(C'est arrivé près de chez vous)

With Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Nelly Pappaert, Hector Pappaert, Jenny Drye, Malou Madou

Directed by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde

This award winning fake documentary was made by a gang of film students and became a conversation topic around the world for its casual and graphic depiction of a killer followed around by a camera crew, explaining and demonstrating his cold blooded life. Shocking but highly effective, one feels a bit guilty if you take a liking to this nut, especially when things get out of hand and the camera crew gets involved. With the snuff movie fascination again becoming a point of interest, Man Bites Dog can also be slotted into this genre, but as most movies dealing with the subject, is never an actual snuff movie, but a depiction of an apparent one.
Predating the oversaturated reality TV era, many people feel this may well be the way things are heading – having seen people having sex on Big Brother, now waiting for someone to bite it on live TV – but then again, you just have to watch the news for a dose of graphic reality carnage, several times a day - which in its turn can be seen as acceptable voyeurism.
Man Bites Dog also spawned many imitations, even here in South Africa, but none capture the style, shock-,
and entertainment value of this classic.

5 / B
- PB

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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