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Baxter (1989)

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A white Bull Terrier named Baxter is given to an elderly woman by her daughter. As time passes, the dog develops aggressive and murderous behavior in order to be adopted by another family.

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Credited cast:
Lise Delamare ...
Madame Deville
Jean Mercure ...
Monsieur Cuzzo
Jacques Spiesser ...
Michel Ferrer
Catherine Ferran ...
Florence Morel
Jean-Paul Roussillon ...
Joseph Barsky
Sabrina Leurquin ...
Noelle
Daniel Rialet ...
Jean
Evelyne Didi ...
Marie Cuzzo
Rémy Carpentier ...
Roger Morel
Jany Gastaldi ...
Anne Ferrer
François Driancourt ...
Charles
Ève Ziberlin ...
Veronique
Malcom Scrannage ...
Jean-Jean
Léa Gabriele ...
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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>

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Rated R for some language, violent images and sexual content

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Bell mir das Lied vom Tod  »

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Disturbing, yet strangely amusing
26 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

First of all, let me say this is one of the most original films I have ever seen. The camera work and techniques are very nice. Also, the story of a dog's life and the thoughts that run through his mind about his masters is amazing.

It moves slowly at times but once Baxter (the dog) meets up with his dream master, the pace really picks up.

This movie is a must see for some of the amusing things Baxter thinks about and for the ending that leaves you somewhat sad, but very satisfied and/or disturbed.


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