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Watch: Surreal & Chilling U.S. Trailer For Michael Haneke-Esque 'Borgman'

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 8, 2014 1:12 PM
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Over the past year, one movie has been building a bit of buzz thanks a continual presence on the festival circuit, premiering at Cannes, playing TIFF and hitting Fantastic Fest among the more notable of its many stops. We're talking about Alex van Warmerdam's "Borgman," and if you like your cinema weird and eerie, this one has you covered.

Our Jessica Kiang—as you'll see in the trailer too—called this " 'Dogtooth' meets Michael Haneke," and those checkpoints are easy to see in this new U.S. trailer for the film. Starring Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Eva van de Wijdeven, Annet Malherbe, Tom Dewispelaere and the director himself, the story follows a vagrant who inserts himself into the lives of an upper class family, slowly turning their world upside down, until his true reasons for being there are revealed. This looks dark, twisted and surreal in the all the best ways.

"Borgman" arrives on June 6th. Watch below.

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  • James | April 9, 2014 12:45 AMReply

    Is the 6th a theatrical release date or VOD?

  • JJ | April 8, 2014 1:16 PMReply

    This film might remind you vaguely of Funny Games, but it is in no way Haneke-esque. Haneke has absolutely no sense of humor (he is a very good filmmaker though) while Borgman is really quite funny. Great flick!

  • Enrique | April 8, 2014 7:10 PM

    I would disagree. It's more humorous, but still has the cold, clinical and chilling feel that is reminiscent of Haneke's work. Especially Funny Games of course, but also others like Benny's Video. Anyway great flick, would easily recommend it!

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