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Borgman by Alex van Warmerdam

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October 30, 2013

Dutch feature film Borgman directed and written by Alex van Warmerdam, has reached the status of Golden Film for more than 100.000 tickets sold since its theatrical release in The Netherlands on August 29.

Borgman has been very successful since its world premiere in Competition at the Cannes International Film Festival and has already been sold to dozens of countries including the United States. Drafthouse Films has acquired the North American rights to the film and Borgman will get a US theatrical release in 2014. The film has won several awards among which at the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival (Spain). Borgman has also been been submitted as the official entry from the Netherlands to the Academy’s Best Foreign Language Film Award.

The Golden/Platinum/Diamond Film Award is an initiative presented by the Netherlands Film Festival and the Netherlands Film Fund since 2001. The prize is intended to encourage the Dutch film industry and motivate the general public to go and see Dutch films. The total number of tickets sold after a film's release determines whether a prize is awarded.

Borgman is produced by Graniet Film in co-production with . International sales are handled by Fortissimo Films.

For more information:

Graniet Film
Ph: +31 20 606 0630

Fortissimo Films
Ph: +31 20 627 3215

The Netherlands Film Festival

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