Dante travels across a desolate, futuristic Spain in search of his girlfriend, Ula. He is pursued by a bloodthirsty, cybernetic Rottweiler.

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Dante
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Ula (as Irene Montalá)
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Alyah
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Guard Borg
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Aranda
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Nacho
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Berta
Bárbara Elorrieta ...
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Roberto Hijón ...
Said
Hamid Krim ...
Abu
Levinson ...
Moja
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In 2018, in Spain, the prisoner Dante (William Miller) escapes from a prison and is chased by a robot dog. He tries to reach the city of Puerto Angel, where he left his beloved girlfriend Ula (Irene Montalà). While running away, he recalls his recent past in Spain with Ula. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Eat. Sleep. Fetch. Kill.

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Rated R for strong gory violence, sexuality, nudity, some language and drug content | See all certifications »

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(at around 39 mins) When Dante is on the river's edge screaming at the rottweiler coming to get him, his handcuff is on his right hand, while previously and throughout the rest of the movie it had been on his left. See more »

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Referenced in The Machinist (2004) See more »

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Brian Yuzna's Masterpiece, relatively speaking....
6 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Relatively speaking' means in comparison to all of the films he's directed. Yuzna is not a seminal horror film director but he does have a certain style and following, and is not merely a hack. For example, a few of his films can stand up with seminal horror directors such as Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter, and George Romero, and ROTTWEILER is one that can.

It's not a straight-out, routinely linear-plotted opus, but rather asks the viewer to follow a storyline that jumps through past and present. There is a purpose for this, that mostly being to maintain an intrigue about how the events leading to the chase of the bionic rottweiler and the hunted man came to be, and how the rottweiler itself became a killing machine.

There are also plot points that need the viewer to exercise some mental abilities to follow, and in doing so reward the viewer with a more inclusive experience rather than that of being a 'couch potato' merely as a recipient of programmed emotional effects. These are the folks who complained that they couldn't understand what was going on.

As a point of example for this, it's shown in subtle ways that the bionic rottweiler tracks the hunted man by his scent and the scent of his blood. Anyone who gets this scent on them becomes a victim as well, or if they are between the dog and the man. Those who are not do not get attacked. But the viewers who are looking only for simple plot devices and completely explained maneuvers won't get these subtleties.

This is Yuzna's most interesting horror film to date and the most enjoyable for me, and as I feel it is his best so far, I've called it his masterpiece. Plus it does have the gore that we've come to expect from him.


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