Bombon: El Perro (2004)
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A lonely man's life is changed when a big white dog enters his world. Juan Villegas loses his job at a petrol station and ends up taking on odd jobs. One customer pays him not with cash but with Bombon: a large, white, ferocious-looking dog that is meek and accommodating. Villegas learns that the animal has the pedigree to win international shows, as well as becomes a breeding attraction, but Bombon would rather share his bitches' berth than satisfy their lust.
Jan 13, 2009
20th Century Fox de Argentina
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It's a bit of a shaggy dog story, with threads that go nowhere, but nobody's in a hurry, and it's easy to go along for the ride.
[Juan Villegas'] vulnerability is so unforced that you can't help being touched.
From the director of Historias Minimas comes another wonderfully modest and gentle film, this time about a man, a dog, trust and libido.
Sorin takes us off the beaten track, out of the cosmopolitan cities and into the rough, rural heart of Patagonia, lending authenticity to the fictional plot with his use of real locations and a non-professional cast.
...an optimistic road movie in the vast empty stretches of Patagonia, about a man and a dog. This is not so much acting skill as casting brilliance.
Just so much mileage can be squeezed from repeated gestures, wavy two-lane roads, shots through spattered windshields, and faces so framed as to be cut off above the hairline.
A bittersweet tale of dreams dashed and kindness rewarded in dog-eat-dog Patagonia.
Though this slim but likeable tale is light on surprises, there's a terrific one in store when Bombon finally comes of age.
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