Seven Dogs

(Siete perros)
Rodrigo Guerrero | Drama, Fiction

2021 | 83 minutes | Argentina

A canine family becomes the catalyst for human connection in this heartwarming film about a man looking to keep his seven dogs in his apartment despite the neighbors’ threats.


A canine family becomes the catalyst for human connection in this heartwarming film about a lonely man looking for a way to keep his seven dogs in his apartment despite the neighbors’ threats.

Ernesto lives with his seven dogs in an apartment building in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. His lonely daily routine revolves around his pets’ needs, his health problems, and his money problems. Tired of the constant barking, some of his neighbors arrange a mediation hearing, urging him to take his pets out of the apartment. But Ernesto cannot envision a life without his dogs, and he cannot afford to move elsewhere.

Thanks to the empathy of people who are also lonely, but share common spaces that connect them, Ernesto finds a way to solve the conflict.

Seven Dogs is a simple and bright film on prejudice, finger-pointing, and social harassment.

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“It's nice to see such a luminous film even in a context that is not so luminous. It makes you smile, it makes you laugh, and it also awakens genuine tenderness and emotion.” – Daniel Andrés Ruiz Sierra, Cine Vista

“The strengths of this film are many. First of all, the acting of Luis Machín (Ernesto) who is a first class actor and on whom almost all the weight of the story falls. Then the simplicity of the story that – at the same time – contrasts with the complexity of the situations it deals with: coexistence and community bonds, grief and – of course – the role of pets. The seven dogs in this case not only capture the viewer’s empathy, but reveal the real role they can play in the lives of people who are alone and sick. In this sense, the great success of Guerrero’s film is to make us rethink the relationship between people and pets, and explore what issues are at stake in these relationships.” – Maly Polotto, Sounds & Colours

Main credits

Guerrero, Rodrigo (film director)
Guerrero, Rodrigo (film producer)
Lussi, Paula (screenwriter)
Machín, Luis (actor)
Bini, Maximiliano (actor)
Di Cienzo, Natalia (actor)

Other credits

Cinematography, Gustavo Tejeda; editors, Delfina Castagnino, Susana Leunda.

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Cairo International Film Festival; Festival Internacional de Cine de las Alturas - Audience Award; Best Editing, Best Cinematography; New York Latino Film Festival - Best International Feature Film; Tripoli Film Festival - Special Jury Award; Lucca Film Festival & Europa Cinema - Jury Special Mention; Festival Internacional de Cine Luz del Desierto - Best National Feature Film; FAN Festival Audiovisual Neuquén - Best Actor; Tandil Cine - Best Actor, Best Director; Festival Internacional de Cine de Entre Ríos - Best National Film

DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Guerrero


YEAR: 2021

GENRE: Drama, Fiction


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adults



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