EN - Antwerp. The lives of four dealer friends who want to become real-life made men spins out of control when they steal a shipment of cocaine. They trigger a full-out war between them, an Amsterdam drug lord and the ruthless Colombian cartels.

NL - Patser volgt vier dealende vrienden op ‘t Kiel in Antwerpen, die echte patsers willen worden. Ze stoppen hun neus in high-profile drugszaken en ontketenen zo een bendeoorlog van Antwerpen tot Amsterdam, en zelfs Colombia.

FR - Patser raconte l'histoire de quatre jeunes amis Marocains dealant, qui se mêlent d’affaires de drogue dangereuses et déclenchent une guerre entre les bandes d’Anvers et d’Amsterdam, et même la Colombie...


Title Gangsta
Original title Patser
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre action comedy
Year 2018


Cast Matteo Simoni, Nora Gharib, Junes Lazaar, Saïd Boumazoughe, Nabil Mallat, Gène Bervoets
Photography Robrecht Heyvaert
Editing Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Thijs Van Nuffel, Kobe Van Steenberghe
Sound Robil Rahantoeknam, Thomas Vertongen, Thierry De Vries
Art director Stijn Verhoeven
Costume Nina Caspari
Makeup Dorien Biesmans
Music Hannes De Maeyer

Technical specs

Running time film 125'
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders, VTM, Telenet, Kinepolis Film Distribution
Production partners Gijs van de Westelaken - Column Film; Benoit Roland, Nabil Ben Yadir - 10.80 Films
Tax shelter partners Casa Kafka Pictures

Matteo Simoni is one of the 2018 European Shooting Stars

Matteo Simoni has been picked as one of the Shooting Stars, a selection of 10 up-and-coming actors from all over Europe who will be in the spotlight at the Berlin International Film Festival. He follows in the footsteps of international film and TV stars such as Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig, Jérémie Renier and Matthias Schoenaerts, who were all Shooting Stars earlier in their careers.

Matteo SimoniThe Shooting Stars will be presented to the film industry, public and international press during the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February, 2018), where they will also take part in a special workshop programme.

Published on Thursday 21 December 2017

Flanders Image unveils CONNeXT’s full film line-up

Flanders Image has unveiled the full line-up of features to be presented — either in full, as a work in progress or as a pitch — at the second outing of its invitation-only networking event CONNeXT (8-11 October). Among the titles is new work from established filmmakers, including Oscar®-nominated directors Stijn Coninx, Dominique Deruddere and Michaël R. Roskam, as well as projects from a number of exciting up-and-coming filmmakers.

CONNeXT 17At CONNeXT, festival curators, sales agents and buyers are offered a chance to get a glimpse of what is coming up in 2018 and beyond.

Published on Monday 4 September 2017

CONNeXT confirms the first 15

The initial 15 titles are confirmed for the second outing of Flemish invitation-only networking event CONNeXT (formerly NeXT). The event, whose slogan is ‘Connect to what’s new and who’s next’, will run over an intense and hospitable three-and-a-half days of networking, pitching, screenings and keynote talks due to be held in Ghent from 8-11 October.

CONNeXT 17The latest completed Flemish films - plus (new in 2017) a selection of TV series - will be screened, while a selection of projects at various stages from development to post-production will be pitched to top professionals, including sales agents from Europe and North America and programmers from festivals such as Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Tribeca, Toronto and SXSW.

Published on Friday 19 May 2017

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