Synopsis: 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 über-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission. The father is the only family member who can leave the manicured lawns of their self-inflicted exile, earning their keep by managing a nearby factory, while the only outsider allowed on the premises is his colleague Christina, who is paid to relieve the son of his male urges. Tired of these dutiful acts of carnality, Christina disturbs the domestic balance.
Director(s): Yorgos Lanthimos
Production: Kino International
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min


The new words

of the day are:

Sea ..

highway ...

roadtrip ...

and shotgun.

"Sea" is the leather chair

with wooden armrests

like the one in the living room.


Don't remain standing,

sit down in the "sea"

to have a chat.


is a very strong wind.

"Roadtrip" is

highly durable material ...

used to make floors.


The chandelier fell and smashed itself

on the floor,

but the floor was not damaged,

cause its made



is a beautiful white bird.

I suggest playing

a game of endurance.

We open the

hot water taps

and each puts his finger

under hot water.

The one who keeps it there

the longets, wins.

What do you think?

I ... I like it.

- And you?

- Me too.

Should we open all faucets

or just one?

We can open only one,

if you prefer.

And how will we time it?

With a stopwatch

or a clock?

No need for it. We'll all put

our finger under the water.

Whoever removes it last

is the winner

So we need

all three faucets ?

Just one will do.

with all taps on

one could cheat.

We could use the big one in

the bathtub. The tap.

And what should we call

this game?

I don't know ...

Do you like the music?

I could change it if you want.

No, it's fine.

Don't be shy.

If you don't like it just say so.

No, I like it.

What's your favorite song?

I have two.

Have you taken a shower today?


You washed your hair?

No, I've washed them yesterday.

- Are you dizzy?

- No, I'm fine.

Are you done?

Christina is here.

- Hi Christina!

- Hi.

You've lost weight.

Yes, a bit.

Can I stay or am I


Stay. You don't bother me.

In the slightest

What's that on your headband?

Phosphorescent stones.


They light up in the dark.

Without plugging them in?


You're lying?

I swear!

Where did you get it?

I made it.


Thank you.

Do you have a headband?

I have. A brown one.

But I gave it to my little sister

in exchange for a pair of socks

and two rubber erasers.

The socks you wear?

No, not those.

These are pretty too.

Thank you.

will you stay for dinner?

No, I have go.

Too bad, we're having burger.

Burger is one of my favorite dishes.

What other food do you like?

Fish soup

and cheese pie.

Fish soup and cheese pie

are the best.

- I had soup yesterday.

- Great.

I added apple

in the juice.

It's delicious.

Unfortunately I'll have to go.

Could we shoot a video together?

Yes, we don't have one

with Christina in it.

Is it okay if we shoot a video?

Not at all.

Daddy, could I sit

next to Christina?

Yes, sweetie.

Could you smile a bit more Christina?

Consider a triangle whose angles

are 36, 77 and 67 degrees.

Side A is 12.8cm long

side C is 9.7 cm long.

Calculate the triangle's area,

the length of the B side

and the type of triangle.

Good luck!

We know that a fish is not fresh

if the eyes are not:




Good luck.

If it's 11 pm, and we have't

managed to fall asleep,

what is the procedure to follow?

Good luck.

- Are you ready?

- Yes.

- Should I wait for you?

- Yes.

- How do I look?

- Perfect.

And from behind?

It's perfect.

I think the skirt doesn't match

the blouse.

- How many do you have?

- 37.

- If you cheat, they'll find out.

- I have 37. And you?

- You might have the most.

- No way.

- More salad?

- No.

We're out of iodine, and

the antihistamines, have expired

and I'm out of bandages too.

I'll make you a list.

When you can.

As you wish honey.

Dad, I need brown color

for your eyebrows.

Didn't I brought you some

last week?

I've consumed it.

I absolutely need it..

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Efthymis Filippou

Efthymis Filippou (Greek: Ευθύμης Φιλίππου, pronounced [efˌθimis fiˈlipu]; born 18 January 1977) is a Greek screenwriter, known for his collaborations with Yorgos Lanthimos. He was the winner of the Golden Osella Award for Best Screenplay at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in 2011, which he shared with Yorgos Lanthimos. In 2016, he was invited from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to become a member. At the 89th Academy Awards, he received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination for his work on The Lobster, with Yorgos Lanthimos. more…

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