Fortissimo picks up Van Warmerdam’s Camiel Borgman
EXCLUSIVE: Fortissimo Films has picked up international rights outside Benelux to Dutch filmmaker Alex van Warmerdam’s Camiel Borgman.
Dutch production outfit Graniet Film is co-producing the dark drama with Belgium’s Epidemic and Denmark’s Angel Films. The film is supported by the film funds of the Netherlands, Flanders and Denmark and by Eurimages.
Scheduled to start shooting on July 9, the film tells the story of an arrogant middle-class family whose comfortable existence is disturbed when the devil, in the form of Camiel Borgman (played by Jan Bijvoet), comes to visit.
The cast also features Van Warmerdam regulars Annet Malherbe and Eva van de Wijdeven.
The deal for the film was negotiated by the producers and Fortissimo Films managing director Nelleke Driessen. The film’s Benelux distributor, Cineart, plans to release it in autumn 2013.