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Dogtooth (2009) More at IMDbPro »Kynodontas (original title)

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Release Date:
11 November 2009 (Greece) See more »
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Tagline:
The cat is the most feared animal there is!
Plot:
Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 17 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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(14 articles)
Alps Movie Review
 (From ShockYa. 22 June 2012, 3:12 AM, PDT)

Toronto Review | Yorgos Lanthimos' "Alps" Is "Dogtooth" Without Teeth, But Plenty of Bite
 (From Indiewire. 15 September 2011, 6:00 AM, PDT)

Dogtooth (Kynodontas)
 (From Scorecard Review. 16 March 2011, 9:26 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Dogtooth - close to a masterpiece See more (157 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Christos Stergioglou ... Father
Michele Valley ... Mother

Angeliki Papoulia ... Older Daughter (as Aggeliki Papoulia)

Hristos Passalis ... Son

Mary Tsoni ... Younger Daughter
Anna Kalaitzidou ... Christina
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Krikris ... Colleague
Sissy Petropoulou ... Secretary (as Athanasia Petropoulou)
Alexander Voulgaris ... Dog trainer

Directed by
Yorgos Lanthimos 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Efthymis Filippou  writer
Yorgos Lanthimos  writer

Produced by
Yorgos Lanthimos .... co-producer
Iraklis Mavroidis .... executive producer
Athina Rachel Tsangari .... associate producer
Yorgos Tsourgiannis .... producer
Angelos Venetis .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Thimios Bakatakis 
 
Film Editing by
Yorgos Mavropsaridis 
 
Casting by
Christina Akzoti 
Alex Kelly 
 
Set Decoration by
Elli Papageorgakopoulou 
 
Costume Design by
Elli Papageorgakopoulou 
 
Makeup Department
Vanessa Nerkanidou .... hair stylist
Sissy Petropoulou .... makeup artist (as Athanasia Petropoulou)
 
Production Management
Stavros Hrysogiannis .... production manager
Kolisoglou Olga .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christos Nikou .... second assistant director
Kostas Papadakis .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Magdalini Avgerinou .... set dresser
Dafni Iliopoulou .... set dresser
Dimitris Theoharis .... construction coordinator
Kyriaki Tsitsa .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Leandros Ntounis .... production sound mixer
Leandros Ntounis .... sound designer (uncredited)
George Ramantanis .... final mixer
Dimitris Rouhitsas .... boom operator
Yiannis Skandamis .... final mixer
 
Special Effects by
George Alahouzos .... special effects
Roulis Alahouzos .... special effects
Michalis Samiotis .... rain special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christos Douros .... first assistant camera
Thanasis Gogas .... electrician
Aggelos Mantzios .... second assistant camera
Giorgos Metaxas .... first assistant camera
Yiannis Papadakis .... grip equipment
Mihalis Rokos .... lighting technician
Thomas Varvias .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Magdalini Avgerinou .... assistant costume designer
Dafni Iliopoulou .... assistant costume designer
Kyriaki Tsitsa .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Vangelis Gousias .... negative cutter
Nikos Katoufas .... colorist
Ioanna Pogiantzi .... assistant editor
Tony Ford .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Giorgos Bikas .... production assistant
Nikos Borova .... production assistant
Maria Gizeli .... location manager
Angela Grimani .... receptionist
Theodoros Haralabidis .... runner
Vicky Miha .... assistant to producer
Christos Nikou .... script supervisor
Dimitris Nomikos .... titles typography
Maria Panaritou .... accountant
Gerasimos Pantos .... water truck operator
Sofia Papoulakou .... production secretary
Vasilis Parasamlis .... production assistant
Hristina Pigaki .... legal advisor
Hristos Pilatakis .... insurer
Kyriaki Symertziadou .... accountant
Dimitris Tolias .... accountant
Nikos Tsiolas .... production assistant
Sotiris Tsioutas .... accountant
 
Thanks
Dionysis Agalianos .... thanks
Giannis Basibaglis .... thanks
Vanessa Ferle .... thanks
Anna Georgiadou .... thanks
Dimitris Halkiadakis .... thanks
Behrooz Hashemian .... thanks
Giannis Houvardas .... thanks
Hristina Hristoforou .... thanks
Dennis Iliadis .... thanks
Coti K. .... thanks
Panagiotis Kalakos .... thanks
Stelios Kalergis .... thanks
Kostas Katintzaros .... thanks
Elena Konstantinidou .... thanks (as Eleana Konstadinidou)
Panos Koronis .... thanks
Kalina Kyratsouli .... thanks
Stelios Likouresis .... thanks
Zoi Lisgara .... thanks
Babis Makridis .... thanks
Vasilis Marmatakis .... thanks
Olga Massa .... thanks
Mikis Modianos .... thanks
Giola Nene .... thanks
Panagiotis Pantelatos .... thanks
Olga Papada .... thanks
Dina Papadimitriou .... thanks
Flora Papageorgakopoulou .... thanks
Dimitris Papaioannou .... thanks
Katerina Papanagiotou .... thanks
Thanos Papastergiou .... thanks
Simos Sarketzis .... thanks
Giorgos Serdaris .... thanks
Anthi Skorda .... thanks
Spooky .... thanks
Foteini Vasilopoulou .... thanks
Christine Vlachos .... thanks
Alexander Voulgaris .... thanks
Antonis Xenos .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kynodontas" - Greece (original title)
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Runtime:
94 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Hong Kong:III (Hong Kong International Film Festival) | Ireland:18 | Japan:R18+ | Japan:R15+ (edited version) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/18 | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:Unrated
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Trivia:
The entire film was shot on only one lens: an anamorphic lens with 50mm focal length.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Mother:The new words of the day are: "Sea", "Highway", "Road trip" and "Shotgun".
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Casino BluesSee more »

FAQ

Why does the father tell them that "your brother died"?
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48 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
Dogtooth - close to a masterpiece, 19 December 2010
Author: Pratyush (pratyushkhaitan@gmail.com) from Calcutta, India

Not a lot of movies shock me. So I was quite surprised the unsettling impact Dogtooth had on me. A father locks up his 3 children who are in their late teens - early twenties in a large house and they have stayed there all their lives.

The three children are told lies of various degrees. Living totally isolated from the world and in a manufactured universe, they do not react like normal people would. The lack of awareness and exposure makes for very interesting scenarios and reactions.

The film can be pondered upon on several levels. For instance, governments never really tell their people any thing close to the whole truth. Thoughts on these lines - the harms caused by leaving people in the dark are the obvious things one can take back from the movie.

I am very interested in the alternate viewpoint of the parents though. They genuinely thought exposing the children to the world would be harmful for them. While that is not some thing one can possibly agree with, there are some positives which do come out of it in my opinion. For instance, when one of the girls who has never having been exposed to popular culture, dances, she creates some thing unique. As she has not seen any thing before, she is not influences by any thing and creates her own style. That is a positive in my mind.

This is film which is close to a masterpiece. When the film had released, it was panned in The New York Times and received an average review from Roger Ebert. I am quite pleased then, that it is slowly getting appreciation and is ending up in a few best of the year lists as well. This is a must watch according to me. 8.5/10.

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