#MustSee: The Lobster by Gorges Lanthimos (2015)

After more than a year jumping between all the film festivals, the YORCK group finally took this pearl of black humor into its program. A totally MUST SEE!!! The story takes place in a dystopian world, where no-one’s allowed to be single. If you become on you’re forced to stay in a hotel to find a new partner in 45 days otherwise you will be turned into an animal and going to live in the woods. David is a single, his wife left him for another guy.

So he checks in, his only buddy is his dog, who actually was his brother. Soon he finds new friends: one can’t walk and the other can’t talk. They philosophize about the animals they want to be and how to find a partner – things don’t really work out. They’re trapped in a bloody system, they’re even forced to hunt each other in the woods. David meets a creepy woman, but time is running… There is a change to break out of the system, but it means a sparse life in the woods, without love… I really don’t want to spoil you, you just have to watch it and get surprised.

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The cast is amazing and after watching this piece of blackest humor I understand why the world loves Colin Farell that much. He’s simply a great actor. And he meets the beautiful Rachel Weisz. And the stubborn Léa Seydoux. Yes, still got a crush on her. Crazy convincing blondes with cute noses. I’m a little amused by the fun fact, that the wife of James Bond is in movie with the actual Bond Girl.

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Other great names are Ben Whishaw, who I really adore since his appearance in a “Years&Years“ video clip. Mr. Cellophane: John C. Reilly, the well known actor in a supporting role. Those are the names we know, but every other actor/actress is just great, especially Olivia Colman as the hotel manager or Aggeliki Papoulia as the heartless woman.

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Beneath all the fun and absurd scenes, the look is great. The hotel is like a beige greenish 70’s nightmare, the city aseptic and the forest so green and dark. Just go and watch this stylish masterpiece!

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