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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

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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Drama

Certificate:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Coco and his dog
23 April 2005 | by aaydedeSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting a lot form this movie when I first bought the ticket. However the story of the mechanic whose life changed after owning a very special breed of dog turned out to be rather interesting one. The main character Coco needs to be commended for his astonishing work. His facial expressions in almost every single shot carried out some aspect of his character's naive nature. Even though the story doesn't end with a very striking ending, it can't be considered as a slowly paced one. The shot with the machines and Coco's car, where Coco is riding in the fields of the factory is a very good one indeed. Other than that, the technical aspects such as the color and the sound add a lot to the movie's close to real atmosphere.


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