Borgman may not be on people’s radar yet because nobody really knows what the fuck to expect from this Dutchdirected by Alex van Warmerdam since it seems pretty damn puzzling. Personally, I still don’t know what to think of it after watching the first five minutes of Borgman, which you can watch in the player right above. You’ll be left scratching your head like I did, but I guarantee it will be mesmerizing and you’ll be wanting for much more.
I’m already hooked on the film because I absolutely have no idea what to expect and this is the main reason why I’ll pick it up once it’s released on Blu-ray/DVD. However, for those who want to see it sooner, like in the theater, can do so in NYC today. That’s right! Borgman will be playing at the IFC Center, and it will expand to other locations around the U.S.
For tickets and a full list of play dates, you can follow this link.
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.