About

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 brothe...

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Directed by

Yorgos Lanthimos

Written by

Yorgos Lanthimos (Screenplay)
Efthymis Filippou (Screenplay)

Runtime

98 minutes

Country

Greece

Language

Greek

Tagline

The cat is the most feared animal there is!

Cast

Keywords

sex incest dysfunctional family mental illness paranoia hostage sexual awakening fantasy world home education isolated house

Photos

Lists

#25 on The 50 best films of the decade so far The Dissolve

#231 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year