Thursday, November 23, 2006

"I usually start the month with a postman" - Rémy Belvaux, 1967-2006

Belvaux dining with the serial killer subject of his doc, Ben (Benoît Poelvoorde)

Just re-discovered the obit for the director of MAN BITES DOG (C'est arrivé près de chez vous aka which tranlates as It Happened in Your Neighborhood), Rémy Belvaux, who passed away in Septemeber. Pity this film never made the grindhouse circuit. The Ontario Film Review Board totally change the message of the movie when the cut out the rape and the child murder from the film. I remember the charged screening at the Toronto International Film Festival with Tarantino in the audience who was there with the CDN premiere of his own canine flick. Belvaux's other claim to fame was assisting in the ambush of Bill Gates with a cream pie in 1999. (source)

1 comment:

Jesse said...

I was a member of the constituency that was laughing in disbelief once that movie crossed the line - we got in trouble during the Q & A afterwards, in fact.