Bombon: El Perro

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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.

Cast

Juan Villegas
as Juan `Coco'
Mariela Díaz
as Hija de Coco
Gregorio
as Le Chien
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
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
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
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 (13) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (2)

  • 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.

    Jun 15, 2007 | Full Review…
  • [Juan Villegas'] vulnerability is so unforced that you can't help being touched.

    Jun 9, 2006 | Rating: 3/4
  • How do you say 'shaggy-dog story' in Spanish?

    Jun 6, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Though this slim but likeable tale is light on surprises, there's a terrific one in store when Bombon finally comes of age.

    Aug 27, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Thanks in part to the impressively dignified performance of the non-professional Villegas and to some accomplished landscape cinematography, this serves as an amiable tribute to Patagonia itself and the resilience of its inhabitants.

    Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • From the director of Historias Minimas comes another wonderfully modest and gentle film, this time about a man, a dog, trust and libido.

    Jul 23, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bombon: El Perro

  • Mar 18, 2009
    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 Super Reviewer

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