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Dogman (2018)

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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

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Ugo Chiti (story), Matteo Garrone (story) | 8 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 34 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
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.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

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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:

€566,442 (Italy), 20 May 2018, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,013, 14 April 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$84,844, 19 May 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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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Written by Emanuelle Moutinho, Stephen Dewaele and David Dewaele
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An Italian gem, no doubt about it.
12 July 2018 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

First, let's say that's definitely not a crime movie, but a pure drama. The tale of a poor man, specialized in dogs, cleaning dogs, hair dressing dogs, dog toiletting, this kind of stuff. But also a petty drug pusher, a sort of dope provider for the local punks. One of them is a f...nasty, brutal SOB, the kind of character whose any audience wish to see burned, killed, car crashed, short or long range shot with a Weatherby 460...A disgusting punk who abuses anyone besides him. And of course our lead is not the latest to endure the - maybe - nastier SOB in movie history. So every one in the audience waits for our poor dude to take revenge. We have already seen this before. This could be a Netflix topic, I mean not for large audiences, not for sissies eating the poultry with the whole family, but this is damn, efficient. Only misses the "prison" sequence of our lead character, the perfect anti hero. This could have been very interesting to see him behind bars, how he behaves with the other inmates, the kind of guys very the same as the lead motherf....But that would have made a three hour feature. Or at least a mini series. yes, that's it. This movie should have been a mini series. Anyway, this is a true masterpiece.


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