"...occasionally unpleasant, intermittently gory and laden with sexual situations that are frank, odd and uncomfortable. But it's this sort of unpredictable oddness that makes the film such a provocative experience." - Scott Weinberg, Cinematical
Graceful, enigmatic and often frightening, DOGTOOTH is an ingenious dark comedy that won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, propelling Yorgos Lanthimos to the forefront of contemporary cinema’s most ambitious young filmmakers. In an effort to protect their three children from the corrupting influence of the outside world, a Greek couple transforms their home into a gated compound of cultural deprivation and strict rules of behavior. But children cannot remain innocent forever. When the father brings home a young woman to satisfy his son’s sexual urges, the family’s engineered "reality" begins to crumble with devastating consequences. Like the haunting, dystopic visions of Michael Haneke and Gaspar Noé, DOGTOOTH punctuates its compelling drama with moments of shocking violence, creating a biting social satire that is as profound as it is provoctative.
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Breathtakingly different and fascinating, Lanthimos gives us an ultra dark fantasy in order to see our own world in a different light. Very funny, "Dogtooth" sticks with you long after viewing.
Warning : Ingredients include amplified absurdities,dysfunctional family settings and some hard truths.This serves as a rather lurid example of how a parent's will to protect his/her children from a corrupt society by creating their own safe haven with their own "acceptable" rules, can transmogrify into a horrid beast of its own.Children led solely by this kind of whim, where they are taught blindingly irrational morals, latch on to several vices of their own,ultimately leading to one child's attempt to violently break free from it all.
It sucks. It's a pretentious, EXTREMELY boring movie that has hypnotized highbrow critics who mistake originality for film art. I'll give Greek cinema another chance, but to read about the orgasmic accolades in Greece because the movie was nominated for a best foreign fil Oscar is pathetic
Strange and interesting movie. Surprisingly engaging even though it is on the weird improbable side.
May well be the weirdest narrative I've ever suffered. I loved it. I hated it.
A Greek take on homeschooling taken to the extreme ... captivating, intense, perverse, with a hint of redemption at the end.
Unimpressive. Especially when the subtitle asks a mother to pass the phone, and she passes the salt.
I missed that this was a comedy, but it was great for other reasons.
The parents are like religious authority figures (Church) while the children (the flock) are kept in a state of ignorance "for their own good". It's clear how this turns out and how hard it is to break out.
Nature, sterilized by domiance
It makes one think about ones customs and human nature and the power of authority figures over our lives.
_Was_ this film about poor parenting? Felt more like a film about abductees.
solid good film: story, acting, cinematography, editing.
I don't have the slightest clue what this film was susposed to say other than strict rules and nude people not having fun with sex.....NO rating..
Fascinating film, but ultimately somewhat hollow.
Overrated, big time!
But funny if you like that
DISTURBING AND SAD, INNOCENCE MOLDED INTO PERVERSION BECAUSE OF IMPROPER PARENTING...