EN - November 9, 1985. A gang carried out a bloody raid on the Delhaize Supermarket in Aalst, Belgium. The so-called Brabant Killers brutally murdered eight innocent people, among whom were Gilbert, Thérèse and Rebecca Van de Steen. Nine-year old David Van de Steen, although critically injured, survived the shooting. His parents and sister were among the final victims of the infamous gang. David was now an orphan and his grandparents took on the heart-wrenching task of trying to give him a new perspective on life and help him build a future. Grandfather Albert fought for over 25 years to bring the killers to justice. To this day, the killers who murdered 28 people between 1982 and 1985 have not been identified. It is the biggest scandal in the history of Belgian justice.

Twenty five years after Daens (nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar), director Stijn Coninx once again teams up with Jan Decleir (Daens, Memory of a Killer, Karakter) who plays the the grandfather. Viviane De Muynck (Time of my Life, Speechless) plays the grandmother. The brothers Mo and Kes Bakker and Jonas Van Geel play David at different ages.

NL - Bij de laatste aanslag van de Bende Van Nijvel op het Delhaize-warenhuis in Aalst op 9 november 1985 ziet de negenjarige David Van de Steen hoe zijn ouders en zus worden neergeschoten. Zelf blijft hij zwaargewond en verweesd achter. Grootouders Albert en Metje vangen hun kleinzoon op en hebben de loodzware opdracht om ondanks het grote verlies, het verdriet en vele onbeantwoorde vragen hun kleinzoon een toekomst te bieden…

FR - Le 9 novembre 1985, une bande de malfaiteurs fait une attaque sanglante au supermarché Delhaize à Alost. Ils tuent 8 innocents, parmi eux, Gilbert, Thérèse et Rebecca Van de Steen. Le petit David Van de Steen, âgé de 9 ans, est gravement blessé et reste orphelin. Ses parents et sa sœur sont les dernières victimes des « Tueurs du Brabant ». David est alors recueilli par ses grands-parents qui s’efforceront de lui donner un avenir. Pendant plus de 25 ans, son grand-père continuera à lutter pour trouver les assassins. A ce jour, ces assassins qui ont tué 28 personnes entre 1982 et 1985, restent inconnus. C’est le plus gros scandale juridique dans l’histoire de la Belgique.

25 ans après Daens (nominé pour aux Oscars pour Meilleur Film étranger), Stijn Coninx retrouve l’acteur Jan Decleir dans le rôle du grand-père, Viviane De Muynck incarnant la grand-mère. Les frères Mo et Kes Bakker interprètent le rôle de David à 9 et 12 ans, Jonas Van Geel, quant à lui, tient le rôle de David à l'âge adulte.

Info

Title Don't Shoot
Original title Niet Schieten
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre Drama, based on true events
Year 2018

Credits

Cast Jan Decleir, Viviane De Muynck, Mo Bakker, Kes Bakker, Jonas Van Geel, Inge Paulussen, Tom Van Dyck
Photography Danny Elsen
Editing Philippe Ravoet
Sound Peter Flamman
Art director Hubert Pouille
Costume Kristin Van Passel
Makeup Mariëlle Hoevenaars
Music Jorrit Kleijnen & Alexander Reumers

Technical specs

Running time film 135'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 2:35
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders, the STAP Program of Telenet, le Centre du Cinéma et de l'audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, The Netherlands Film Production Incentive, screen.brussels fund, VTM, RTBF, Proximus
Production partners Les Films du Fleuve (BE), Kaap Holland Film (NL)
Tax shelter partners SCIO Productions (BE)

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Published on Monday 4 September 2017

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Short info

Director Stijn Coninx
Producers Peter Bouckaert
Writers Stijn Coninx, Rik D'hiet
Contact

Eyeworks Film & TV Drama
Peter Bouckaert
Fabriekstraat 43
1930 Zaventem
Belgium
T +32 2 711 4250
T +32 475 457 549
peter.bouckaert@eyeworks.tv
www.eyeworks.be

Sales

Website www.nietschieten.be
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