Dogtooth

This film is all kinds of weird.  I have no idea why it even got on to my list, but that’s not to say it wasn’t interesting to watch.

A father, mother and three teenage children live in isolation in the Greek countryside.  The father is the only one in the family who is allowed to leave the grounds of their home, and only one person from the outside ever enters.  She, ultimately, is the one who upsets the balance of the cocoon.

In trying to find out more about the film, I have found it described as an ‘erotic horror’ film.  It’s horror in the sense that the circumstance in which the family lives is horrific (despite the idyllic Greek sunshine and swimming pool).  There are some scenes of a highly sexual nature but they are by no means erotic.

This is a curious, at times grotesque and very singular film – watch it only if you are prepared to be challenged from the first scene to the last.

 

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