• Dogtooth (48/28)

    by  • 1/28/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    DOGTOOTH (Royal Theatre) – This movie features tributes to RAMBO, JAWS, [something], and FLASHDANCE… possibly a couple more. Harsh brutality, with an apparent sociopath subjects his family to long-term torture. There are glimpses into the parents where you almost believe that they love their kids so much, but then the girl has to fetch the duct tape… and the evil comes back.

    It’s a really bleak, really dark film with some light.

    I had to check IMDB, because there’s so much similar between ATTENBERG and DOGTOOTH; in feel and style, silly walks, isolation, etc. Two Greek films that feature licking as something of a minor theme. Coincidence, or did all Greek films last year have similar themes?

    ATTENBERG
    Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari
    Writer: Athina Rachel Tsangari
    Stars: Ariane Labed, Giorgos Lanthimos and Vangelis Mourikis

    DOGTOOTH
    Director: Giorgos Lanthimos
    Writers: Efthymis Filippou, Giorgos Lanthimos
    Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley and Aggeliki Papoulia

    Afterwards, I overheard one guy comment “Gosh, I wonder if they really killed that cat for the film?” I can only imagine that he came to the wrong theatre, expecting to see LITTLE FOCKERS or something.

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