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Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa".
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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