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Land of the Singing Dog (The)

A Feature film by Yann Dedet

Produced by Maïa Films

Production year : 2002

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Actors (7)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Maïa Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Mercure Distribution


Tôyô and Yoshiko Mahiru, two Japanese scientists, settle in a small town surrounded by forest in France’s Jura region.
Tôyô, a musicologist, is searching for a dog that sings. Yoshiko, his wife, is researching an ancient religious settlement once found in France and Japan. They’ve bought everything they need with them – tatamis, dried seaweed and portraits of their ancestors – thereby arousing the curiosity of the town’s inhabitants.
Tôyô is quickly overtaken by a strange, compelling and almost crazy idea. He feels that one of the locals desires Yoshiko and sees this as a way to ensure a descendant to their childless marriage. He secretly organizes his disappearance to leave the young man room to be near his wife.

Full credits (8)

Executive Producer :

Gilles Sandoz

Director of photography :

Nathalie Durand

Production manager :

Bénédicte Mellac

Editor :

Mathilde Muyard

Screenwriters :

Yann Dedet, Stéphane Bouquet

Sound recordist :

Yolande Decarsin

Press Attaché (film) :

Jean-Charles Canu

Production Designer :

Christophe Offret

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

French, Japanese

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Nationality :

100% French

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French release :

Runtime :

1 h 35 min

Current status :

Upcoming release

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Audio format :

Dolby SRD