Director: Matteo Garrone
103mins / 2018 / Italy / France, Subtitles

The master filmmaker behind Gomorrah returns to the crime thriller genre with this captivating film. Marcello is a small and gentle dog groomer who wants two things, to look after his dogs and take his daughter on exotic holidays. But to fund this lifestyle he runs a side business with mor unsavoury clientele, and he soon finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer. When Simone exploits him too much Marcello must make a potentially dangerous decision in order to regain his dignity.

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