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Kynodontas ()


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

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Cast

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Father
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Mother
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Older Daughter (as Aggeliki Papoulia)
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Son
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Younger Daughter
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Christina
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Colleague
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Secretary (as Athanasia Petropoulou)
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Dog trainer

Directed by

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Yorgos Lanthimos

Written by

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Efthymis Filippou ... (writer)
 
Yorgos Lanthimos ... (writer)

Produced by

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Yorgos Lanthimos ... co-producer
Iraklis Mavroidis ... executive producer
Vicky Miha ... assistant producer
Athina Rachel Tsangari ... associate producer
Yorgos Tsourgiannis ... producer
Angelos Venetis ... executive producer

Cinematography by

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Thimios Bakatakis

Film Editing by

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Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Editorial Department

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Vangelis Gousias ... negative cutter
Nikos Katoufas ... colorist
Ioanna Pogiantzi ... assistant editor
Tony Ford ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Christina Akzoti
Alex Kelly

Set Decoration by

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Elli Papageorgakopoulou

Costume Design by

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Elli Papageorgakopoulou

Makeup Department

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Vanessa Nerkanidou ... hair stylist
Sissi Petropoulou ... makeup artist (as Athanasia Petropoulou)

Production Management

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Stavros Hrysogiannis ... production manager
Kolisoglou Olga ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Christos Nikou ... second assistant director
Kostas Papadakis ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Magdalini Avgerinou ... set dresser
Dafni Iliopoulou ... set dresser
Dimitris Theoharis ... construction coordinator
Kyriaki Tsitsa ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Leandros Ntounis ... production sound mixer / sound designer (uncredited)
George Ramantanis ... final mixer
Dimitris Rouhitsas ... boom operator
Yiannis Skandamis ... final mixer

Special Effects by

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George Alahouzos ... special effects
Roulis Alahouzos ... special effects
Michalis Samiotis ... rain special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Christos Douros ... first assistant camera
Thanasis Gogas ... electrician
Aggelos Mantzios ... second assistant camera
Giorgos Metaxas ... first assistant camera
Giannis Papadakis ... grip equipment (as Yiannis Papadakis)
Mihalis Rokos ... lighting technician
Thomas Varvias ... first assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Magdalini Avgerinou ... assistant costume designer
Dafni Iliopoulou ... assistant costume designer
Kyriaki Tsitsa ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Maria Gizeli ... location manager

Other crew

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Giorgos Bikas ... production assistant
Nikos Borova ... production assistant
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

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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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The cat is the most feared animal there is! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Κυνόδοντας (Greece)
  • Dogtooth (World-wide, English title)
  • Canine (France)
  • Dogtooth (Germany)
  • Hundszahn (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $384,147

Did You Know?

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Trivia The inspiration for the film came about because of a discussion Yorgos Lanthimos was having with some friends who were about to get married. When Lanthimos expressed doubts about the institution and family itself, he was struck by the idea about what would happen to a man who went to the ultimate extreme of protecting his family. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.3 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Fly Me to the Moon See more »
Quotes Older Daughter: Mom, what is a "cunt"?
Mother: Where did you learn that word?
Older Daughter: On a case on top of the VCR.
Mother: A "cunt" is a large lamp. Example: The "cunt" switched off and the room got all dark.
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