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Man Bites Dog

Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoit Poelvoorde

 
Man Bites Dog (Criterion DVD)

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  • France
  • 1992
  • 96 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #165

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 document Ben’s routines, they become increasingly entwined in his vicious program, sacrificing their objectivity and their morality. Controversial winner of the International Critics’ Prize at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, Man Bites Dog stunned audiences worldwide with its unflinching imagery and biting satire of media violence.

Credits

DirectorRémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoit Poelvoorde
ScreenplayRémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoit Poelvoorde and Vincent Tavier
Based on an original idea and story byRémy Belvaux
MusicJean-Marc Chenut
Art directionRémy Belvaux
Camera and lightsAndré Bonzel
Assistant director and production managerVincent Tavier
Live soundAlain Oppezzi and Vincent Tavier
Sound editing and mixingFranco Piscopo and Clotilde François
EditingÉric Dardill and Rémy Belvaux

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • 1993 video interview with the filmmakers
  • No C4 for Daniel-Daniel, a student short by the filmmakers
  • Stills gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

Film Essays

Man Bites Dog: Cinema of Entrapment

By Matt Zoller Seitz September 23, 2002

“Why am I watching this?” The question comes up whenever an otherwise reasonable person watches a sordid character do horrible things. You want to look away, but you can’t, or won’t. Maybe you . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Man Bites Dog: Cinema of Entrapment

By Matt Zoller Seitz September 23, 2002

“Why am I watching this?” The question comes up whenever an otherwise reasonable person watches a sordid character do horrible things. You want to look away, but you can’t, or won’t. Maybe you . . . Read more »