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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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Alex van Warmerdam
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Bijvoet ... Camiel Borgman
Hadewych Minis ... Marina
Jeroen Perceval ... Richard
Alex van Warmerdam ... Ludwig
Tom Dewispelaere ... Pascal
Sara Hjort Ditlevsen ... Stine
Elve Lijbaart Elve Lijbaart ... Isolde
Dirkje van der Pijl Dirkje van der Pijl ... Rebecca
Pieter-Bas de Waard Pieter-Bas de Waard ... Leo
Eva van de Wijdeven Eva van de Wijdeven ... Ilonka
Annet Malherbe ... Brenda
Gene Bervoets ... Gardener
Mike Weerts Mike Weerts ... Arthur Stornebrink
Pierre Bokma ... Priest
Benjamin Boe Rasmussen Benjamin Boe Rasmussen ... Man with Dog
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Storyline

A priest and his companion hunt silently through the fields, accompanied by a braying dog. They are armed and deadly. Their quarry is Camiel Borgman (Jan Bijvoet), living in military sparseness in an underground den, near companions Ludwig and Pascal. Camiel scrapes out with some difficulty, hitching a ride with a doomed truck driver on a relentless trip to the heart of suburbia. He passes by two odd women, Brenda and Ilonka, with whom he seems to share a history. When a dirty Camiel arrives at the door of artist Marina and media executive Richard's expansive, designer-chic home, the shifting perceptions of Van Warmerdam's screenplay begin to displace and disorient the audience. Hallucinogenic elements dot the consciousness as Camiel shifts between the roles of victim and aggressor. He asks for a bath. He toys with Richard's jealousy. He is viciously beaten up by his cruelly intolerant host and left wounded on the floor. Marina seeks to assuage her guilt by allowing him a space for ... Written by lament

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The perfect cross between Dogtooth and Michael Haneke.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium | Denmark

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

29 August 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Bela See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€77,448 (Netherlands), 1 September 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,224, 20 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$56,474, 25 July 2014
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Production Co:

Graniet Film BV,NTR,Epidemic See more »
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of the Netherlands to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. 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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Meaningless at all points
30 October 2014 | by Billy BeeSee all my reviews

One of the most meaningless movies I have ever seen in my life! Lots of people who are not talented at all in any 'art field', lets say, would admire, and say 'wow, what a great movie' just because they don't understand it, where the truth is this movie is simply waste of time.. Good movie is the one which makes you think or feel something; giving you a perspective of how would one feel in another man's shoes; giving an option of being a judge or a victim, and all that as a plane thought experiment. This movie fail to do any of these things. Conversations are completely disconnected, shallow and there is no point in it at all. Strange doesn't mean remarkable, it means something that has been said or done differently apart from socially acceptable rules, but still with some sense and hidden meaning which makes you think and ask questions you didn't ask before. This movie is not strange whatsoever but it feels like somebody had a great idea but didn't really know how to communicate it and end it.


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