When Roman arrives from Bucharest at a remote village to sell the land his grandfather left him, he is confronted by a series of strange events. He finds out that his grandfather ran the local underworld and that his sidekicks, led by the charismatic Samir, will do anything to hang onto the land. The hundreds of hectares of grassland are on the Ukrainian border, which makes it a smugglers’ paradise. In the meantime, the police try to find the unfortunate owner of a severed foot.
Bogdan Mirică’s debut shows the northeast of Romania as an area where local gangs run the show and the police is present in name only. The arrival of the stranger from Bucharest could change this situation drastically.

International title
Dogs
Filmmaker
Bogdan Mirică
Country
Romania, France, Bulgaria, Qatar
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
104’
Language
Romanian
Producer
Marcela Ursu, Elie Meirovitz
Production Company
42 km Film, EZ Films
Sales
BAC Films
Writer
Bogdan Mirică
Cinematography
Andrei Butică
Editor
Roxana Szel
Sound Design
Ferdinand Bouchara
Cast
Dragoș Bucur, Gheorghe Visu, Vlad Ivanov, Costel Cașcaval, Raluca Aprodu, Emilian Oprea, Constantin Cojocaru