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Man Bites Dog (1992)

C'est arrivé près de chez vous (original title)
NC-17 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 15 January 1993 (USA)
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.

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... Ben
Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert ... Ben's Mother (as Jacqueline Poelvoorde Pappaert)
Nelly Pappaert ... Ben's Grandmother
Hector Pappaert ... Ben's Grandfather
Jenny Drye ... Jenny
Malou Madou ... Malou
Willy Vandenbroeck ... Boby
Rachel Deman ... Mamie Tromblon
André Laime ... Bed-ridden Old Man
Édith Le Merdy ... Nurse (as Edith Lemerdy)
Sylviane Godé ... Rape Victim (Martine)
Zoltan Tobolik ... Rape Victim's Husband
Valérie Parent ... Valerie
Alexandra Fandango ... Kalifa
Olivier Cotica ... Benichou
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Storyline

A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft. He expounds on art, music, nature, society, and life as he offs mailmen, pensioners, and random people. Slowly he begins involving the camera crew in his activities, and they begin wondering if what they're doing is such a good idea, particularly when the killer kills a rival and the rival's brother sends a threatening letter. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A Killer Comedy

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated NC-17 for strong graphic violence | See all certifications »

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15 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Man Bites Dog  »

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Box Office

Budget:

BEF 1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$205,569
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Ben's cocktail "Petit Grégory" is a reference to a murder case in France that involved the killing of the 4-year-old Grégory who was found floating in a river with his hands and legs tied (much like the olive in the cocktail that is tied to a sugar cube). The murder case was covered very thoroughly by the media; a phenomenon that this movie deals with. See more »

Goofs

When Ben and Valerie play a duet together, he informs her to play in 4/4 time when the song they play is actually in 3/4 time. See more »

Quotes

Ben: Mom wasn't a musician! She got hers with a broom!
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References The Old Gun (1975) See more »

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This One Has Teeth
11 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

Razor sharp satire or simply one of the blackest comedies of all time - this one has teeth. And timeless quality. The direction and the performances are outstanding; when a friend of mine watched it with me for the first time, he was shaken: he thought he had watched a documentary. 10 stars out of 10.

In case you're interested in more underrated masterpieces, here's some of my favorites:

imdb.com/list/ls070242495


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