The hotly anticipated and award winning new crime thriller from writer/director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah), DOGMAN is a hugely compelling, based-on-fact tale of a gentle dog lover driven to take a stand against a local bully.
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Director: Matteo Garrone
Cast: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano, Alida Baldari Calabria
Duration: 102 mins
Country of Origin: Italy

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The Heiresses

★★★★★
“Terrifically good… A movie with incomparable bite and strength.”
Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

WINNER – 2018 CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Best Actor
WINNER – 2018 NASTRI D’ARGENTO AWARDS – Best Film, Director, Actor, Editor, Production Design & Sound
WINNER – 2018 JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL – Best International Film
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2018 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2018 NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The hotly anticipated and award winning new crime thriller from internationally-heralded writer/director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah), DOGMAN is a hugely compelling, based-on-fact tale of a gentle dog lover driven to take a stand against a local bully.

In a dilapidated Neapolitan suburb, the pint-sized, mild-mannered Marcello (Marcello Fonte) runs the dog-grooming business of the film’s title, caring for the neighbourhood pooches, and raising his young daughter, Alida, for whom he’d do anything to spoil. But he’s in thrall to one of his customers, Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a petty criminal and former boxer who throws his substantial bulk around this tight-knit community at every opportunity. Marcello soon becomes swept up in a criminal plan he wants nothing to do with…

Meticulously directed and photographed, and entirely sympathetic to its four-legged cast-members (none of who are harmed), Garrone’s bravura noir is also impeccably performed, with Marcello Fonte’s extraordinary performance awarded Best Actor at Cannes. Based on true story, and gripping from start to finish, it’s another electrifying vision from one of Italy’s finest filmmakers.

MORE…
“A dog eat dog world” – Writer/director Matteo Garrone with The Australian‘s Philippa Hawker (12/09/18)

Dogman

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2018 Lavazza Italian Film Festival
Touring nationally, Sep 11-Oct 24
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