Paper Dolls for a Home Invader in Fantastic “BORGMAN” PosterMovies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
BORGMAN is wild. The surreal, Dutch black comedy can be cutely described as something like “DOGTOOTH, but a home invasion movie,” but that only kind of accounts for the weird stuff on display. Brutally funny, but bleak and frightening as the titular invader plays and positions the family at hand, this poster beautifully captures just what’s happening in the upcoming Drafthouse Films release.
In BORGMAN, writer-director Alex Van Warmerdam tells “a dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places. The film 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.”
BORGMAN is in limited release from Drafthouse on June 6th. For more on the film, see our review from TIFF right here. It comes highly recommended. Plus, if you’ve seen last year’s amazing THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, you’ll get a kick out of seeing the seemingly sweet Jan Bijvoet as a force of calculated nature here. [The Playlist]