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Bombón: El Perro

Country: Argentina, Spain
Release Date: Sep 23, 2004.
Genre(s): Drama
Director: Carlos Sorin
Cast: Juan Villegas, Walter Donado.
Awards: Mayahuel Award, FIPRESCI Prize

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Bombón: El Perro

In a world of fast paced movies, Bombón: El Perro is like a breath of fresh air. There’s no villains in the movie, and dare we say that there’s no hero either. There’s a main cast which is a man and a dog but the movie does not seem to be centered around them, rather on life in general. Almost anyone who is unemployed and old can relate to the main character, and anyone who likes animals will understand how he feels for the dog.

The movie is about circumstances, and how a good man deals with them. How life may throw spanners into the works, but you really don’t need much to keep you happy.


Plot

There is no plot to the movie. It’s about a man with a dog and how the dog seems to bring him luck. The movie starts off with Coco played by Juan Villegas trying to sell his homemade knives. Unfortunately for him, nobody wants to pay him what he wants, and throughout the movie, he actually never manages to sell even one of them.

He comes across as a nice man who actually goes out of his way to help people, even when he cannot afford to. In fact he gets the dog by helping a woman with her broken down car. His daughter does not want him to keep the dog and so he takes to the road.

His luck seems to change then because people want to hire the dog to guard their premises. The dog is a pedigree one and when he enters it into a contest gets third place. He plans on sending it out to stud, but the dog doesn’t cooperate.

He then leaves the dog behind at a ranch and sets out by himself, but finds that he really misses the companionship of the animal.

For a man who has never had a dog in his life, he now finds that the dog is his only companion.


Awards


Data Sheet

Directed By: Carlos Sorin
Produced By: Oscar Kramer, Jose Maria Morales.
Written By: Santiago Calori, Salvador Roselli, Carlos Sorin.
Cast: Juan Villegas, Walter Donado.
Music By: Nicholas Sorin.
Cinematography: Hugo Colace.
Editing: Mohamed Rajid.
Release Date: Sep 23, 2004.
Running Time: 97 min
Country: Argentina, Spain
Language: Spanish


Amazon Review

Life is no bed of roses for 52-year-old Juan Coco Villegas. He has been a gas station attendant for twenty years in Patagonia and finds himself jobless overnight. He first tries to survive by selling knives of his own making. But business is bad and he can’t find real work. One day though, after fixing a vehicle on a farm, he gets paid by means of a … beautiful Argentinian watch-dog! From this blessed day on, things start looking up

Amazon Customers Review

One of Argentina’s best films of all times! – By Christian

Shot entirely in beautiful Patagonia, Argentina, by the great director Carlos Sorin, this film follows the relationship between a middle age working class man who has just lost his work, and a pedigree dog that is given to him as payment for a free lance job he has done at a Southern farm to get some money.
In the beginning, he doesn’t know what to do with his new friend, but after a while, he realises that the dog will be the most important companion in his lonesome life; and perhaps, even help him make some profit.

Bombón: El Perro, 7.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

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Trailers

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Bombón: El Perro
In a world of fast paced movies, Bombón: El Perro is like a breath of fresh air. There’s no villains in the movie, and dare we say that there’s no hero either. There’s a main cast which is a man and a dog but the movie does not seem...
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