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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.

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Carlos Sorin
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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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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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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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Very Enjoyable
23 June 2005 | by andrew-x-sharpSee all my reviews

Released in the UK with the title of Bombón (El Perro), this is a lovely little movie. Although life is hard, the characters in the story show that love, joy and friendship can be found - often in the most unexpected places. Contrary to my expectations, it was not a simple tale of "man meets dog and together they form an inseparable bond that brings them through many hardships" but rather a more subtle and involved tale that gave you deeper insight into the life of the main character Coco Villegas. Although lacking Hollywood attention grabbers, the film keeps you constantly engaged and finishes with a twist that helps you leave with a smile.


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