Dogman (2018)

Dogman (2018)

Dogman (2018)

Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated revenge drama set on Rome’s crime-ridden outskirts, inspired by a homicide committed by a coked-out dog groomer during the late 1980s. Four-time Palme d'Or nominee Matteo Garrone co-writes and directs.

"Drawing on a true-crime story that fascinated Italy in the 1980s, Matteo Garrone's Dogman centres on Marcello (Marcello Fonte, who won the Best Actor prize at Cannes), a devoted single father who scrapes out a living by grooming dogs, and selling cocaine on the side. His best customer, Simoncino (Edoardo Pesce), is a hulking former boxer who deploys brutal violence when confronted by any situation he doesn’t like. Marcello’s mild manners and logic have an oddly taming effect on the bullish Simoncino, until their tentative friendship is suddenly hurled into an unexpected (and bloody) direction."

Best Actor (Marcello Fonte), Cannes 2018
2018Rating: R18, Graphic violence, drug use & offensive language102 minsItaly, FranceItalian with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

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Dogman (2018) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

I might have bought what he's doing in a different film, but the one that Garrone has made strains too hard to have it both ways.

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Time Out

Time Out

The overall feel is of the kind of Aesop's fable Scorsese would tell his kids.

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The Times

The Times

It's a strange and sad piece of work, beautifully played by its central odd couple, that will linger in your memory like a howl on the wind.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A teeth-chattering culmination of Matteo Garrone's darkest themes.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Garrone proves once again that even the lowest-rung southern Italian gangster can't afford a shred of human decency.

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