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Bombón: El Perro (2004)

El perro (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 23 September 2004 (Argentina)
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.

Director:

Carlos Sorin
4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Patagonia is the only place outside of Wales where the Welsh language can be spoken and understood. Patagonia is also a part of Argentina and is not a separate country in South America. See more »

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another Argentina
27 September 2004 | by tomgrauSee all my reviews

Sorin has managed to show an Argentina which not many Argentinians are used to see in film. With "El perro" and "Historias minimas" he surprises the audience with the complete absence of surprises. The beautifully portrayed characters in this movie are so simple that you cannot feel nothing but thankful for being able to share a part of their life. This could be seen as another of the stories Sorin showed us in "historias mínimas", but this one is maybe even more simple and it is that simplicity which makes this movie so great. It is also a great lesson for us Argentinias that are always waiting for someone who will take advantage of the main character........that is the biggest surprise this film has waiting for us.

Tomm


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Official Sites:

Official site [Argentina]

Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

23 September 2004 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Bombón: El Perro See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahía Blanca, Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,791

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,412,753
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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