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State of Dogs (1998)

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In Ulan Bator, Mongolia, the cur Baatar is shot by a hunter hired by the authorities to get rid off the dogs in the city. Its soul recalls its life, when it was a shepherd dog of a family ... See full summary »

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In Ulan Bator, Mongolia, the cur Baatar is shot by a hunter hired by the authorities to get rid off the dogs in the city. Its soul recalls its life, when it was a shepherd dog of a family and was abandoned in the field and walked to the city. Then it recalls when it meets a young woman that is near to have a baby. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Original but Boring Memories of a Dog
28 March 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Ulan Bator, Mongolia, the cur Baatar is shot by a hunter hired by the authorities to get rid off the dogs in the city. Its soul recalls its life, when it was a shepherd dog of a family and was abandoned in the field and walked to the city. Then it recalls when it meets a young woman that is near to have a baby.

The surrealistic "State of Dogs" is an original movie that shows a sightseeing of the poor capital of Mongolia through the memories of a dog. However, the narrative is boring and there are many disconnected scenes that might make sense to believers of reincarnation. This movie was released in Brazil on VHS by Cult Films Distributor. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "O Estado do Cão" ("The State of the Dog")

Note: On 24 November 2013 I saw this movie again and I found it very boring. My vote this time is two.


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