Movie #63 Man Bites Dog
(1992, France, d. Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde)
Man Bites A Dog is a hard film to analyze if you’re even a little sensitive to extreme violence. However, don’t let the gruesome rapes and countless murders that occur in the film stop you from making a critical judgement, for the film does has a point. Man Bites Dog is a fictional documentary following a serial killer, wherein the crew becomes more and more involved in the murders themselves as time goes on. A dark, dark, pitch-black dark comedy, the film – in my opinion – is about the media and the public’s interest and twisted participation in the evil acts that go on in today’s world. While no one would admit it, the media itself is participating in fear or fueling tactics that somehow promote the continuation of these terrible acts in society. Though funny at parts, I would not recommend this film to anyone whose stomach can’t handle extreme violence. I’m serious. It’s sort of hard to watch.