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The Lobster (2015)

TheLobsterIn a near future, the world may not be such a single-friendly place; Having a partner & living in a relationship may become an absolute mandatory social appearance, and anybody that does not comply may be prosecuted. Eventually be sentenced to life in a body of an animal.

Do you think that escalated quickly? Then you haven’t sen The Lobster yet.
This multi-award winning masterpiece, directed by a talented Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps), takes us to a dystopian future where all singles are transported to a certain “Hotel” where they have 45 days to find a partner, otherwise they are transformed into animals and sent off to the woods.
David (Colin Farell), a middle aged gentleman, that has recently parted ways with his wife and is slowly entering his mid-life crisis, has been placed in the hotel and is starting his journey towards a new relationship. The absurd functionalities, rules and orders of this establishment leave him bemused; he finds himself amongst individuals not looking for love, but rather trying avoid each other as much as possible. The woods surrounding the Hotel are filled with “loners” – single people on the run – and if you manage to shoot one, you get an extra day of love-seeking. David flees the hotel, runs to the woods and becomes one of the “loners”, only to discover that this peculiar group of individuals is run by a set of even more absurd and bizarre rules than the feared hotel…

The Lobster is a movie about love, but created in such an unusual, bizarre and humorous way that no-one has ever done before. It’s dark, shady and absurd but still incredibly funny and entertaining.
The Lobster will make you laugh, but will make you think very hard. But when you understand the dark-humurous nature of this film, you will be amazed at how much this experience has to offer.

Oh, and p.s.: it looks absolutely beautiful.

 

 

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