• 2018
  • Italy / France
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matteo Garrone
  • Cast: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano

Marcello (Fonte) is a mild-mannered dog groomer in a seaside town in Italy who deals a bit of cocaine on the side, and who gets involved with local thug Simone (Pesce). Violent, plaintive account of toxic masculinity and fear eating the soul, with a magnificent performance from Fonte, who won Best Actor at Cannes.

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15 Oct 20184 stars

Marcello Fonte puts in a stunning performance as a put-upon dog groomer in a rundown Italian seaside town

Even the weakest, meekest worm turns in Matteo Garrone's Dogman, a pungent, atmospheric tale of crime and punishment. There are echoes of his hugely successful Gomorrah (2014) in this violent, plaintive account of toxic masculinity and the way that fear…

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