Dogtooth walks a fine line. One the one hand, it’s deliriously insane, and, on the other, probably not too far removed from the experiences of growing up in a below average household.
Here, the family patriarch invents new forms of abuse to supposedly prevent the kids from being corrupted by the cancers of the real world. This manufactured existence hits a snag when the children begin getting sexual urges. That seems fitting, considering that when one starts having or becoming interested in sex, that’s when one typically begins to disregard the ways and rules of even the best households.
This will probably be the most powerful film experience you’ll endure, as you just might relate to it more than you care to admit to.