Man bites dog

Man bites dog

Unknown - 2002 | French
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A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft.
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, c2002
ISBN: 9780780026087
Branch Call Number: FRE MOVIE MAN
Language Note: In French with English subtitles
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 12, 2013

If you can imagine a blonde, French serial-killer with the self-loving conceit of Will Ferrell and the annoying doofusness of Gomer Pyle, then that about sums up Ben, the dingleberry of a murderer, in Man Bites Dog._____ While Ben gleefully murders whoever (using various methods like stabbing, shooting, or strangulation), a small film crew follows him around (with movie-camera and sound equipment in hand) and diligently records the dreadful details of his dirty work with precise, in-your-face accuracy._____ You can tell that Ben is just so very-very pleased with himself over the murders that he's committing. The way in which Ben delivers his monologues (with a mighty self-satisfied smirk on his face) I suspect that underneath the serious serial-killer surface lies a frustrated stand-up comic wannabe._____ If nothing else, this low-budget horror film proves, without a doubt, that the French know absolutely dick-all about making effective serial-killer movies. This film contains no suspense, the murders are poorly choreographed, the acting atrociously dry & dull, and the dialogue is mind-numbingly stupid._____ This film is so sick and twisted that it actually expects you to giggle and snicker away while a woman is being brutally gang-raped. And, as an added bonus of merriment, she finally gets her gut sliced open and she is disembowelled. (Tee-Hee! Now, isn't that just too funny!??)

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