Browse Archive

In the Year of the Dog (Im Jahr des Hundes)

In the Year of the Dog
“In the Year of the Dog” (photo © in puncto grafic design/Holger Sikau/Armin Dierolf)

In the Year of the Dog tells about dogs in China, and of dogs belonging to the people, and of people
belonging to the society. Entertaining and informative,
colorful and bizarre, critical and sad. A film about animal love and animal death, rituals and superstitions. Above all, a film about current affairs, about winning and losing. Of the people. And the dogs.

We plunge, for a day or an entire year, into the middle
of different living situations, and discover just how
similar our lives are. And, finally, how different.

Ursula Scheid studied Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, taking a degree in German-Chinese Relations, followed by studies in Journalism at the German Journalism School in Munich. She also participated in guest seminars in Theater Direction (with Juergen Flimm) and Editing (with Patrizia Rommel). Since 1988, she has been working as a freelance journalist, writer and director. Her films include: The Burning Village (Das brennende Dorf, documentary, 2004), I Like Chinese (short, 2006), The Search for Hong Long (Die Suche des Hong Long, 2006), Fairytale (documentary, 2006), and In the Year of the Dog (Im Jahr des Hundes, documentary, 2008).
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2008
Director Ursula Scheid
Screenplay Ursula Scheid
Cinematography Armin Dierolf, Petra Wallner
Daniela Drescher
Producers Martin Kircher, Hendrik Feil
Production Company Wasabi Film/Munich, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, WDR, Ursula Scheid/Munich
Length 88 min
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, German
Festivals DOK Fest Munich 2008
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Gerd Ruge Stipendium

World Sales (please contact)
Wasabi Film GmbH & Co. KG
Bayerisches Filmzentrum
Bavariafilmplatz 7
82031 Gruenwald/Germany
phone +49-89-64 98 14 00
fax +49-89-64 98 13 00