Samuel Benchetrit

France 87 min Catalan premiere Fiction


Jacques Blanchot just lost everything: his wife, his son, his house, his work. Abandoned by all, he gets picked up by a zealous pet shop owner who, unable to see him as a friend, offers to train him as his dog. Losing foot with reality, rejected by his peers, Jacques discovers the challenges and perks of this new life. Adapted from his own novel, Samuel Benchetrit tells us the fall of an individual with humor and self-mockery.


Samuel Benchetrit

(France, 1973) A film and theatre director, playwright, screenwriter, and actor, in 2003 he made his first feature film, Janis et John, which won the Best Screenplay Award at Sundance in the international category. He adapted his autobiography, Chroniques de l’asphalte (2005)into the film Macadam Stories, which was selected for Cannes in 2015. The same year he published Chien, which he now adapted into a film.

Filmography: Chien (2017), La comunidad de los corazones rotos (2015), Un voyage (2014), Chez Gino (2011), J'ai toujours rêve d'être un gangster (2007), Janis & John (2003)

Samuel Benchetrit

Film information

Original Title: Dog
Director: Samuel Benchetrit
Script: Samuel Benchetrit, Gábor Rassov
Contact: Films Boutique
With: Vincent Macaigne, Vanessa Paradis, Bouli Lanners
Country: France
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 87 min
Language: French
Subtitles: Spanish, Catalan, English
Edition: 2018