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In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

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Guard Waiter
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James Finnegan ...
Bald Man
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David's Wife
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Bob the Dog
Ryac ...
Bob the Dog
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Kathy Kelly ...
Police Officer 1
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Storyline

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods. Written by R. Byma

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An unconventional love story by Yorgos Lanthimos.


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Rated R for sexual content including dialogue, and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 October 2015 (Ireland)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$190,252, 15 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,699,235, 25 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,978,887, 4 August 2016
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song that David and the Short-sighted woman synchronize their CD players with and dance to in the woods, is "Where The Wild Roses Grow" by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds featuring Kylie Minogue. See more »

Goofs

After the heartless woman falls down from getting shot by David with a tranquilizer gun, her skirt falls open high enough to see her underwear. When David approaches her, her skirt is now covering up the underwear. See more »

Quotes

Loner Leader: Do you love her?
Campari Man: With all my heart
Loner Leader: How much do you love her? On a scale of 1 to 15.
Campari Man: 14.
Loner Leader: 14 is a very impressive score. He loves her very much indeed. Who do you think we should kill? Who will be able to live on their own better?
Campari Man: ...
Loner Leader: You. If this woman dies, do you think you will manage on your own or will you get involved with someone else?
Campari Man: No. I can live alone, she cannot... I like sitting in the room. Relaxes me. Calms me. I like it a lot. I can definitely live on my own.
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Connections

References Forbidden Games (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Bleep Disco
Written and performed by Johnnie Burn
Published by Tonic Music Ltd.
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This is a horrible movie! Might contain spoilers!
15 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

This was a total waste of 2 hours of my life that I'll NEVER get back. You will be better off watching someone sit on a chair motionless for 2 hours. I cannot stress how incredibly stupid this movie is. I kept hoping that it'll get better, but instead it got progressively worse with each scene. The theme of animal ceuelty is vile. A woman kicks a dog to death and takes pleasure from it, rabbits are skinned alive, donkeys shot...only a psychopath could think of this and enjoy it. I do NOT understand those who gave this train-wreck a high rating. They must be thinking "if I give a high rating to a non-conventional movie, I'm cool." No, you're just stupid with odious taste. My dog's poop is more appealing to me to watch than this movie. Just like the protagonist, you'll want to gauge your eyes out by the end of it. I'm just gonna sit back now and wait for the Apocalypse. The human race is doomed.


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