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.
Directed by Alex van Warmerdam (Abel, The Dress, Grimm), BORGMAN was part of the official competition at the prestigious Festival de Cannes.
” Borgman, a Rumpelstilskin of a tale”
– National Post
“security is an illusion”
– Globe and Mail
” Deftly moving from cutting-edge black humour to blatant evil”
– NOW Magazine
” Think Lynch meets Haneke in an absurdist flick that maintains its state of dread without fully tipping its hand. There’s humour, too, as twisted as a graveyard chuckle.”
– Toronto Star