Official US Trailer for Matteo Garrone's Italian Mob Drama 'Dogman'

January 18, 2019
Source: YouTube

Dogman Trailer

"Whatever he says, don't trust him." Magnolia Pictures has unveiled the official US trailer for Dogman, the latest Italian drama from acclaimed filmmaker Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Reality, Tale of Tales). This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year, where it won the Best Actor award. This gritty "urban western" from Italy tells a (true) story of a homicide committed by a coked-out dog groomer during the late 1980s. The story goes that this guy was just a gentle dog groomer before he got pushed into a much more violent world thanks to the local mobsters. The cast includes Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Adamo Dionisi, Francesco Acquaroli, Gianluca Gobbi, Nunzia Schiano, and Alida Baldari Calabria. I saw this at Cannes and loved it, one of my favorite films of the fest (read my full review), and I recommend it - especially for dog lovers and/or fans of contemporary Italian cinema. Opening in US theaters this April.

Here's the official US trailer (+ new poster) for Matteo Garrone's Dogman, direct from YouTube:

Dogman Poster

You can still watch the original festival trailer for Garrone's Dogman here, to see a bit more footage.

Dogman is a film inspired by a homicide committed by a coked-out dog groomer during the late 1980s in the gangland outside Rome. The case, involving hours of torture in a dog cage, is considered among the most gruesome in Italian postwar history. Described as an "urban western", Garrone says "it might seem like a revenge film… but Dogman is also a film about the desperate need for dignity in a world where the law of the strongest prevails and violence seems to be the only way." Dogman is directed by acclaimed Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone, of the films Land in Between, Guests, Roman Summer, The Embalmer, Gomorrah, Reality, and Tale of Tales previously. The screenplay is written by Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, and Massimo Gaudioso. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year (read our review), and also played at the Telluride, Toronto, Vancouver, and Zurich Film Festivals, as well as Fantastic Fest. Magnolia Pictures will release Garrone's Dogman in select US theaters starting on April 12th, 2019.

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I think there were trailer for this before. Still looking good ...

shiboleth on Jan 19, 2019


Saw this a few months ago and it's one of my top 5 films of the year. The Scorsese comparison is partly quite accurate; However, the tone and cinematography also reminded me not just of neorealism, but the dark humoured lower-class portraitist Aki Kaurismäki. Btw, the trailer is not entirely accurate in reflecting the tone of the film, since there is no music at all throughout, and you don't even notice it, because the pathos is all in the performances and images.

Terry Craig on Jan 19, 2019


Yes! This looks so good. Looks like a performance of a lifetime from the lead.

DAVIDPD on Jan 22, 2019

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