (FR), Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire (FR), Montreal World Film Festival (CA), Fantoche International Animation Film Festival (CH), Animated Film Festival Animatou (CH), Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (BE), Naqsh Short Film Festival (BH), Valladolid International Film Festival (SP), Arras Film Festival (FR), Cairo Film Festival (EG)

Montreal World Film Fest takes Flanders’ treatment

The Montreal World Film Festival has picked up The Treatment by Hans Herbots for its 38th edition, taking place from August 21-September 1. Herbots’s psychological thriller will have its international premiere in the festival’s Focus on World Cinema section. In addition, Sahim Omar Kalifa will present his latest short film Bad Hunter in Official Competition. Kevin Meul’s short Cadet and the animation project 12 Minutes About Peace, a collection of 12 one-minute shorts commemorating WWI, are also set to screen in Montreal.

Bad HunterThe Treatment stars Geert Van Rampelberg as police inspector Nick Cafmeyer, a man who seems to have it all. Yet a dark shadow hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the disappearance of his younger brother.

Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014

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Director Boris Sverlow
Producers Wil Mathijs
Writers Boris Sverlow, Johan Verschueren

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