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Film Review – Dogman (2018) [Watch]

Dogman

Usually films filled with dogs skew towards becoming overly sentimental and saccharine, shoving dogs in the face of the viewer simply for a cheap emotional response. Dogman, the latest film from Matteo Garrone, goes in the opposite direction, however, using dogs as a framing device for a deeper, darker character study.

The following review will be spoiler free.

Synopsis

Directed By: Mateo Garrone

Written By: Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, and Massimo Gaudioso

Starring: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano, Adamo Dionisi, Gianluca Gobbi, and Alida Baldari Calabria

Marcello (Fonte) is a simple man, whose life revolves around his grooming salon for dogs and his daughter Sofia; Simone is a former boxer with violent ways just released from prison. After a long series of abuses, Marcello decides to help Simoncino (Pesce) in some robberies, but he ends up having to serve a year in prison. Once he left and realized he was alone, Marcello decided to take revenge.

Review

For a discussion of Dogman, watch the video from director Richard Keaney below:

Information

To watch more content from director Richard Keaney, check out his YouTube channel FilMyWatchlist by clicking here.


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A current young professional in the greater D.C. area, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016 and hasn't look back since! Nick is also a member of the Internet Film Critics Society and the Washington DC Film Critics Association. You can follow Nick on Twitter @nkush42

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