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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.

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Matteo Garrone

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Ugo Chiti (story), Matteo Garrone (story) | 8 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 39 wins & 29 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
Gennaro Iannone Gennaro Iannone ... Commerciante
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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Everyone has a breaking point.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

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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Director Matteo Garone 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 »

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

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Referenced in Sembravano applausi (2018) See more »

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A crude, intense movie about human despair, sapiently directed and with superb acting performance
13 July 2018 | by gcarpiceciSee all my reviews

Dogman is a movie about the perennial fight between good and evil, stage in a forgotten, surreal suburb in the Rome province. Its population is a small working class community living life on the edge between legality and small criminality, with the common goal of surviving another day. In this context Marcello, a dog sitter, is a child like soul, bullied by the thug of the quarter, Simone; Marcello loves his dogs, loves his job, loves his daughter and desperately tries to love life, hoping against hope that he will be able to get away with his thousands subterfuges. Marcello is no hero, he's actually a weakling, a coward, and when he finds the strength not to betray it will be for the wrong person. In the end, in his long struggle for survival and for hope, he will discover the ultimate courage to try and win evil through evil, just to discover that that will be his final road to an infinite loneliness. Dogman is a crude, intense movie, well directed with sapient camera movements, where the solo performance of Marcello stands out with his magnificent facial and eyes expressions.


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