The Dog Pound

Manuel Nieto Zas | 2006 | ★★★½
Before being permitted to return to Montevideo to study, a slovenly, unmotivated, 25-year-old student is made to build a house on a piece of land given to him by his domineering father in a small coastal town. However, with drugs and booze plentiful, and women and money in short supply, it proves anything but a simple task. Languidly paced with little in the way of plot and much left unresolved, Nieto Zas’s atmospheric character study certainly won’t suit every taste. However, those willing to surrender to its dreamy rhythms will likely come away from it somewhat richer for the experience.