30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Lobster Greece, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Netherlands 2015 | 118 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Yorgos Lanthimos

Since his film Dogtooth (2009), YORGOS LANTHIMOS (*1973) has been recognized as a powerful, idiosyncratic voice in European genre cinema. The Lobster (2015) was nominated for an Oscar for best screenplay and was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG, as was his last film The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017).

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Society in the not-too-distant future, in which living together is of paramount importance. Singles are arrested and taken to an institution called "The Hotel". Here, they have 45 days to find a suitable partner. If they fail, they are turned into the animals of their choice and released into the woods. David (Colin Farrell) manages to escape The Hotel into the forest, but here The Loners are in charge. The dogma of their restrictive regime is solitude. Partnerships are strictly forbidden. But David falls in love with a woman (Rachel Weisz) – thus breaking the rules. With biting humour, The Lobster tells its story in the form of a dark, sinister fable and won this year's Jury Prize at Cannes.
Original title: The Lobster
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Screenplay: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Cast: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, Ariane Labed, Angeliki Papoulia, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, Michael Smiley, Ben Whishaw
Producer: Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey, Yorgos Lanthimos
Director of Photography: Thimios Bakatakis
Music: Amy Ashworth
Production Design: Jacqueline Abrahams
Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Protagonist Pictures
Production: Element Pictures
Contact: David Bartholomew, Protagonist Pictures:; Susan Senk:


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