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Borgman (2013)

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

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

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The perfect cross between Dogtooth and Michael Haneke.


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29 August 2013 (Netherlands)  »

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Bela  »

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Budget:

€3,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,224 (USA) (20 June 2014)

Gross:

$56,474 (USA) (25 July 2014)
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Trivia

Although never stated in the film, the behavior of Borgman closely resembles that of an "alp", a nightmare demon from German folklore. See more »

Goofs

In one of the first scenes when the kids go to bed, it's clearly bright outside and in the middle of the day. In the next scene it's night. See more »

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The film opens with the caption: And they descended upon the earth to strengthen their ranks. See more »

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References Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007) See more »

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Dark, funny and beautiful
21 October 2013 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I will try not to give too much away and just describe the general tone of this movie. Which is the best part: the dark, slightly uncomfortable tone is set from the moment of first contact between Marina and Camiel. Some people will probably say that it's too weird or creepy, but I don't share this opinion. It has some totally weird moments, but all those moments are funny at the same time.

The perfect mixture of beautiful camera shots, dark moments and also a lot of humor makes this my favorite Alex van Warmerdam movie. And probably one of my favorite Dutch movies of all times (which is not thát hard considering the quality of the average Dutch movie, but still)!


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