- 1 hr 58 min
Borgman is a Dutch film by director Alex van Warmerdam; the film is subtitled and was chosen as a pick for the 86th Academy Awards but was not finally chosen. Borgman was also the hot pick for the 2013 Palm d'Or Award at the same year's Cannes Film Festival. The film is currently being distributed in the United States by the film distribution company Drafthouse Films. The film is described as a black comedy and a fable about the nature of evil, especially when it comes from unexpected places. The film opens with a group of gun toting men charging into a spooky forest with a hunting dog in tow. One of the men, the presumed leader of the group, is a preacher. They are after something, something dark, something evil. Then from the ground a man arises; he has been living in the woods in a small dwelling he has cultivated for himself. He escapes the men that are after him and tells two of his friends, also ground dwellers, that they must move on. The vagrant's name is Camiel Borgman, and he has his devious eyes turned upon a idyllic suburban household. But to what end, no one but Borgman knows.