DOGTOOTH* (or Canine in French) is the story of a family (the father, the mother and their three kids) who live at the outskirts of a city. There is a tall fence surrounding the house.
The “kids” (the daughters seem to be about 17 and 25, and the son is the middle child. But they’re treated like seven-year-olds, and they behave in kind) have clearly never stepped foot off of the family’s property. Their entire universe consists of a living room, a bedroom, a spacious back yard, and a grungy swimming pool. The parents are intent on teaching their offspring “convoluted vocabulary; 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 – and this is where the trouble seems to begin…
It’s unlike anything you’ve seen before, and it’s amazingly twisted and weird!
*DOGTOOTH is a film by Greek director YORGOS LANTIMOS and won the Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes in 2009
Greece: October 22nd, 2009
France: December 3rd, 2009
Netherlands: February 18th, 2010
Norway: March 5th, 2010
Belgium: March 11th, 2010
UK: April, 2010