Man Bites Dog
MAN BITES DOG (C'EST ARRIVÉ PRÈS DE CHEZ VOUS) (18)
D: Rémy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel & Benoît Poelvoorde
Metro/Les Artistes Anonymes (Rémy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel & Benoît Poelvoorde)
W: Rémy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde & Vincent Tavier
DP: Andre Bonzel
Ed: Rémy Belvaux & Eric Dardill
Mus: Jean-Marc Chenut
Benoît Poelvoorde (Ben), André Bonzel (André), Remy Belvaux (Remy), Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert (Ben's Mother)
Promoted as Belgium's answer to Reservoir Dogs, Man Bites Dog is a clever satire about a documentary crew following a serial killer (a plot very much ripped-off in Robert De Niro's 2001 thriller '15 Minutes').
It's quite an uncomfortable watch due to the documentary feel about it. It's difficult to class this movie as any particular genre. It's part thriller, part character study and part black comedy, with the filmmakers practically playing themselves on-screen. A foreign cinema classic from the early 90's, but it won't cater for everyone's tastes.