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The Lobster (2015)The Lobster (2015)

The Lobster (2015)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

best
THE VERY BEST

8.0

movie

France, Greece

English, French, Greek

Mind-blowing, Smart, Thought-provoking

2015

Giorgos Lanthimos, Yorgos Lanthimos

Aggeliki Papoulia, Angeliki Papoulia, Anthony Dougall

118 min

Synopsis

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into animals and sent off into The Woods.

Our Take

8.0
Niclas L.

A unique movie about a near-future society obsessed with couples; viewing couples as the norm, as opposed to single people who are viewed as unproductive and undesirable. In that way, the film shows David (Colin Farrell), a newly single person who is transferred to the Hotel, a place where single people have just 45 days to find a suitable mate, and if they fail, they would be transformed into animals of their choice. While the film’s original premise may not be everyone’s cup of tea, The Lobster will prove a goldmine for people who are into a Kafkaesque, absurdist mentality, or anyone looking for an idea-driven experience.

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