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Modern day Europe: A priest and his companion hunt silently through the fields, accompanied by a braying dog. They are armed and deadly. Their quarry is Camiel Borgman, living in military sparseness in an underground den, near companions Ludwig and Pascal. Camiel scrapes out with some difficulty, hitching a ride with a doomed truck driver on a relentless trip to the heart of suburbia. He passes by two odd women, Brenda and Ilonka, with whom he seems to share a history. When a dirty Camiel
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A sly, insidious and intermittently hilarious domestic thriller that is likely to remain one of the most daring selections of this year's Cannes competish.
...astonishingly infuriating for much of its absurdly overlong running time.
How do you solve a problem like Borgman? A puzzle movie from the Netherlands with seemingly no key, it frustrates and intrigues in equal measure. Well, maybe not equal measure. Much more of the first thing.
Damn-near destined to endure as a cult classic and high-point of contemporary Dutch cinema.
...whether or not it's handed any silverware, we had a great time with it as a modern adult fairytale and a blackly funny continuation of one of our most resilient storytelling traditions: Good vs Evil.
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