Bombón: El Perro

Synopsis: Life is no bed of roses for 52-year-old Juan "Coco" Villegas. He, who has been a gas station attendant for twenty years in Patagonia, finds himself jobless overnight. He first tries to survive by selling knives of his own making. But business is bad and he can't find real work. One day though, after fixing a vehicle on a farm, he gets paid by means of a ... beautiful Argentinian watch-dog! From this blessed day on, things start shaping well at last...
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Carlos Sorin
Production: 20th Century Fox de Argentina
  4 wins & 9 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
63
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%
UNRATED
Year:
2004
97 min
6 Views

- Nice knife.

- Isn't it? Beautiful.

- Excellent work.

- Handmade.

These are our specialty.

Carved by hand. I make

and sell them myself.

And this handle?

Is this marble?

No, that's not marble.

It's the bone foot

of an ostrich.

And this is Walnut.

It's only found in San Luis.

A special kind of tree.

- Only in San Luis?

- Yes, in the province.

My relatives who work

there sent it to me.

- A hard wood.

- Very. It's extraordinary.

A very nice souvenir,

that's why I am offering it.

This is a very rare wood.

It's from a shipwreck

back in 1800.

- Really?

- I picked it up from the coast.

This handle is historic.

How much is it?

Because of the work

it demands, $100.

- $100?!

- You've got to work your ass off...

to earn that money here.

If I had $100, I wouldn't

be working here.

Too much money!

I'll give it to you for 80.

No?

OK, let's go on.

Who likes this one?

I like them all.

Make an offer.

I am doing this for a living.

This one is for Contreras.

Not good enough for him.

Here you are!

Make an offer.

Let's go to work.

- What do you say?

- We have to work.

Come on!

See you!

Bye!

Nothing sold any today,

Coco, this isn't our day.

Listen!

The knives are great!

I mean it!

Good morning, pal.

Good morning.

Didn't you see

the entry sign?

What sign?

I didn't see anything.

This is a private property.

I am sorry.

I just came to sell

some knives.

Who gave you the authorization?

Nobody.

You'll have to accompany me.

Your ID, please.

Wait a sec.

Believe me, I don't

have them with me.

I forgot

to take them.

I apologize, I must

have left them at home.

How much is that one?

- This one?

- Yes.

Keep it.

Listen, signs

are to be read.

I'll remember that

the next time.

Go on, sir!

Villegas!

How are you?

How are you doing, Sabino?

What a cleaning!

And they had to

go and fire me!

They plan

to open in the Spring.

I have your stuff in my cabin.

Thanks.

And the knives?

I think the price

is too high.

- High?

- I'll try to bring it down.

Cheap knives from

Brazil are flooding the market.

Mine are handmade.

People only see if they cut.

And how is Rosa?

She got a job from an

agency in Caleta Olivia.

She'll be a maid

at a hotel.

For a woman, it's easier.

Besides, she's younger.

I keep avoiding it,

but any day, I'll be fired.

Your tools and a box

with some of your stuff.

Take a seat.

Let's drink some mate.

I'll give you your mattress.

It's under my own.

Keep it if you need it.

No, I left it there, 'cause

there was no other place.

And where is Morci now?

Morci went to Rosario,

he got a brother there.

Wasn't his

brother in jail?

He must still be there.

He was given 30 years.

But Morci was in love

with his sister-in-law.

Is all your stuff there?

Nothing missing?

Yes, but it doesn't matter.

The agency where Rosa

got the job... where is it?

- Name?

- Juan Villegas.

- Villega?

- Villegas.

But everybody

calls me Coco.

- Profession?

- Mechanic.

Simple Mechanics.

Are you a mechanic or not?

Yes, write down mechanic.

I've worked in

a gas station.

And? What happened?

It was sold recently.

I did everything there:

Greasing...

Hello?

Listen to me.

It's not my problem if

they don't pay you as agreed.

Workpower is not responsible

for problems with the employer.

Read the contract you signed.

I don't care what you think.

I delete you from the system.

It's that simple.

Do what you like.

- Age?

- Fifty two.

Is that a problem?

No.

In this country, everything

can be a problem.

Marital Status?

Married.

But put "single".

It's been twenty years...

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