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Borgman by Alex van Warmerdam


This independent Dutch-language European film is a provocative statement wrapped in a gripping scenario from the director of THE LAST DAYS OF EMMA BLANK and WAITER.

Borgman’s arrival in the tree-lined avenues of an exclusive residential area is the beginning of a series of unsettling events around the carefully constructed facade of a wealthy couple, their three children and the nanny.

118’ / DCP / colour
Genre: black comedy
Original title: BORGMAN
Dir: Alex van Warmerdam
Prod: Graniet Film
Co-prod: Epidemic (BE), Angel Films (DK)       
Sc: Alex van Warmerdam           
D.O.P.: Tom Erisman
Completed: May 2013       
Language: Dutch/English
Cast: Jan Bijvoet (THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN), Hadewich Minnis (MIKE SAYS GOODBYE, HER MAJESTY), Jeroen Perceval (BULLHEAD).       

Festivals and awards a.o:
Cannes International Film Festival - Competition
European Film Festival Palic  - Golden Tower Award for Best Film
Sydney International Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival
New Horizons Film Festival
Athens International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Fantastic Fest (Austin, USA)
Chicago International Film Festival
The Times BFI London Film Festival
Sitges Fantastic Film Festival - Winner Best Feature Film
Tokyo International Film Festival
Pusan International Film Festival
The Netherlands' submission to the Academy Awards - Best Foreign Language Film

Alex van Warmerdam:
THE LAST DAYS OF EMMA BLANK (2008, feature) Awards: European Cinema Award Venice Int. FF, WAITER (2006, feature), GRIMM (2003, feature), LITTLE TONY (1998, feature), THE DRESS (1996, feature) Awards: FIPRESCI Award Venice Int. FF, THE NORTHERNERS (1992, feature) Awards: EFA European Film Award for Best Young Film, Best Score and Best Art Director, ABEL (1986, feature) Awards: Jury Prize Venice Int. FF.

Graniet Film
Ph: +31 20 606 0630

Sales: Fortissimo Films
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Press Releases
18-04-2013  Van Warmerdam selected for Cannes
20-07-2013  BORGMAN wins at European Film Festival Serbia

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