Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Trailer Park Tuesdays - Borgman

Trailer Park Tuesdays, a place that seems tailor-made for a creep like the BORGMAN.

Borgman is a Dutch thriller that looks guaranteed to be creepy, a bit off-kilter, and darkly comic. This is a combination that I approve of.  Here's the official synopsis:

"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."

Sounds like a winner.  The comparison films being mentioned are Dogtooth (2009) and Funny Games (1997) . That's pretty good company.  Check out the trailer below.  Some of these images are amazing.  The shot of people with buckets on their heads in the lake is a knockout:

Also, that shot of him eating in the bathtub reminds me of Gummo (1997).

Borgman screened at Cannes last year and was immediately snatched up by Drafthouse Films.  It's playing right now in select cities and should be out on VOD, Blu-ray, and DVD before year's end (I'd imagine).

Official one-sheet:
and the Mondo poster:

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