Dogtooth (2009)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 164

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AKA: Kynodontas
Year: 2009
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Christos Passalis (Son), Christos Stergioglou (Dad), Michele Valley (Mom), Angeliki Papoulia (Older daughter), Mary Tsoni (Younger daughter), Anna Kalaitzidou (Christina)
Country: Greece, European Cinema
Language: Greek (English subs)
Runtime: 01:36:54
Genres: Siblings-Family, Incest, Domestic Abuse

Plot – Spoilers:
A family of Father, Mother, Son and two Daughters live on a remote property. The Father has a cult-like influence on the Mother and the parents seem convinced about the dangers and impurity of the outside world, and so have literally built a world of their own in which they have secured their overgrown, yet baby-like children.

The kids who vary in ages from teens to 20’s have been trained to believe that stepping outside the property will cause death from dangers that include random cats. Their behaviour and daily life has been programmed and brainwashed into mechanical patterns and the kids follow obediently for the most part. There is enough evidence of brutal punishment to suggest past acts of rebellion or deviation from the parent’s scripts were met with instant reproach.

To make sure screwups don’t happen, the language at home has been changed so that the kids believe certain key words have a different meaning. For example, cunt is keyboard, salt is phone.

Dogtooth seeks to answer questions about the human spirit, curiosity and rebellion, and whether these can be thwarted in the most carefully constructed and cloistered world.

Favorite Scenes:
This is one of those movies which is essentially a collection of favorite scenes due to the bizarre nature of the world the family inhabits. But the scene following the trespassing cat, where they’re all on their fours, barking away with much enthusiasm is hilariously dark.

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Poonani3000
Poonani3000
July 23, 2023 2:00 pm

If the sister licked her sisters keyboard this would maybe have 2 stars instead of 1. Dumb waste of time, edgy, Bad Boy Bubby wannabe Bullshit.

Brandon Faulkyu
Brandon Faulkyu
May 14, 2023 5:05 pm

I mean that dad opens his trunk frequently to bring supplies back to the house. Also don’t older cars not have that trunk escape? But even if it did have the escape latch in the trunk that girl probably wouldn’t know and can’t get out. So the dads just going to pop the trunk after work or the next couple of days and discover her either dead or alive. That is 100% the realistic ending in my mind.

Brandon Faulkyu
Brandon Faulkyu
May 9, 2023 5:03 am

These psychos are all about control. Both these parents are sociopathic to the highest degree. They have to control every single action and thought of their children to have absolute 100% power of them so they can feel some type of power trip or they get off on it for all I know.

Steve
Steve
February 24, 2023 2:25 pm

Hey glitter fingers,lick my puckered asshole,you aint no leader,your a sub bitch

jcd
jcd
February 7, 2023 11:37 pm

bad movie without any story development after the first several minutes.

Dino Rider
Dino Rider
November 10, 2022 9:24 pm

Sister and brother fuck each other disgusting

AnOldBoy
AnOldBoy
November 5, 2022 8:18 am

Though a strange little film it is intriguing and kept me engaged. Surreal at times and also darkly comedic. A hard one to categorize but for me it was worth the watch. 3.5 / 5 zombies.

veremvictim
veremvictim
June 16, 2022 9:58 pm

boring

NIK
NIK
May 11, 2022 12:57 pm

Crazy Greek movie

Hatemale
Hatemale
March 1, 2022 9:09 am

It kinda just ended…..
Where’s the closure?

jack surf
jack surf
February 28, 2022 9:47 pm

don’t know what to say about this movie ..what a strange movie it was ..you had to feel sorry for the son but at least he had sex while his sisters had no idea about the world of sex until it was to late no hardcore nudity or sex but just bits here and now …I would tell people to watch this movie its enjoyable ……

GraphemeSynesthete
GraphemeSynesthete
October 21, 2021 7:29 am

I want to lick your keyboard. Who wants to lick my keyboard?

RudiW
RudiW
June 5, 2021 8:30 pm

The initial idea was good. But after 15 minutes you are accustomed to the whole situation. Story needed much more and much faster development. There was room for more ideas. But often those scenes are too long. I would guess it would worked much better as a book or novel.

COCKEN HEISTEN
COCKEN HEISTEN
February 19, 2021 3:20 am

this is the worst film ive ever endured, and i say endured because ‘watching’ this sounds like i’m phrasing it as if this were a film i had watched. this was not a film, this felt like a part of my soul left my body and i’ve been robbed of some kind of unseen achievement and reward due to the fact this has nominations and awards. this is how a disturbed baby probably views adult life and how they’d direct it. i feel like ive discovered porn lower than pedophilia. i regret watching this and fuck whoever said in a youtube comment section that this is thrilling and disturbing. fuck you

rhinsworld
rhinsworld
February 19, 2021 3:17 am

absolutely fucking garbage film i almost fell asleep, faggots will call this deep to seem intelligent when this entire story could be made up by a child 0/10 fucking garbage abhorrent shit worst film ive seen in my life

Chris Ramirez
Chris Ramirez
December 18, 2020 12:18 am

“It’s finger, lickin’, good”

sergi o)
sergi o)
December 16, 2020 5:39 pm

yeah boy sleepin in the middle of parents girl cuttin father nails beatin me in head like a magnetoscope to security worker

Antinatalpist
Antinatalpist
September 28, 2020 2:53 am

I heard they licked each others shitty assholes between takes.

Antinatalpist
Antinatalpist
September 28, 2020 2:50 am

Weird trip.. certainly not as good as the killing of a sacred deer

princessdestruction#8028
princessdestruction#8028
July 11, 2020 7:41 pm

movie was kinda boring, throughout the whole movie i was waiting for a climax, and it never really came, just a bunch of sex scenes and brainwashing from the parents lol

KevC
KevC
May 13, 2020 6:31 pm

Like a weird trip not as good as Lobster but much better than Killing a sacred deer