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Bombón: El Perro (2004)
"El perro" (original title)

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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
Walter Donado ...
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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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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23 September 2004 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Bombón: El Perro  »

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Opening Weekend:

£33,768 (UK) (17 June 2005)

Gross:

£225,360 (UK) (8 July 2005)
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so simple, so damn good!
19 July 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

In the times of McHollywood and all the crap, it is good to know that we still have this kind of movies.

Time is what Juan, the lead actor in the movie, has the most and he uses that time to desperately find a steadier job and occasionally sells hand made knives nobody can afford. The simplicity of "Bombon, el perro" will captivate you. While following the lead actor during his search fornew life opportunities the film never misses an occasion to show thesocial situation in the country, Argentina, with both seriousness and humor.

The main actor gives us a savagely good performance in this film. His body language and mimic, his talk, a great pleasure!


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