Documentary about a former Yugoslavian (?) soldier who cared for homeless dogs?
March 3, 2011 4:07 PM   Subscribe

Documentary about a former Yugoslavian (?) soldier who cared for homeless dogs? The film was about a soldier (youngish, long dark hair) who served in the war in Yugoslavia -- my memory is that he was Serbian, but I am not sure. After the war, he went back to his city but his home and all of his family/friends were gone. He began to take care of all the homeless dogs around him and would travel by foot to care for more. He eventually built a compound where they lived together.

I seem to remember that he spoke in English, but it may have been subtitled. The final scene was in slow motion of him and the dogs playing in a field.

I saw it on a cable channel -- probably IFC -- sometime in the late 1990s or early 2000s.

Please and thank you! :)
posted by abigredchair to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Maybe Kinofil, a documentary about Velimir Ivanisevic, a war survivor who was one of the founders of SOS Sarajevo - the Association of Citizens for Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals. The film's website is in Croatian. Here's the Google translation in English. [Warning: graphic images of dead and injured animals]
posted by amyms at 12:04 AM on March 4, 2011


Oh, I saw parts of that one too back when I still had cable. It was to me both moving and boring at the same time...
posted by ivan ivanych samovar at 10:21 AM on March 4, 2011


amyms: Maybe Kinofil, a documentary about Velimir Ivanisevic...

Ack. Even with the warning, I visited the site. That is disturbing.

The film I saw was definitely from the '90s or early '00s and the one you mentioned is more recent (2009?). Thank you for the pointer, though -- your links may lead me to the answer!

ivan ivanych samovar: Oh, I saw parts of that one too back when I still had cable. It was to me both moving and boring at the same time...

Thank you so much for evidence that I didn't dream it up. :)
posted by abigredchair at 9:08 PM on March 4, 2011


I'm 99% sure you mean A Dog's Life:

http://www.linktv.org/programs/dog
http://wn.com/jameskan7

I actually know this guy. I'm going to memail you.
posted by hungrytiger at 10:18 PM on March 4, 2011


hungrytiger, that was it! And you know him?

This is why I love MeFi. Thanks, all!
posted by abigredchair at 10:51 AM on March 5, 2011


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