Dogman is a 2018 Italian crime drama film directed by Matteo Garrone.

Official trailers

Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing on Friday, January 18, 2019 released the trailer:
Dogman - Official Trailer.

Story intro

Marcello is an affable dog groomer living in a deprived coastal suburb. He has a happy life. He loves his work and his business (called 'Dogman') is thriving. He has a doting daughter who he adores and a circle of male friends in the community with whom he regularly plays football. Being liked by all and sundry is important to him. However, to afford the expensive exotic holidays his daughter desires, Marcello deals small amounts of cocaine to his friends. One such friend is Simone (Simoncino), a huge and thuggish former boxer who terrorises the community with his violent bullying behaviour. Marcello is at work with his daughter when Simone bursts in and demands that Marcello give him some cocaine. Marcello begs him to leave, pointing out his young daughter's presence, but Simone ignores his pleas. Towering over Marcello, he intimidates him into acquiescence. He snorts the coke there and then, and leaves without paying. The extent of this abusive friendship is demonstrated when, late one night, Simone finds Marcello and forces him, against his will, to partake in a robbery. Marcello drives Simone and another accomplice to the location, drops them off and waits for their return, ready to make a quick getaway. The robbery goes smoothly, but Marcello overhears the accomplice saying that he put a dog in the freezer to shut it up. Simone gives Marcello jewellery worth 150 euros, a tiny fraction of the total haul. After dropping them off, Marcello returns to the crime scene. He scales a pipe to reach the apartment that was burgled. He retrieves the dog from the freezer and runs it under the tap. The dog regains consciousness and Marcello leaves.


Marcello Fonte
Edoardo Pesce
Nunzia Schiano
Madre Simoncino
Alida Baldari Calabria
Adamo Dionisi
Francesco Acquaroli
Proprietario Videolottery
Gianluca Gobbi
Proprietario Ristorante
Laura Pizzirani
Madre Alida
Giancarlo Porcacchia
Aniello Arena
Ispettore Polizia
Mirko Frezza
Marco Perfetti
Pusher 2
Vittorio Russo
Gennaro Iannone
Emanuele Barbalonga
Padrone Cane
Daniele Saliceti
Presentatore Fiera
Nelly Oliva
Presentatrice Fiera
Miriam Platano
Angelo Night


The film Dogman was scheduled to be released on May 16, 2018 (Cannes), on May 17, 2018 (Italy), on July 11, 2018 (France), on October 18, 2018 (Germany) and on February 2, 2019 (Turkey) by 01 Distribution, Alamode Film, Cinéart, Curzon Film Distributors, Feelgood Entertainment, Impacto Cine, Le Pacte, MCF - MegaCom Film, Magnolia Pictures, MegaCom Films, Palace Films, Time-In-Portrait Entertainment, Alive Vertrieb und Marketing, Filmarti, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Karma Films, Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Nordic and Yleisradio (YLE).

The duration of the film is 102 minutes.


Dogman got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Dogman

Wikipedia: Dogman (film)

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