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Bombón: El Perro (2004)

El perro (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 23 September 2004 (Argentina)
In Patagonia, a mechanic who dreams of a different life starts to think big after his adopted pup wins first prize at a local dog show.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Villegas ...
Juan Villegas
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Walter Donado
Rosa Valsecchi ...
Susana (as Rosa Valsechi)
Mariela Díaz ...
Coco's daughter
Claudina Fazzini ...
Claudina
Kita Ca ...
Claudina's mother
Carlos Rossi ...
Bank Manager
Rolando Zadra ...
Buselli
Pascual Condito ...
Pascual
Adrián Giampani ...
Galván
Carlos Aguirre ...
Galván's boss
Sabino Morales ...
Sabino
Liliana Toro ...
Female Player
Rafael Sahade ...
Male Player
Susana Pérez ...
Marta
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Storyline

Life is no bed of roses for 52-year-old Juan "Coco" Villegas. He, who has been a gas station attendant for twenty years in Patagonia, finds himself jobless overnight. He first tries to survive by selling knives of his own making. But business is bad and he can't find real work. One day though, after fixing a vehicle on a farm, he gets paid by means of a ... beautiful Argentinian watch-dog! From this blessed day on, things start shaping well at last... Written by Guy Bellinger

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£33,768 (UK) (17 June 2005)
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1.85 : 1
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it could be real
22 March 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

There are where you look forward to find a hero, but watching this film you will find your self immerse in the hard realty of someone else. This is a very simple movie, and absolutely realistic. I am Argentinean I have lived several years in Patagonia (where the movie goes on). Eveithing that you see, that hostile but amusing context is there. This is a movie about a guy, 52 years old, in the middle of a crisis. He discover that there is no much place in this new "dinamic" world, since he don't have education (hardly he can read). He is very longly, even if he lives with his daughter. In this moment is when Sorin mange to show again something real. Coco (the MAN) assist a woman with a broken car in the route, and tow her car 150 km and then fix it without desire compensation. Well, I have read comments of people that find this extremely rare...my friends, that happened to me too...my car broke and and actually people stopped to help!! Well, this people that Coco help gives him a present. A dog. No any dog, a "Dogo Argentino". it is like "The" Argentinean dog. Perhaps the most remarkable "hability" of this dog is the loyalty. The film keeps going, and Coco find him self in a lot of new situations because of the dog. Well, you will become immerse in a adventure. In the world of coco. It is a very simple movie, excellent job. Doesn't need anything else.


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