Man Bites Dog
Man Bites Dog (, literally "It Happened Near Your Home") is a 1992 Belgian black comedy crime mockumentary written, produced and directed by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde, who are also the film's co-editor, cinematographer and lead actor respectively.
Ben (Benoît Poelvoorde) is a witty, charismatic serial killer who holds forth at length about whatever comes to mind, be it the "craft" of murder, the failings of architecture, his own poetry, or classical music, which he plays with his girlfriend Valerie (Valérie Parent). A film crew joins him on his sadistic adventures, recording them for a fly on the wall documentary. Ben takes them to meet his family and friends while boasting of murdering many people at random and dumping their bodies in canals and quarries. The viewer witnesses these grisly killings in graphic detail.
|author||André Bonzel Benoît Poelvoorde Rémy Belvaux Vincent Tavier|
|director||André Bonzel Benoît Poelvoorde Rémy Belvaux|
|editor||Eric Dardill Rémy Belvaux|
|genre||comedy-drama crime thriller|
|keywords||apartment building arrest beat boast build classical music elderly lady film film crew flee fly on the wall heart attack kill morning murder nothing one by one record run sadistic sadomasochism shoot shot to death sound recordist young boy young couple|
|musicBy||Jean-Marc Chenut Laurence Dufrene Philippe Malempré|
|nomination||European Film Award for Best Achievement European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year|
|producer||André Bonzel Benoît Poelvoorde Rémy Belvaux|
|productionCompany||Les Artistes Anonymes|
|theme||black comedy crime comedy filmmaking independent mockumentary satirical serial killer snuff|