Bombon: El Perro (2005)




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Movie Info

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.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
20th Century Fox de Argentina


Juan Villegas
as Juan `Coco'
Walter Donado
as Walter
Mariela Díaz
as Hija de Coco
as Le Chien
Claudina Fazzini
as Claudina
Kita Ca
as Madre de Claudina
Carlos Rossi
as Gerente del Banco
Leda Cacho
as Esposa de Walter
Micol Estévez
as Hija de Walter
Carlos Aguirre
as Jefe de Galván
Pascual Condito
as Dog Owner
Guillermo Montero
as Gelsi's Friend
Gustavo Arditti
as Gelsi's Friend
Ricardo Mengatto
as Gelsi's Friend
Andrea Suarez Paz
as Hitchhiker
Luciano Canini
as Hitchhiker's Friend
Rolo Andrada
as Barreiro
Ricardo Rosales
as Veterinarian
Liliana Toro
as Gas Station Attendant
Rafael Sahade
as Gas Station Attendant
Lalo Salcedo
as Police Officer
Susana Pérez
as Bank Secretary
Father Carlos Heredia
as Bank Security Guard
Gustavo Birene
as Mechanic
Enrique J. Zuccarino
as Refinery Security Guard
Ricardo Ramon Vara
as Refinery Worker
Jorge Soto
as Refinery Worker
Angela Azzi
as Belly Dancer
Martin Suarez
as Laughing Customer
Rolando Zadra
as Buselli
Mario Lescano
as Coco's Son-in-Law
Lautaro Diaz
as Coco's Grandson
Mauro Barboza
as Coco's Grandson
Nerea Muriano
as Coco's Granddaughter
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Critic Reviews for Bombon: El Perro

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

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.

Full Review… | June 15, 2007
Top Critic

[Juan Villegas'] vulnerability is so unforced that you can't help being touched.

June 9, 2006
New York Post
Top Critic

How do you say 'shaggy-dog story' in Spanish?

Full Review… | June 6, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

From the director of Historias Minimas comes another wonderfully modest and gentle film, this time about a man, a dog, trust and libido.

Full Review… | July 22, 2009

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.

Full Review… | March 31, 2006
Empire Magazine 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.

Full Review… | October 14, 2005
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for Bombon: El Perro

''Simplicity is the glory of expression.'' A 52 year old man at a breaking point in his life, recieved a dog as a gift in exchange for his help...And his adventures with his brand new friend ''Dogo Argentino'' help him discover his life purpose.

Ricky Chapman
Ricky Chapman

A very simple story and a very uplifting one. The lead Juan Villegas (who, like most of the rest of the cast is not a professional) gives a great subtle, captivating performance. Overall a very charming film

Emily B.
Emily B.

Super Reviewer

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