DVD, Digital Release: Dogman

Digital & DVD Release Date: July 16, 2019
Price: DVD $15.99
Studio: Magnolia

The 2018 revenge crime thriller Dogman is the latest offering from Italy’s Matteo Garrone, who remains best known on these shores for his 2008 Neapolitan Mafia saga Gomorrah.

In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello (Marcello Fonte) is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida (Alida Calabria), and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino (Edoardo Pesce), an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When Simoncino’s abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through an act of vengeance, with unintended consequences.

Appropriately violent in all the right place, the unrated Dogman was well-received by critics, garnering an 82% Fresh rating at aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

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