3.5

Dogtooth

Drama


 

A controlling sadistic man and his wife keep their three teenage children locked away from the world.

"Dogtooth" is disturbing viewing, as the stunted emotional development of the family becomes apparent. The mood is restrained as day after languid day of simple games are played out with the violent elements gradually emerging and escalating. The infantile mind games endured by the children are harrowing to watch. Their seclusion is not explained but the anguish and increasing desperation of the characters is readily understood. Distressing for audiences, and certainly not recommended for dentists.

Anne Murphy

Greek Film Festival 2009
94 mins