Wiener-Dog tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading a certain kind of comfort and joy. Man’s best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener. Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip picking up some depressed mariachis along the way. Wiener-Dog then encounters a floundering film professor, as well as an embittered elderly woman and her needy granddaughter—all longing for something more. Wiener-Dog is vintage Todd Solondz, brimming with brilliantly caustic and truthful observations about the human condition. He has a unique ability to find humour in the darkest of subject matter, allowing an empathetic light to shine on it.
Running Time: 90mins
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N.B. This is a film screening as part of Hull Truck Screen and will include adverts and trailers.
‘Wiener-Dog is a balmy, addicting stroll through Todd Solondz's not-so-delirious vision of America that charms just as much as it haunts’