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Best Films - 1992

Man Bites dog (1992) directed by Benoit Poolvorde, Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel
Forget Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and anything else he and his myriad imitators have done. C'est arrivé près de chez vous / Man Bites dog is the real thing. Directed by Benoît Poelvoorde, Rémy Belvaux, and André Bonzel; written by this trio plus Vincent Tavier, and starring Poelvoorde himself as the coolest serial killer in film history, C'est arrivé près de chez vous is a no-holds-barred, dead-funny, black comedy about the media's (and society's) obsession with violence and sensationalism.

Have you ever laughed while watching an elderly lady being killed by the yells of a serial killer? Watch this film and you'll have your chance. Sick? Totally. Hilarious? Absolutely. Astute social commentary? Hell, yes! We only wish that our sick society and our idiotic media were as humorous as this black-and-white Belgian film.

 

FILM
Un été glacé / A Frozen Summer
Bram Stoker's dracula
C'est arrivé près de chez vous / Man Bites dog
Enchanted April
Howard's End
Il Ladro di bambini / The Stolen Children
Léolo
The Long Day Closes
The Player
Strictly Ballroom

DIRECTOR
Bernard Giraudeau (Un été glacé / A Frozen Summer)
Gianni Amelio (Il Ladro di bambini / The Stolen Children)
Francis Ford Coppola (Bram Stoker's dracula)
Terence Davies (The Long Day Closes)
James Ivory (Howard's End)
Jean-Claude Lauzon (Léolo)
Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom)
Mike Newell (Enchanted April)
Benoît Poelvoorde, Rémy Belvaux & André Bonzel (C'est arrivé près de chez vous / Man Bites dog)
Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct)

ACTOR
Benoît Poelvoorde (C'est arrivé près de chez vous / Man Bites dog)
Jeff Bridges (American Heart)
Michel Duchaussoy (Un été glacé / A Frozen Summer)
Guy Dufaux (Léolo)
Roger Dumas (Un été glacé / A Frozen Summer)
Edward Furlong (American Heart)
Christophe Garcia (Carences / Needs)
Enrico LoVerso (Il Ladro di bambini / The Stolen Children)
Paul Mercurio (Strictly Ballroom)
Stephen Rea (The Crying Game)

ACTRESS
Emma Thompson (Howard's End)
Mia Farrow (Husbands and Wives)
Josie Lawrence (Enchanted April)
Gong Li (Qiu Ju da guan si / The Story of Qiu Ju)
Jeanne Moreau (Clothes in the Wardrobe / The Summer House)
Tara Motrice (Strictly Ballroom)
Miranda Richardson (Enchanted April)
Valentina Scalici (Il Ladro di bambini / The Stolen Children)
Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct)
Julie Walters (Just Like a Woman)

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jack Nicholson (A Few Good Men)
Sharon Alexander (Hessed Mufla / Amazing Grace)
Rémy Belvaux (C'est arrivé près de chez vous / Man Bites dog)
Jaye Davidson (The Crying Game)
Niels dubost (Un été glacé / A Frozen Summer)
Richard E. Grant (The Player)
Giuseppe Ieracitano (Il Ladro di bambini / The Stolen Children)
Lyle Lovett (The Player)
Eric Thal (A Stranger Among Us)
Samuel West (Howard's End)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Joan Plowright (Enchanted April)
Dvora Bertonov (Hessed Mufla / Amazing Grace)
Ariadna Gil (Belle époque)
Whoopi Goldberg (The Player)
Thora Hird (Memento Mori)
Joan Plowright (Clothes in the Wardrobe / The Summer House)
Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game)
Greta Scacchi (The Player)
Kristin Scott Thomas (Bitter Moon / Lunes de fiel)
Polly Walker (Enchanted April)

SCREENPLAY
(Un été glacé / A Frozen Summer)
Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia & Stefano Rulli (Il Ladro di bambini / The Stolen Children)
Peter Barnes (Enchanted April)
Andrew Bovell, Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce (Strictly Ballroom)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Howard's End)
Neil Jordan (The Crying Game)
Jean-Claude Lauzon (Léolo)
Benoît Poelvoorde, Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel & Vincent Tavier (C'est arrivé près de chez vous / Man Bites dog)
Claude Sautet, Jacques Fieschi & Jerôme Tonnerre (Un Coeur en hiver / A Heart in Winter)
Michael Tolkin (The Player)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Charlie Gaëta and Philippe Garguil (Un été glacé / A Frozen Summer)
José Luis Alcaine (Belle époque)
Michael Ballhaus (Bram Stoker's dracula)
François Catonne (Indochine)
Michael Coulter (The Long Day Closes)
Tony Forsberg (Söndagsbarn / Sunday's Children)
Rex Maidment (Enchanted April)
Steve Mason (Strictly Ballroom)
Tony Pierce-Roberts (Howard's End)
Philippe Rousselot (A River Runs Through It)

ORIGINAL SCORE
(Un été glacé / A Frozen Summer)
Richard Rodney Bennett (Enchanted April)
John Bock (A Stranger Among Us)
Jerry Goldsmith (Basic Instinct)
Richard Gregoire (Léolo)
Osvaldo Montes (El Lado oscuro del corazón / The Dark Side of the Heart)
Marc Shaiman (A Few Good Men)

 

 

 

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