Schneider vs. Bax


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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- World Cinema
Dark Comedy
Comedy Drama
Family Drama
Voice Category:Thrill Me Chill Me
Release Year:2015
Runtime:96 min
Festivals & Awards:Winner of Prix Nouveau Genre at L'Étrange Festival of Paris.
(with English subtitles)
Print Source:Film Movement
Director:Alex van Warmerdam
Producer:Marc van Warmerdam
Cinematographer:Tom Erisman
Screenwriter:Alex van Warmerdam
Editor:Job ter Burg
Composer:Alex van Warmerdam
Principal Cast:Alex van Warmerdam
Tom Dewispelaere
Maria Kraakman
Annet Malherbe
Pierre Bokma
Henri Garçin
Eugene Bervoets
Loes Haverkort
Eva van de Wijdeven
Filmography:Borgman ('13)


This black comedy makes a point of turning the hitman genre on its head with unconventional setups that spiral into absurdism. Schneider wakes to his adoring wife and two young daughters planning his birthday party only to have it interrupted by a call from his boss with a job that must be done right away: an easy hit on an isolated novelist named Bax that he can finish by noon. Needless to say, things do not go as planned. Schneider vs. Bax is as much about the contrast and comparison of these two men and their families, as it is the nascent yet ineffective real-world cage match.


"Mounting its body count with a great deal of panache, 'Schneider vs. Bax' is one of those violent, twisty comedies whose slick telling offsets the nonsensical premise." - Slant Magazine

"The more absurd the circumstances, the more entertaining the movie gets." - Variety