Dogtooth: Use caution

An image from Dogtooth – © 2009 Kino International.

Dogtooth – It’s been a long time since I’ve been so divided over a movie as much as I am over Dogtooth. Part of me really loved it, while the other part despised the hell out of it. I’m shocked it got nominated for an Oscar (best foreign film), yet at the same time happy the Academy was brave enough to acknowledge it. I’m sure I won’t be alone in my apprehension with it either. The movie, about three teenage children kept locked away from the outside world by their parents in a cult-like compound, is cold, features many awkward sexual scenes, some scenes of incest, and creates an overall uneasy feeling while watching it. But there is something so intriguing and artistic about it that it’s haunted me ever since screening it. No, it’s not for everyone, but if you go in with an open mind you might find the good in it as well.

4 out of 5 stars

Here is the extended trailer for Dogtooth below: