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Hugo Diego Garcia,
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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.
Written by Emanuelle Moutinho, Stephen Dewaele and David Dewaele
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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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