Release date in South Korea : 2000/02/19
Genre : Comedy-Drama
Duration : 108min
Director : Bong Joon-ho
Cast : Lee Seong-jae, Bae Doona, Byeon Hee-bong, Kim Ho-jeong, Kim Roi-ha, Go Soo-hee.
Brief Synopsis :
Barking Dogs Never Bite also known as A Higher Animal and Dog of Flanders is a South Korean dark comedy film released in 2000. The films original Korean title is a satirical take on A Dog of Flanders, a European pet story that is very popular in parts of Asia. It is also the directorial debut of Bong Joon-ho, who would later go on to direct Memories of Murder in 2003 and The Host in 2006.
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.
In Kim So-young's documentary Women's History Trilogy (2000-2004), Bae shares that her most memorable scene is being chased by the homeless man throughout the apartment in Barking Dogs Never Bite.