Director: Alex van Warmerdam • Netherlands, Belgium
In this hilariously deadpan cat-and-mouse game, hitman Schneider tries to finish an assignment in time to celebrate his birthday with his family. But the target, drug-addled writer Bax (writer-director Alex Van Warmerdam), is packing, too. An endless parade of unexpected visitors at Bax’s swamp cabin turns this showdown into an entertaining, intricate puzzle—and, for Schneider, one heck of a headache.
Run Time: 96 Min.
Festival Program: Main Competition
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