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Dogman (2019)Dogman (2019)

Dogman (2019)

From Italian master Matteo Garrone

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5

movie

Italy

Italian

Thrilling, Well-acted

2019

Matteo Garrone

Adamo Dionisi, Alida Baldari Calabria, Aniello Arena

103 min

Synopsis

Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.

Our Take

7.5
Staff

In a small Italian town, a dog cleaner’s wholesome days dealing with elderly owners and eager children are balanced with a series of messy nights. The small and frail man finds himself targetted by the town’s black-sheep, a strong and fearless ex-convict. Dogman is about the line between being bullied and wanting to be part of something, it’s a beautiful and often thrilling character study from Italian genius filmmaker Matte Garone. Won the Best Actor award at Cannes.

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Nakayama

What a psychologically violent movie. It’s about a simple man who turns criminal, pushed by a heartless ex-convict. The main actor is incredible in his portrayal of an ordinary man whose life is transformed. Great movie.

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