Director:  Matteo Garrone

Length:  103mins

Cast:  Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Adamo Dionisi, Francesco Acquaroli

Genre:  Crime / Drama

Language:  Italian with English subtitles

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The multi-award-winning crime thriller from internationally-heralded writer/director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah), is a hugely compelling, based-on-fact tale of a gentle dog lover driven to take a stand against a local bully.

Meticulously directed and filmed, and entirely sympathetic to its four-legged cast members (none of whom are harmed), Garrone’s bravura noir is also impeccably performed with Marcello Fonte’s extraordinary performance awards Best Actor at Cannes. Based on a true story, and gripping from start to finish, it is another electrifying vision from one of Italy’s finest filmmakers.


  • WINNER Best Actor, Palm Dog for the Canine Cast, Cannes Film Festial 2018

  • WINNER Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Sound, at the Nastri D'Argento Awards 2018

  • WINNER Best Actor, Best Costume Design, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound at the David di Donatello Awards 2019


The Empire Cinema, Wellington

Thursday 7 November, 8.00pm

Tuesday 12 November, 8.00pm

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Govett Brewster, New Plymouth

Sunday 10 November, 11.30am

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