And after she dies, they dump their bodies in the pond out back. Just like in the Bible story it is Marina, the woman, who is tempted by the snake (Camiel). Something underground. On one hand, “Borgman” is a fairytale, as old as the Brothers Grimm: Once you invite the devil into the house, there’s no end to your trouble.

), The movie opens with a priest, and a few other men grabbing guns, and hunting for something. However, Marina, driven by guilt and curiosity, decides to help him and allows him to stay in the garden shed, without Richard knowing it. Which, is just a movement in Christian theology, crafted by Catholics, that emphasize liberation from social, political, and economic oppression as an anticipation of ultimate salvation.

“Maria, you were my nurse, years ago… remember?” Richard becomes enraged by Camiel’s familiarity with his wife and beats him senseless. Richard, a successful businessman obsessed with office politics, is an unapologetic racist who refuses to consider hiring a nonwhite applicant for the gardening job.

Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. There is no one who resembles a sleeping princess, a fairy godmother or a dashing romantic savior in the Dutch filmmaker Alex van Warmerdam’s malevolent adult fairy tale, “Borgman.” The story’s magic is black, its perfidy driven by evil spirits.

These nine were just me scribbling on a cocktail napkin without even giving it much thought.

It does not matter. And it’s so complicated, and such an intricate story re: the connection, I’ve made it yet another theory to explain this movie. Everyone has a right to their own interpretation and every interpretation is substantially right, although of course some probably make more sense than others. His family’s affluence is “not our fault,” he assures Marina. Now, if you haven’t watched it… you can watch it here free, but with ads.

After the ad hoc play is completed, Richard, Marina, and Camiel have a glass of wine…and Richard is poisoned.

hahaha.). He seems to dislike homeless people as well. Conclusions But there is also another type of fiction, a dishonest, cheap, and cynical one, that uses the trappings of sophistication and complexity, in an attempt to disguise simplicity and clumsiness. Movie Shadow in the Clouds Recommendation, Diabolically Disturbing Dogtooth Discussed and Digested.

He is able to make Marina dream bad things.

Jealous, she tells him they are black.

It did mine anyway.) That is not really important. Something of a psychological thriller maybe?

Then it became one of my favorite movies, so I am definitely capable of being dense... Is the movie more complex and subtle than I thought on first viewing? Camiel, his team, Stine and the children then depart into the forest. It’s nobody’s fault.

The film overall is filled with little things like that. Admitting she has none, the deal is sealed.

Once it becomes clear that everyone in the household – certainly Marina and the hot Danish nanny, probably the children and perhaps even Richard – is secretly on Borgman’s side, and yearns for the total obliteration of their privileged existence, the end point of the narrative is never in doubt.

Just accept that you’re white.

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European culture contains an appetite for self-destruction that is highly specific, and can look a little baffling from this side of the Atlantic. hahahah. This is the place to find out what you just watched. It has been done better. You could become a THiNCer today as well by clicking this link right here. It is this “we-problem” which is worked out by Bloch in the idea of self-encounters. But those things should remind us that the bourgeois social-democratic consensus of the European Union is a veneer pasted atop centuries of warfare, religious terror and imperialism. He has already made vivid appearances in her dreams, and if she doesn’t consciously know what this unexplained apparition’s version of “play” will look like, the impulse to destroy her family’s comfortable existence is already strong. Copyright © 2019, LLC. Thank you:). A Dutch flick made in 2013.

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Due to his aggressive behaviour, Richard gets angry and violently beats him.

In my view film had surreal elements, but overall the narrative isfairly straightforward.

Sorry! Even better is if they are still working on it afterwards.

(Not 100% clear on how exactly he believed this revolution would occur.)

Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. He was taking something oht of her back with a knife? When Richard balks, Borgman claims to know Marina. Richard, her husband, is clearly a racist.

These are some of the less subtle moments in the film, but as you can see the message is quite clear.


Richard dismisses the black gardener applying for the job out of hand.

Now well-dressed and shaven, Anton identifies himself as Camiel Borgman and becomes the new gardener. But the hard, dreamlike shimmer of “Borgman” never abates; it’s brilliantly photographed (by Tom Erisman) and superbly acted even as the characters push past naturalism into absurdist psychodrama. Jan Bijvoet as the title character in the dark suburban fable “Borgman,” from the Dutch filmmaker Alex van Warmerdam.

Out of guilt, Richard’s wife, Marina (Hadewych Minis), a painter, secretly shelters him in the estate’s guest cottage. The film builds up a heavy sense of dread as Borgman begins controlling the minds of Richard and his family, aided by potions he furtively slips into glasses of water and wine. We’ll talk about the details of what physically happens, and then we start going through all the various theories I’ve come up with to explain it. Guns and violence are central elements of the American narrative, and beneath all the bluster and juvenile fantasy throbs an obvious nihilism. Andrew O'Hehir is executive editor of Salon.

We are.” back to our man Camiel, I would say that he is this spirit of this Bloch radical reformation, or Marxist revolutionary and theological change. Maybe that’s the last thing the director wanted us to take away, but it’s what I liked most. And then they cover it with dirt, and seed it…as in, they were never here. One day though, he is injured, and Isolde2 can’t heal him.

Without forsaking its realistic trappings, “Borgman” morphs into a vaguely supernatural home-invasion nightmare, and its body count escalates. Are you literally kidding me?)