The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos Feature film - 2015 - 118 min.

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Unconventional love story set in a dystopian future, where finding a partner is a matter of life and death. All singles in The City are arrested and transferred to the Hotel, according to the rules. Here, they are obliged to find a match within 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. David flees from The Hotel to The Woods, where other outcasts live, and falls in love, although it is against the rules.


Director(s) Yorgos Lanthimos
Script Yorgos Lanthimos
Efthimis Filippou
Producer(s) Ed Guiney
Lee Magiday
Ceci Dempsey
Yorgos Lanthimos
Production Company
Element Pictures
Lemming Film
Faliro House
Scarlet Films
Haut et Court
Derk-Jan Warrink
Leontine Petit
Joost de Vries
Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Carole Scotta
Executive Producer
Cait Collins
Director of Photography
Thimios Bakatakis
Production Design
Jacqueline Abrahams
Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Sound Design
Johnnie Burn
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Mervyn Moore
Visual Effects
Olivier Cauwet
Jack Kuiper
Production Country
Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Greece