42 Sekunden sind nicht viel, reichen in diesem Fall aber aus, um den surrealen-beklemmendend Grundton des Filmes des griechischen Regisseurs Yorgos Lanthimos zu vermitteln. Das kontroverse Machwerk hat übrigens gerade den Hauptpreis im „Un Certain Regard“ Wettbewerb von Cannes gewonnen.
The father, the mother and their three kids live in a house at the outskirts of a city. There is a tall fence surrounding the house. The kids have never left the house. They are being educated, entertained, bored and exercised in the manner that their parents deem appropriate, without any influence from the outside world. They believe that the airplanes flying over are toys and that zombies are small yellow flowers. The only person allowed to enter the house is Christina. She works as a security guard at the father’s business. The father arranges her visits to the house in order to appease the sexual urges of the son.