Dog

Locarno IFF
Piazza Grande
Namur IFF
Best Film
Namur IFF
Best Actor
Namur IFF
Best Screenplay

Dog

A Film by Samuel Benchetrit

2017 - France - Drama - 1.85 - 87 min.

with Vincent Macaigne , Bouli Lanners & Vanessa Paradis

Language: French
Produced by Julien Madon

Jacques Blanchot just lost everything: his wife, his son, his house, his work. Abandoned by all, he gets picked up by a zealous pet shop owner who, unable to see him as a friend, offers to train him as his dog.
Losing foot with reality, rejected by his peers, Jacques Blanchot discovers the challenges and perks of this new life.
Adapted from his own novel, Samuel Benchétrit tells us the fall of an individual with humor and self-mockery.

In Collection:
Locarno IFF
Piazza Grande
Namur IFF
Best Film
Namur IFF
Best Actor
Namur IFF
Best Screenplay

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