- 118 min
- Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
- Cast: Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux
- UK release: 16 October 2015
Recently dumped David (Farrell, brilliant) checks into a hotel where he has 45 days to find a mate, or be transformed into an animal of his choice and released into the wilderness. Dogtooth director Lanthimos's first English-language film is a deadpan, truly idiosyncratic black comedy with a stellar cast. Weird and wonderful.
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In a dystopian near future, single people are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or are transformed into animals and released into the woods. Similar to Dogtooth in its dark, absurdist humour and its study of a rigidly constructed, dysfunctional and alienating world that offers a provocative mirror to our own, The Lobster is a surreal, hilarious and brilliantly entertaining satire that recalls British comedies like Black Mirror and Brass Eye.
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The Lobster18 May 2015
Cannes 2015: High-end lunacy from the director of Dogtooth, with Colin Farrell
As Pat Benatar so wisely observed in the 80s, love is a battlefield or, in the case of Greek New Wave director Yorgos Lanthimos’ English-language debut, it is a bizarre hunting ground with a strict code of conduct. This surreal black comedy concerned…
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