Dogtooth (Kynodontas)

Lists: Comedy, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence 'the sea' refers to a large armchair and 'zombies' are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the uber-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission."

Overall Ranking: 1539 (Rank from 2009: # 37)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 12.5%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 12.5%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
BTS Brian100
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick92(full review)Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 7
Movie Evangelist90(full review)
David Baruffi88
Dan O'Neill65(full review)
Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R60(full review)
J Collins55
Rob from GuysFilmQuest15Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 1

People Involved

  • Hristos Passalis (Son)
  • Aggeliki Papoulia (Older Daughter)
  • Mary Tsoni (Younger Daughter)
  • Christos Stergioglou (Father)
  • Michele Valley (Mother)
  • Anna Kalaitzidou (Christina)
  • Giorgos Lanthimos (Director)