Total votes: 187

Director & Screenwriter: Kim Bo Ram

Duration: 1 hr. 23 min.

Year: 2017

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 개의 역사

Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older

Alternative Titles: Baekgu

Genre: Documentary


An old dog lives in a quiet village in Seoul. The narrator of the film looks closely into the dog that no one cares about. The director asks the villagers what they know about the dog. They all have different memories. Though they seem indifferent, they do have something to talk about the dog. Their stories don´t add up entirely, but each story suggests something about their own lives. The camera wandersbetween the villagers’ memories of the dog and the reality of the people while staring at the faces assimilated into the scenes.
By tracking the traces of a dog, Baek-gu also reveals the traces of the lives of the villagers. In front of the accumulated time, the viewers somehow feel lonely and miserable. It’s because we can feel the loss of care and solidarity in the lives that no one cares.


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