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Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large sturdy dog native to Flanders) and adopt it and nurse it back to health, naming it Patrasche, the middle name of Nello's mother Mary, who died when Nello was very young. Nello's mother was a talented artist, and like his mother, he delights in drawing, and his friend Aloise is his model and greatest fan and supporter.

Original Title A dog of flanders
Italian Title Il cane delle fiandre
Category Official Competition
Section Free to Fly
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 113'
Production Year 1999
Nationality Belgium
Directed by Kevin Brodie
Screenplay Ouida
Main cast Jack Warden, Jeremy James Kissner, Jesse James

 regista kewin brodieKEVIN BRODIE

Kevin Brodie (born May 31, 1952) is a film director, screenwriter and former child actor. He is the son of the actors Steve Brodie and Lois Andrews.As a child, Brodie had small roles in such films as Some Came Running (directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1958), The Five Pennies (1959) and Battle at Bloody Beach (1961). His first major role was in The Night of the Grizzly (1966), playing the son of Clint Walker. In the following year he appeared in the comedy Eight on the Lam (1967). During the same period he also made guest appearances on such popular television shows as Cheyenne, Ben Casey, Death Valley Days, My Three Sons and Mannix. In 1975 he was one of the leads in the low budget sci-fi thriller The Giant Spider Invasion, appearing with his father, Steve Brodie.
In the 1970s that he moved into production, working as an assistant director, line producer and writer. He has written and directed a small number of films in genres ranging from exploitation comedy (Delta Pi aka Mugsy's Girls, 1985) to thriller (Treacherous, 1993) and family fare (A Dog of Flanders, 1999).