The Lobster

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Introduction

 The Lobster is a 2015 science fiction comedy drama film which was internationally co-produced and directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos in his English language feature film debut. The film is set to be in a dystopian near future where the film tells a quirky love story where finding a romantic partner is a matter of life and death. The film stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize and was shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Cast

The film held the cast of Colin Farrell as David, Rachel Weisz as Short Sighted Woman, Jessica Barden as Nosebleed Woman, Olivia Colman as Hotel Manager, Ashley Jensen as Biscuit Woman, Ariane Labed as The Maid, Angeliki Papoulia as Heartless Woman, John C. Reilly as Lisping Man, Léa Seydoux as Loner Leader, Michael Smiley as Loner Swimmer, Ben Whishaw as Limping Man, Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Doctor, Ewen MacIntosh as Hotel Guard, Laoise Murray as Girl Child, Roland Ferrandi as Loner Leader’s Father, Rosanna Hoult as David’s Wife and Imelda Ryan Nagle as Loner Leader’s Mother.

Plot

The storyline of the movie states a near future where single people, according to the rules of The City are taken to The Hotel which happens to be a restrictive system. In this regime called The Hotel, the guests are indebted to find a matching mate in forty-five days. If an occupant manages to find a partner among others, the new couple is then given a month to try to live together in a special area of the facility and then they are at liberty to go wherever they want. However if the occupant fails, then he is killed and reincarnated in an animal of own his choice, and sent off into The Woods surrounding the structure.

Critical Reception

The lobster received highly positive views from the critics and was said to be a really strange yet thrillingly ambitious movie of acquired and it proved to be a very savory cinematic treat. The film had very dry wit and pervasively odd sensibility that made it worth the while. Ultimately, the movie was said to be fascinating and funny at times though it seemed a bit under-cooked. Although it was a very peculiar kind of love story about love, jealousy and control, sacrifice and selfishness, where there’s little room for a positive side of anything.

 

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