Macabre, absurdist thriller about Borgman, a stranger who rings at the door of a modernistic villa and asks if he can take a bath. Once inside, it turns out he is not planning to leave. Aided by a few accomplices, he initiates a series of events that take on increasingly bizarre forms, gradually crumbling the carefully erected façade of the villa residents. The first Dutch film in 38 years to participate in the main competition at Cannes.
• Extra Awards: Athens International Film Festival 2013, City of Athens Award, Best Director. Haifa International Film Festival 2013, Fedeora Award. International Cinephile Society Awards 2013, ICS Cannes Award The Kids of Cannes. Palic Film Festival 2013, Golden Tower, Best Film. Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival 2013, Maria, Best Motion Picture. Strasbourg International Film Festival 2013, Festival Prize, Best European Film. Sweden Fantastic Film Festival 2013, Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Gold.
selections & won prizes
NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf (3)
FR - Cannes Film Festival Golden Palme selection
NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)