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Directed by Matteo Garrone

Italy, France 2018 120 mins. In Italian with subtitles

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



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