Dogtooth focuses on the daily lives of three never-named 20-something siblings who not only never left home, but have actually never literally left the house. Their parents have created a complex mythology to keep them happy prisoners and keep the family together.

The parents plan bizarre and borderline dangerous "games" and offer glittery stickers as incentives, use recorded tapes to teach an alternate version of the English language, and harshly enforce a total ban on movies and TV.


depiction of forced incest, two explicitly not-fake images of sex acts, liberation via very bloody self-harm and the on-screen disemboweling of a housecat.

Cannes Diary 05/21/09

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