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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.
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 BR, WDR, Ursula Scheid/Munich
Runtime 88 min
Subtitled Versions English, German
Festivals DOK Fest Munich 2008
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Gerd Ruge Stipendium

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