Dogman

Winner
Best Actor
Cannes Film Festival
Winner
Palm Dog
Cannes Film Festival
Nominee
Palme d’Or
Cannes Film Festival
Mr. Fonte gives a superbly austere performance, with comic dimensions, in which Marcello becomes a haunted, and haunting, enigma.

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Dogman

In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When Simoncino’s abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through an act of vengeance, with unintended consequences.
Genre
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Runtime
103
Language
Italian
Director
Matteo Garrone
Cast
Marcello Fonte
Awards:
Winner, Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival
Winner, Palm Dog, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW
Anthony Lane New Yorker

The protagonist of “Dogman,” Marcello (Marcello Fonte), is a man of many talents. First, he grooms dogs, in the town of Castel Volturno, thirty miles up the coast from Naples. (He even defrosts a half-frozen Chihuahua. Somebody has to.) Second, he’s a scuba enthusiast, who takes his beloved young ...

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