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  • Director
    Alex van Warmerdam
  • Release
    2013
  • Producer
    Graniet Film
    Marc van Warmerdam
  • Visual effects supervisor
    Dennis Kleyn, NVX
  • Compositing
    Albert van Vuure
    Frank van der Peet
    Dennis Kleyn
  • Ass. compositing
    Kimberley Klaiber
  • Vfx coordination & planning
    Violette Kleyn
  • Release
    Fall 2013, the Netherlands
  • Running time
    112 minutes
  • Format
    Shot with Arri Alexa
  • D.O.P.
    Tom Erisman, NSC
  • Editor
    Job ter Burg, NCE
  • Facility & grading
    Galaxy Studios
  • Awards
    Selected for Cannes 2013 main competition

‘Borgman’ is a dark narrative focusing on the main character Camiel Borgman. He arrives as an outsider in the shady walled lanes of an exclusive residential area. His arrival sets off a sequence of disturbing events around the carefully erected façade of an arrogant, rich husband and wife, their three children and their nanny.

‘Borgman’ was the first Dutch film in 38 years to be selected for the competition of the prestigious film festival in Cannes (2013) and the Dutch nomination in the 'Foreign Language Category' for the 2014 Academy Awards.

Planet X created more than 100 visual effects shots for ‘Borgman’.

The teaser for 'Borgman'

Lurid aquarium

Camiel Borgman cements the heads of the dead bodies into buckets and throws them into the lake.

The disturbing and iconic image was painted beforehand by director Alex van Warmerdam and provided reference for the look and feel of the visual effects shot.