The movie

The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos retrospectief

Length: 118 min
Country: Griekenland, Groot-Brittannië
Language spoken: Engels, Frans en Grieks
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast: Colin Farell, Rachel Weisz, Angeliki Papoulia, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Release date: 2015-10-22


In this highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth), Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious HOTEL while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him…