All signs have pointed to Alex Van Warmerdam's BORGMAN being a phenomenal take on the home invasion genre; soon after it premiered at last year's Cannes Film Festival, the darkly comedic thriller began to generate buzz as a unique, can't-miss thriller. Drafthouse Films picked it up soon after and will be releasing it in the U.S. on June 6th. I know I'll be there, will you?
The Playlist has just debuted the official poster for BORGMAN, which you can see below. It's rather terrific.
Here's a vague synopsis to entice you:
A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, BORGMAN 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.
BORGMAN stars Alex van Warmerdam, Annet Malherbe, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Jan Bijvoet, Gene Bervoets, Pierre Bokma and Eva van de Wijdeven. Look for it this summer.