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In Dog's Words (2016)

Mundo Cão (original title)
He was just a common man working as an animal control officer; however, he caught the wrong dog.

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Marcos Jorge
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Credited cast:
Lázaro Ramos ... Nenê
Babu Santana Babu Santana ... Santana
Adriana Esteves ... Dilza
Milhem Cortaz ... Cebola
Thainá Duarte Thainá Duarte ... Isaura
Vini Carvalho Vini Carvalho ... João
Paulinho Serra Paulinho Serra ... Ramiro
Tony Ravan Tony Ravan ... Banzé
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eduardo Acaiabe Eduardo Acaiabe ... Tecladista
Graça Andrade Graça Andrade ... Aparecida (as Graça de Andrade)
Lia Antunes Lia Antunes ... Recepcionista CDZ
Athos Athos ... Nero
Celso Cardoso Celso Cardoso ... Locutor do jogo na TV
João Victor D'Alves João Victor D'Alves ... Marola
Maurício de Barros Maurício de Barros ... Cintra
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São Paulo, 2007. Santana works as a dogcatcher, picking up stray animals. He is a friendly guy, averse to trouble, who has always kept violence away from the doorsteps of his home. One day, he catches a very big dog in a school. Some days later, comes the animal's owner: Babyface, a sociopath ex-cop. The man is furious, considering his dog to be "kidnapped", and demands immediate restitution of his pet. But the dog is not coming back: according to the law, the animal was put to sleep. In a misunderstanding, Babyface argue with Santana, blaming him for his pet's death. From this moment on, Santana's life will be completely changed.

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A competent thriller
7 July 2016 | by tarsosaSee all my reviews

This thriller is strangely underrated in Brazil, perhaps due to poor disclosure. It has a competent casting, beautiful shooting, writing, and editing. The dog thing reminds Iñarritu's "Amores Perros" (2000), as well the scene at the football stadium (the mythical Pacaembu stadium, in Sao Paulo), seems to be a reference to Campanella's "The Secret in Their Eyes" (2009), two recent important Latin American films. Lazaro Ramos performs a dreadful villain, the first bad guy in his successful career; Babu Santana is perfect as "Santana", a peaceful dogcatcher that plays the drums quite well, in a church. Santana's children are performed very consistently by Thainá Duarte (as "Isaura") and Vini Carvalho (as "João"). Even the dogs deliver a compelling acting! It is not a complex story, but it is beautifully done, and the film is worth seeing.


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20 March 2016 (Brazil) See more »

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