Don't Shoot


The Main 4 Wed, Apr 10, 2019 4:20 PM
The Main 4 Sun, Apr 14, 2019 9:50 PM
The Main 4 Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Niet Schieten
Programs:World Cinema
True Story
Release Year:2018
Runtime:120 min
Festivals & Awards:European Film Festival of Virton - Award of the press
Tournai Ramdam Festival - Best Belgian Film
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Eyeworks Film & TV Drama
Director:Stijn Coninx
Producer:Peter Bouckaert
Cinematographer:Danny Elsen
Screenwriter:Stijn Coninx
Rik D'Hiet
Editor:Philippe Ravoet
Composer:Jorrit Kleijnen
Alexander Reumers
Principal Cast:Jan Decleir
Viviane De Muynck
Mo Bakker
Kes Bakker
Jonas Van Geel
Inge Paulussen
Louis Talpe
Elke Van Mello
Zita Wauters
Ann Tuts
Filmography:Further Than the Moon (2003)
Soeur Sourire (2009)
Marina (2013)
Ay Ramon! (2015)


Flemish director Stijn Coninx (Marina, Sister Smile) turns to darker subject matter with Don't Shoot. This riveting film noir is based on a notorious crime spree that traumatized Belgian society from 1982 – 1985, when the so-called Brabant Killers topped the country’s most wanted list. It focuses on the victims of the gang’s bloody raid on the Delhaize supermarket in Aalst on November 9, 1985. Among them is nine-year-old David Van de Steen, who survived the shooting and caught a glimpse of one of the killers without his mask. The resilient David is being raised by his grandparents, Albert and Metje (the great Flemish actors Jan Decleir and Viviane de Muynck). Albert subsequently fights for over 25 years to bring the killers to justice, helping investigators to uncover disturbing links between the police, the gendarmerie, politicians, and organized crime.

Director Biography

Stijn Coninx

Stijn Coninx was born in 1957 in Belgium. His film Daens (92), earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.


"The film takes the time to illustrate – via a classic format – the disappointments encountered by the two investigators in spite of themselves in order to reveal the close and disturbing links between the police, the gendarmerie, politics and organised crime. We cling to Albert’s shoulders, shot after shot, sagging a little as they carry the weight of not being able to keep the promise he once made to his grandson lying in his hospital bed: to track down the people responsible." - Cineuropa