Marcello Fonte is terrific as Marcello, a timid dog lover with his own pet grooming business. Though not averse to petty crime, he is a respected member of a working class neighbourhood in the Camorra-ridden hinterlands of Naples. However, he is also involved in a relationship of subjugation with the bruising Simone (Pesce), a former boxer who instils terror into the coastal community. Merging social realism with an urban Western scenario, this is an intense and brooding work.
Our preview is brought to you by BFI London Film Festival and European Art Cinema Day. With thanks to Curzon.
Dogman will screen on release from Fri 19 Oct.
Hear our review of Dogman in our October film podcast. The review starts at 15.20 mark…