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Fright Club Live: Borgman (2013)

Opens on June 14

Director: Alex van Warmerdam Run Time: 113 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2013

Starring: Alex van Warmerdam, Hadewych Minis, Jan Bijvoet, Jeroen Perceval, Tom Dewispelaere

Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Language: Dutch, English

Fright Club Live at Gateway Film Center

June 14, 2024 | Meet up with fellow horror movie lovers at 7:30PM and then join us at 9PM for the live recording of MaddWolf’s Fright Club podcast hosted by George Wolf and Hope Madden followed by the screening.

Tickets are $5, or included with myGFC membership.

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About the film:

A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, Borgman (2013) follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle. Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn’t long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life. However, his domestic assimilation takes a malevolent turn as his ultimate plan comes to bear, igniting a series of increasingly maddening and menacing events.

“A sickening horror parable disguised as a comedy of mores, the Netherlands’ ‘Borgman’  is a rarity: a genuinely shocking, upsetting movie.”

—Kyle Smith, New York Post

About the filmmaker:

Alex van Warmerdam was a Dutch director who received greatest acclaim for his film Borgman (2013). Warmerdam first entered the movie business as an actor, appearing in films such as Alderbert (1977). In 1986, he directed his first feature film, Voyeur (also known as Abel), in which he also played the lead role. Warmerdam continued to write, direct, and act in his subsequent comedy films The Northerners (1992), The Dress (1996), Little Tony (1998), and Waiter (2006). In 2013, van Warmerdam’s breakthrough came with Borgman (2013), which was the first Dutch film in nearly four decades to be nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and was the Netherland’s entry for Best International Feature Film at the 2014 Academy Awards.

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