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Directed by Luc Besson

2024 | 113 min | France | UNCL 18+


2023 Venice Film Festival

Nominated for Queer Lion and Golden Lion

2023 Busan International Film Festival


2023 Deauville Film Festival

Largely absent from screens since 2019’s female assassin thriller Anna, French high-stylist and stand-alone auteur Luc Besson is now back with the highly original DOGMAN, a quirky collision of rich characterisation and hard-edged action set-pieces to rival the director’s best work in the genre, including LEON, NIKITA and LUCY.

The gifted Caleb Landry Jones (NITRAM; THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI) delivers a masterclass in outsider iconoclasm as Douglas, a fringe dwelling New Jersey man who lives life in a wheelchair, but ultimately overrides the pain and resulting emotional scars of a difficult and often terrifying childhood to become not just a truly inspired drag performer, but also a superhero of sorts. Douglas doesn’t have a super power, but he does have a deadly but loving pack of dogs, and when he puts them to work, a crime syndicate will literally be torn to pieces. A hotly debated conversation starter at The Venice and Deauville Film Festivals, DOGMAN features all of the high-gloss pure cinema that Luc Besson has become famous for, as well as a performance for the ages from Caleb Landry Jones.

“Caleb Landry Jones imbues a boisterously insane action thriller with heart and soul in what must surely be a career-high performance, which is no mean feat for an actor whose work has always been excellent and has so often gone under the radar.” –– Damon Wise | DEADLINE

  • Apr 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dendy Newtown, 261-263 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
    Directed by Luc Besson 2024 | 113 min | France | UNCL 18+
  • Apr 13, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Palace Norton St, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia
    Directed by Luc Besson 2024 | 113 min | France | UNCL 18+


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