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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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


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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before Machete, there was... Daniel Daniel!
19 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fun, rough and buoyant example of homage from the guys who would later collaborate on Man Bites Dog. It's an extended "trailer" for a spy movie with the hero, Daniel Daniel, and his attempts to stop a bomb plot or other. What the plot really is I can't say exactly, but there are some horrible but hilarious jokes at the expense of a black-faced character whom gets crapped on by his hero until the moment of his tragic death ("Say bonjour, bonjour!") Then there's characters we barely see but get the grand cast roll-out in the final few moments, and big action set-pieces set around what must be entire scenes from the movie spliced together (one I loved was Daniel Daniel coming to the rescue of a bunch of kids in a museum about to be toppled by a hanging dinosaur skeleton). It's tongue placed firmly in three cheeks, and in the method of precise parody ala Grindhouse there's a gas to be had even if it's hard to recognize that it's all a take-off on European trailers (bad voice-over included, as is often the case in the US). Shot in glorious CINEMASCOPE, this is not to be missed if seeking out the Man Bites Dog Criterion DVD.

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