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Dogman (2018)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 12 April 2019 (USA)
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A timid dog groomer living in a poor suburb sells cocaine on the side and stays out of trouble, while trying to deal with his unstable, violent acquaintance who is a menace to the whole neighborhood.

Director:

Matteo Garrone

Writers:

Ugo Chiti (story), Matteo Garrone (story) | 8 more credits »
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 39 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Fonte ... Marcello
Edoardo Pesce Edoardo Pesce ... Simoncino
Nunzia Schiano Nunzia Schiano ... Madre Simoncino
Adamo Dionisi ... Franco
Francesco Acquaroli Francesco Acquaroli ... Proprietario Videolottery
Gianluca Gobbi Gianluca Gobbi ... Proprietario Ristorante
Alida Baldari Calabria Alida Baldari Calabria ... Alida
Laura Pizzirani Laura Pizzirani ... Madre Alida
Giancarlo Porcacchia Giancarlo Porcacchia ... Gasparone
Aniello Arena ... Ispettore Polizia
Mirko Frezza ... Pusher
Marco Perfetti Marco Perfetti ... Pusher 2
Vittorio Russo Vittorio Russo ... Commerciante (as Russo Vittorio)
Gennaro Iannone Gennaro Iannone ... Commerciante (as Iannone Gennaro)
Emanuele Barbalonga Emanuele Barbalonga ... Padrone Cane
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Storyline

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.

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Taglines:

Everyone has a breaking point.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Matteo Garrone pushed Marcello Fonte to drink whiskey before performing some scenes, so that he can be more easily in the mood of the character he played in. See more »

Goofs

Right at the beginning of the movie (at about 1:45+), someone's arse can be seen behind the pit bull box. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sembravano applausi (2018) See more »

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Glue
Written by Matthew McBriar and Andrew Ferguson
Performed by BICEP
Courtesy of Ninja Tune Ltd.
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Stray dogs

Italy is my idea for the best country in the solar system. The textbook example for finest food, wine, architecture, landscape, culture. Up to the 1970s I could've added cinema to the above reasons for loving Italy. Alas, Italian cinema took a nosedive in the last 3 decades with a few notable exceptions of talented auteurs - Sorrentino, Guadagnino, maybe Moretti.

Which brings me to Dogman's - and Gomorrah's - creator, Matteo Garrone. Garrone's Italy is not the Italy I love. His is an Italy steeped in cruelty, a violent dog-eat-dog arena where survival of the most ruthless is the lay of the land. Dogman is Garrone's unofficial follow-up to Gomorrah, a dark epic of friendship, betrayal, immorality, and, you guessed right, unbridled violence. A movie at once humane and inhumane, and for that reason, a rare treat for the cinephile.

Dogman is a small masterpiece and Garrone is a cane sciolto just like his anti-heroes. And he's one of the great directors of our time.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dogman See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,013, 14 April 2019

Gross USA:

$148,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,080,147
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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