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Bombon: El Perro

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.

June 15, 2007 Full Review Source:
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[Juan Villegas'] vulnerability is so unforced that you can't help being touched.

June 9, 2006
New York Post
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How do you say 'shaggy-dog story' in Spanish?

June 6, 2006 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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From the director of Historias Minimas comes another wonderfully modest and gentle film, this time about a man, a dog, trust and libido.

July 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Screenwize

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.

April 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
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.

October 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
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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.

September 18, 2005 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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A bittersweet tale of dreams dashed and kindness rewarded in dog-eat-dog Patagonia.

August 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Gazette

Though this slim but likeable tale is light on surprises, there's a terrific one in store when Bombon finally comes of age.

August 27, 2005 Full Review Source:

Lightly done but with a depth worthy of drama.

August 27, 2005 Full Review Source: FilmFocus

Grabs the warm humanist baton from Sorin's Minimal Stories and heads straight for an existential finish line.

August 26, 2005 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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Audience Reviews for Bombon: El Perro

A wonderful film. It?s not the dog that steals the show though as you might expect, its Juan Villegas who is instantly lovable. He really steals the show as the lonely man down on his luck trying to do good. With great direction from Carlos Sorrin, this is a beautiful film not to be missed. See this before the inevitable inferior Hollywood remake!
October 1, 2009

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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
March 18, 2009
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