Strange, quirky, and uncanny, we should all be a little nervous about Drafthouse Films’ creepy-ass looking “Borgman” because this film is sure to prove fruitful with its promises of frightening drama. Plus, it looks terrifying.
The film tells the story of Borgman (Jan Bijvoet), a vagrant who invades the lives of a wealthy, upper-middle-class family and begins to quickly unravel their curated lifestyles. While Borgman attempts to ruin the family’s home and assimilate into their domestic ways, a malevolent turn takes place as the protagonist’s ultimate plan comes to fruition. As seen in the film’s newly released clip, appropriately titled “Bucketheads,” there’s clearly something to be said about the film’s treatment of genre.
“Borgman” was written and directed by Alexander van Warmerdam with an eclectic cast of Jan Bijvoet, Haewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Eva van de Wijdeven, and Annet Malherbe. It opens June 6 in limited release. Check out the clip below: