JONNY HARVEY reviews Carlos Sorín’s 2004 comedy, Bombón: El Perro, shown as part of The Cinema Museum’s Argentinian Film Season. Bombón: El Perro is a minimalist offering on what happens when a man on the scrapheap of life is given a second chance in the form of a pedigree hound, with director Carlos Sorín providing a gently funny insight into the dog shows and purebred breeding occurring against the harsh Patagonian landscape. Fired from his job as a petrol station mechanic and forced to live with his daughter and her new-born baby in their cramped apartment, Juan “Coco” Villegas’s (Played by Villegas himself) mechanical skills offer him a second chance in life in the shape of a purebred Dogo Argentino, gifted to him by a kind widow in thanks for some work. This is Bombón, a dog of renowned pedigree lineage and with whom Villegas and his dog-training friend Walter Donado (also…Continue Reading

Bombón: El Perro