Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dogtooth (Kynodontas) (2009)

Director: Giorgos Lanthimos. Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley and Aggeliki Papoulia. 94 min. Greece. Drama.

One of the most bizarre films you'll ever experience. An affluent but controlling father and mother imprison their teenage son and daughters (apparently since birth) to an isolated country estate, raising them completely disconnected from the outside world. What is this a metaphor for? The dangers of home-schooling? Or something more encompassing, such as totalitarian regimes, or even religion? The confined world starts to fall apart when outside elements (i.e. a few classical movies) accidentally make their way into the household. The ending scene of this Greek Oscar-nominated and Cannes Festival winner will keep you guessing. Highly thought-provoking.

(Warning: The movie is great fodder for discussion, but beware of some gruesome shocks along the way.)

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