Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo Back with Borgman Director

Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo Back with Borgman Director

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EXCLUSIVE: Fortissimo takes world rights to survival thriller that pits a writer against a hitman who gets more than he bargained for.

Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights, outside Benelux and Scandinavia, to writer/director Alex van Warmerdam's upcoming project, Schneider vs. Bax (working title).

The project is Van Warmerdam's first since Borgman, which screened In Competition at last year's Cannes Film Festival. Fortissimo is commencing pre-sales immediately.

Schneider vs. Bax revolves around two men, a contract killer and a writer, battling each other for survival. Schneider, the contract killer and a devoted family man, is offered a rush job on the morning of his birthday to liquidate Ramon Bax. Bax is a 50 year old writer living in his secluded cabin by the lake. What seems to be a simple assignment turns out to be more than expected.

Fortissimo Films' long time partner, production company Graniet Film, is currently casting with principal photography scheduled for this coming summer and a theatrical release set for Spring 2015. …

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