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Borgman (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 29 August 2013 (Netherlands)
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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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Pieter-Bas de Waard ...
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Brenda
Gene Bervoets ...
Gardener
Mike Weerts ...
Arthur Stornebrink
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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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Drama | Thriller

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€3,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$56,474 (USA) (25 July 2014)
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In 2013 this movie became the first Dutch movie in 38 years to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival. 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 a caption from a quote from the Old Testament: And they descended upon the earth to strengthen their ranks. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) 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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