Dogman is a 2018 Italian drama film directed by Matteo Garrone. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, Marcello Fonte won the award for Best Actor. Inspired by real events, it was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. Marcello is an affable dog groomer living in a deprived coastal suburb, he has a happy life. He loves his work and his business is thriving, he has a doting daughter who he adores and a circle of male friends in the community with whom he plays football. Being liked by all and sundry is important to him. However, to afford the expensive exotic holidays his daughter desires, Marcello deals small amounts of cocaine to his friends. One such friend is Simone, a huge and thuggish former boxer who terrorises the community with his violent bullying behaviour. Marcello is at work with his daughter when Simone bursts in and demands that Marcello give him some cocaine.
Marcello begs him to leave, pointing out his young daughter's presence, but Simone ignores his pleas. Towering over Marcello, he intimidates him into acquiescence, he snorts the coke there and and leaves without paying. The extent of this abusive friendship is demonstrated when, late one night, Simone finds Marcello and forces him, against his will, to partake in a robbery. Marcello drives Simone and another accomplice to the location, drops them off and waits for their return, ready to make a quick getaway; the robbery goes smoothly, but Marcello overhears the accomplice saying that he put a dog in the freezer to shut it up. Simone gives Marcello jewellery worth 150 euros, a tiny fraction of the total haul. After dropping them off, Marcello returns to the crime scene, he scales a pipe to reach the apartment, burgled. He runs it under the tap; the dog regains Marcello leaves. Simone continues to cause havoc in the community, he punches a restaurant owner, breaking his nose. A small group, Marcello included, discuss.
While some think it a good idea, one of the group refuses to get involved, saying that someone else will kill him anyway. In the end, no decision is made. Marcello is silent throughout the discussion. Simone wants cocaine again, he finds Marcello who tells him he has none. Simone forces Marcello to get on the passenger seat of his bike and they ride to Marcello's supplier. Marcello asks for some cocaine on tick; the supplier is reluctant to give it to him, making it clear that if he doesn't pay the next day there will be consequences. Simone approaches the supplier, who goes berserk upon seeing him, he shouts at Simone, saying he has some balls being there given that he owes them thousands of Euros. He tells them both to leave. Instead of leaving, Simone violently attacks the cocaine supplier. A second man flys at Simone with a hammer. Marcello calls out to Simone. Simone brutally dispatches the second man and he and Marcello leave with a haul of coke. Simonce takes Marcello to a strip club where they snort party with beautiful women.
On leaving the club, Simone is shot twice by a man on a motorbike. Marcello, desperate to save Simone's life, mounts Simone's motorbike. Marcello takes Simone to his mother's house; when Simone comes to, he is angry with Marcello for bringing him there. Marcello reminds him. Simone insists that Marcello try and save him. Somehow, Marcello is able to save Simone. Simone's mother is distraught, she tears covering the floor with white powder. Simone hugs his mother close to his body and, while she is sobbing into his chest, gesticulates to Marcello to sweep up the cocaine from the floor. Marcello's shop is adjacent to a jewellers owned by one of his friends. On one of his uninvited visits to Marcello's shop, Simone discovers a hollow wall separating the two businesses. Seeing an opportunity to make some quick and easy cash, he explains his plan to rob the jewellers to Marcello. Marcello begs him not to do it, yet again, Simone gets his way through physical intimidation. Marcello reluctantly gives him a key to the shop, but Simone promises he will make it look like a break in.
The next morning, Marcello sheepishly approaches his shop, surrounded by police. Simone had carried out the robbery but instead of making it look like a break in, he left evidence of entry using a key, thereby incriminating Marcello. Marcello is taken to the police station. However, the police are aware that Simone forced Marcello to give him the key, they promise him protection. Marcello is sent to prison. Marcello is released from prison a year later, he has become a pariah in the community. His friends have abandoned him and he must rebuild his business from scratch. Desperate for money, he tracks down Simone to demand his cut from the robbery. Predictably, Simone dismisses him, he has spent all of the money on a new motorbike for himself. Marcello, now a changed man, threatens Simone. Simone enters his house. Marcello smashes up Simone's bike, he runs away. The next day, Simone beats him to a pulp. A few days Marcello seeks out Simone. Incredulous, Simone pins him against the wall. Marcello waves a bag of cocaine under his nose and he releases him.
Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu is a French actor. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed more than 170 films since 1967, he has received acclaim for his performances in The Last Metro, for which he won the César Award for Best Actor, in Police, for which he won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor, Jean de Florette, Cyrano de Bergerac, winning the Cannes Film Festival for Best Actor, his second César Award for Best Actor, his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He co-starred in Peter Weir's comedy Green Card, winning a Golden Globe Award and acted in many big budget Hollywood movies including Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, Randall Wallace's The Man in the Iron Mask, Ang Lee's Life of Pi, he is Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite. He was granted citizenship of Russia in January 2013, became a cultural ambassador of Montenegro during the same month. Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, France, he is one of the five children of Anne Jeanne Josèphe and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, a metal worker and volunteer fireman.
After leaving school at the age of thirteen, he worked at a printworks. He became involved in selling stolen things, was put on probation at one point. At the age of sixteen, Depardieu left Châteauroux for Paris. There, he began acting in the new comedy theatre Café de la Gare, along with Patrick Dewaere, Romain Bouteille, Sotha and Miou-Miou, he studied dancing under Jean-Laurent Cochet. His first film role to gain attention was playing Jean-Claude in Bertrand Blier's comedy Les Valseuses. Other prominent early roles include a starring role in Bernardo Bertolucci's historical epic 1900, with Robert De Niro, a role in François Truffaut's The Last Metro, with Catherine Deneuve for which he won his first César Award for Best Actor, his international profile rose as a result of his performance as a doomed, hunchbacked farmer in the film Jean de Florette and received notice for his starring role in Cyrano de Bergerac, for which he won his second César Award for Best Actor, the Cannes Film Festival for Best Actor, received a nomination for an Academy Award.
Depardieu co-starred in Peter Weir's English language romantic comedy Green Card, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He has since had other roles in other English language films, including Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, Ang Lee's Life of Pi, he played Obélix in the four live-action Astérix films in which he is said to have discovered Mélanie Laurent when she was fourteen. In 2009, he took part in a rare performance of Sardou's La Haine at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon, with Fanny Ardant. In 2013, he starred in an independent film titled A Farewell to Fools. Depardieu featured as a main character in Antwerp, a play in The Europeans Trilogy by Paris-based UK playwright Nick Awde. In 1970, Depardieu married Élisabeth Guignot, with whom he had two children, actor Guillaume and actress Julie. On 28 January 1992, while separated from Guignot, he had a daughter, with the model Karine Silla. In 1996, he divorced Guignot and began a relationship with actress Carole Bouquet, his partner from 1997 to 2005.
On 14 July 2006, he had a son, with French-Cambodian Hélène Bizot. Since 2005, Depardieu has lived with Clémentine Igou, he underwent heart surgery in July 2000. On 13 October 2008, Depardieu's son Guillaume died from pneumonia at the age of 37; the infection arose. Guillaume's health had been adversely affected by drug use. A motorcycle crash resulted in a number of post-accident operations performed in an attempt to save the leg; these were complicated by the development of post-operative wound infections necessitating the amputation of the leg. In his sixties, Depardieu attracted attention from legal authorities for his behavior. On 16 August 2011, he urinated in a bottle while on board a CityJet flight bound for Dublin as it taxied in Paris; the incident was attributed to urinary incontinence caused by a prostate problem with the flight attendant not allowing him to get up from his seat to go to the toilet because the aircraft was moving. In August 2012, he was accused of battery for punching a motorist in Paris.
In November 2012, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he fell from his scooter, was found to have a blood alcohol level of 1.8 grams per litre, well above the French limit for driving of 0.5. He has been an official resident of Néchin, since 7 December 2012. French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault criticised his move. On 15 December 2012, Depardieu publicly stated. On 3 January 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order granting Russian citizenship to Depardieu. In his first interview thereafter, Depardieu attacked Putin's critics. In his autobiography, Depardieu said Putin "immediately liked my hooligan side." In February 2013, he registered as a resident of Saransk. In January 2013, he was appointed a cultural ambassador for Montenegro. During the summer of 2015, due to Russian-Ukrainian political issues, Depardieu was banned from television and movie theaters in Ukraine. In August 2018, he
Life and Nothing But
Life and Nothing But is a 1989 French film directed by Bertrand Tavernier. Set in October 1920, it tells the story of Major Delaplane, a man whose job is to find the identities of unknown dead soldiers after World War I, he encounters two women looking for their lost men: Irène, an aristocrat, Alice, a country girl. The movie is a sensitive examination of the deep psychological scars left behind by the war, clear of sentiment yet with delicately nuanced irony. Philippe Noiret - Commandant Delaplane Sabine Azéma - Irène de Courtil Pascale Vignal - Alice Maurice Barrier - Mercadot François Perrot - Capitaine Perrin Jean-Pol Dubois - André Frédéric Pierrot - Marcel Jean-Paul Comart - Fagot Daniel Russo - Lieutenant Trévise Michel Duchaussoy - Général Villerieux Pascal Elso - The blind La vie et rien d'autre on IMDb
31st European Film Awards
The 31st European Film Awards were presented on 15 December 2018 in Seville, Spain. The nominees were announced on 10 November 2018. Official website
Marcello Fonte is an Italian actor. Fonte lived his childhood and adolescence in the suburbs of Reggio Calabria, where at the age of 10 he learned to play the snare drum in the town's band, he moved to Rome in 1999, where he worked as guardian at the Teatro Valle and became passionate about acting and got small parts in television and film productions. In 2018, Fonte received critical acclaim for his performance in Matteo Garrone's Dogman and is awarded with the Best Actor Award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. For this role, Fonte has been awarded with the European Film Award for Best Actor at the 31st European Film Awards. Unfair Competition Gangs of New York The Order Blood of the Losers Heavenly Body Asino vola Dogman Io sono Tempesta Stracult Don Matteo Diritto di difesa The Mafia Kills Only in Summer Marcello Fonte on IMDb
Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union; the official language is Hungarian, the most spoken Uralic language in the world, among the few non-Indo-European languages to be spoken in Europe. Hungary's capital and largest city is Budapest; the territory of modern Hungary was for centuries inhabited by a succession of peoples, including Celts, Germanic tribes, West Slavs and the Avars. The foundations of the Hungarian state were established in the late ninth century CE by the Hungarian grand prince Árpád following the conquest of the Carpathian Basin, his great-grandson Stephen I ascended the throne in 1000, converting his realm to a Christian kingdom. By the 12th century, Hungary became a regional power, reaching its cultural and political height in the 15th century.
Following the Battle of Mohács in 1526, Hungary was occupied by the Ottoman Empire. It came under Habsburg rule at the turn of the 18th century, joined Austria to form the Austro–Hungarian Empire, a major European power; the Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed after World War I, the subsequent Treaty of Trianon established Hungary's current borders, resulting in the loss of 71% of its territory, 58% of its population, 32% of ethnic Hungarians. Following the tumultuous interwar period, Hungary joined the Axis Powers in World War II, suffering significant damage and casualties. Hungary became a satellite state of the Soviet Union, which contributed to the establishment of a socialist republic spanning four decades; the country gained widespread international attention as a result of its 1956 revolution and the seminal opening of its previously-restricted border with Austria in 1989, which accelerated the collapse of the Eastern Bloc. On 23 October 1989, Hungary became a democratic parliamentary republic.
Hungary is an OECD high-income economy and has the world's 58th largest economy by PPP. It ranks 45th on the Human Development Index, owing in large part to its social security system, universal health care, tuition-free secondary education. Hungary's rich cultural history includes significant contributions to the arts, literature, sports and technology, it is the 13th most popular tourist destination in Europe, attracting 15.8 million international tourists in 2017, owing to attractions such as the largest thermal water cave system in the world, second largest thermal lake, the largest lake in Central Europe and the largest natural grasslands in Europe. Hungary's cultural and academic prominence classify it as a middle power in global affairs. Hungary joined the European Union in 2004 and has been part of the Schengen Area since 2007, it is a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations, NATO, WTO, World Bank, the AIIB, the Council of Europe, the Visegrád Group.
The "H" in the name of Hungary is most due to early founded historical associations with the Huns, who had settled Hungary prior to the Avars. The rest of the word comes from the Latinized form of Byzantine Greek Oungroi. According to an explanation,the Greek name was borrowed from Old Bulgarian ągrinŭ, in turn borrowed from Oghur-Turkic Onogur. Onogur was the collective name for the tribes who joined the Bulgar tribal confederacy that ruled the eastern parts of Hungary after the Avars; the Hungarian endonym is Magyarország, composed of ország. The word magyar is taken from the name of one of the seven major semi-nomadic Hungarian tribes, magyeri; the first element magy is from Proto-Ugric *mäńć-'man, person' found in the name of the Mansi people. The second element eri,'man, lineage', survives in Hungarian férj'husband', is cognate with Mari erge'son', Finnish archaic yrkä'young man'; the Roman Empire conquered the territory west of the Danube between 35 and 9 BC. From 9 BC to the end of the 4th century, Pannonia was part of the Roman Empire, located within part of Hungary's territory.
Around AD 41–54, a 500-strong cavalry unit created the settlement of Aquincum and a Roman legion of 6,000 men was stationed here by AD 89. A civil city grew in the neighbourhood of the military settlement and in AD 106 Aquincum became the focal point of the commercial life of this area and the capital city of the province of Pannonia Inferior; this area now corresponds to the Óbuda district of Budapest, with the Roman ruins now forming part of the modern Aquincum museum. Came the Huns, a Central Asian tribe who built a powerful empire. After Hunnish rule, the Germanic Ostrogoths and Gepids, the Avar Khaganate, had a presence in the Carpathian Basin. In the 9th century, East Francia, the First Bulgarian Empire and Great Moravia ruled the territory of the Carpathian Basin; the freshly unified Hungarians led by Árpád, settled in the Carpathian Basin starting in 895. According to linguistic evidence, they originated from an ancient Uralic-speaking population that inhabited the forested area between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains.
As a federation of united tribes, Hungary was established in 895, some 50 years after the division of the Carolingian Empire at the Treaty of Verdun in 843, before the unification of the Anglo-Saxon king
Cinema Paradiso is a 1988 Italian drama film written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. The film stars Jacques Perrin, Philippe Noiret, Leopoldo Trieste, Marco Leonardi, Agnese Nano and Salvatore Cascio, was produced by Franco Cristaldi and Giovanna Romagnoli, while the music score was composed by Ennio Morricone along with his son, Andrea, it won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards. In 1980s Rome, famous film director Salvatore Di Vita returns home late one evening, where his girlfriend sleepily tells him that his mother called to say someone named Alfredo has died. Salvatore shies from committed relationships and has not been to his home village of Giancaldo, Sicily in thirty years; as his girlfriend asks him who Alfredo is, Salvatore flashes back to his childhood. A few years after World War II, six-year-old Salvatore is the mischievous, intelligent son of a war widow. Nicknamed Toto, he discovers a love for films and spends every free moment at the movie house Cinema Paradiso.
Although they start off on tense terms, he develops a friendship with the middle-aged projectionist, who lets him watch movies from the projection booth. During the shows, the audience can be heard booing when there are missing sections, causing the films to jump, bypassing a critical romantic kiss or embrace; the local priest had ordered these sections censored, the deleted scenes are piled on the projection room floor. Alfredo teaches Salvatore how to operate the film projector. Cinema Paradiso catches fire as Alfredo is projecting The Firemen of Viggiù after hours, on the wall of a nearby house. Salvatore saves Alfredo's life, but not before a film reel explodes in Alfredo's face, leaving him permanently blind; the movie house is rebuilt by a town citizen, who invests his football lottery winnings. Salvatore, still a child, is hired as the new projectionist, as he is the only person who knows how to run the machines. About a decade Salvatore, now in high school, is still operating the projector at the "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso".
His relationship with the blind Alfredo has strengthened, Salvatore looks to him for help – advice that Alfredo dispenses by quoting classic films. Salvatore has been experimenting with film, using a home movie camera, he has met, captured on film, daughter of a wealthy banker. Salvatore woos -- and wins -- Elena's heart; as Elena and her family move away, Salvatore leaves town for compulsory military service. His attempts to write to Elena are fruitless. Upon his return from the military, Alfredo urges Salvatore to leave Giancaldo permanently, counseling that the town is too small for Salvatore to find his dreams. Moreover, the old man tells him, once Salvatore leaves, he must pursue his destiny wholeheartedly, never looking back and never returning to visit, they tearfully embrace, Salvatore leaves town to pursue his future as a filmmaker. Salvatore has obeyed Alfredo. Though the town has changed he now understands why Alfredo thought it was important that he leave. Alfredo's widow tells him that the old man followed Salvatore's successes with pride and he left him something – an unlabeled film reel and the old stool that Salvatore once stood on to operate the projector.
Salvatore learns. At the funeral, he recognizes the faces of many people who attended the cinema when he was the projectionist. Salvatore returns to Rome, he watches Alfredo's reel and discovers it comprises all the romantic scenes that the priest had ordered to cut from the movies. Salvatore has made peace with his past with tears in his eyes. Philippe Noiret as Alfredo Salvatore Cascio as Salvatore Di Vita Marco Leonardi as teenage Salvatore Di Vita Jacques Perrin as adult Salvatore Di Vita Agnese Nano as Elena Mendola Brigitte Fossey as adult Elena Mendola Antonella Attili as Maria Di Vita Pupella Maggio as old Maria Di Vita Enzo Cannavale as Spaccafico Isa Danieli as Anna Leopoldo Trieste as Father Adelfio Nino Terzo as Peppino's father Giovanni Giancono as the Mayor Cinema Paradiso was shot in director Tornatore's hometown Bagheria, Sicily, as well as Cefalù on the Tyrrhenian Sea; the famous town square is Piazza Umberto I in the village of Palazzo Adriano, about 30 miles to the south of Palermo.
The ‘Paradiso’ cinema was built here, at Via Nino Bixio, overlooking the octagonal Baroque fountain, which dates from 1608. Told in flashback of a successful film director Salvatore to his childhood years, it tells the story of the return to his native Sicilian village for the funeral of his old friend Alfredo, the projectionist at the local "Cinema Paradiso". Alfredo serves as a wise father figure to his young friend who only wishes to see him succeed if it means breaking his heart in the process. Seen as an example of "nostalgic postmodernism", the film intertwines sentimentality with comedy, nostalgia with pragmaticism, it explores issues of youth, coming of age, reflections about the past. The imagery in the scenes can be said to reflect Salvatore's idealised memories of his childhood. Cinema Paradiso is a celebration of films; the film exists in multiple versions. I