Macabre, absurdist thriller about a stranger who suddenly appears on the doorstep and unleashes a series of disturbing events behind the carefully erected façade of a moneyed family.
Macabre, absurdist thriller about Borgman, a stranger who rings at the door of a modernistic villa and asks if he can take a bath. Once inside, it turns out he is not planning to leave. Aided by a few accomplices, he initiates a series of events that take on increasingly bizarre forms, gradually crumbling the carefully erected façade of the villa residents. The first Dutch film in 38 years to participate in the main competition at Cannes.

Title: Borgman
Year: 2013
Duration : 1 hour, 53 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2020

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Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Film (2013)
Marc van Warmerdam
Beste Scenario (2013)
Alex van Warmerdam
Beste Actrice (2013)
Hadewych Minis

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Vrouwelijke Bijrol (2013)
Annet Malherbe
Beste Regie (2013)
Alex van Warmerdam

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2013)

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