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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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Opening Weekend:

£33,768 (UK) (17 June 2005)

Gross:

£225,360 (UK) (8 July 2005)
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Very Enjoyable
23 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Released in the UK with the title of Bombón (El Perro), this is a lovely little movie. Although life is hard, the characters in the story show that love, joy and friendship can be found - often in the most unexpected places. Contrary to my expectations, it was not a simple tale of "man meets dog and together they form an inseparable bond that brings them through many hardships" but rather a more subtle and involved tale that gave you deeper insight into the life of the main character Coco Villegas. Although lacking Hollywood attention grabbers, the film keeps you constantly engaged and finishes with a twist that helps you leave with a smile.


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