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The new film from the director of the Academy Award®–nominated Dogtooth is an absurd, outrageous comedy about a mysterious group with a very unusual line of business: taking over the roles of the recently departed to provide comfort and closure for their bereaved families.
Yorgos Lanthimos' follow-up to his outrageous, Academy Award®–nominated Dogtooth presents another bizarre, game-driven scenario even more entertainingly perverse than the Bunuelian antics of Dogtooth's syntactically-muddled clan of recluses. A mysterious underground outfit that dubs itself "Alps" has developed a most unusual line of business: for a nominal fee, they inhabit the role of people's dearly departed, adopting their mannerisms and wearing their clothes until the bereaved can finally obtain some measure of acceptance and closure. Curiously, business is relatively booming — until one of the Alps members, a hard-working nurse (Dogtooth's Aggeliki Papoulia) who has developed an imaginary friendship with a comatose patient, takes her role-playing farther than the team's strict rules allow. Absurd, disturbing and often helplessly hilarious, Alps is yet further proof that Lanthimos is a master in the making.