A version of this story on “Dogman
” first appeared in the Foreign Language Issue of TheWrap
’s Oscar magazine.Marcello Fonte
won the best-actor award in Cannes for his performance in “Dogman
,” Matteo Garrone
’s film about a mild-mannered dog groomer (and part-time drug dealer) who finally gets tired of being bullied by a local gangster.
The film is Italy’s entry in this year’s Oscar foreign-language race, and this is one in a series of interviews TheWrap conducted with directors of the foreign contenders.
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You shot the film in the same town where you shot some of “Gomorrah
” 10 years ago. Why do you keep going back?Matteo Garrone
: I also shot a movie called “The Embalmer
” there in 2002. It’s a place that I love. For this movie, I was looking for