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Borgman ()


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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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Camiel Borgman
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Marina
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Richard
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Ludwig
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Pascal
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Stine
Elve Lijbaart ...
Isolde
Dirkje van der Pijl ...
Rebecca
Pieter-Bas de Waard ...
Leo
Eva van de Wijdeven ...
Ilonka
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Brenda
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Gardener
Mike Weerts ...
Arthur Stornebrink
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Priest
Benjamin Boe Rasmussen ...
Man with Dog
Reinout Scholten van Aschat ...
Man #2
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Gardener's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdenbi Azzaoui ...
Candidate 2
Reinier Bulder ...
Doctor Baumgarten
Bert Bunschoten ...
Stranger
Ria Eimers ...
Woman in Villa
Ismael El Tarhabi ...
Candidate 1
John Meerzorg ...
Candidate 3
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Man with Mustache
Mees van Warmerdam ...
Acolyte

Directed by

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Alex van Warmerdam

Written by

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Alex van Warmerdam ... ()

Produced by

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Mogens Glad ... co-producer
Eurydice Gysel ... co-producer
Koen Mortier ... co-producer
Tine Mosegaard ... co-producer
Marc van Warmerdam ... producer
Berry van Zwieten ... line producer

Music by

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Vincent van Warmerdam

Cinematography by

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Tom Erisman

Film Editing by

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Job ter Burg

Editorial Department

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Dieter Allaerts ... digital intermediate operator
Erika de Bondt ... post-production coordinator
Wim Dickens ... digital intermediate supervisor
Niels Koopman ... assistant editor
Petro van Leeuwen ... colorist

Casting By

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Annet Malherbe

Art Direction by

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Geert Paredis

Costume Design by

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Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Makeup Department

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Erik Hillenbrink ... special make-up effects
Rob Hillenbrink ... special make-up effects
Marike Willard ... makeup artist (as Marike Willard-Hoogveld)

Production Management

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Roland Schutte ... assistant production manager
Kris van de Geer ... assistant production manager
Maarten van der Leeden ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sander Donker ... first assistant director: additional days
Hidde Niels ... third assistant director
Willem Quarles van Ufford ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Ivna Esajas ... props
Quinten Lans ... special props
Toon Marien ... assistant art director (as Toon Marïën) / construction coordinator (as Toon Marïën)
Thessa Meijer ... assistant set dresser
Geert Prinsmel ... carpenter
Peggy Verstraeten ... carpenter / stand-by props

Sound Department

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Dennis Alink ... boom operator
Paul Bijpost ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Patrick Ghislain ... foley mixer
Coen Gravendaal ... production sound mixer
Dominic Happé ... sound assistant
Luuk Hoogstraten ... boom operator
Jaap Jellema ... sound effects editor
Hans Jong ... adr recordist
Jonne Rietra ... sound post coordinator
Magali Schuermans ... sound editor
Peter Warnier ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor

Visual Effects by

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Dennis Kleyn ... visual effects supervisor
Violette Kleyn ... visual effects coordinator
Frank van der Peet ... visual effects artist
Albert van Vuure ... visual effects artist

Stunts

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Willem de Beukelaer ... stunt coordinator
Nicolas de Pruyssenaere ... stunt driver
Marco Maas ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Erno Das ... gaffer
Bob Demper ... video assist
Daan Dillo ... key grip
Thomas Leermakers ... second camera operator: "b" camera
Jesse Umut ... key grip
Roy van den Vlekkert ... grip
Saskia van Liempd ... assistant camera
Jasper Verkaart ... assistant camera: second unit

Casting Department

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Shanti Besseling ... casting assistant
Job Castelijn ... casting advisor
Janusz Gosschalk ... casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Fleur Enderberg ... assistant costume designer
Ida Skov Gudmundsen-Holmgren ... costume assistant
Ole Kofoed ... costume assistant
Bibi Trompetter ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Tjarco van Wijck ... location scout

Music Department

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Jakob van Oosterhout ... music editor

Other crew

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Stephan Nemchik ... production assistant
Els Rastelli ... script supervisor
Sebastiaan van Eis ... production assistant / unit production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 the night. She treats his wounds. She makes him some food. She begins to deceive her husband. And Camiel Borgman insistently starts to install himself in the house as his dark advances ebb and flow, push and pull. Marina is self-obsessed; Richard a casual racist; they employ a nanny Magot to look after their three small children, the youngest of whom, Isolde, sees Camiel early on and is responsive to his presence. "There is something that surrounds us," says Marina, fearfully, but she is no longer in control. Large dogs roam casually through the house. There are flashes of something sinister in the garden as Camiel waits, and watches. Soon he is inhabiting Marina's dreams. "Couldn't you come back in another capacity?," she asks him. "I could," he says, "...but it will have consequences." Written by lament

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Taglines The perfect cross between Dogtooth and Michael Haneke. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Camiel Borgman (Netherlands)
  • Возмутитель спокойствия (Russia)
  • Bela (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Borgman: O Mal-Intencionado (Portugal)
  • Borhman (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR3,100,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Netherlands EUR77,448, 01 Sep 2013

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013). See more »
Crazy Credits The film opens with the caption: And they descended upon the earth to strengthen their ranks. See more »

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