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The Japanese Dog (2012)

90 min. - Dramă - AP 12 - 18.10.2013

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. 

Regie: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Scenariu: Ioan Antoci, Gabriel Gheorghe, Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Actori principali: Victor Rebengiuc, Şerban Pavlu

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Victor Rebengiuc Costache Moldu
Şerban Pavlu Ticu
Kana Hashimoto Hiroko
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Libra Film
With the support of CNC (Romanian Film Center), HBO Romania and the MEDIA Programme funded by the European Union

Date de producție

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.


Transilvania Film


  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


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


  • 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".