This comes after Dogman picked up two awards – European Costume Designer and European Hair and Make Up — at the European Film Awards, and Marcello Fonte won the Best Actor Award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. It was also chosen as Italy’s Foreign Language Oscar submission.
Fonte stars as Marcello, a gentle dog groomer who finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship with Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello must submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.
Garrone’s Archimede produced alongside Rai Cinema’s Paolo Del Brocco, Le Pacte’s Jean Labadie, and Recorded Picture Company’s Jeremy Thomas. Garrone’s previous credits include Gomorrah, Reality and Tale of Tales, all of which played at Cannes.
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