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The film has two posters The two beautifully minimalist posters of Yorgos Lanthimos’ dystopian movie The Lobster have been created by Greek designer Vasilis Marmatakis (cofounder, but no longer part, of MNP). The pair of posters feature once Colin Farrell, once Rachel Weisz, embracing a person-shaped void. - src And from IMDb plot synopsis: ...


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In addition to Ankit Sharma's answer, I think there's a second meaning. During the movie, the short-sighted woman (Rachel Weisz) loses her sight. She's no longer able to see the person she loves. (And she loses it because she loves him.) It's implied at the end of the movie that David (Collin Ferrel) is going to blind himself, leaving him also unable to see ...


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The director speaks about this here: http://www.indiewire.com/article/yorgos-lanthimos-on-the-absurd-logic-of-satirizing-modern-romance-in-the-lobster-20151008 He basically says that the movie is about how people nowadays are under an absurd amount of pressure to be in a successful relationship: "This time I wanted to do something about relationships, and ...


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To answer your question, we have to look at what The Lobster is doing and how it might have approached its message. Ultimately, this is a film about the cost of singleness, and the tension between social expectations and personal ones. Any narrative form can strive to "make sense" in a literal way, i.e., in the way that our universe "makes sense". But many, ...


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Source IMDB: The donkey she killed was with a another adult donkey and a foal. Later in the film it's mentioned that being an animal gives you another chance at love. I kinda thought the donkey was an ex partner who maybe left her and ended up as a donkey who partnered with another donkey and consequently the woman was angry and jealous. My take is just ...


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I think it's a rabbit. Rabbits are helpless animals, destined to brutal death by human or predator. People probably don't often willingly choose to become one. It would also be in opposition to Cruel Woman's nature - she was controlling and a good hunter. As a rabbit, she would become the hunted one. But more importantly, David's later girlfriend loves to ...


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I think that interlude, like much (or all) of the movie, was symbolic of an aspect of romance in real life. Specifically, I think it represented how so many people in real life -- to avoid loneliness -- attempt to pair up with someone who is not really a good match. He was getting desperate as his time to meet someone was running low. So he focused on the ...


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I think David might have just fallen in love with the short sighted woman because he was also shortsighted. When she got blinded he started feeling much less in love. This is why he wanted to blind himself at the end of the movie. I think the point the director tried to make might have been that people judge a relationship on very insignificant things. ...


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First of all, I would like to say that I really enjoyed the movie, which, in all of its weirdness and cynicism i think it can still be defined as a romantic comedy of sorts, which is rare to find (the first other example that comes to mind is Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind) About your questions: In short I guess they're showing that our society ...


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They get sent to the transformation room. Scene 60: And so he decided to turn her into an animal. A hotel maid helped him and he never understood why she did it. I asked him many times what sort of animal he turned her into, but he always gave the same answer. “That’s none of your concern”. That night he left the hotel, once and for all. ...


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I think the main significance of his back pain was that it required ointment for a part of his body that he couldn't reach. That highlighted just how alone he was, that he didn't have someone to do something so simple as rub the ointment to alleviate his pain. There was of course the (what I consider) secondary effect, that the character being in semi-...


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Is there any clue in the movie indicating whether any of the original human characteristics are transferred to the animal? The only characteristic that's hinted at in the film is compassion/love. At one point, The Limping Man comments about how his parents were turned into wolves and then later placed in captivity. He eventually goes to visit them and ...


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I think this movie was secretly about how certain animal or insect life is portrayed by humans. Possibly lobsters act like this? Or maybe another sea creature or water animal is what I thought. The 45 days could relate to an actual animal breeding cycle or even insect or spider? The fact that the females were dominate and how the males are basically weak ...


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Well it does seem a poor choice to make at first glance and that his stay was almost up definitely came across as a reason. However if we take this poor choice and stack it with the many poor choices this character makes i.e. blatantly being too friendly with his true love in the apartment which he should know would anger the new leader he is with but he is ...


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From a conversation between David and his two friends while at the hotel (roughly 30min into the film): THE LIMPING MAN: What they do, as soon as you enter the [transformation] room is to wash your body and head really well. LISPING MAN: How do you know? THE LIMPING MAN: My uncle used to know a waiter who worked here. LISPING MAN: No ...


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I personally believe that she has become a cat in the film. The first point of consideration would be what is the most common animal that people chose. That is of course the dog. What is the purpose or intent that the film maker has to place certain animals in the film. There is a camel used as a punchline, a dog the most common animal in the and is the ...


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The opening image of any film is meant to set up the tone for the rest of the movie. It doesn't have a direct relationship with the story following the film, but it tells the audience what type of film they're about to experience. In this case, she was very specific about which donkey to shoot, meaning that that particular donkey was likely her ex-husband.


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