Archive of films The Dog Pound / La perrera

Uruguay / Argentina / Canada / Spain
2006, 109 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2006

25-year-old David ends up at his father’s house at a seaside resort. The season is over, his girlfriend goes back to the city, but he is unable to leave… A fresh portrait of a place where nothing ever happens, and of a whole generation of South-American “slackers”.


Synopsis

25-year-old David ends up at his father’s weekend house at a seaside resort. The season is over, his girlfriend goes back to the city, but he is unable to leave. He can’t even drum up any enthusiasm for his studies. He spends his days in lethargy, smoking grass and trying to build his own house – only because his father is forcing him to do it. But basically it is his friends and acquaintances who start laying the foundations. David seems to be wrestling with more important, existential questions… A fresh portrait of a place where nothing ever happens, and of a whole generation of South-American “slackers”.

About the director

Manuel Nieto Zas (b. 1972, Montevideo) studied communications at the University of Uruguay. He worked for several years in television until he made his first short film with Diego Fernández, Nico & Parker (2000). Zas also worked as an assistant director with Argentine filmmaker Lisandro Alonso (La Libertad, 2001), and two of his Uruguayan compatriots, Pablo Stoll and Juan Pablo Rebella (25 Watts, 2001). The Dog Pound (2006) is his feature debut.

Contacts

Control Zeta Films
Joaquin Requena 1005/2, CP11200, Montevideo
Uruguay
Tel: +59 824 100 722-3
Fax: +59 824 100 722
E-mail: contacto@controlzetafilms.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Manuel Nieto Zas
Screenplay: Manuel Nieto Zas
Dir. of Photography: Guillermo Nieto
Music: Buenos Muchachos / Flormaleva
Editor: Fernando Epstein
Producer: Fernando Epstein, Manuel Nieto
Production: Control Zeta Films
Cast: Pablo Riera, Martín Adjemian, Sergio Gorfain, Sofía Dabarca
Contact: Control Zeta Films
   
www: www.controlzfilm.com/laperrera
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