Man Bites Dog

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.

Film Info

Special 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

Purchase Options

On backorder, available Nov 8, 2018

Special 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

Man Bites Dog
Cast
Benoit Poelvoorde
Ben
Jacqueline Poelvoorde Pappaert
Ben's mother
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
Edith Lemerdy
Nurse
Sylviane Godé
Rape victim
Zoltan Tobolik
Rape victim's husband
Rémy Belvaux
Reporter
André Bonzel
Cameraman
Jean-Marc Chenut
Patrick
Alain Oppezzi
Franco
Vincent Tavier
Vincent
Gina Cotica
Mother
Ricardo Cotica
Child
Pierre Vanbraekel
Father
Credits
Director
Rémy Belvaux
Screenplay
Rémy Belvaux
Screenplay
André Bonzel
Screenplay
Benoit Poelvoorde
Screenplay
Vincent Tavier
Based on an original idea and story by
Rémy Belvaux
Music
Jean-Marc Chenut
Art direction
Rémy Belvaux
Camera and lights
André Bonzel
Assistant director and production manager
Vincent Tavier
Live sound
Alain Oppezzi
Live sound
Vincent Tavier
Sound editing and mixing
Franco Piscopo
Sound editing and mixing
Clotilde François
Editing
Éric Dardill
Editing
Rémy Belvaux
Director
André Bonzel
Director
Benoit Poelvoorde

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