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WATCH: First Clip from Sci-Fi Brainbender 'Borgman' Introduces a New Method of Body Disposal

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 30, 2014 at 2:10PM

Dutch sci-fi oddity "Borgman," which was the country's official selection for the 2014 Oscar race, touches down in theaters June 6, sure to dazzle and confound audiences. A first clip has arrived, which gives you a taste of what's in store in the enigmatic film, but also shows you a whole new method of body disposal, wickedly titled "bucketheads." The mob ain't got nothing on the otherworldly beings of "Borgman." Watch below.
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Borgman

Dutch sci-fi oddity "Borgman," which was the country's official selection for the 2014 Oscar race, touches down in theaters June 6, sure to dazzle and confound audiences. A first clip has arrived, which gives you a taste of what's in store in the enigmatic film, but also shows you a whole new method of body disposal, wickedly titled "bucketheads." The mob ain't got nothing on the otherworldly beings of "Borgman." Watch below.

The film somewhat eludes any helpful plot synopsis, but in short: A bourgeois family lets a strange vagrant man into their home, and everything goes malevolently cuckoo. 

Its found the perfect fit in terms of distributors, Drafthouse Films, never afraid of taking on challenging genre material. (The trailer is here.)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.