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by Yorgos Lanthimos


In a dystopian near future, single people are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or are transformed into animals and released into the woods.

original title: The Lobster
country: Greece, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, France
sales agent: Protagonist Pictures
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
film run: 118'
release date: FR 28/10/2015, BE 28/10/2015, ES 4/12/2015
screenplay: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
cast: John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, Ariane Labed, Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw, Aggeliki Papoulia, Olivia Colman, Jessica Barden
cinematography by: Thimios Bakatakis
film editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
art director: Mark Kelly
costumes designer: Sarah Blenkinsop
producer: Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday
co-producer: Joost de Vries, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Leontine Petit, Carole Scotta, Derk-Jan Warrink
production: Element Pictures, Limp Films, Scarlet Films, Faliro House Productions, Haut et Court, Lemming Film
backing: Film4, Irish Film Board, BFI Film Fund, Eurimages, Greek Film Centre, CNC, Dutch Film Fund, Canal+
distributor: Haut et Court, Picturehouse Entertainment, Element Pictures Uk Ltd, Imagine, Avalon


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2015Competition
Jury Prize
Toronto International Film Festival 2015Special Presentations
Vienna International Film Festival 2015 

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