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Pas de C4 pour Daniel Daniel (1987)

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A mock trailer for a spy film about a secret agent called Daniel Daniel.
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Daniel Daniel / voice over
Philippe Blasband
Anne LaGrange
Frederic Brasseur
Robin Brasseur
Bruno Belvaux
Eric Dardill
Marcel Engels
Jean-Marc Chenut ...
(as Jean Marc Chenut)
Rémy Belvaux
Valérie Parent
Jérôme Sandron
Eric Christians
Sabine Kowal
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A mock trailer for a spy film about a secret agent called Daniel Daniel.

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This short film is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for Man Bites Dog (1992). See more »

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Closing credits incorrectly state 1978 instead of 1987: Copyright MCMLXXVIII Les Artistes Anonymes See more »

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A comical short from the Man Bites Dog team
11 October 2014 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

The team that made the classic satire Man Bites Dog (1992) made this experimental short five years earlier. It takes the form of an extended fake trailer for a thriller about a spy called Daniel Daniel. Throughout the course of it, there are various disconnected scenes where Daniel Daniel interacts with different characters in a series of absurd episodes, amongst others, he thwarts a paedophile, saves a scout troop from a falling dinosaur skeleton and embarks on a jungle adventure with a black-faced man. The action is often accompanied by an annoying voice-over, which mimics the type that featured in trailers at the time.

At first this is a somewhat baffling and irritating short film but once it becomes clear what it is trying to do, it does become quite funny. But like most shorts it only makes a limited impression. Man Bites Dog, on the other hand, was the real deal.


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