BORGMAN

Synopsis

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.

Year

2013

Duration

113 Mins

Genre

DramaThriller

Language

Dutch

Country

Belgium,  Denmark,  Netherlands

Director & Writer

Writer, designer, director and actor was born on August 14, 1952 in Haarlem, the Netherlands. After attending the School of Graphic Design, he went to study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, where he graduated in graphic design and painting. He was co-founder of the Music-Theatre Company Hauser Orkater and in 1980 he set up De Mexicaanse Hond Theatre Company.
 
He made the short film DE STEDELING and after that, the feature films: ABEL (1986), which won the critic’s award at the Venice film Festival, THE NORTHENERS (1992), which won three Felix’s in 1992 for music, art direction and best film, and THE DRESS (1996), winner of the FIPRESCI Award at the Venice Film Festival, and the Dutch Film Critic’s Award. THE DRESS was sold to over 25 territories. LITTLE TONY (1998), which won the Prize of the Filmfest (Annet Malherbe) at the Ludwigsburg/Stuttgart Film Festival and was nominated for the European Film Awards 1998 in the categories Best Actress and Best Script. GRIMM (2003) has been screened at several festivals worldwide.

Producers

Marc van Warmerdam

Cast

Jan Bijvoet
Hadewich Minis
Alex van Warmerdam
Annet Malherbe
Eva van de Wijdeven
Jeroen Perceval
Tom Dewispelaere
Sara Hjort Ditlevsen
Dirkje van der Pijl
Pieter-Bas de Waard

Additional Credits

Writer
Alex van Warmerdam
Line Producer
Berry van Zwieten
Cinematography
Tom Erisman
Art Director
Geert Paredis
Production Company
Graniet Film
Editor
Job ter Burg
Music
Vincent van Warmerdam
Sound Editor
Peter Warnier