Tim Mielants

feature film script


It is wartime. Antwerp is in the grip of violence and distrust. Wilfried Wils regards himself as a poet in the making, but at the same time he has to get by as an auxiliary policeman. 'WILL' recounts a dark page in the history of Antwerp: how local police agents and ordinary people helped the Nazis with the deportation of the Jewish population during World War II. But at the same time: how the civilian resistance tried to help these same Jews to hide and survive.

They were times for ambiguity and contempt, and in that they do not differ from other times, which is to say they have not gone by.

Based on the bestselling novel by Jeroen Olyslaegers


  • Writer: Carl Joos
  • Director: Tim Mielants
  • Producers: Hans Everaert, Tomas Leyers, Jan Segers, Guy Goedgezelschap
  • Coproducers: tbc
  • Cast: tbc


  • Length: ca 110'
  • Language: Dutch
  • Shooting locations: tbc
  • Shooting period: planned 2022
  • Release: planned 2023