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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... See full summary »

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Matteo Garrone

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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
Gennaro Iannone Gennaro Iannone ... Commerciante
Emanuele Barbalonga Emanuele Barbalonga ... Padrone Cane
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 May 2018 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dog-man See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Opening Weekend:

€566,442 (Italy), 20 May 2018, Limited Release
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Archimede,Le Pacte,Rai Cinema See more »
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Powerful human interest story
10 September 2018 | by ahoenSee all my reviews

Superb casting and photography by Garrone. Must see imho because the line between good and bad is not as sharp as black and white. Grey is the dominant colour even in the beautiful surroundings of Caste Volturno. Marcello Fonte deserves an award for his performance as dog groomer, father and criminal victim.


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