The Home Guard of Sector 1 was filmed in Bucherest in the suburb of Sector 1.
The dogs of Bucharest are a recurring topic of commentary in Romania, and there is speculation as to how they got there. One story is that they were brought to Bucharest by Phanariote Greeks in the 18th century. Another story is that they were left behind when 30,000 homes were demolished to make way for Ceausescu’s enormous palace in the 1980s.
In 2012, some dogs had been adopted by householders, whilst others roamed the streets, – insiders and outsiders both.