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Dog Eat Dog -- In the crime world of Colombia, there is an unwritten code. When Víctor and Eusebio, two hoods who bungle a shake-down job, break that code, they unwittingly sign their own death sentence.


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Alonso Torres (written by) &
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Release Date:
18 April 2008 (Colombia) See more »
In the crime world of Colombia, there is an unwritten code. When Víctor and Eusebio, two hoods who bungle a shake-down job, break that code, they unwittingly sign their own death sentence. | Add synopsis »
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Another commonplace empty "sicario" movie. See more (15 total) »


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Marlon Moreno ... Victor Peñaranda
Óscar Borda ... Eusebio Benitez
Álvaro Rodríguez ... Silvio Sierra
Blas Jaramillo ... El Orejón
Andres Toro ... Zabala (as Andrés Toro)
Julian Caicedo ... Portero
Hansel Camacho ... Don Pascual
Paulina Rivas ... La bruja Iris
Diego Quijano ... Don Pablo
Luis Ariel Martinez ... Dominguez
Rodrigo Vélez ... Torres
Hector Mejia ... Mellizos
Harold Devasten ... William Medina
Guillermo Piedrahita ... Don Omar
Gianina Arana ... Muchacha
Jorge Zuniga ... Sacerdote Cementerio
Andres Echeverry ... Hombre demencial
Andrés Parra ... Hombre Demencial (voice)
Martha Marquez ... Gloria (voice)
Pepe Gonzalez ... Locutor Radio (voice)
Andrés Castrillón ... Don Omar's Colleague
Carmenza Arbelaez ... Doña Teresa
Nicolas Izquierdo ... Pipe
Marleyda Soto ... Medina's Widow

John Alex Castillo ... Veterinarian
Santiago Londoño ... Man with Notebook
Esteban Patiño ... Cucaracho
Carlos Velásquez ... Escolta
Arturo Astorquiza ... Escolta
Martin Ospina ... Escolta
Fernando Ramirez ... Escolta
Diego Burgos ... Mendigo

Directed by
Carlos Moreno 
Writing credits
Alonso Torres (written by) &
Carlos Moreno (written by)

Produced by
Mauricio Aristizábal .... associate producer
Carolina Barrera .... executive producer
Rodrigo Guerrero .... executive producer
Wilson Gómez .... associate producer
Jorge Navas .... associate producer
Diego F. Ramírez .... executive producer
Diego F. Ramírez .... producer
Tulio Restrepo .... associate producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Juan Carlos Gil (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Felipe Guerrero 
Carlos Moreno 
Santiago Palau  (as Santiago Palau Mera)
Art Direction by
Jaime Luna 
Costume Design by
Luz Helena Cardenas 
Makeup Department
Lorena Carrillo .... makeup artist
Claudia Victoria .... special effects makeup
Production Management
Jhonny Hendrix .... production manager (as Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Diana Kuellar .... assistant director
Oscar Ruíz .... assistant director (as Oscar Ruiz Navala)
Art Department
Wilmer Javier Garcia .... assistant art director
Sergio Osorio .... art producer
Sound Department
Miller Castro .... boom operator
Daniel Garces Najar El Gato .... sound editor
Germán Daniel León .... sound designer
Germán Daniel León .... sound editor
Carlos Lopera .... sound mixer (as Carlos 'Chubby' Lopera)
Mauricio López .... sound
José Hernán Valenzuela .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Alejandro Vázquez .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Andres Jimenez .... steadicam assistant
Diego Jiménez .... camera & steadicam operator
Alexander Lara .... key grip
Diego Pamplona .... gaffer
Juan Agustín Ríos .... first assistant camera
Juan Carlos Ríos .... second assistant camera
Editorial Department
John Casas .... assistant editor
Music Department
Superlitio .... main title theme by
Other crew
Andrés Buitrago .... script supervisor
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: efilm
Joaquim Jordà .... script consultant (as Joaquín Jordà)
Fabio Posada .... researcher
Blas Jaramillo .... in memory of
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Perro come perro" - Colombia (original title)
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106 min
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Colombia's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category.See more »


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20 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Another commonplace empty "sicario" movie., 4 May 2008
Author: Atreyu from Colombia

"Perro come perro", alias "Dog Eat Dog", has been announced as a groundbreaking feature film in Colombian cinema, mainly for being a participant in Sundance Festival 2008. I even got to read a review saying that it would be the next "Amores Perros" of South America and that it marked a new period for Colombian cinema. As an openminded person who loves cinema, I was very much persuaded of seeing the film for the positive reviews: I definitely expected a whole lot more of what I got to see on the screen. Those propagandistic reviews are the motivation behind this personal commentary.

PCP is seriously flawed in many ways. We may start on the overacting of most of the cast. Now then, if it hadn't been for the superficial way in which the themes were dealt with, the spectators could have empathised with at least something; but there's no space for empathy to happen. On the contrary, the supposed seriousness of the main characters' problems is ludicrous.

The plot in itself is quite straightforward: it's a film based more on atmospheres than on actions. If the movie fails to portray a plausible atmosphere is because of its overdirecting. Without any relevant plot twists and several obvious elements, it tries to appeal in any available form to the audience, even resulting in ridiculous comic relief situations. The soundtrack (original music) and title sequence seem like made for another kind of movie. The 'over the top' post-production (colour correction, editing, sound design) only makes us too aware of the directorial efforts to be innovative. Let's face it: if you're going to do "another" Colombian-violence related-gangster film, try at least not to step on the abundant clichés available for the genre. Instead we get to see a handful of badly used cinematic resources within a weak story.

Besides the flaws aforementioned, what I least liked is its thematic emptiness. There are so many pointless situations!! This is made especially annoying with some exaggerated gratuitous violence scenes. All in all, I never got the point of the film (not the story, which is far too simple). What I mean is that it doesn't really say anything new or interesting about the topic, nor it has a cinematic proposal that would rescue the film from being a commonplace empty gangster-sicario movie, as what it really is.

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