Marcello, an expert dog groomer, lives in a grotty seaside village near Rome. He ekes out a meagre living running petty errands for local thieves. But the fragile ecosystem Marcello inhabits is torn to shreds when he falls under the ambit of Simone, a bullying and violent criminal.
From the acclaimed director of Gomorrah comes another dark tale of corruption set on the fringes of Rome, based on the gruesome true story of a brutal murder that shook 1980s Italy. Marcello Fonte won the Best Actor award in Cannes for his remarkable performance as an earnest yet shady dog-groomer.
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Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
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Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States