Dogtooth

Recently saw this film and left the theater slightly stunned, not quite knowing what to think. The story is a dark portrayal of family affairs. The three children of the household, too old to still be so innocent, are sheltered from the outside world by their parents, their father being particularly determined in this matter.  It was uncomfortable to watch. There is not really a soundtrack to this movie, other than the music produced by the characters, the silence working to make the whole viewing experience feel awkward and voyeuristic. Also, the cinematography is candid, making the scenes of sex and violence that much more graphic. Overall, a surreal portrayal of family affairs and the pervasiveness of popular culture.

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