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Wasting no time after shooting his 2003 Sundance Film Festival entry The Event, director Thom Fitzgerald returned to Romania, the country that served as the setting for his 2001 Canadian-TV film Wolf Girl, for this cerebral study of commerce, camaraderie, and degradation. The Wild Dogs explores the circumstantial relationship of Geordie (played by the director) and Victor (David Hayman), two men who meet on a plane to Bucharest. Each is in the country for different reasons: Victor is a British diplomat in the city, and he and his wife Natalie (Alberta Watson) and daughter Moll (Rachel Blanchard) are among Romania's privileged class; Geordie, on the other hand, is a Canadian porn photographer sent to the country to shoot underage "talent" for his employer's website. Repulsed by the job he's been sent to accomplish, Geordie is instead captivated by the teeming masses of orphans, disfigured beggars, and the other homeless that flood Bucharest's streets. Just as he makes it his goal to help a crippled young man nicknamed "Sour Grapes" (Visinel Burcea, the spiritually-empty Natalie focuses on the dejected orphan Dorutu (Mihai Calota. Shot on digital video, the low-budget The Wild Dogs premiered at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival just a few months before the premiere of The Event. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Michael Weir Best Editing 2003 Nominee
Genie Awards David Hayman Best Supporting Actor 2003 Nominee

Cast

Anca Androne
as Elena
Rachel Blanchard
as Moll
Mihai Calota
as Bogdan
Nelu Dinu
as Dorutu
Thom Fitzgerald
as Geordie
David Hayman
as Victor
Alberta Watson
as Natalie

Crew

Thom Fitzgerald
Director
Ann Bernier
Producer
Thom Fitzgerald
Screenwriter
Tom Harting
Cinematographer
Michael Weir
Editor
Ann Bromley
Production Designer
Christopher Zimmer
Executive Producer
William Ritchie
Executive Producer
Heather Houston
First Assistant Director
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