Bombon El Perro

A generous, poetic life lesson.
A little pleasure... (whose) simplicity and gentleness are disarming.
-La Presse
A Prize-Winner!
-Movie Gazette
Une leçon de vie poétique et généreuse
Un petit plaisir...d’une simplicité et d’une gentillesse désarmantes
-La Presse


Patagonia is a rough land, and for 52-year-old Juan Villegas, it's even rougher. A mechanic who's just lost his job, Juan tries to make ends meet by selling hand-made knives. One day, after repairing a young woman's car, he is given a most unusual gift: a beautiful Dogo Argentino, a game hound of noble pedigree called 'Bombón'. After initially eyeing each other carefully, Juan welcomes Bombón into his life and with their budding friendship things start taking a remarkable turn for the better.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: Spanish
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 97 min.
Year: 2004


Juan Villegas
Carlos Sorín