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Year: 2018

Original Title: Dogman

Country: Italy

Length: 120 minutes

Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime

Studios: Le Pacte, Eurimages

Distributor: Curzon Distribution Corp.

Suitable only for 15 years and over

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: October 19 2018

United States:


Ranking: 240 out of 14,635 movies (up 75)


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7.0 by Movie'n'co

7.6 by 5 media


1988. The story of 'Dogman' follows in the footsteps of Pietro De Negri, a cocaine addict who runs a canine hairdresser outside of Rome. However, under this quiet profession lies a dark past. Giancarlo Ricci, a boxer and criminal misuses the protagonist repeatedly. Tired of so much abuse, he conceived a plan to get rid of Giancarlo once and for all and, on February 18, 1988, after convincing him to enter one of the cages he had in his establishment for dogs, he tortured him for seven hours and it provokes vexations, like amputations in various parts of his body. Still today, Italy remembers it as one of the cruelest crimes in its history. The film is set to be released in the UK October 19, 2018.


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Trivia Dogman

'Dogman' was the official submission of Italy for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. Marcello Fonte won the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. The film was screened at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), but its premiere was at Cannes Film Festival.