I'm no stranger to foreign films, so I know that they can sometimes be quite bizarre. This film, however, is quite possibly the weirdest that I have ever seen, and I have seen some odd films. I wanted to see this film because "The Lobster" is one of my most anticipated films of the year, so I wanted to check out some of the earlier work of Lanthimos, and this one was only $4.99 on Amazon.
The film was in Greek, however the subtitles were easy to follow: not too fast, not too slow. Sometimes it is annoying to have to "read" a film, but it is not so in this case. About the story: I am glad that I read the basic IMDb summary before I watched it. For someone else who knew nothing about the movie going in, it could be confusing, as they don't explain the situation until about halfway in. That being said, there were some parts that still puzzled me and that took me a little bit to figure out (for one part, I even had to consult the Wikipedia summary).
The film was very well-made. The cinematography was great. The acting felt rather natural. The dark comedy flowed very well. One thing that I didn't like, though, is that some scenes seemed to stretch out way too long.
So overall, "Dogtooth" is an extremely bizarre film. I know that it was well made, but I don't know if I liked it. I can't truly recommend it because it was too bizarre and uncomfortable. Something that I do know, however, is that it left me even more intrigued to see "The Lobster".
Big Tuna's Rating: B+ (Maybe... I'm not sure.)
How Did I Watch It?: Digital that I own.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: I have absolutely no idea.
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