A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.
Firstly chased away by the family father Richard, Borgman returns and withdraws secretly into the garden house of the estate. Richard's wife Marina offers the stranger help. Marina feels increasingly attracted to him and does not want to let him leave again. Shortly afterwards the gardener mysteriously disappears, Borgman sneaks into the middle of the family with a new identity and settles down. Now the childrenfall under his perfidious spell as well, a cold-blooded manipulation begins.
"A sly, insidious and intermittently hilarious domestic thriller." (Variety)