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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Camiel Borgman
... Marina
... Richard
... Ludwig
... Pascal
... Stine
Elve Lijbaart ... Isolde
Dirkje van der Pijl ... Rebecca
Pieter-Bas de Waard ... Leo
Eva van de Wijdeven ... Ilonka
... Brenda
... Gardener
Mike Weerts ... Arthur Stornebrink
... Priest
Benjamin Boe Rasmussen ... Man with Dog
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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.


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29 August 2013 (Netherlands)  »

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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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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

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

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Very well made
19 November 2014 | by 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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