Bavaria Film International (BFI) has picked up internationalrights for Argentinian director Carlos Sorin's latest film Bombon - El Perro (aka LeChien).

Produced by Guacamole Films and OK! Films (Argentina) inco-production with Madrid-based Wanda Vision, Bombon - El Perro tells the moving story of how life perks up for asweet-natured car mechanic in Patagonia when he becomes the owner of a rareArgentinean Dogo dog in lieu of payment for a repair job. The film will bereleased theatrically in Argentina by 20th Century Fox.

This acquisition is the latest in a line of Latin Americanfilms taken on by BFI, including Daniel Burman's Silver Berlin Bear-winner El Abrazo Partido and the Cannesprize-winning Whisky by the Uruguayandirectorial duo of Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll.