• Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

Dog Pound is a drama film directed by and set in a juvenile detention center. The film follows three teenage boys, Davis, Angel, and Butch, as they navigate life in the detention center and struggle to survive in a violent and oppressive environment.


Dog Pound is a powerful and uncompromising look at the juvenile justice system and the harsh realities faced by young people who are incarcerated. The film features strong performances by its young cast, who bring an authenticity and rawness to their roles.

's direction is gritty and realistic, capturing the bleakness and hopelessness of life in a detention center. The film does not shy away from showing the violence and abuse that takes place within the center, making it a difficult but important film to watch.

The film's themes of redemption and second chances are also well-handled, as the three protagonists struggle to make the most of their time in the detention center and learn from their mistakes. Overall, Dog Pound is a powerful and thought-provoking film that sheds light on an often-overlooked aspect of the justice system.


Dog Pound did not receive any major award nominations or wins, but it was well-received by critics and audiences alike for its uncompromising approach and strong performances. The film has since gained a cult following and is often cited as one of the best films about the juvenile justice system.

Directed by
Produced by
Georges Bermann
Written by
Jeremie Delon
Starring ,
Cinematography Andre Chemetoff
Edited by Benjamin Weill
Téléfilm Canada
Distributed by Tribeca Film (USA)
Alliance Films (Canada; DVD & Blu-Ray)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Roadshow Entertainment (Australia)
Paradiso Entertainment (Benelux)
Alamode Film (Germany)
Mars Distribution (France)
Scanbox Entertainment (Scandinavia)
Frenetic Films (Switzerland)
Release date 24 April 2010 (Tribeca) 23 June 2010 (France) 7 September 2010 (Canada; DVD & Blu-Ray)
Running time 91 minutes
Country Canada
Languages English

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