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

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  23 September 2004 (Argentina)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Juan Villegas ...
Juan Villegas
Walter Donado
Rosa Valsecchi ...
Susana (as Rosa Valsechi)
Mariela Díaz ...
Coco's daughter
Claudina Fazzini ...
Kita Ca ...
Claudina's mother
Carlos Rossi ...
Bank Manager
Rolando Zadra ...
Pascual Condito ...
Adrián Giampani ...
Carlos Aguirre ...
Galván's boss
Sabino Morales ...
Liliana Toro ...
Female Player
Rafael Sahade ...
Male Player
Susana Pérez ...


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)  »

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Bombón: El Perro  »

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£33,768 (UK) (17 June 2005)


£225,360 (UK) (8 July 2005)

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well made
22 May 2005 | by (Serbia and Montenegro) – See all my reviews

What a movie! This is one of the movies that gives you a feeling like you've met the lead actor, like you've known him for all your life. A kind of film that in all its simplicity shows the magic of life transported on the movie canvas. Staring with the fact that during the movie you can't stop thinking "where in the hell did he found the lead actor (Juan Villegas),he must be a actor-legend in Argentina" and then you find out that man used to park the director's (Carlos Sorin) car for 5 years before he put him on film. It doesn't end here, it's that none of the actors in film are professional actors, so to speak. An art it self is getting that maximum out them and he did. Pure emotions on movie canvas, a master-piece in a small life story.

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