The Japanese Dog
The Japanese Dog

The Japanese Dog

Director Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Production year 2013

Length 85min.

Country Romania


What does it take to change a solitary life? After twenty years, an old man, widowed by the recent floods in a small Romanian village, and his son, living in Japan, see each other again. Their expectations run high, and during this brief reencounter they try to overcome the distance that has grown between them. When his son and his family have to part, they leave him a Japanese Robodog as a souvenir of their visit that will change his life forever.


Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Tudor Cristian Jurgiu



Tudor Giurgiu, Bogdan Craciun


Iona Antoci, Gabriel Gheorghe, Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Director of Photography

Andrei Butica

Production designer

Cezara Armasu


Vlad Voinescu, Flip Mureşan


Dragoş Apetri


Victor Rebengiuc, Serban Pavlu, Laurentiu Lazăr, Kana Hashimoto, Toma Hashimoto, Iona Abur, Alexandrina Halic, Toma Cuzin

Production company(ies)

Libra Film

Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Jurgiu graduated from The National University of Theatre and Film I. L. Caragiale, Bucharest, in 2009. He directed 4 short films while in school. One of them, Oli’s Wedding, was selected to participate in many festivals and won the Best Սhort Աward in Leeds, 2009. In 2012, he shot his first feature The Japanese Dog. His latest short In the Fishbowl was selected for the Cinefondation competition in Cannes 2013, where he was awarded with the 3rd Prize Cinéfondation Ex-aequo.


Oli’s Wedding (2009), The Japanese Dog (2013), In the Fishbowl (2013).

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