5 December 2015

The Lobster | ロブスター

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writers: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
Stars: Colin Farrell, John C. Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, Léa Seydoux
2015/Ireland = UK = Greece = France = Netherlands = USA

In near future, people living in The City are obliged to have their partners and single people are sent to The Hotel where they have to find partners within 45 days otherwise they will be turned into animals of their choices and left in The Woods...The main character of this quirky film David (Colin Farrell) was sent to The Hotel after his wife left him. He was at The Hotel with his brother who turned into a dog some years ago. Under a lot of rules to follow, David tried to find someone but failed tragically and he ran away into The Woods. In The Woods, there was a group of singletons and he joins them. Although members in this group were not allowed to have a relationship with other members, David ironically fell in love with a woman (Rachel Weisz) in the group... This unconvincing story was made convincing by the director (his method reminded me of a Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki; deadpan characters, rather cheesy music, etc). I loved the cinematography which created a world between reality and fantasy.

何らかの理由で独身になった人は「ホテル」に送られ、45日以内にお相手を見つけなければならない。見つけられなかった場合は、動物に変えられて「森」に放たれることになる(どの動物に変えられるかは、自分で選ぶことができる) 。




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