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18 January 1989 (France) See more »
Beware of the dog who thinks
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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 ... Eva Braun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maxime Leroux ... Baxter (voice)

Directed by
Jérôme Boivin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Audiard  writer
Jérôme Boivin  writer
Ken Greenhall  novel

Produced by
Daniel Deschamps .... executive producer
Patrick Godeau .... producer
Ariel Zeitoun .... producer
Original Music by
Marc Hillman 
Patrick Roffé 
Cinematography by
Yves Angelo 
Film Editing by
Marie-Josée Audiard 
Production Design by
Dominique Maleret 
Set Decoration by
Véronique Melery 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frédéric Blum .... assistant director
Sound Department
Fred Mays .... post-synchronization
François Waledisch .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Valérie Blier .... photographer
Laurent Fleutot .... assistant camera
Kommer Kleijn .... second camera operator
Richard Weber .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne David .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Yvan Lucas .... color timer

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Rated R for some language, violent images and sexual content
82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
One of the best films you've never heard of, 11 June 2001

The story here has been done several times before and since this one was made, although arguably not in such a bizarre and intriguing way. The story concerns a bull terrier, Baxter, and his adventures with several different owners: an old lady, a young couple, and a disturbed nazi-obsessed boy. The dog offers commentary on the humans, and life for him in general, and is often thoughtful and at times quite humorous. Probably one of the best films of its type, but one that no one has seen...probably due to its somewhat disturbing subject matter, and the fact that it is a foreign film with subtitled French, however, I would strongly recommend this film as it is quite a viewing experience with several memorable moments and sequences.

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