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Dogman (15)

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Matteo Garrone | 2018 | Italy 

Italian with English subtitles

Marcello is a small and gentle dog groomer who wants two things, to look after his dogs and take his daughter on exotic holidays. But to fund this lifestyle he runs a side business which has more unsavoury clientele and he soon finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorises the entire neighbourhood. When Simone exploits him too much Marcello must make a crucial and potentially dangerous decision in order to regain his dignity.

Matteo Garrone, the master filmmaker behind Gomorrah returns to the crime thriller genre with the tension filled and relentlessly captivating DOGMAN."

‘A compelling opera of beta-male criminal martyrdom’

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘A powerful and endearing portrait of the human struggle for acceptance and courage. Garrone's fascinating streak continues.’

Jo-ann Titmarsh, Heyuguys