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Siskoid

A Belgian mockumentary about a psychotic killer, C'est arrivé près de chez vous (It Happened Somewhere Near You, luridly translated as Man Bites Dog) could also be considered an early example of found footage, with it camera crew getting more and more involved as they follow the killer through life. Now, I like black comedies, but some moments are SO dark that they cross the line into objectionable territory, and we stop smirking. And the killer/armchair philosopher has one of those obnoxious talkative personalities that make me skip out on French comedies. Not to say there aren't so fine ironic lines, but also a lot of improvised padding. I suppose, ultimately, the point of the film is to make us ask questions about documentary objectivity, and maybe get some revenge for whatever packaged distortions we might have gobbled up unawares...
3 weeks 6 days ago
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-Toppler-

This is a vile mocumentary on the sick escapades of a serial killer. However, I respect it for how daring a film this was.
5 years 5 months ago
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aliveli452

AMAZING.
7 years 2 months ago
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mathiasa

Watched it as a teenager. Was impressed, but I was rather easily impressable back then. Wanna rewatch someday.
8 years 4 months ago
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SkilledLunatic

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I still don't know how to feel about this movie. It is one of the most absurd films I have ever seen and I can honestly say that I never knew what the next scene would be like.
Well said NilofarNaini. Although for me the originality of the premise and what they managed to do with such a low budget trumps character development. For that reason this will definitely be on my lists.
PS: lolopuhffs some may argue that some people with healthy parents became serial killers, don't simplify... However I have to agree with you some scenes were pretty disturbing.
8 years 6 months ago
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NilofarNaini

I still don't know how to feel about this movie. It is one of the most absurd films I have ever seen and I can honestly say that I never knew what the next scene would be like. So it knew how to keep you interested. But there was no character development and that bothered me when I started thinking about the film.
8 years 7 months ago
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sammysin

Mad stuff. Some jaw dropping moments to say the least.
9 years 3 months ago
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Flops

Dang this movie is freakin hilarious and disturbing at the same time. You should watch it.
9 years 5 months ago
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Mr Blonde

Benoit did me remind of 'The office's' Ricky Gervais/Steve Carrell....but without the violence
10 years 2 months ago
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chris714n

leon "the professional" is the "romantical" version of this movie! ;)
11 years 2 months ago
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Mackmannen

I't good.
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11 years 4 months ago
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-Quentin

One of my all-time favs.
11 years 5 months ago
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Dorothy Valens

I love this film, it changed my perspective on many things.
11 years 7 months ago
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Nilofarish

Very good independent movie! The storyline from this movie is very original.
11 years 9 months ago
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