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DOGTOOTH

by Yorgos Lanthimos

synopsis

The father, the mother and their three kids live in a house at the outskirts of a city. There is a tall fence surrounding the house. The kids have never left the house. They are being educated, entertained, bored and exercised in the manner that their parents deem appropriate, without any influence from the outside world. They believe that the airplanes flying over are toys and that zombies are small yellow flowers. The only person allowed to enter the house is Christina. She works as a security guard at the father’s business. The father arranges her visits to the house in order to appease the sexual urges of the son. The whole family is fond of her, especially the eldest daughter. One day Christina gives her as a present a headband that has stones that glow in the dark and asks for something in return.

international title: Dogtooth
original title: Kynodontas
country: Greece
sales agent: MK2 Diffusion
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
film run: 96'
release date: GR 11/11/2009, FR 02/12/2009, BE 11/03/2010, NL 11/03/2010, PT 22/07/2010, NO 23/07/2010, SE 10/06/2011
screenplay: Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos
cast: Anna Kalaitzidou, Christos Stergioglou, Mary Tsoni, Michelle Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis
cinematography by: Thimios Bakatatakis
film editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
art director: Stavros Hrysogiannis
costumes designer: Elli Papageorgakopoulou
producer: Yorgos Tsourgiannis, Yorgos Lanthimos, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Iraklis Mavroidis, Angelos Venetis
production: Boo Productions, Greek Film Center, Horsefly Productions
distributor: MK2 Distribution, Atalanta Filmes, Njutafilms

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Cannes 2009 Un Certain Regard
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