Isle of Dogs

Synopsis: Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.
Director(s): Wes Anderson
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  2 wins.
 
IMDB:
8.1
Metacritic:
82
Rotten Tomatoes:
90%
PG-13
Year:
2018
101 min
Website
907 Views

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(WIND HOWLING)

(BANGS GONG)

(LIGHTS MATCHSTICK)

Ten centuries ago,

before the Age of Obedience,

free dogs roamed at liberty,

marking their territory.

Seeking to extend

its dominion,

the cat-loving

Kobayashi Dynasty declared war

and descended in force

upon the unwary

four-legged beasts.

On the eve

of total canine annihilation,

a child warrior

sympathetic to the plight

of the besieged underdog dogs

betrayed his species,

beheaded the head of the head

of the Kobayashi clan

and pledged his sword

with the following

battle-cry haiku.

I turn my back

On man-kind!

Frost on window-pane.

He would later be known

as the Boy Samurai

of Legend, RIP.

At the end

of the bloody dog wars,

the vanquished mongrels

became powerless house-pets:

tamed, mastered, scorned.

But they survived

and multiplied.

The Kobayashis, however,

never forgave

their conquered foe.

(DRUMMING)

(SHOUTS)

NARRATOR:

The Japanese archipelago,

20 years in the future.

(SPEAKING JAPANESE)

NARRATOR:
Canine Saturation

has reached

epidemic proportions.

An outbreak of Snout-fever

rips through

the City of Megasaki.

Blizzards of infected fleas,

worms, ticks and lice

menace the citizenship.

Dog-Flu threatens to cross

the species threshold

and enter

the human disease-pool.

(KOBAYASHI SPEAKING JAPANESE)

In a special midnight-session

at the Municipal Dome,

Mayor Kobayashi

of Uni Prefecture

issues emergency orders

calling for

a hasty quarantine:

the expulsion and containment

of all breeds,

both stray and domesticated.

By official decree,

Trash Island

becomes an exile colony.

(AUDIENCE APPLAUDING)

The Isle of Dogs.

(SPEAKING JAPANESE)

(SPEAKING JAPANESE)

(CLEARS THROAT)

(SPEAKING JAPANESE)

It's not fair to the dogs.

The path favored

by Mayor Kobayashi

is cruel and unscientific.

For a thousand years,

these resilient animals

have loved,

served and protected us.

Now, in their time

of greatest need,

we forsake them again?

A tidal-wave

of Anti-Dog hysteria

has crippled

our moral judgment.

Give me six months,

and I will deliver a serum.

I'm this close, dammit.

Dog-Flu will be eradicated.

Snout-fever will be defeated.

Canine Saturation

will be returned

to sustainable levels

and without mass-neutering!

(SPEAKING JAPANESE)

to man's best friend?

(CROWD JEERING)

No, no, no!

The crowd is calling

for the immediate ratification

and approval

of the mayor's proposal.

(SPEAKING JAPANESE)

gesture of public solidarity,

Mayor Kobayashi

is calling upon

his Assistant Hatchet-Man,

Major-Domo,

to furnish

the personal bodyguard-dog

of the mayoral-household,

Spots Kobayashi,

into the possession

of the Committee

for Canine Desaturation.

Spots will be the first dog

to be officially deported

from the city.

(AUDIENCE APPLAUDING)

(WIND HOWLING)

(RAT SQUEAKING)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

NARRATOR:
Six months later.

(BARKING)

(SQUAWKING)

NARRATOR:
Nomadic packs

of once-domesticated

house-pets, sick and hungry,

rove the garbage canyons

and filthy ravines,

scrounging for scraps.

One hundred per cent

test positive

for the Dog-Flu germ.

Symptoms:

weight-loss, dizziness,

narcolepsy, insomnia,

and extreme/aggressive

behavior.

(GROWLING)

Three-quarters display signs

of early-onset Snout-fever:

high-temperature,

low blood-pressure,

acute moodiness

and spasmodic

nasal expiration.

The exiled dog-population

grows weaker, sadder, angrier.

Desperate.

(ALL GROWLING)

(GROWLING CONTINUES)

Hey, wait a second.

Before we attack each other

and tear ourselves to shreds

like a pack of maniacs,

let's just open the sack first

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Wesley Wales "Wes" Anderson is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, and actor. His films are known for their distinctive visual and narrative style. more…

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