Mit verstörendem Humor wird das Leben einer griechischen Familie gezeigt, die zusammen mit ihren drei erwachsenen Kindern in einer Vorortvilla hinter einem hohen Zaun lebt. Die Eltern stellen ein Regelwerk auf, das die Kinder vor der Außenwelt schützen soll. In ihrer Langeweile geben sich die Kinder Spielen hin, die einerseits von kindlicher Naivität, andererseits von Perversion geprägt sind. Einziger Kontakt von außerhalb ist Christina, der aus ganz bestimmten Gründen Zugang in diese abgeschlossene Welt gewährt wird.

DOGTOOTH focuses on three teenagers confined to an isolated suburban estate that could very well be on another planet. Channeling “The Little Prince“ wisdoms, the trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence “the sea” refers to a large armchair and “zombies” are little yellow flowers. The father is the only family member who can leave the manicured lawns of their selfinflicted exile, earning their keep by managing a nearby factory, while the only outsider allowed on the premises is his colleague Christina, who is paid to relieve the son of his male urges. Masterfully art-directed and intensely focused, DOGTOOTH feels so otherworldly it could easily pass as science fiction. (Dimitri Eipides)

Director's Biography
YORGOS LANTHIMOS, born 1973 in Athens, Greece, studied Directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. Since 1995 he has directed a large number of TV commercials, music videos, short films and experimental theater plays. His second feature DOGTOOTH, won the “Un Certain Regard prize” at the 2009 Cannes film festival and was nominated for a Foreign Language Film Academy Award (Oscar), in 2011. // Films (selected): URANISCO DISCO (2001, short), KINETTA (2005), KYNODONTAS (Dogtooth, 2009; CE '10), Alpeis (Alps, 2011)
Play It Again 2013
Yorgos Lanthimos
Griechenland 2009
96 Minuten
Drehbuch Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Kamera Thimios Bakatakis
Schnitt Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Mit Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Anna Kalaintzidou, Mary Tsoni
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