Dogman by Matteo Garrone: hopeless humanity in a suburbs suspended between metropolis and wild nature
Presented yesterday at the Cannes Film Festival, the film Dogman by Matteo Garrone is now in cinemas.
The film, inspired by a tragic news item that occurred in the '80s in the suburbs of Rome, has struck by its extraordinary emotional and visual strength.
Hopeless characters, in which humanity and degradation merge, populate suspended suburbs between metropolis and wilderness. The Roman outskirts, where the film is set, is recreated and reinvented on the Domitian coast, in that Coppola Village (Pinetamare) in Castel Volturno (CE) that is the symbolic element of the contradictions of that territory
The director of the rest knows these places: here he has set and filmed other his works.
Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of intimidation with Simone, a violent former boxer who bullies the entire neighborhood of their lonesome suburb.
Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano, Adamo Dionisi, Francesco Acquaroli, Alida Baldari Calabria, Gianluca Gobbi.
Screenplay: Ugo Chiti, Massimo Gaudioso, Matteo Garrone; Cinematography: Nicolaj Bruel; Editing: Marco Spoletini; Set Design: Dimitri Capuani; Costume Design: Massimo Cantini Parrini; Music: Michele Braga; Direct Music: Maricetta Lombardo; Sound design: Mirko Perri; Casting: Francesco Vedovati; Director Assistant: Ciro Scognamiglio, Paolo Trotta, Andrea Tagliaferri; General Organization: Gian Luca Chiaretti; Executive Producer: Alessio Lazzareschi; Producer: Matteo Garrone, Jean Labadie, Jeremy Thomas, Paolo Del Brocco; coproduction Archimede and Le Pacte with RAI Cinema.
Dogman is been shot in Pinetamare (Villaggio Coppola) in the municipality of Castel Volturno (CE). To read more about film locations go to I luoghi di Dogman.