The Lobster

The love story that unfolds in a near future where single people are arrested and sent to a creepy hotel. There they must find a mate within 45 days. If they do not succeed, they turn into an animal and released into the woods.

  • Yorgos Lanthimos

Release Date: 2015-10-28
IMDb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: FR, GR, IE, NL, GB
  • Language: English | French
  • Runtime: 1h:59m
  • Budget: €4,000,000
  • Revenue: $8,699,235
Bethina Sateia
06 August 2016 | 06:19

Where the border between the conventional festival and mass cinema? Broken hundreds of heads in disputes that one bears in itself deep ideas and thoughts, and the second is absolutely superficial, or, on the contrary, one only snobbish sight for a well-educated middle class, and second — folk it is clear to anyone. And one another point of view, though, and are not deprived common sense, a sufficiently refutable. I think that those who have read at least with hundreds of reviews, met with a serious analysis of the Marvel universe, Transformers and etc... well-Known tale of the boy wizard with meticulous versed in humanitarian circles on a par with a classic. And inaccurately quoting the hero of the "People, places, things": "Comics — it is part of American literature." Return a view is also controversial looks, at least the experience shows that to create a "popular cinema" need to spend half its budget on marketing. Starting to think it is not so and folk...

Continuing with his reasoning, I want to turn to one of the most important parameters of the film — age restriction of viewers. In this has all the salt clear movie. Pixar certainly know that the child can get its parent by almost any movie/cartoon, is just child want, but does this Pixar surface plots for category 10 years? The answer again is: no. Blockbuster fiction, as a fact, the crossover of animation and game cinema, capable to involve from small big thanks to the development of the plot on different levels. Returning to a movie festival, we see that, not even with age restrictions, it is clearly not attractive the audience below a certain age limit. And so it in its essence, is the same as paternalistic mass-market, all of which will chew everything will show generally starts with interviews and what would people like to see? Thus, staying alone with movie, one case, we stay with complex source, which says unclear for us, and all those constantly echoed: "Tell me something about themselves." This, of course, exaggerated point of view, but it tells us something about different purposes of these two directions.

Include "Lobster" do you like a strange to be on almost 90 minutes ironic Comedy with elements of dystopia. OK, a difficult genre, but it is available to any viewer. We all know that the rules followed by the heroes of the community, seem mechanical and lifeless, but they all tell us about the world, like: "let's.." And we give in the power of the Director, agreeing with that the rules are, and they can not break our heroes. According to the reason I won't discuss the laws of these societies. Whatever was not absurd their rules that my a subjective sensation that the discrepancy with the daily life. Here eat well. another disadvantage. Acting the paradigm of society individuals or couples, the characters logical not correspond to the rules, which they are surrounded by. In this is that the trouble with the ending that tantalizes the mind posmotrevshih to the end. We saw the main character, Colin Farrell, in in fact, two States: calm and balanced and the heat of passion. In first looks sluggish, mundane and of no effect. In second, it looks strong and tough. Looking at it when it leaves the wife in the beginning of the movie, we think he mumble. Only two times the film (plus the scene with the rescue forest finding out about myopia his friend) it looks different, but in all these scenes, want to deprive of something valuable for him, until that want to deprive him of life. There is the last scene? Personally, I for not have learned the entire this game common traits in couples I think it is too primitive for describing human relations and steps that line, after which ridiculing, she she begins to look silly. Perhaps the effect of black and transition to him in the cinema would have a more impressive value to it;as also to interpret, but this is only speculation. It's possible other: for the Director, describing a whole society, not seem an important decision of one person the face of social problems. Escapism as he is not anymore. Let us, perhaps, for this.

Returning to started the argument, I will turn to another important details as I think, typical for a movie festival, and that it has an incredible luxury for less than the mass commercial cinema. The festival encourages movie to talk about it look at this complex images, the first your show of addressing a particular elite film journalism and movie party. It can afford to be much more difficult, because razzhevyvaniya functions take over the browsers. It encourages to the mass of intellectual debate, which is typical (who was, he will understand) yet and film societies. This movie is not fit into the scope of "great" or"terrible," he cuts in "yeah, but at the same time..." "terribly, but on the other hand..." strange as it sounds, it not so popular movie implies it is the collective mind as a key to him, and mass designed for a comfortable private viewing. The answer to this thought somewhere flashes in the plot of this film, in which there is atomized loners and couples, there is no unity (as the body) of the company or group. Simple and polar ideas easier to possess the minds.

As any dystopia "Lobster" is trying to put all dot i the two extremes, placing more questions than giving answers. And as any dystopia this film in the first place, about the society, not a separate character.

8 from 10

Cammie Econah
09 March 2017 | 03:17

To watch the film Giorgos Mavroeidis Lobster need a certain mood. This film is not apply to the category "killing time". If you come to him so, then you just have not good choice.

The film carries in itself relevant topics. Director, I understand, wanted to show how in a modern society belong to it all forms. Today the word love has a frivolous connotation. It insert into all proposals, regardless of sense. Love is vulgarized. Show your sincere feelings is considered bad manners.

Mavromatidis through the genre of utopianism, it is no coincidence that the tool uses excessive exaggeration, reaching the point of absurdity. To the modern viewer it is possible to reach only through shock therapy. Therefore, the dialogues and actions of the main characters often laugh or get angry, but do not leave indifferent.

Most of the scenes were shot in natural light, actors used make-up for getting to reveal the essence of man, "shooting" with his skin. To show that the absurdity on screen today may be reality tomorrow. George Mavromatidis one of the few Directors who does not just shooting a movie for the sake of philosophical brilliance, he wants to convey to the viewer a sense of being as he realizes. But perhaps even to warn. Such artists usually become iconic. But going forward.

Actors for the Director is the cogs in the overall mechanism. He can't stand them to the fore, so when you watch the film, not think about how look actors. They merge the overall picture and there is only meaning. Therefore, among the many critics there is a debate about the picture a whole.

Jackelyn Carolyne
04 January 2016 | 06:53

Non-trivial, inventive in detail dystopia, to the same supplied with a reduction of emotions. The characters look like opened, utter the text and make enough absurdist deeds. The script is known to be advantageous, implement it was different. The film is very rational, I frankly not have enough air.

Colin Farrell plays field, Clive Owen, and Rachel wise so did you lose weight its not to know. Open final picture just for use.

Imitation of painting individual frames under the classical music to command respect, as well as and a desire to see other pictures of the Director. In common share high scores picture, but subjectively, I would more emotion. It is absolutely not in a rebuke to the Director, who made the picture as wanted to, but not bad manner "Blindness" for example.

7 of 10

How long is The Lobster?
2h 39m
How much has The Lobster made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are $8,699,235.
How much did it cost to make The Lobster?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least €4,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Lobster?
This tv-show was directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
What is the genre of The Lobster?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Comedy, Drama, Romance, Best Drama Movies 2016.
What is The Lobster IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.2.
When was The Lobster released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2015-10-28.