Wow, exactly! The same issues with Haneke are brought to mind here.
Many of the issues I have with Haneke are brought to mind here, but what elevate Dogtooth are the moments of sheer joy and levity brought on by something as simple as reciting dialogue from Jaws or Rocky. The world that the Father has created for his family is a fascist re-imagining of bourgeois normality, but there is still hope in Lanthimos's vision that a more powerful image still might puncture this sick façade.
I find it strange to see many are quick to compare Lanthimos' style with that of Haneke's works when Kynodontas so obviously borrows from Pasolini's Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom. That being said, and although it manages to pose questions of morality, sexuality, and power, Kynodontas makes for a much less provocative viewing experience.
This film was bizarre, obviously, but maybe a little too bizarre. I could appreciate them giving them different definitions of words and the father incorrectly translating sinatra...but other than that, this film didn't do much for me.
I liked the plot. Second half of the movie was more entertaining (or less boring). There were some awesome scenes. My favourite was, "dad translating frank sinatra". I loved the acting of elder girl in this movie, It was irritating movie but sometimes I thought it was so inert. 3,5.
"Dogtooth" unfolds with an austere and observed style, not unlike the work of director Michael Haneke. The use of natural lighting gives the picture a very filmic, almost faded look; combined with the use of antiquated technology like VHS players and rotary phones, it lends the impression that "Dogtooth" was filmed sometime in the late 90's and only released a decade later. The runtime is brief - as the credits rolled, I almost felt as though I'd seen the sketch of an idea that could have been explored further. It's up to the viewer to decide just what this tale of home schooled young adults might be satirizing, but growing up in a religious home I can tell you that too much of the seemingly bizarre in "Dogtooth" rings true.
The plot is a foregone conclusion, nothing special and too boring! The most influential scenes are explicit ones!
This is one seriously twisted and sick movie. However it was made so tastefully that I enjoyed it a lot. The plot is rather original: a couple that has raised their three children to be like pets, and to never leave them or the house that they live in. Its austerity, violence and strangeness make it almost uncomfortable to watch.
Contrary to the hyperbolic rhetoric of contemporary politics, the US has been remarkably immune to overt fascism. Dogtooth probes the psychology behind fascism in a way that could only come from a cultural memory of living under fascist rule. A family microcosm becomes the laboratory for a savage experiment in total control and the prevention of identity.The images as the experiment fails are indelible and thrilling.
Greek cinematography surprised me with this one. In many ways shocking, but at the same time interesting and quite captivating, this film tells the story of some overprotective parents. But that’s just one way of seeing things. Here’s what I call an interesting parable. Must see.
It's such a strange film. Humorous and disturbing at the same time. There's no real plot to the film, it's just about this family's life (which is more than enough, believe me)