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El perro (1979)

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A political prisoner in a South American dictatorship escapes and is pursued throughout the country by a bloodthirsty dog.

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Aristides Ungria
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Muriel
Juan Antonio Porto ...
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Juan Antonio Bardem
Eduardo Calvo
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Francisco Casares
Vicente Cuesta
Manuel de Blas
Yolanda Farr
Antonio Gamero
Claudia Gravy
Miguel Rellán
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A political prisoner in a South American dictatorship escapes and is pursued throughout the country by a bloodthirsty dog.

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Surprisingly solid little film
2 March 2002 | by (Barcelona, Spain) – See all my reviews

I sat down to watch El Perro on a late TV showing, I had never heard of it but a friend recommended it and I had nothing better to do anyway; and soon I found myself deeply engrossed into the story. It is in structure a very simple chase story, but the struggle between Jason Miller's laconic fugitive and the larger-than-life, metaphorical dog following his footsteps has an epic proportion. Every time you think the film has run out of ideas, something happens to keep you interested; it contains some great action scenes, but also a resounding political message (the director, Spaniard Isasi, meant the dictator to be an alter ego of Francisco Franco). This film shows how much a small budget can be stretched with imagination and intelligence.


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