About the film
Director: Matteo Garrone
Actors: Edoardo Pesce, Marcello FonteBased on remarkable true events, DOGMAN is the multi award-winning new crime thriller from internationally-heralded writer/director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah) about a gentle family man pushed to protect what he loves.
In a dilapidated Neapolitan suburb, the pint-sized, mild-mannered Marcello (Marcello Fonte) runs the dog-grooming business of the film’s title, caring for the neighbourhood pooches, and raising his young daughter, Alida, for whom he’d do anything to spoil. But he’s domineered by one of his customers, Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a petty criminal and former boxer who throws his substantial bulk around this tight-knit community at every opportunity. Marcello soon becomes swept up in a criminal plan he wants nothing to do with…
WINNER Cannes International Film Festival 2018, Best Actor
WINNER European Film Awards 2018, Best Actor