Greece, 2009, 94 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Black Comedy, Coming of Age, Family Issues, Foreign
Language: Greek English Sub-Titles
35mm presentation - A hyper-stylized mixture of physical violence and verbal comedy, Dogtooth is a darkly funny look at three teenagers confined to their parents’s 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, starts offering forbidden VHS tapes in return for sexual favors.
DIRECTOR: Giorgos Lanthimos
US Distributor: Kino International
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