This eloquent social comedy has a self-pitying professor hunting out the mutt who's been disturbing his sleep. He locks the creature in a closet in the basement of his apartment block and later stumbles across a janitor with a taste for dog soup (dog lovers might want to give this one a miss). The trouble is, he realises he put away the wrong hound. Ironies multiply. His pregnant wife drives him crazy. He throws the right dog from the roof of the building. His main rival for a top job is beheaded in a drunken subway accident. His wife buys a poodle. And so on. Beautifully directed, unsentimental and darkly funny.