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Dog Bites Man - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2006-06-07

Dog Bites Man - Man Bites Dog (film) - Netflix

Man Bites Dog (French: C'est arrivé près de chez vous, literally “It has Happened near your Home”) is a 1992 Belgian black comedy crime mockumentary written, produced and directed by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde, who are also the film's co-editor, cinematographer and lead actor respectively. The film follows a crew of filmmakers following a serial killer, recording his horrific crimes for a documentary they are producing. At first dispassionate observers, they find themselves caught up in the increasingly chaotic and nihilistic violence. The film received the André Cavens Award for Best Film by the Belgian Film Critics Association (UCC). Since its release, the picture has become a cult film, and received a rare NC-17 rating for its release in the U.S.

Dog Bites Man - Reception - Netflix

Man Bites Dog received positive reviews upon release. Based on 17 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an overall approval rating from critics of 76%, with an average score of 7.1/10. LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan highly praises the film upon its release “Man Bites Dog defines audacity. An assured, seductive chamber of horrors, it marries nightmare with humor and then abruptly takes the laughter away. Intentionally disturbing, it is close to the last word about the nature of violence on film, a troubling, often funny vision of what the movies have done to our souls.... The deserving winner of the International Critics Award at Cannes ...” Film critic Rob Gonsalves called the film “[an] original, a stark and (sorry) biting work far more complex, both stylistically and thematically, than first meets the eye.” The film was screened at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival where it won the International Critics’ Prize, the SACD award for Best Feature and the Special Award of the Youth for directors Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde. The film's controversial content and extreme violence was off-putting to some viewers, and resulted in the film being banned in Sweden. In 2003, the video was banned in Ireland.

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