Dogtooth

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  95 min.
DVD: January 25, 2011
Release Date: January 28, 2011 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 3.80
based on 20 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Mary Tsoni, Hristos Passalis, Anna Kalaitzidou

Synopsis

Three teenagers, confined to an isolated country estate, spend their days listening to homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their immediate family is instantly given a new meaning.

For instance, "sea" means a large armchair and "zombies" are little yellow flowers. Their controlling parents terrorize the teens into submission. Only the father can leave the estate, to earn money as a manager at a nearby factory. One outsider allowed on the premises—Christina, a woman who performs sex acts for the teenage son.

When Christina gets tired of the son and begins a lesbian affair with the elder daughter, it throws the household into chaos.

Director: Giorgos Lanthimos
Studio: Films We Like
Producer(s): Yorgos Tsourgiannis
Screenplay: Efthymis Filippou, Giorgos Lanthimos

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  • 5 stars "Great film."
  • 1 star "RUBBISH"
  • 4 stars "Bizarre family flick. Not a pleasant film, really disgusting in parts, but as an allegory it's thought provoking."
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