Wednesday, March 30, 2016

852. C'est arrivé près de chez vous

C'est arrive près de chez vous
Man Bites Dog
1992
Directed by Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, and Benoit Poelvoorde








Ugh.  Here we are again.  Yet another film with a brutal rape sequence, not to mention all the other scenes that feature horrific acts of violence.  I will briefly try to see if there was any credible reason for this film's existence, then hopefully, move on and forget about it quickly.

A crew of filmmakers follow around a serial killer for the purposes of a documentary.  At first, they just record his crimes but gradually, the entire crew begins participating in the murders.  I guess the point is that society views violence as a sick form of entertainment?  How about people stop making films like this then?

Anyway, we all know I hate seeing sexual violence on screen.  It almost never has a viable purpose, other than to show a naked woman or demonstrate that we are dealing with a "bad" guy.  Or, I suppose, to give our male hero something to avenge.  Of course, it is sometimes used for humor, but I can't even talk about that.

Once again, I have to use one of my favorite Roger Ebert quotes: "the star rating is unsuited to this film.  It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don't shine."

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Interesting Facts:

Received a NC17 rating for its American release.

2 comments:

  1. I love the quote from Roger Ebert! So very fitting!

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    1. Thanks! I love it too. I think I have used it more than once.

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