Don't Shoot
2018 - Stijn Coninx


Director: Stijn Coninx
Producer: Peter Bouckaert
Writers: Stijn Coninx, Rik D'hiet
Category: Features

Title: Don't Shoot
Original title: Niet Schieten
Year: 2018
Original language: Dutch
Supported by: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders, the STAP Program of Telenet, le Centre du Cinéma et de l'audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, The Netherlands Film Production Incentive, fund, VTM, RTBF, Proximus


November 9, 1985. A gang carried out a bloody raid on the Delhaize Supermarket in Aalst, Belgium. The so-called Brabant Killers brutally murdered eight innocent people, among whom were Gilbert, Thérèse and Rebecca Van de Steen. Nine-year old David Van de Steen, although critically injured, survived the shooting. His parents and sister were among the final victims of the infamous gang. David was now an orphan and his grandparents took on the heart-wrenching task of trying to give him a new perspective on life and help him build a future. Grandfather Albert fought for over 25 years to bring the killers to justice. To this day, the killers who murdered 28 people between 1982 and 1985 have not been identified. It is the biggest scandal in the history of Belgian justice.

Twenty five years after Daens (nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar), director Stijn Coninx once again teams up with Jan Decleir (Daens, Memory of a Killer, Karakter) who plays the the grandfather. Viviane De Muynck (Time of my Life, Speechless) plays the grandmother. The brothers Mo and Kes Bakker and Jonas Van Geel play David at different ages.


2019: Meilleur Film Flamand - Les Magritte du Cinéma (BE); Prix du meilleur Film Belge - Tournai Ramdam Festival (BE); Prix du Public - Mamers en Mars (FR); Bernhard Wicki Preises for Best Film - IFF Emden Norderney (DE)

2018: Prix de la Presse - Festival de Film Européen de Virton (BE)


Director Stijn Coninx
Producer Peter Bouckaert
Writers Stijn Coninx , Rik D'hiet
Photography:Danny Elsen
Music:Jorrit Kleijnen & Alexander Reumers
Editing:Philippe Ravoet
Cast:Jan Decleir, Viviane De Muynck, Mo Bakker, Kes Bakker, Jonas Van Geel, Inge Paulussen, Tom Van Dyck
Sound:Peter Flamman
Art director:Hubert Pouille
Costume:Kristin Van Passel
Make up:Mariëlle Hoevenaars

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