I liked the movie and I would recommend it. Should I be seeking out other films by this director? Thesis: Can the Eldest escape from her tyrannical family? It becomes solely about the act. The kids are so innocent, they decide that it's much the same no matter where you lick, and trade favors for licking legs, elbows and ears. But an outright dismissal, even in the wake of scenes that left me wishing I weren't included in the viewing process, would be a reading void of interpretations regarding governing lies and communal order, whether in family mode or nationalistic oppression, and the misinformation in those atmospheres put in place to hold rule intact.
Apparently they're both members of a well-respected and somewhat avant-garde acting company in Greece. Pay-Per-View videos will become available to watch once the event starts, will be available for replay for 24 hours following the event, and are not available for download. It's one of the most interesting studies of human behavior I've ever seen on film. As I said at the beginning: Dogtooth has the surrealism of , the scalpel of , the underground horror of a thriller without the splatter.
All I can say of the ending is that it is certainly a possible outcome of the film, and gets much more than you would think out of a shot of the family car. But soon Anna turns her attentions to the older daughter and things quickly start getting skinteresting. The parents reward good behaviour with stickers and bad behaviour with violence. The lengths you will go to to draw me out. The house becomes a prison, parents — in cruel tyrants, sadists, children — in the pre-programmed robots, and what is happening inside the house — in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Not sure I agree on this point. But now I see that the film works at a more political level as a metaphor for communism, specifically the kind of post-communist collapse I saw in Albania when I was there two times in the mid-90s. This is definitely not a family movie or watchable with anyone else because of some of the awkward situations. Claims that exploit fear, promises that exploit desire.
His dialogue sounds composed entirely of sentences memorized from tourist phrase books. His children, all in their twenties, have the very demeanor of arrested development. Her sister, Younger, is playful, and very much a young girl. Netflix actually used that word in its description of the film.
It explores the abuse of protecting a child from outside influences to the extreme of denying human instincts and inquisitiveness about their world. After fondling both sisters with his eyes closed, he chooses the elder. You mentioned that they're in their mid-teens, but I imagined them being in their 20s, which makes the scenario a different kind of disturbing. But I don't want you renting the darn thing and then wondering why nobody warned you. Father keeps his entire family behind a fence, out of sight from the outside world.
I believe Buckeye Jones even has a script floating around where an Albanian is trying to row a boat to Greece. Normally I'm pretty forgiving of abrupt endings but I don't think this film earned it. At any rate, I thought the ages must have been somewhere between 18-20. Three teenagers live in a walled off compound owned by there mother and father and they have no experience with the outside world.
Dogtooth is Eden with a random and capricious God. After Christina has had a bout of mechanical sex with Brother, she goes to Eldest and asks her to lick her. Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. But I know I was uncomfortable not only with the scenario's implications, but with what the actors were required to do on camera. The Greek Film Center supported the project with about 200,000 and much of the production was done with help from volunteers. They believe cats eat people, sex is a emotionless act and their canine teeth hence the name of the film hold magic powers.
One of the reason the Arcade Fire song is so fitting are the themes of lying to your offspring about the nature of human sexuality. Having spent a half year away from the film now, I see Dogtooth a little differently. They genuinely thought exposing the children to the world would be harmful for them. This in turn is a statement about whatever anti-authoritarian stance you wish to read into, interpret or suggest.