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The Dog Show

The Dog Show

Ralston Jover

Germany, Philippines | 2015 | Genre: Drama | running time: 92’

festivals & awards

World Cinema , Montréal World Film Festival 2015


Sergio, now an elderly man, maintains his family thanks to a show in the streets of Manila performed by his two skilful and beloved dogs, Habagat and Bagwis. His wife left him taking away their youngest son but Sergio cannot accept this and wants to get the child back at all costs. The film is set in a decrepit cemetery in the capital, a real place and at the same time a stage for poverty and dreaming.


The Dog Show
original title

The Dog Show




Germany, Philippines

running time


produced by

san cinema - Germany
Queen B Production - Philippines

in co-production with

Lyon Asiexpo, Ltd. - France
CMB Film Services - Philippines

directed by

Ralston Jover

An old man does dog trick shows to earn enough money and get back his son from his rebellious wife.
TFL Programmes

Script&Pitch 2012

Ralston Jover

Scriptwriter, Film Director