Film still from <em>Dogman</em>
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Film still from Dogman
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Dogman

Cinema Italiano Film Festival 2019
  • Wed 13 Nov 2019
  • 8—9:55PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: R18
  • General $15.50
  • Concession $13.50 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

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.

Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated revenge drama set on Rome’s crime-ridden outskirts, inspired by a homicide committed by a coked-out dog groomer during the late 1980s. Four-time Palme d'Or nominee Matteo Garrone co-writes and directs.

Drawing on a true-crime story that fascinated Italy in the 1980s, Matteo Garrone's Dogman centres on Marcello (Marcello Fonte, who won the Best Actor prize at Cannes), a devoted single father who scrapes out a living by grooming dogs, and selling cocaine on the side. His best customer, Simoncino (Edoardo Pesce), is a hulking former boxer who deploys brutal violence when confronted by any situation he doesn’t like. Marcello’s mild manners and logic have an oddly taming effect on the bullish Simoncino, until their tentative friendship is suddenly hurled into an unexpected direction.

IT, 2018, 102 min., Dir. Matteo Garrone

Italian with English Subtitles

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Film still from <em>Dogman</em>
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Film still from Dogman
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

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