Winner of the Best Actor award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Matteo Garrone’s (Gomorrah) latest film tells the tale of Marcello (Marcello Fonte), a humble dog groomer whose fate is tied to brutal, small town thug Franco (Adamo Dionisi). Dealing small quantities of cocaine out of his shop, Franco exploits Marcello: at first, for drugs taken on credit, and then for exponentially larger shares of the risk tied to Franco’s erratic and violent behaviors. “Dogman is a film that slowly, inexorably shuts the walls around its hero, and around its audience.” —Lee Marshall, Screen Daily. Italy’s foreign-language Oscar submission.
Filmography: Gomorrah (2008), Reality (2012), Tale of Tales (2015)
Content warning: scenes of intense, graphic violence