Puppy

Puppy

Director: Kieran Galvin Cast: Nadia Townsend, Bernard Curry, Terry Donovan

DVD (Wide Screen)

Overview

Held prisoner by a psychotic truck driver who has stopped taking his meds, a suicidal swindler uses her formidable skills as a grifter to turn the tables on her unstable captor in this satirical black comedy from first time feature filmmaker Kieran Galvin. Down on her luck con artist Liz (Nadia Townsend) was about to end it all when lonely truck driver Aiden (Bernard Curry) swept in and saved her from certain death. But Liz's nightmare is just beginning, because Aiden is convinced that she's the ex-wife who walked out on him years ago, and now he's eager to settle the score by holding her prisoner in his remote farmhouse. Now surrounded by vicious attack dogs and cut completely off from civilization, Liz must remember what it was that made her such a successful con-artist in the first place, and draw on those skills in order to gain the upper hand.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/2008
UPC: 0030306900490
Original Release: 2005
Rating: NR
Source: Dokument Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:32:00

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Puppy
1. A Very Bad Day [11:17]
2. Unlikely Hero [7:41]
3. Trapped [11:03]
4. Sick [6:06]
5. Help [6:41]
6. Secrets [6:19]
7. Dr.'s Visit [13:05]
8. Tables Turned [7:35]
9. Here I Am [8:07]
10. Helen's Return [5:44]
11. Missing [9:33]
12. End Credits [2:57]

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Puppy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Got it on Netflix. Feeling a bit grumpy. Hit play. Thought I was going to die. The first ten minutes is hard going. Suicide attempt. Girl scrap. Unfortunate accident with a dog. Lucky it was sound effects and not vision as I was eating. But then, wow, it kicked into gear and got progressively more interesting until I found myself slipping into a world that is obviously manufactured but which really resonated. I laughed a lot, and I have to admit I cried too. But it all ended on a happy note even though a couple of people died along the way. It made my night. Thought I'd share.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Puppy is an enigmatic and thought-provoking mystery / romantic thriller / hostage drama set in a picturesque part of Australia which is surprisingly green and lush. The story is unpredictable and funny in a sometimes-shocking, sometimes-playful way and the director manages to convey menace without resorting to violence. I was thinking about the morals in this film for quite a long time afterwards because I found myself cheering for two people who really should have been locked up.