Year of Release: 1992
Director(s): Rémy Belvaux
Approx. Running Time: 96 minutes
My Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
Documentary filmmakers André and Rémy have found an ideal subject in Ben. He is witty, sophisticated, intelligent, well-liked - and a serial killer. As André and Rémy record Ben's routines, they become increasingly entwined in his vicious program, sacrificing both their objectivity and their morality. Controversial winner of the International Critic's Prize at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, Man Bites Dog (C'est arrivé près de chez vous) stunned audiences worldwide with its unflinching imagery and brutal satire of media violence and moviemaking.
The Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, presents
MAN BITES DOG
Sort of a mockumentary but not. The premise is that some documentary filmmakers follow around a serial killer and film his crimes, becoming less and less passive observers and more participants as the film progresses. A fascinating watch.
Rated NC-17 (MPAA)
1992 (Year Of Release)