Drafthouse Films: BORGMAN

Director Alex Van Warmerdam
Year 2013
Starring Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval
Run Time 113min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, BORGMAN follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle.

Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn't long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life.

However, his domestic assimilation takes a malevolent turn as his ultimate plan comes to bear, igniting a series of increasingly maddening and menacing events.

"A sly, insidious and intermittently hilarious domestic thriller that is likely to remain one of the most daring selections of this year’s Cannes competish." -Guy Lodge, Variety

"Fascinating...practically hypnotizes you into following along to the end. The craftsmanship is precise; the result is enigmatic." -Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice

"Caustic, surreal, creepy, and blackly funny...With pitch-perfect performances across the board, and boasting crisp photography and editing, the film never ceases to twist, turn and surprise, taking wicked joy in constantly switching us back on ourselves and our expectations of the characters." Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

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