In the strange and uncertain world depicted  by Yorgos Lanthimos in ‘The Lobster’ (2015), which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, a group of single outcasts are sent to a seaside resort, which they call ‘The Hotel’ and are given 45 days to find a partner (with the option of gaining time by hunting other singles) before being turned into an animal of their choice.
The viewer is introduced to the guests or ‘candidates’as a bunch of losers who are all summed up by a...

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