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The Japanese Dog (2012)

Câinele japonez (2012)

90 min. - Drama - AP 12 - 18.10.2013

Synopsis:

Costache Moldu, an old man, lost his wife, his house and his life’s savings in a flood. As his son, Ticu, returns unexpectedly from Japan with his wife and son, the two have to learn how to communicate again and become a family once more. Costche discovers how it feels like to be a grandfather to 7 year-old Koji, whom he gives an electronic dog as a farewell gift. A delicate and affectionate film about family reconciliation. 

Director: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Writer: Ioan Antoci, Gabriel Gheorghe, Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Şerban Pavlu


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Casting:

Victor Rebengiuc Costache Moldu
Şerban Pavlu Ticu
The Japanese Dog (2012) Kana Hashimoto Hiroko
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Produced By

Libra Film
With the support of CNC (Romanian Film Center), HBO Romania and the MEDIA Programme funded by the European Union

Production info

The original script was written by Ioan Antoci. The script won the HBO Prize for Best Feature Script at the National Script Contest, organized by HBO and TIFF and the “Krzysztof Kieslowski” Award for Best Script from Central and Eastern Europe of the ScriptEast program in 2009. It won the financing contest organized by CNC in June-July session in 2010, where it received a loan of 935.904 lei.

Distributors

Transilvania Film

Festivals, Awards

  1. 2013 - Warsaw - The prize of the 1-2 Competition
    2013 - UCIN - "Opera prima" Award
    2014 - Gopo Awards - Best Actor (Victor Rebengiuc)
    2014 - TIFF - Best Debut - Romanian Days Award

Lines

Tavi: It looks like we don’t really talk that much in this family.

Trivia

  • Toma Hashimoto, the child who plays Paul Koji, is the son of the actress Kana Hashimoto.
  • In fall 2013 it is selected at the San Sebastian Festival in section "New Directors".

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