Dogtooth
  • Directors(s)

    Giorgos Lanthimos

  • Production Year

    2010

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    93m

  • Cast

    Michelle Valley, Christos Stergioglou, Mary Tsoni, Aggeliki Papoulia, Anna Kalaitzidou, Hristos Passalis

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Film

Dogtooth

Contains incest theme and infrequent real sex

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

  • Directors(s)

    Giorgos Lanthimos

  • Production Year

    2010

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    93m

  • Cast

    Michelle Valley, Christos Stergioglou, Mary Tsoni, Aggeliki Papoulia, Anna Kalaitzidou, Hristos Passalis

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

DOGTOOTH is a Greek language film in which a couple with three grown up children live together in an isolated house, where the father convinces his children that the world outside the house is deadly.

Sex

There is a scene of real sex in which a pornographic video is watched on a television screen. Brief shots of fellatio are seen. In a subsequent scene, two young adults engage in sexual foreplay, during which there is brief sight of masturbation. The brief real sex establishes the unusual and dysfunctional lifestyle that results from the isolation orchestrated by the dictatorial father, including incest.

The film also includes strong sex scenes without explicit detail.

There are also some scenes of violence perpetrated by the father. In one scene, he beats a woman who displeases him, and also beats one of his own daughters. These beatings do not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury.

The films also includes a sequence in which a cat is attacked with a pair of garden shears. There is an initial pounce as the cat is caught, followed by an aftermath shot of the dead animal. In order to satisfy our obligations under the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937, detailed assurances were sought from the film makers. These revealed that rubber shears were employed and that no animals were harmed.

  • Classified date

    12/05/2010

  • BBFC reference

    AVF265441

  • Language

    Greek