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Shariff Korver’s drama Do Not Hesitate in post-production

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- The Venezuelan helmer’s second feature will star actors Joes Brauers, Spencer Bogaert and Tobias Kersloot in the lead roles

Shariff Korver’s drama Do Not Hesitate in post-production
Do Not Hesitate by Shariff Korver (© Petros Chytiris)

Shariff Korver’s new project, a suspense-drama entitled Do Not Hesitate, is now in post-production. The director’s feature debut, the thriller The Intruder [+see also:
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, world-premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 and starred Nasrdin Dchar in the lead role. That flick revolved around the vicissitudes of a Dutch police officer called Sam, the son of a Moroccan family who is tasked with infiltrating a drug cartel.

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Korver’s new endeavour, penned in its entirety by Jolein Laarman (Among Us [+see also:
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, Yulia & Juliet), stars Joes Brauers (Kappen!, Code M [+see also:
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), Spencer Bogaert (Labyrinthus [+see also:
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, Vincent [+see also:
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) and Tobias Kersloot (the TV series Brussel, Kappen!) in the lead roles. In detail, the plot follows three young soldiers who are left to guard a military vehicle by themselves after the sudden disappearance of their superior. As their situation and the scorching desert heat renders them increasingly disconnected from reality, an encounter with a local boy escalates into a fight that will mark their lives forever. Furthermore, the technical crew includes DoP Nadim Carlsen (Border [+see also:
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, Holiday [+see also:
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) and editor Ruben van der Hammen (Waterboys [+see also:
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, Waldstille [+see also:
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).

Do Not Hesitate is being produced by Erik Glijnis, Leontine Petit and Emily Morgan for Amsterdam-based outfit Lemming Film, Dutch public broadcaster NTR, and Konstantinos Kontovrakis and Giorgos Karnavas for Greece’s Heretic. Judy Tossel is Lemming Film’s executive producer. The project is also being backed by the Netherlands Film Fund through the Film Production Incentive, the CoBO Fund, the Greek Film Centre, EKOME and Creative Europe - MEDIA. September Films is in charge of its distribution in the Benelux, while the international sales have been entrusted to TrustNordisk.

The film will be released by the end of 2020.

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