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film - 2015

the lobster

An unconventional love story set in a dystopian world where singles are not entitled to a free existence. When David suddenly becomes a bachelor, he is taken to an isolated hotel where he has to find a suitable new partner within 45 days. If he succeeds he will be able to return back to the Village to be a couple together. But if he fails, he will be taken to a special room in the hotel where he is changed into an animal of his choice, like all the other guests who fail....

director
Yorgos Lanthimos
script
Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
release
2015
length
118 min
english
producers
Element Pictures (IR)
co producers
Lemming Film (NL), Haut et Court (FR), Faliro House (GR), Limp (UK)
main cast
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jason Clark, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux
director of photography
Thimios Bakatakis
production design
Jacqueline Abrahams
costume design
Sarah Blenkinsop
hair & make-up
Lucy Browne
editor
Yorgos Mavropsaridis
sound design
Johnny Burn
financiers & funds
Irish Film Board, Netherlands Film Fund, BFI, Film4, Eurimages, Greek Film Centre, CNC, Canal+
distributor
De Filmfreak (BENELUX)
worldsales
Protagonist Pictures