The Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film is "savage, disturbing and heartbreaking".
Director: Matteo Garrone
Cast includes: Edoardo Pesce, Marcello Fonte
103 Mins / 2018 / Italy | France, Subtitles
The master filmmaker behind Gomorrah returns to the crime thriller genre with this tension-filled and relentlessly 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 which has more unsavoury clientele and he soon finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorises the entire neighbourhood.
When Simone exploits him too much Marcello must make a crucial and potentially dangerous decision in order to regain his dignity.
“Nitpicks gangster insecurities with hilarious flair” – The Guardian
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