About the film
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Release Date: June 01, 2009
|Slogan||:||«The cat is the most feared animal there is!»|
|Production Companies||:||Greek Film Centre, Boo Productions, Horsefly Productions|
|Producers||:||Yorgos Lanthimos, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Christina Akzoti, Alex Kelly, Yorgos Tsourgiannis|
|Writers||:||Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou|
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 brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the uber-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission.