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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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Gardener
Mike Weerts ...
Arthur Stornebrink
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Priest
Benjamin Boe Rasmussen ...
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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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€3,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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 »

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After Camiel Borgman starts the chainsaw to cut down a tree, the chainsaw is clearly not running. 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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Features Jungle Book (1942) See more »

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Very well made
19 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film seemed to come out of nowhere, similar to the way Camille Borgman did. I am a long time fan of the horror/dark drama genre but a new member to IMDb. with that being said, I absolutely loved this film. I loved the darkness to Camille. What was with him living in the ground though? The movie never fell back on that fact nor did it have an explanation for it. I wouldn't say the viewing nature of this film is horror, but the concepts that the film holds are horror. The ideas are extremely dark and the violence is extreme. This is an atmospheric movie that sets quite the mood. It had me thinking about it for a few days after seeing it. It's one of the better movies I've seen this past year


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