Bru is a dognapper. He picks up any distracted dog and hides it at home waiting for its owners’ ads to appear in parks and shops. Then he contacts them and generously returns their dogs in exchange for a reward. One day, after his usual supermarket shopping, Bru runs into a lost dog and follows his normal procedure. His plans will go sour when he realizes this dog doesn’t have an owner or a home to return to.

The Dogcatcher (Hycel) is a Polish medium-length film by director Daria Woszek. Woszek studied Film Direction at the Katowice Film Academy. Her film Spowiedz (2009) received the Student Award at the Polish Film Festival of Los Angeles in 2010. She has also directed documentary and fiction short-films. She currently works as a scenography director at the Bialystok Opera in addition to her career as a Film Director.

The Dogcatcher is part of the Official Section of the 9th edition of the International Medium-length Film Festival La Cabina that will be celebrated from the 3rd to the 13th of November.

THE DOGCATCHER | Daria Woszek · Poland · 2015 · 30 min