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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
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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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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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Drama

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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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A Gentle, well shot and entertaining Argentinian film
3 October 2005 | by tresdodgeSee all my reviews

Coco, an unemployed 52 year old mechanic,lives with his daughter in her small, chaotic family home. Poor and unable to find a job he spends his time selling knives whose handles he has specially crafted. One day he stops to help a woman whose car has broken down by towing her 150 km to her parents home. Here he fixes her car and as payment he is given a large but rather beautiful dog called Bombom by her mother. From here Coco's life changes as he meets Walter Donado who trains him to be a dog handler with the belief that Bombom will win them lots of prizes at dog shows.

A really pleasant way to spend a Monday evening. I was astonished at the acting ability of this inexperienced group, especially the lead Juan Villegas whose kindly face was quite captivating. The story was simple, effective, humorous and kept me intrigued throughout. The Argentinan landscape was a pleasant, if at times bleak, one.

I really enjoyed this film experience and highly recommend it to others.


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Official Sites:

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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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Gross USA:

$19,791

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,412,753
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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