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Self-Criticism of a Bourgeois Dog (2017)

Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 8 June 2017 (Germany)
A bourgeois dog and former filmmaker confesses how he became four-legged by failing in love, apple-picking and revolution. A political comedy with magic twists.

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Julian Radlmaier
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Cast

Cast overview:
Julian Radlmaier Julian Radlmaier ... Julian
Deragh Campbell ... Camille
Beniamin Forthi Beniamin Forthi ... Sancho
Kyung-Taek Lie Kyung-Taek Lie ... Hong
Ilia Korkashvili Ilia Korkashvili ... Monk
Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg ... Elfriede Gottfried
Zurab Rtveliasvili Zurab Rtveliasvili ... Zurab
Bruno Derksen Bruno Derksen ... Bruno
Anton Gonopolski Anton Gonopolski ... Anton
Mex Schlüpfer Mex Schlüpfer ... Bauer Motzen
Natja Bakhtadze Natja Bakhtadze ... Natia
Carlos Bustamante Carlos Bustamante ... Botow
Sulgi Lie Sulgi Lie ... Sulgi
Toby Ashraf ... Moderator
Aleksandre Koberidze Aleksandre Koberidze ... Case Worker
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A bourgeois dog confesses how he was transformed from being a filmmaker to being four-legged: Unable to find financing for his film, JULIAN is forced to accept a job as a seasonal farmhand. At a party, however, he makes the young Canadian expat CAMILLE believe that he's going to do research for a communist fairy-tale film and offers her the leading part. To his great surprise, she decides to accompany him, sparking off Julian's lurking romantic fantasies. Thus they arrive at the deceitfully idyllic scene of an exploitative apple plantation. While Julian finds the manual labour agonizing and fears the strange roommates in his humble container home, Camille enthusiastically plunges into the alleged research and makes friends with HONG and SANCHO, two credulous proletarians in pursuit of happiness. For Julian, it's getting more and more difficult to act the communist filmmaker. And what's more, a hot-tempered model worker with American dreams gets in his way, a mute monk with magical ...

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Comedy

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Germany | Italy

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German | English

Release Date:

8 June 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Autocrítica de um Cão Burguês See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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$10,081
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1.37 : 1
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German student decides to make a film on 'working conditions in late capitalism' to impress a girl, and sets to work picking apples
27 April 2019 | by FiahmSee all my reviews

This is a very slight film, not funny enough or deep enough to really fully engage, but it is strangely likeable all the same. It may appeal most to fans of the films of Aki Kaurismäki or Jim Jarmusch, as it has a similar tone.


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