Run-Time: 1 x 49 min.
Directed by Barbara Puskas
Written by Barbara Puskas
epo-film for ORF in co-production with WDR / NDR Naturfilm, Boréales and D4 - Roma with the participation of France 3
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , Spanish (DUBBED)
Bartolo, der Streuner
«Napoli Dogs» is a soap opera set in the charming harbor side of Naples. More resembling a feature film than a documentary we follow the fate of a pack of street dogs as they struggle for survival. Love affairs and gang raids guaranteed! Seven dogs, utterly diverse characters with diverse looks, are the inner circle of a notorious four-legged street gang, the Napoli Dogs. They are known all around Naples and feared by many. When it comes to staking out their territory, they can be very tough. The perseverance of the scruffy males makes owners of pretty, well-groomed lady dogs shudder. Helplessly, restaurant chefs watch their compassionate guests feed their prime cut steaks to the clever gang.
The film tells the story of runaway domestic dogs braving the city jungle, of their amazing survival strategies and of the rituals reconfirming the bonds between the members of the pack.