Isle Of Dogs

Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel) tells the story of 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi who goes in search of his beloved dog after the government has decided that all canines be sent to live on Trash Island due to a dog flu.

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Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire prefecture. 

After FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2009), this new work marks Wes Anderson’s second animation film. Once again, the director has created a meticulously detailed universe that functions according to its own unique realities and laws. But even when wicked villains appear and brutally hunt down the four-legged friends, the film remains essentially a fable. Miraculously, we are able to understand the animals, whilst almost everything the humans say is translated for us. Atari and his quirky canine companions King, Duke, Rex, Boss and Chief confront us with those most quintessential of questions that concern us all, namely: ‘Who are we? And who do we want to be?’

Wes Anderson, Germany, USA, 2018, 101 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With de stemmen van: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Greta Gerwig, Bill Murray.