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Release Date: October 22, 2009

Year    :   2009
Slogan    :   «The cat is the most feared animal there is!»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Greek Film Centre, Boo Productions, Horsefly Productions
Director    :   Yorgos Lanthimos
Producers    :   Yorgos Lanthimos, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Christina Akzoti, Alex Kelly, Yorgos Tsourgiannis
Writers    :   Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
RunTime    :   98 mins.
Budget    :   275576
Revenue    :   110197

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.

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