Netherlands 2013

BORGMAN is the central character in Alex van Warmerdam’s dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears?  BORGMAN is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence unleashes a crowing gallery of distortion around the careful façade constructed by an arrogant, comfortable couple, their three children and nanny.

Winner 2013



Director: Alex van Warmerdam

Scriptwriter: Alex van Warmerdam

Cinematographer: Tom Erisman

Editor: Job ter Burg

Duration:  113 minutes