The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos
IRL, GBR, GR, FRA, NL 2015
118 min

A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.
“As with his previous works, DOGTOOTH and ALPIS, Lanthimos creates a world driven by its rules. Even if those rules don't make sense as they are presented, it isn’t difficult to recognize how they fit the meaning of our own world. Lanthimos crafts his world, characters, and story with a biting, satirical voice, one that forces us to look at our own institutions and forced, social interactions. He doesn't so much destroy those views as make it painfully obvious that we must destroy them ourselves.” (Jeremy Kirk)

  • John C. Reilly - John
  • Ben Whishaw - Bob Dylan /Arthur
  • Léa Seydoux - Branca de Montfort
  • Colin Farrell - David
  • Rachel Weisz - «Short Sighted Woman»
  • Jessica Barden - «Nosebleed Woman»
  • Ashley Jensen - «Biscuit Woman»
  • Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Efthymis Filippou
  • Thimios Bakatakis
  • Johnnie Burn
  • Yorgos Mavropsaridis
  • Jacqueline Abrahams
  • Sarah Blenkinsop
Element Pictures, Faliro House, Haut et Court, Lemming Film, Scarlet Films

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Sony Pictures
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