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Wiener-Dog (2016)

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A dachshund passes from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.

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A dachshund passes from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.

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Rated R for language and some disturbing content | See all certifications »

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21 July 2016 (Denmark)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$24,311, 26 June 2016, Limited Release

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$445,392, 29 July 2016
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Wiener-Dog has won the Best Film Award at the 2017 LongTake Interative Film Festival #LIFF2017 in Milan, Italy, July 7-9. Films in competition are selected from titles yet unreleased in Italian movie theaters. The winner is chosen by people attending the screenings. See more »

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Danny: [yanking on the leash] Heel, motherfucker!
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References Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) See more »

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Clair De Lune
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by The Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony (as CSR Symphony Orchestra)
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I know how to spell Solondz and Wiener
14 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Todd Solondz makes interesting movies about odd, unattractive people, the people you're trying not to be, while most of other movies Focus on idealized people. I found this hist most entertaining movie so far, which might be either because he has become lighter and funnier, or because this was the first time I saw one of his movies on the big screen. In general I'd say that I find his films are more suited to a proper cinema because it makes it easier to admire his perfectionist visual style and to sit through the movie, which is not always easy.

Solondz follows an art for the sake of art approach that is oddly entertaining and fascinating. You don't get to see this stuff anywhere else. On the other hand, you don't come away with great moral lessons or anything. But then I don't want movies with moral lessons. I tend to get them from my mum already.

Wiener Dog is a set of four short films about four completely different people (a young boy, a young woman, an aging professor and an old Lady) connected only by the successive ownership of a small dog.

It suits Solondz's approach that he doesn't get to dwell on each person for overly long.


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