Dogtooth

  • 96'
  • Greece
  • 2009
When is a child ready to leave home? Not too quickly in any case, according to the parents of the three children in Dogtooth. The three are already teenagers, but have never left their parents' yard in their life - there's a high fence all around it. What they know about the world is made up of the lies and half-truths that their parents have told. In this way they have heard that cats are the most dangerous of animals and they are convinced that the aeroplanes in the sky are toys.
The father's strict regime eventually cannot be maintained, thanks to influences from without (sex, Rocky IV). According to Yorgos Lanthimos, the film shows a magnified version of the typical Greek family in which the children are kept dependent on their parents for a long time. He also wants to show how powerfully upbringing shapes someone's view of the world.

Director
Yorgos Lanthimos
Country of production
Greece
Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
96'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Kynodontas
Language
Greek
Producer
Yorgos Tsourgiannis
Production Company
Boo Productions
Sales
MK2
Screenplay
Yorgos Lanthimos
Cinematography
Thimios Batatakis
Editor
Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Production Design
Stavros Hrysogiannis
Sound Design
Leandros Dounis
Cast
Aggeliki Papoulia
Local Distributor
De Filmfreak
Website
http://mk2films.com/en/film/canine-kynodontas/