Dogman is a 2018 Italian crime drama film directed by Matteo Garrone.
Starring Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano, Alida Baldari Calabria, Adamo Dionisi, Francesco Acquaroli, Gianluca Gobbi, Laura Pizzirani, Giancarlo Porcacchia, Aniello Arena and others.
Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing on Friday, January 18, 2019 released the trailer:
Dogman - Official Trailer.
Marcello (Marcello Fonte) is a small, mild man, living in a dilapidated Rome suburb; he owns a dog grooming shop, and divides his days between his work, his daughter Alida (Alida Baldari Calabria) and peaceful relationships with neighbors. He tops up his meager income selling cocaine to acquaintances. One is Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a huge and thuggish former boxer who terrorises the neighborhood. The extent of this abusive friendship is demonstrated when one night, Simone forces Marcello to take part in a robbery. The job runs smoothly, but Marcello overhears from his accomplice that he put a dog in the freezer to shut it up. After receiving his tiny share of the loot, Marcello returns to the scene, retrieves the dog, and revives it.
Simone continues to cause havoc, punching a restaurant owner and breaking his nose. Some locals discuss what to do about him, but no decision is made. Marcello is silent throughout. Later that night, Simone forces Marcello to get cocaine for him from his supplier; here, Simone is unwelcome due to its debts, to which the thug responds by brutally beating the dealer and one of his henchmen, leaving with a haul of coke that he and Marcello consume in a strip club. Right after leaving it, Simone is shot by a man on a motorbike. After refusing to go to hospital, Marcello takes Simone to his mother's house to tend to him; here, Simone and his mother have a brief argument over the cocaine, with the latter upset by her son's addiction.
One day, Simone discovers that Marcello's shop shares a hollow wall with a cash-for-gold shop, and plans to rob it. Marcello begs him not to do it, as the owner is his friend, but Simone bullies Marcello into giving him his key. Next morning, Marcello discovers that Simone carried out the robbery, planting evidence to incriminate him. Marcello is arrested; during the questioning, a policeman makes clear that they know the truth and tries to convince Marcello to cooperate, but he refuses and is imprisoned.
Here is the full cast and characters of Dogman.
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), on January 24, 2019 (Hungary) and on February 2, 2019 (Turkey) by 01 Distribution, Time-In-Portrait Entertainment, A-One Films, Alamode Film, Cinéart, Curzon Film Distributors, Feelgood Entertainment, First Distributors, Impacto Cine, Kino Films, Le Pacte, M2 Films, MCF - MegaCom Film, Magnolia Pictures, MegaCom Films, Midas Filmes, Palace Films, 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. IMDB rating is 7.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 83/100. The audience also likes the film.
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Official website: curzonartificialeye.com/Dogman
Wikipedia: Dogman (film)