The next few months will be filled with prestige pictures, serious dramas and other fare all looking to go the extra mile to the Oscars. It can create atmosphere that’s a bit cinematically stifling. So if you need something to cleanse the palate, a picture that’s a bit dangerous, bonkers and delightfully weird, check out “Borgman.”
Directed by Alex van Warmerdam, and featuring a committed, oddball and even scary turn by Jan Bijvoet, this dark fable follows an upper-class family who find their lives turned upside down the arrival of a vagrant. One part David Lynch, and another part Michael Haneke, the film uses the guise of domestic life to tell a story about deep-seated evil, with the film ratcheting up the surrealism with each passing moment. Didn’t catch it in cinemas? Well, we have copies of “Borgman” on Blu-ray for some lucky readers.
For a chance to win, follow us on and tweet the following: “I want to win Borgman from @ThePlaylist. #WinThePlaylistContest.” Your final step: just email us your tweet, your full name and address, and tell us what the the weirdest movie you saw this year was — it can be new or old. Good luck!
Update: Contest closed, winners will be contacted via email.