An absurdist film that could be a satire on any number of subjects, from xenophobia to home schooling. Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos puts together a film about a married couple who raises their three children to believe that the outside world is not safe until your canine incisor falls out.
Dogtooth is primarily an absurdist film that uses the juxtopositon of innocence with sex and violence to disturb and affect the viewer. The exact nature of its underlying messages, which seem to be largely satirical, is certainly up for debate.
Lanthimos' vision, although grim and sadistic, truly brings the world that this family lives in to a whole new level of strange. Confined by the limitations put upon by their parents, the children are forced to accept reality through an unclear and hidden viewpoint. Much like the children, the viewers are constantly forced to see this world through a barrier of strategically placed shots that leaves us curious for what is truly going on, no matter how violent and strange it might be.