MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,641 this week

The Dog Pound (2006)
"La perrera" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  5 May 2006 (Uruguay)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 230 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 9 critic

David, has just failed his university examinations and has one year to re-write them. Ruben, his father, a pragmatic and successful businessman, has been paying for David's education, the ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Manuel Nieto Zas)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1876 titles
created 07 Dec 2011
 
a list of 319 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 20 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 225 titles
created 16 Aug 2013
 
a list of 3223 titles
created 04 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Dog Pound" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Dog Pound (2006)

The Dog Pound (2006) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Dog Pound.
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Intended (2002)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A period drama/thriller about a surveyor and his fiancée who arrive in a remote Malaysian trading post and encounter a closed-fisted ivory trader and her ill-meaning family.

Director: Kristian Levring
Stars: JJ Feild, Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

School teacher is cheating on his wife and lies about it.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Oleg Basilashvili, Natalya Gundareva, Marina Neyolova
The Operator (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A suspenseful thriller about an aggressive criminal attorney who meets his match when a mysterious woman wreaks her revenge, slowly unravelling his life.

Director: Jon Dichter
Stars: Michael Laurence, Christa Miller, Stephen Tobolowsky
Barocco (1976)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of Barocco is about a girl in love with a boxer. They plan to go abroad after making a lot of money by participating in an interview intended to discredit a politician at ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Marie-France Pisier
Scum (TV Movie 1977)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this TV film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform... See full summary »

Director: Alan Clarke
Stars: Ray Winstone, David Threlfall, Martin Phillips
Scum (Video 2011)
Short | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Benjamin Scott Samuel Farrar, Ashly Margaret Rae
Stars: Benjamin Scott Samuel Farrar
25 Watts (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

24 hours in the life of three street youths in Montevideo.

Directors: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
Stars: Daniel Hendler, Jorge Temponi, Alfonso Tort
Lust for Vengeance (Video 2001)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A psychotic serial killer makes 5 women obsessed with sex & drugs pay for their sins.

Director: Sean Weathers
Stars: Michelle Soto, Julia Cornish, Tumaini
Morgen (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

NELU, a man in his forties, works as a security guard at a supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border... See full synopsis »

Director: Marian Crisan
Stars: András Hatházi, Yilmaz Yalcin, Elvira Rimbu
Sestricky (1985)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Karel Kachyna
Stars: Jan Cmíral, Vladimír Hlavatý, Frantisek Husák
El ingeniero II (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Fifteen years ago, when our national soccer team entered the field for the Americas Cup final, the successful coach, the Engineer Erramuspe, never showed up. Two days later he resigned his ... See full summary »

Director: Diego Arsuaga
Stars: Jorge Denevi, Fernando Dianessi, Berto Fontana
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: András Dér
Stars: István Bubik, Denisa Dér, János Gyuriska
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Pablo Riera ...
David
Martín Adjemián ...
Rubén
María Sofía Dabarca ...
Evelin (as Sofía Dabarca)
Richard Vera ...
Richard
Adriana Barbosa ...
Blondina
Mauro de los Santos ...
Pototo
Federico Silva ...
Rafa
Diego Richard Torbay ...
Kike
Gabriel Pellejero ...
Diariero
Miguel Coitiño ...
Eddie
Chino Carlitos ...
Chino
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Inés Casella ...
Claudia
Andrés Catau ...
Capataz
Marcelo Cetrulo ...
Kalule
Ramón Da Costa ...
Viejo del carro
Edit

Storyline

David, has just failed his university examinations and has one year to re-write them. Ruben, his father, a pragmatic and successful businessman, has been paying for David's education, the pursuit of which he considers a waste of time. Ruben wants David to work and make himself useful and he strikes a deal with him: David can stay and study for his exams at Ruben's house in La Perrera, a coastal resort town, while he builds a house for himself. And so, a year-long adventure starts for David, an urban intellectual, in the isolated La Perrera and among its off-season residents who include nearly as many dogs as men, where the only women are either pregnant or prostitutes, and where no one wants to work and things are done out of friendship more than anything else. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

5 May 2006 (Uruguay)  »

Also Known As:

The Dog Pound  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A season in a dog pound
9 April 2006 | by (Uruguay) – See all my reviews

A rural, obscure community in the east of Uruguay is shacked every year with the arrival of tourists: the annual parade of the wealthy and beautiful. And for men (vast majority of the local population), the warm season of parties, booze, drugs and women. Women that change the "tailleur classic" used in Montevideo and Buenos Aires for their "nouveau hippies" attires. And with the outfit change, the change in manners, being as joyful and liberated in the resort as bitter and conservative in the city.

But what happens when the party is over and the men are left alone in a no women community?. Maybe the answer would be similar as what goes on when you place some cute females caniches in an all male dog pound (la perrera, in Spanish), to take them away in a few days.

Manolo Nieto opera prima tells us the story of young David. Not-so-bright David, spends holidays in La Perrera and studies in Montevideo. But this year will be different: his father won't give him any money to return to Montevideo till he demonstrates he can work, finishing the construction of a house in La Perrera during the cold Uruguayan winter.

Structuring the film around the main character and his story, Nieto provides us with the vision of this sordid community and the way they kill time till the next season.

The characters (at the same time repulsive and funny, innocent and mean), spend the off-season anesthetized with cheap wine and hallucinogenic mushrooms, while providing with some help to David in exchange of booze, pot, and the promise of a visit of David's girlfriend and her female friends.

Although no reference to any film is straightforward for this movie, I was compelled to remember "Deliverance" (John Boorman, 1972) and the community of retarded rednecks, specially when an outsider gay is hunted by locals in La Perrera. The splendid mushroom travel description in the movie (a magnificent use of simple visual resources) also made me think in "Easy Rider" (Dennis Hopper, 1969) and its memorable hallucinogenic drug scene in a graveyard.

This is an excellent movie, awarded in Rotterdam Film Festival with the main award, extreme but real with great performances. The only drawback is the sound, which is not at the same level as the rest of the movie.


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Dog Pound (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?