Barking Dogs Never Bite

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Barking Dogs Never Bite
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Barking Dogs Never Bite promotional film poster
Revised Romanization Peullandaseu-ui Gae (Flanders-ui Gae)
McCune–Reischauer P'ŭllandasŭ-ŭi (Flanders-ui Gae)
Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Produced by Cha Seung-jae
Written by Bong Joon-ho
Song Ji-ho
Derek Son Tae-woong
Starring Lee Sung-jae
Bae Doona
Music by Jo Seong-woo
Cinematography Jo Yong-gyu
Edited by Lee Eun-soo
Release dates
  • February 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)
Running time
106 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Barking Dogs Never Bite (Korean: 플란다스의 개, also known as A Higher Animal and Dog of Flanders) is a 2000 South Korean dark comedy-drama film. The film's original Korean title is a satirical take on A Dog of Flanders, a European pet story that is very popular in parts of East Asia. It is also the directorial debut of Bong Joon-ho, who would later go on to direct Memories of Murder in 2003, The Host in 2006, and Snowpiercer in 2013.

Barking Dogs Never Bite tells the story of an out-of-work college professor who is irritated by the sound of barking dogs in his apartment building, and eventually resorts to abusing and kidnapping them. Meanwhile, a young woman working at the apartment complex decides to investigate the matter after she starts receiving notices from the tenants about the missing dogs.

Lead actress Bae Doona said that her most memorable scene was in this film, where she is being chased by a homeless man throughout the apartment (interviewed in Kim So-young's documentary Women's History Trilogy (2000–2004)).[1]

United States release rights to the film were acquired by Magnolia Pictures in the late summer of 2009.[2]


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  1. ^ Hartzell, Adam. "Women's History Trilogy (2000-4)". Retrieved 2013-09-05.
  2. ^ Saperstein, Pat (31 August 2009). "Magnolia acquires Bong's Mother". Variety. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 

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