Director: Matteo Garrone
CAST: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano
FILM INFO: 102 minutes, Italy, France, 2018, CLUB TBC
Marcello is a gentle dog-groomer who runs his own parlour in a run-down seaside town in Campania, Italy. He is part of a close-knit neighbourhood, which leads a relatively peaceful existence, except when terrorised by violent former boxer Simone. Believing that he can befriend and pacify this local thug, Marcello gets caught up in a world of petty crime and drugs, a mistake that will have far-reaching consequences for him.
Acclaimed Italian director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Tale of Tales) returns with this latest film – a powerful atmospheric, gripping drama, which won the Best Actor Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Cannes Film Festival 2018
New Zealand International Film Festival 2018
Winner – Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival 2018
★★★★★ “A movie with incomparable bite and strength.” – The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival 2018
★★★★ “Dogman unfolds its relatively straightforward story with both thrilling style and serious moral force” – The Telegraph, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Winner – Palm Dog, Cannes Film Festival 2018