The Lobster. Image shows from L to R: Lisping Man (John C. Reilly), David (Colin Farrell).

The Lobster

The Lobster. Image shows from L to R: Nosebleed Woman (Jessica Barden), David (Colin Farrell).

The Lobster

In a dystopian near future, single people are obliged to find a romantic partner in 45 days or are transformed into beasts and sent into The Woods

Genre
Film
Released
2015
Starring
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, Ariane Labed, Angeliki Papoulia, John C. Reilly and others
Writers
Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou
Director
Yorgos Lanthimos
Producers
Yorgos Lanthimos, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Leontine Petit, Carole Scotta, Joost De Vries, Derk-Jan Warrink, Andrew Lowe and others

The Lobster is a love story set in the near future, when single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods.

A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live, and he falls in love, although it is against The Loners' rules.

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