A Man and His Dog

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A Man and His Dog
Directed by Francis Huster
Produced by Jean-Louis Livi
Written by Francis Huster
Murielle Magellan
Cesare Zavattini
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo
Hafsia Herzi
Julika Jenkins
Francis Huster
Max von Sydow
Jean Dujardin
Music by Philippe Rombi
Cinematography Vincent Jeannot
Release date(s)
  • 13 November 2008 (2008-11-13) (Sarlat Film Festival)
  • 14 July 2009 (2009-07-14) (France)
Running time 109 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $7,342,756
Box office $3,016,932[1]

A Man and His Dog (Un Homme et Son Chien) is a 2008 French film directed by French director Francis Huster, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, based on the 1952 film Umberto D. directed by Vittorio De Sica, and written by Cesare Zavattini.

It was the first film in seven years featuring Jean-Paul Belmondo due to his having had a stroke.[2]


Charles is an old retiree who lives in a maid's room in the house of his lover, a rich widow. He is forced out onto the street with his dog after the widow breaks off the relationship, as she decides to marry again. With no home nor way to make money, they wander the streets of Paris.



  1. ^ "UN HOMME ET SON CHIEN (2009)". JP' Box-Office. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  2. ^ "French Star as He Is, Stroke and All". New York Times. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 2011 August 2011. 

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