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The Assignment

Patrice Toye

feature film development


During a summer camp in 1947, we follow 13-year-old Ewout who recovers from a war trauma. He sets out to become the man he wants to be. He wants nothing more than to belong. But his show-off backfires: the group turns against him... A film about wanting to belong, peer pressure, sexual awakening, friendship and self-acceptance.


  • Writer: Patrice Toye & Peter Seynaeve
  • Director: Patrice Toye
  • Producer: Hans Everaert / Menuetto
  • Coproducers: tbc
  • Cast: tbc


  • Length: ca 90'
  • Language: Dutch
  • Shooting locations: Belgium, The Netherlands
  • Shooting period: 2024-2025
  • Release: planned 2025-2026

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