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Kynodontas | Κυνόδοντας

Réalisé par Yorgos Lanthimos
Grèce, 2009
Drame, Culte


Le père, la mère et leurs trois enfants vivent dans les faubourgs d’une ville. Leur maison est bordée d’une haute clôture. Les enfants n’ont jamais franchi la clôture. En l’absence de toute empreinte du monde extérieur, leur vie est rythmée par le modèle imposé par leurs parents.

Canine Réalisé par Yorgos Lanthimos

Prix & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

2009 | 2 prix remportés dont : Award of the Youth

Academy Awards

2011 | Nominé : Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Stirring, violent, and more than a little bit bizarre, Dogtooth is perhaps the foremost example of the new wave of Greek cinema – ominous, provocative, and surreal… From queasy incestuous moments to the culminating escape from the compound, Yorgos Lanthimos laces his debut with the slightest hint of mordant humour. Much like that of Lars von Trier, his work inspires the sort of laughter that comes with a flinch.
July 21, 2016
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Bitterly funny in its stark irony, the film nonetheless takes on added poignancy in the modern resurgence of reactionary fatherhood. It’s a domestic melodrama for the age of purity balls, a pressure cooker of enforced domicility that can only end in rupture.
June 05, 2015
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Dogtooth, by some queer magic or cinematic frisson, is funny. As the siblings perform a recital for their parents, the Eldest breaks the routine with an eclectic pop culture pastiche of dance moves. Reminiscent of Flashdance, Napoleon Dynamite, and the final scene of Beau travail all at once, her dance plays like a stilted exuberance—she is bursting at the seams of her being, but with what, she couldn’t say.
December 05, 2014
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  • Polly's rating of the film Canine

    This movie is a masterpiece. What I like about it the most is how the director emphasizes the contrast between disfunctional familly and their beautiful surrounding, how he introducies us to psychology of all the familly members and the simmering rage combine with aggressiveness. For me this is one of the best movies of all time.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Canine

    This movie is amazing on so many levels. It's a perverse political allegory that shows no fear.

  • Coot's Son's rating of the film Canine

    Wonderfully fucked up & wonderfully weird; This picture falls in to my idea of what "pure cinema" is: "Show me something I haven't seen before!"

  • paul oram's rating of the film Canine

    Holy shit! this is one smart movie. Well if most of what we are - we learn from our parents then this family take the biscuit. Has the director made this film to question the very idea of the family as the bedrock of society - or is this just a very dark, twisted 'comedy'? who knows. Ha! could be read as an anti fascist or pro EU metaphor -thats pushing it I think. This will linger in my brain quite a while.

  • bracko's rating of the film Canine

    Frank Sinatra's grandchildren living in an isolated house with the yard where zombies grow and the pool where fish swim, having sex with each other, waiting to lose their dogteeth to learn how to drive a car, also waiting for plains to crash and vaginas give light to their rooms and much more in this weird weird and pretty deep movie.

  • sarah deetz's rating of the film Canine

    Something that 'world cinema' does so much better than Western are silences that aren't awkward, where conversation is stuttered and broken and where everything isn't explained at the end. Subtle, beautiful and melancholic while still making me cringe at times. I know no more understanding would come from watching it again, but I still very much want to.

  • Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Canine

    The aesthetic approach is faultless; the balance between deadpan farce & brutal perversion perfectly judged. The satire on domestic abuse as metaphor for some socio-political commentary seems only more relevant in our post-truth era of fear-mongering & alternative facts, & like the similar thematic concerns of Shyamalan's The Village, holds a black mirror to the face of the modern-world. A staggeringly original work.

  • Jérémy Poirier's rating of the film Canine

    This is a really weird one and I love it. A brilliantly original critique on education, individualism, social behavior and gender norms in modern society. Lanthimos and Filippou masterfully infuse this commentary inside of one twisted, disturbing and somehow funny hell of a film. “Do that again, bitch, and I’ll rip your guts out. I swear on my daughter’s life you and your clan won’t last long in this neighborhood.”

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