The narrator, "Barjo" (nutcase, crap artist), is an obsessive simpleton, given to filling his notebook with verbatim dialog, observed trivia, and oddball speculation on human behavior and ... See full summary »
William Douglas Street is bored with his life. Working for his father is getting to him, his wife wants more money, and he's had enough. His solution is to re-invent himself. He becomes a ... See full summary »
Wendell B. Harris Jr.
Wendell B. Harris Jr.,
Manuel's mother, Petra, lives in Berlin. She is in a coma as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Tarso and Petra have been divorced since Manuel (17) was 3 years old. Manuel and Tarso come ... See full summary »
Hugo Vieira da Silva,
Her daughter Florence gives Mrs. Deville bull-terrier Baxter as a surprise present. Although she's afraid of him, she doesn't want to give him away because she feels lonely. But Baxter has his own ideas - he longs to be dominated, to be challenged - and so he isn't content with his boring life with the old lady. To get rid of her, he causes an accident. It works, and he's given to the neighbors, a young couple. He's happy... for a while. When they get a baby, he again takes action. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Even now, 14 years since I saw this little gem, I remember it fondly. It wormed its way into my heart and earned a special place in a nook of my right ventricle. Speaking of hearts, if the heart of comedy is anarchy and tragedy, this film has no trouble summoning both, is plenty courageous in offending, and is thus all the more at once deeply funny and disturbing. Evil is a mystery best approached without preconception. Yeats spoke of "murderous innocence." Seldom does a film speak so freely, even gleefully, about it. 10/10
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