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Drafthouse Films Picks Up 'Borgman'

By Monica Riese, May 31, 2013, 12:00pm, Picture in Picture

Drafthouse Films has done it again.

Just one week after announcing its acquisition of Nothing Bad Can Happen, the distribution arm of the Alamo empire has picked up another project from the Cannes Film Festival.

Borgman, a competition feature out of the Netherlands written and directed by Alex Van Warmerdam, is the first Dutch film to compete at the festival in four decades. It joins A Field in England, Graceland, Pieta, and The Act of Killing on Drafthouse Films' very full plate. Here's its synopsis from Cannes:

Borgman’s arrival in the tree-lined avenues of an exclusive residential area is the beginning of a series of unsettling events around the carefully constructed facade of a wealthy couple, their three children and their nanny.

"Maybe once a year, I am deluged after a premiere with texts and emails to the effect of 'this is such a Drafthouse movie,'" said Drafthouse Films CEO Tim League in a press release. "It's strange, disturbing, hysterical, and utterly unique. … We can't wait to share it with audiences in North America."

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