Saturday, September 29, 2012

Man Bites Dog (directed by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, 1992)

 this first time i watched this movie, i was horrified.  but the second time around is when i realized that this Belgian mock documentary was in fact a hilarious pitch black comedy.  cuz, y'know... the premise of a documentary film crew following a cold blooded serial killer around is just ripe for comedy gold.  beautifully directed by Remy Belvaux, stunning black and white cinematography throughout courtesy of André Bonzel, and an outstanding lead performance by Benoît Poelvoorde.  there's even some interesting sound work going on if you are reeeeaaally paying attention.

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