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Borgman (2013)

Drama, Thriller

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Writer: Alex van Warmerdam
Starring: Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Alex van Warmerdam

"The perfect cross between Dogtooth and Michael Haneke."

A good piece of surreal European cinema, Borgman is a twisted fairy tale set in modern times that can be interpreted many different ways.

The plot revolves around an upper-class family in suburban Amsterdam that gets a visit from a mysterious drifter that, after asking for a bath, sticks around, causing a series of confusing and unsettling events, and eventually ends up taking over their lives.

Dutch writer-director Alex van Warmerdam’s film is highly unnerving but also has humor, mixing brutality and comedy in a way that can make it for some viewers somewhat hard to watch.

Plot summary from IMDb: A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.

Awards: 10 wins & 19 nominations.
Runtime: 113 min



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