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Baxter (1989)

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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Jérôme Boivin

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Jacques Audiard (scenario), Jérôme Boivin (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lise Delamare Lise Delamare ... Madame Deville
Jean Mercure Jean Mercure ... Monsieur Cuzzo
Jacques Spiesser Jacques Spiesser ... Michel Ferrer
Catherine Ferran Catherine Ferran ... Florence Morel
Jean-Paul Roussillon Jean-Paul Roussillon ... Joseph Barsky
Sabrina Leurquin Sabrina Leurquin ... Noelle
Daniel Rialet Daniel Rialet ... Jean
Evelyne Didi ... Marie Cuzzo
Rémy Carpentier Rémy Carpentier ... Roger Morel
Jany Gastaldi Jany Gastaldi ... Anne Ferrer
François Driancourt François Driancourt ... Charles
Ève Ziberlin Ève Ziberlin ... Veronique
Malcom Scrannage Malcom Scrannage ... Jean-Jean
Léa Gabriele Léa Gabriele ... Eva Braun
M. Gontzcharoff M. Gontzcharoff ... L'historien russe
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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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Beware of the dog who thinks

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language, violent images and sexual content

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 January 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bell mir das Lied vom Tod See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Dark, twisted and gripping.
29 August 2001 | by JesNollieSee all my reviews

This is, without doubt, one of the darkest, most twisted, yet gripping movies I've ever seen. When it was over I didn't quite know what to think of it. I'm still not sure I do. I liked it, though it almost seems perverse to admit it. There are plenty of good descriptions of the movie already posted, so I'll skip that. This movie is not for everyone, but if you are fan of REALLY dark and twisted humor, give this one a try.


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