Film Review: Dogtooth directed by Giorgos Lanthimos


Writer/Director:  Giorgos Lanthimos

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Some people are just crazy.  They in turn spread their craziness to their children by raising them crazy.  In Lanthimos’s Dogtooth, a father decides to raise his children as prisoners in their own home.  He feeds the propagandist information and shapes their minds to his ends through their seclusion. ..(much like some people in Texas are republican cause their mama and papa are).  Not to say that republicans are crazy.  Ahem.

What this film lacks for in clarity Lanthimos makes up for in the sheer aim of where he was trying to go with this story.  Just like in life the answers aren’t laid out for you here.  You’ll have to come up with those on your own.

This is one film that had several  wtf moments for me.  Example.  Papa brings security guard Christina to the house to take care of his son’s sexual needs.  After he fails to satisfy, Christina decides she wants to see if one of the daughters would provide the satisfaction the son couldn’t.  She entices one of the girls over the backyard and the carefully kept facade starts to dissolve from there.

Go see it and marvel at how f’d up some people are.

Review By: Mut Asheru

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