• Dogman

    Directed by Matteo Garrone
    Italy | 102 minutes | FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

  • Dogman

    Directed by Matteo Garrone
    Italy | 102 minutes | FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

Italian maestro Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, PSIFF 2009) returns with a visually astounding and biting morality tale centered on Marcello, a meek dog groomer and small-time drug dealer, and his toxic relationship with a barbaric gangster who terrorizes his desolate coastal town.

Schedule

January 14, 2019 3:30 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Under the ominous gray skies amid the derelict remains of a seaside resort outside Naples, the scrawny Marcello (Marcello Fonte, Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival) is beloved, and sometimes pitied, for his day job as the local dog groomer. His innate skills as a dog whisperer serve him well when caring for local gangsters’ gargantuan pups, who often tower over him. Yet the biggest beast of all is local hothead Simoncino (Edoardo Pesce), whose insatiable desire for cocaine can only be tempered by Marcello’s meager supply. Despite the neighborhood’s protests, Marcello and Simoncino keep up an odd relationship that is tested when Marcello abets the tyrannical thug in an ill-planned robbery that could leave him imprisoned or, worse, dead. Fearing for his daughter’s safety and his own diminishing reputation among the tight-knit shop owners, Marcello must take matters into his own hands before the psychotic Simoncino upends everything he holds dear.

In competition for the FIPRESCI and Ricky Jay Magic of Cinema Awards.

film details

Country: Italy
Year: 2018
Running Time: 102 minutes
Language: in Italian with English subtitles
Director: Matteo Garrone
Producers: Matteo Garrone, Jean Labadie, Jeremy Thomas, Paolo Del Brocco
Principal Cast: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano, Adamo Dionisi, Francesco Acquaroli
Cinematographers: Nicolaj Bruel
Editor: Marco Spoletini
Music: Michele Braga
Screenwriter: Ugo Chiti, Massimo Gaudioso, Matteo Garrone
Primary Company: Magnolia Pictures

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