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Cala, My Dog! (2003)
"Ka la shi tiao gou" (original title)

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The humdrum existence of a Beijing factory worker and his family is disrupted when their beloved dog is confiscated by the police for being unlicensed. The worker has but 24 hours to raise the sizable sum required to pay the license fee.

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Lao Er
Jiali Ding ...
Yu Lan
Bin Li ...
Liang Liang
Qinqin Li ...
Yang Li
Yu Xia
Jiaxuan Li ...
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The humdrum existence of a Beijing factory worker and his family is disrupted when their beloved dog is confiscated by the police for being unlicensed. The worker has but 24 hours to raise the sizable sum required to pay the license fee.

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Excellent social and political satire in the form of comedy
16 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Don't be fooled by the comical appearance of the movie, there are deeper themes behind the laughs: social criticism on several topics.

The main theme of the hidden social criticism is that the government officials are trying to make money anyway they can, such as by levying a hefty fine in addition to the license fee.

The second theme of the hidden social criticism is the problem of the interpersonal relationships: everyone concentrated on making money and people are distant and cold to each other, the relationship between the dogs and their owners are more endearing than friendship among people.


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