Guard Dog (Perro Guardian)


California Theatre, San Jose Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:45 PM
California Theatre, San Jose Wed, Mar 4, 2015 9:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Year Produced:2014
Premiere Status:United States
Production Country:Peru
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bacha Caravedo
Chinón Higashionna
Producer:Lorena Ugarteche
Gabriela Del Prado
Bacha Caravedo
Chinón Higashionna
Screenwriter:Bacha Caravedo
Music:Pauchi Sasaki
Cinematographer:Fergan Chávez Ferrer
Editor:Eduardo Pinto
Cast:Carlos Alcántara
Reynaldo Arenas
Mayra Goñi
Ramón García
Miguel Iza
Oswaldo Bravo
Juan Manuel Ochoa


"If I must pay for my sins, I will make the Lord happy."

Welcome to Lima, Peru, land of the doomed and the damned. Meet Perro (Dog), ex-military executioner turned hit man, a killing machine who's forgotten he once was a man. Until, researching a hit, he meets a teenage girl who is innocence personified, and something inside him comes trembling, flickering to life. A caring, a conscience, a soul. If he can save just one person, maybe there's a chance of redemption, even for someone like him. This riveting, politically charged thriller, like a Peruvian Taxi Driver, is both a profound portrait of a complex, lost man, and by extension, of a society gone completely off the tracks. Darker than noir…. this is filmmaking – and acting – with a vengeance. - Charlie Cockey

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