DVD: Dogtooth (18)
Friday 17 September 2010
You might spend almost the whole of this with only the faintest grasp of what is going on.
An overtly indie Greek film about a man who keeps his family in a closed compound and schools them in the outlandish dangers of the outside world (deadly cats, falling planes, you name it), the pitter-patter of their peculiar existence gives way to a more conventional narrative only at the very end. Dogtooth may be incredibly weird, but it is remarkable in other ways too: elegant shots, plausible performances, and the ingenuity of its premise. Even its most bizarre stunts (innocent incest, practical self-mutilation) seem possible when conveyed by this excellent young cast.
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