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Dogtooth (2009)
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Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence 'the sea' refers to a large armchair and 'zombies' are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the über-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission. The father is the only family member who can leave the manicured lawns of their self-inflicted exile, earning their keep by managing a nearby factory, while the only outsider allowed on the premises is his colleague Christina, who is paid to relieve the son of his male urges. Tired of these dutiful acts of carnality, Christina disturbs the domestic balance. Written by Anonymous

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$6,686 (USA) (25 June 2010)

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$110,197 (USA) (18 March 2011)
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The title comes from one of the lies that the parents tell the children, that they will only be ready to leave the household when their dogteeth fall out. See more »

Goofs

In the bathroom scene where the girl is trying to remove her tooth, the girl hits her mouth in front of the mirror with the dumbbell; she laughs and blood runs down her jaw; however, after the cut, the blood disappears. See more »

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Mother: The new words of the day are: "Sea", "Highway", "Road trip" and "Shotgun".
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Heaven is a prison
19 October 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I cannot believe that the obvious political subtext was totally denied in some comments. You only have to take a look at the world we live in to see the clear structure of this alleged "nonsense" film. Total CCTV surveillance? Internet blacklists? Ban of violence in computer games and films? All to protect us? I really don't doubt that the majority of politicians responsible for those developments are not evildoers. Like the parents in this film - the politicians only want the best for all of us. But the little brother outside the garden isn't dead, he has grown up. So the film shows us the end point of this development. Where Zombies are little yellow flowers, there is slavery freedom.


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