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The Monsters' Dinner (2011)

Canavarlar Sofrasi (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 25 May 2012 (Turkey)
A satiric reflection of our contemporary global society manifested in the near future, in which two seemingly ordinary couples sit down for a dinner party. The film cruelly and comically ... See full summary »


Ramin Matin
7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Gizem Erdem Gizem Erdem ... D
Bertrand Glosset Bertrand Glosset ... Policeman
Ibrahim Selim Ibrahim Selim ... J
Pinar Tore Pinar Tore ... M
Tugrul Tulek ... K


A satiric reflection of our contemporary global society manifested in the near future, in which two seemingly ordinary couples sit down for a dinner party. The film cruelly and comically shows how our contemporary culture might transform into a world of extreme hedonism, violence and desensitization. Written by Anonymous

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25 May 2012 (Turkey) See more »

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Canavarlar Sofrası See more »


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Although it has no nudity and is not a violent film, some audience members at the Antalya Golden Orange festival were angered and offended by the film and wanted it censored. Not only were these people booed by other audience members, but their outrage was talked about in the press, creating a positive buzz around the film. See more »

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Grand Guignol-esque Satire of Contemporary Capitalist Society
9 March 2014 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

With more than an intertextual nod to films such as LE GRAND BOUFFE (1973) and THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER (1989), the MONSTER'S DINNER focuses on four bourgeois characters, none of whom actually have any names but are known by their initials. They spend an evening together talking about sex, masturbating, sucking one another's blood, eating meat like cannibals, beating up a little child, laughing maniacally at the casual violence taking place outside their apartment, and indulging in racist and sexist chat. Director Ramin Matin uses the entire film to satirize capitalist society and its tendency to destroy everything as well as sucking the blood out of their victims as well as themselves. Not much happens in the film; what we see on the whole is the four protagonists talking among themselves. The violence is implied rather than stated: gunshots ring out on the background, the characters are heard vomiting in the bathroom while the conversation continues uninterrupted in the living-room. Shot in deliberately washed-out colors, the film portrays a dark world with absolutely no hope of redemption. While understanding the director's perspective, I think the satire is a little obvious; although only eighty-five minutes long, THE MONSTER'S DINNER begins to drag after an hour, almost as if the screenplay had run out of things to say. Shot in English - rather unusually for a Turkish film - its message should be comprehensible to anyone.

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