Schneider vs. Bax

Directed by Alex van Warmerdam
Film Movement
2015
96 Minutes
Netherlands
Dutch
Action, Thriller, Comedy
Ethics, Labor and Work Issues
Not Rated
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Schneider, a hitman, gets a call from Mertens on the morning of his birthday. He has a last-minute assignment for Schneider who refuses the request because it is his birthday. 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 was promised to be a simple hit turns out to be more than expected.

"Recommended" - Video Librarian

DVD Features

Bonus short: House Arrest, directed by Matthias Sahli

Sound: 5.1 and 2.0

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "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
  • Highest Rating
    "...the more absurd the circumstances, the more entertaining the movie gets."
    Peter Debruge, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "Van Warmerdam unfolds his rapidly escalating comedy of errors here with remarkable precision and craft."
    Todd Brown, Twitch Film

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