Posted in British film

THE LOBSTER (2015)

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A film by Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast: Jacqueline Abrahams, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jessica Barden, Lea Seydoux 

In a near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they have to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed in an animal of their choice and sent off into The woods.

Here is a creative an original story. Just think you do not have a choice you have to find a matching partner and have to be in love with them however you are not allowed to be single it is against the law. They take you to this hotel where in 45 days you will have to find a suitable partner or you will be turned into an animal of you choice. What are you kidding me, here is an original story from Lanthimos who has done a beautiful job here to tell this fable out of the ordinary with dark humor to go with it. It is an absurd idea for a film but it works well here.

The film opens with Colin Farrell plays David, an architect who  on separating from his partner  is taken to the hotel where, along with other singles, he must find a partner or be transformed into an animal of his choosing. He chooses the titular lobster. The singles spend their time at the hotel undergoing  punitive social mixing, uncomfortable small talk and watching staff-led vignettes on the benefits of being a couple I do love this one it is hilarious as hell. Also they endure some other bizarre punishment. And the go hunting for loners in the woods. If they get one they might have a day or more added to their stay. Suddenly after an incident David gets out of the hotel and into the wood. Everybody is talking like zombie repeating the conversation the they heard in which the film is carefully frame here. The lobster is a film is the most structure story define by culture and ideology. And trust me when i say that it is the most bizarre comedy that I have seen in a long time that has the great perfect ending.

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