Synopsis

Marcello is a small and gentle dog groomer who wants two things, to look after his dogs and take his daughter on exotic holidays. But to fund this lifestyle he runs a side business which has more unsavoury clientele and he soon finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorises the entire neighbourhood. When Simone exploits him too much Marcello must make a crucial and potentially dangerous decision in order to regain his dignity. Matteo Garrone, the master filmmaker behind Gomorrah returns to the crime thriller genre with the tension filled and relentlessly captivating Dogman. Dogman was shown at the London Film Festival as part of European Art Cinema Day.

Director

Matteo Garrone

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Awards

Best Actor, 2018 Cannes Film Festival




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GENRE: Drama

DIRECTOR: Matteo Garrone

COUNTRIES: Italy

LANGUAGES: Italian

AWARDS:
Best Actor, 2018 Cannes Film Festival

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  • “A compelling opera of beta-male criminal martyrdom”

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


  • “ A powerful and endearing portrait of the human struggle for acceptance and courage. Garrone's fascinating streak continues.”

    Jo-Ann Titmarsh, HeyUGuys

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