Ended on 8/5/2010

DOGTOOTH -  (unrated)

2009 - Greece2 - Greek - 94 minutes - Kino International

Directed by: Giorgos Lanthimos

Featuring: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia


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A hyper-stylized mixture of physical violence and verbal comedy, Dogtooth is a darkly funny look at three teenagers confined to their parents’ isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen — an inscrutable scenario that suggests a warped experiment in social conditioning and control. Terrorized into submission by their father, the children spend their days devising their own games and learning an invented vocabulary (a salt shaker is a “telephone,” an armchair is “the sea”) — until a trusted outsider, brought in to satisfy the son’s libidinal urges, plans the seeds of rebellion by trading VHS tapes for sexual favors.

WINNER - UN CERTAIN REGARD - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

"The movie is a cool, eerie commentary on family dynamics and the dangerous power of adolescent sexual curiosity."
-Entertainment Weekly

"Somewhere up in the heaven he didn’t believe in, Buńuel is doubtless smiling approvingly."
-Film Comment



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Posted by : jenelle Date Added: 1/7/2010 7:06:12 PMreport this post 
I see aprox 25 movies a month, and this is by far the most bizarre and twisted flick I have ever seen. It takes awhile to get started....but when it does, god help us all. After iit was over I sat in my seat and laughed maniacly. My boyfriend and I can't wait to take unsuspecting friends and relive it through their eyes. A must see for geminis and the people who love them.

Posted by : nsr student Date Added: 3/8/2010 8:48:11 AMreport this post 
wonderful and provocative

Posted by : MYOB Date Added: 6/29/2010 1:04:05 PMreport this post 
wunderbar!

Posted by : NM Date Added: 8/7/2010 9:27:47 AMreport this post 
a powerful message to parents about the dangers of raising your kids way too sheltered. says it all without saying anything ... loved it!

Posted by : Pokey Date Added: 10/26/2011 4:12:35 PMreport this post 
That addresses several of my cocnners actually.

Posted by : Yulius Date Added: 10/16/2013 3:44:37 AMreport this post 
a cat with a hammer came in and ssmhaed the brothers knee and left through the window, and the parents are forced to believe elder's lie, was one of the best scenes, i thought.

     Total Comments:  6   Lowest vote: 3  Highest vote: 5
Average Score: 4.0 out of 5
 

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