Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

William, a once obese and depressed adolescent, is able to move past his teenage years when he moves to the city and comes out as being gay. When he returns home though, he can't cope with his memories.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Stars: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Ian Parsons
The Event (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea ... See full summary »

Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Stars: Parker Posey, Don McKellar, Olympia Dukakis
Beefcake (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This film looks at the 1950's muscle men's magazines and the representative industry that were popular supposedly as health and fitness magazines, but were in reality primarily being ... See full summary »

Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Stars: Daniel MacIvor, Joshua Peace, Jack Griffin Mazeika
3 Needles (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor (Ashmore) schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun (Sevigny) makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative (Liu) posing as a goverment-sanctioned blood drawer jeopardizes an entire village's safety.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Lucy Liu, Shawn Ashmore
Cloudburst (2011)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Kristin Booth
Nailed (2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A clothing designer fights to keep her Jewish-Italian family together when her brother decides to have a child with a woman he barely knows.

Director: Joel Silverman
Stars: Rachel Blanchard, Harvey Keitel, Brad Rowe
Overnight I (2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After breaking up with her boyfriend on Valentine's Day, Jenny shares a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to New York with a love-damaged group of passengers - a pilot with anger management ... See full summary »

Director: Valerie Breiman
Stars: Rachel Blanchard, James D'Arcy, Gbenga Akinnagbe
Careless (2007)
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An offbeat comedy in the style of "Bottle Rocket" and "After Hours". Wiley Roth finds a severed human finger in his kitchen one night. Understandably freaked out, Wiley and his best friend ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Spears
Stars: Giuseppe Andrews, Craig Anton, Rachel Blanchard
Open House I (2010)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A couple on the verge of a nasty divorce attempt to sell their empty love nest and move on with their lives, separately. After a successful open house they are horrified to discover, days ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Paquin
Stars: Brian Geraghty, Rachel Blanchard, Anna Paquin
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A troubled young man (Qualls) goes on a journey to meet an author whom he feels has a strong hold on his life.

Director: Malcolm Clarke
Stars: DJ Qualls, Rachel Blanchard, Colin Fox
Adoration (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy.

Director: Atom Egoyan
Stars: Devon Bostick, Rachel Blanchard, Louca Tassone
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Walter Pearce (Liotta), a married man, tries to win back his wife (Headley) after cheating on her. Pearce enlists the help of the local high school football star (Sipos) to help him.

Director: Bruce McCulloch
Stars: Ray Liotta, Shaun Sipos, Glenne Headly
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Moll
Visinel Burcea ...
Sour Grapes
...
Bogdan
Silvian Duica ...
Handsome Gypsy
...
Colin
Nelu Dinu ...
Dorutu (as Dinu Viorel Nelu)
...
Geordie
...
Victor
Simona Popescu ...
Varvara
Marcel Ungureanu ...
Radu
...
Natalie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Elena (as Anca-Ioana Androne)
Coca Bloos ...
Nurse (as Cornelia Bloos)
Bryan Hofbauer ...
Gambler
Nicoleta Preda ...
Men's Club Girl #4
Edit

Storyline

Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant city dog-catcher, and Natalie, a lonely Diplomat's wife - each risks losing everything as they become embroiled in the struggles of Bucharest's abandoned children, gypsies, dogs and beggars. Written by imX Communications

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 September 2002 (Canada)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good shock value does not make a good film
25 October 2005 | by (Burbank, California) – See all my reviews

While I give credit to the filmmaker for completing such a film in what must have been difficult circumstances (political, not emotional), I would expect a film like this from adventurous student filmmakers. This is by no means a great film, both technically and dramatically.

While it is always good shock value to show desperate conditions, there must also be good story, good acting and good craft to make a good film (for example, Schindler's List). This film has none of those. The NTSC DVD that I watched was of the poorest production values, with behind the scenes footage that is embarrassing.

What I find more interesting than the film is the dynamics of the comments found here on IMDb. From overwhelming praise to outright denial of the circumstances portrayed in the film. If the film got one thing right, it is portraying the atmosphere of the streets of Bucharest. The thousands (Yes, there are thousands of them) of stray dogs and the Gypsies do exist. However, it is a fact of life in Romania and not considered to be a major problem by locals who grew up and lived in these conditions all their lives. Nor is it anymore difficult to deal with as a tourist than the pick pockets I found in Rome, or the homeless I find in Los Angeles. Whenever I read a comment that is overwhelmingly good or bad, I discredit the whole comment as biased. I hope others do the same as well.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What about this movie... venombug
Beautiful film the_martha_shaws
Waste of money , waste of time ... simonasidorin
Discuss The Wild Dogs (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?