Bombón el perro

Bombón el perro

Bombón le chien

DVD - 2006 | Spanish | Widescreen version.
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While looking for garage work, Juan travels Patagonia trying to make a living selling hand-made knives. After helping a stranded motorist he is given a giant white purebred dog named Bombón. This leads to an introduction to a dog trainer named Walter, who trains both dog and owner for the dog show circuit. When Bombón wins one of the dog shows, Juan and Walter think they now have it made.
Publisher: [Canada] : Distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media, c2006.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: BOMBO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Nursebob
Jan 03, 2015

Ever since losing his job as a gas station mechanic, kindhearted fifty-something Juan finds himself living on his daughter’s couch while trying to eke out a living selling handmade knives from the back of his truck. One day, as payment for helping a stranded motorist, he is given a fully grown purebred dogo Argentino; a large hunting dog looking like a cross between a pit bull and a boxer. Before long he forms a partnership with a professional dog promoter and in a montage of scenes reminiscent of a canine Rocky, “Lechien” is being trained as a champion show dog; a future which could prove very lucrative for Juan. It all comes crashing down however when it is discovered that Lechien is unable (or unwilling) to mate with other dogs thereby ruining Juan’s chances to profit by hiring him out for stud service. It would appear that Lechien and Juan have one thing in common...in the eyes of the world they are both seen as lacking any intrinsic worth; Juan because of his age, and the dog because of his lack of marketable assets. As this revelation dawns on both man and beast the beginning of a new partnership slowly emerges... Despite it’s open-faced sincerity Bombon suffers from an acute lack of chemistry. Neither actor nor dog radiate any charisma; Lechien dutifully barks and whines on command while Juan’s permanently baffled expression makes him look as if someone dropped a few xanax in his yerba mate. Despite the inspirational soundtrack and long symbolic shots of dusty deserts this remains a road movie forever stuck in neutral.

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mascota
Jun 18, 2013

I reallly loved this movie, and all the actors were great.The dog is beautiful, and the movie gives a lot of inspiration to most of us. Never give up even in the worst posible circumstaces.The honesty, the greatness of the father's character leads him , and his dog to a happy ending.

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HereHere
Sep 20, 2011

I think this is a fair reflection of the dog breeding industry. Hopefully viewers will come away with an appreciation for animal rescue groups and decide not to purchase from this unethical breeding industry. This is the story of one dog, its owner, and a 'trainer'. Personally, I think the ending was in poor taste, but most people will realize that it is supposed to be a happy ending.

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jjvanb
May 21, 2011

....a wonderful touching movie..the film captures the despair of poverty in Argentina....but also the will to not give up...still have dreams...there is such kindness and gentleness in the Father 's character...it truly touched me...

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