Man Bites Dog (1992)

1992 Man Bites Dog C’est arrivé près de chez vous c est arrive pres Movie Film Cinema Poster ArtThis controversial Belgian comedy drama is a sometimes shockingly violent yet effective satire on the complicity and often culpability of the media in our desensitisation to violence.

One of the blackest comedies you’ll ever see, “Man Bites Dog” will have you laughing at scenes you probably shouldn’t be laughing at; exactly the intentions of writer/directors Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde.

An extraordinarily good and highly original film.

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You can find more information on this French-language movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.

As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:

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Title: C’est arrivé près de chez vous

Language: French

Direction: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde

Screenplay: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Tavier

Cinematography: André Bonzel

Editing: Rémy Belvaux, Eric Dardill

Score: Jean-Marc Chenut, Laurence Dufrene, Philippe Malempré

Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Nelly Pappaert, Hector Pappaert, Jenny Drye, Malou Madou, Willy Vandenbroeck, Rachel Deman, André Laime, Édith Le Merdy, Sylviane Godé, Zoltan Tobolik, Valérie Parent, Alexandra Fandango, Olivier Cotica

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Full Acting Cast and Roles

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5 comments

  1. Paragraph Film Reviews

    Love this film. I reckon it’s the king of so-called ‘mockumentary’ / faux doc films, and even my friends that disklike subs watched this and loved it.

  2. Dark humor with fantastic Benoît Poelvoorde

  3. This one’s a cracker

  4. I love this one. If you will forgive the intrusion, here is my own short review, from some time ago.

    Man Bites Dog. Years before the common theme of ‘fly on the wall’ film-making became popular, this 1992 film from Belgium came as a sharp satire on the whole idea of reality TV, and documentary films. A film crew decide to shadow the ‘work’ of a mundane serial killer. They go everywhere with him, and film his ramblings, as well as his frequent, and often very violent murders. Their involvement with him begins to spiral out of control, as they sink ever deeper into his dark world. This is not a comfortable subject, nor is it filmed sympathetically. However, as an idea, and as the film shows, it just works.

    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. And if you liked this one, you could try ‘Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer’. But be warned!

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