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“El perro”, also known as “Bombón: el perro”, is a 2004 drama film co-produced between Argentina and Spain , directed by Carlos Sorín. The general idea was written by Sorín, Santiago Calori and Salvador Roselli. It starred Juan Villegas and Walter Donado.
The film is about the story of Coco , the character depicted by Juan Villegas. This is a man who spent his whole life working at a gas station. At 52 years he knew no other job than that of an operator in this little traveled place where he spent his whole life. The most difficult part begins with the news of the closure of this old station. With the scarce training he has, Coco feels more lost than ever. Closeness to unemployment and despair of all workers gives rise to an exceptional plot.
Coco is a man from Patagonia of good character, despite his bad luck. The central fact of the film happens when it helps a woman fix an old car and she seeks to thank him or “pay” him with an Argentine dogue. At first, the protagonist feels humiliated and his new companion does not wake him a special predilection. Puzzled, Coco stays with the dog, not knowing that this adorable animal will help him find his purpose in life, and that he will become not only his friend, but his life expectancy. The animal, finally, is a gold mine: its breed and its good bearing open the doors to the world of dog exhibition .
Carlos Sorín, the director of this feature, is a man who was born in Buenos Aires in 1944 . He studied film at the University of La Plata and after being linked to the Argentine underground film movement , he began his career as a publicist. At that time, part of the story began that is now called , tenderly, “Bombón, el perro”.
Sorín says he had the idea of recording in southern Argentina when he was doing a commercial for television from a telephone company. Production took place in a distant town of Patagonia and people were very excited about the arrival of a booth with telephone. This is how Sorín defined that he did not need real actors or fiction itself to make a television production . Among euphoric and transparent people with their emotion, real actors were hiding. The commercial was a success and Sorín declared that the best actors are those who live in the place where you want to tell a story.
The script is based on the director's own idea, who decided to bring to the big screen the imagined story . The renowned producer of this film decided to choose the same cast he had selected for his previous film. Actors Sabino Morales, Rolo Andrada, Mariela Díaz and Rosa Valsecchi were also part of the cast of “Historias minimas” (2002).
The main dog is also part of the official cast , as it is one of the most important characters in the entire film. He plays Bombón Lechien, but his real name is Gregorio and is Cordovan. Don Gregorio de Nueva Córdoba is a can already established in show business, because by the time of filming the film he had a solid acting career and blunt. Carlos Sorín told that the dog came from an artistic tour of Europe before developing his role as Bombón.
A.O. Scott, film critic for The New York Times, wrote:
“ (...) It was directed impeccably by Carlos Sorín... Joseph is half seduced by dreams of glory, but the real concern of the film is dignity. Juan is such a modest hero... How are you likely to be on a movie screen? Neither he nor Mr Sorín - or, for that matter, Lechien - have particularly great aspirations. That 'The dog' is so modest is part of what makes his story, human and sympathetic, so satisfying.”
On the other hand, at Rotten Tomatoes, the film has 85% approval , based on twelve critical and solid reviews. And you... Have you seen her yet?
Publication Date: 29/04/2021
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