Man Bites Dog (C’est Arrivé Prés De Chez Vous) (Soundtrack 1992)

C’est Arrivé Prés De Chez Vous (a.k.a. Man Bites Dog) (1992)
Nearly Unrelated Soundtrack To A Minor Classic

Here’s the soundtrack CD release to the absolutely brilliant Belgian black satire, Man Bites Dog. A black and white ‘mockumentary’ that chronicles a low-budget film crew documenting a self-obsessed, faux-philosophical serial killer – one who cavalierly explains the dumping of bodies (midgets and children create ballast issues) while taking the hapless crew on a series of (sometimes chilling, sometimes hilarious) murders, while craving the drunken companionship the film’s pretense provides. The killer turns supposed “observers” into participants, as they’re seen dragging bodies around so they all don’t get caught. Yeah… it’s in French, so you’ve gotta read it. But, you’ll get over that once the absurdity begins. Repeated viewings highlight the egocentric subtleties in Benoît Poelvoorde’s gun-wielding lead performance (and his self-conscious interaction with the camera) – so much so, you might consider him genius. The soundtrack CD? First time I’ve really listened to it, though it’s been on the shelf for over a decade (it’s even a French gold disc). Save a few tunes, it’s basically filled with working man’s pub rock/punk rock lite, mostly by composer Jean-Marc Chenut – with two film themes, a few audio snippets, and a studio recording of the drunken street serenade, “Cinema, Cinema.” I’m kinda diggin’ it, but I’m pre-disposed by the attitude of the film, though, most of this material wasn’t even in the movie. While ripping, my system imported English titles (instead of French), so you’re stuck with those. Get the expensive CD or the must-have DVD at Amazon. Watch the entire flick, below. It is violent, though.

See You Soon (0:18)
Hours Of Joy (3:52)
Rehearsal (0:23)
Movie Theme 1 (2:15)
Sardines (0:30)
LITTLE EGYPT Dino On His Knees (3:43)
Just A Story (4:48)
Movie Theme 2 (2:18)
Get The Job Done (3:20)
Poison (3:09)
Cinema Cinema (5:03)
Bang! (0:10)
DAPHO FILES The Same (4:30)

7 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    February 27, 2012 - 09:52 | Permalink

    Search HERE

    • 2
      zzznnnbr
      August 8, 2013 - 15:41 | Permalink

      Thanks a lot :))) !

  • 3
    February 27, 2012 - 18:24 | Permalink

    Hmm, kind of keen to have a listen to this, as I found the film so harrowing I really can’t remember the music.
    As for the movie, it’s definitely a better film than ‘Henry, Portarait of a Serial Killer'; but watch out, this film haunted me for a good number of weeks after viewing.
    But hey, whatever floats ya boat.
    Regards, roy

  • 4
    Horst
    March 2, 2012 - 19:53 | Permalink

    One of the funniest movies ever. Like many people who’ve commented on it, I could’ve done with a bit less violence, but Benoît Poelvoorde’s performance is stunning and hysterically funny, even more so if you speak French (and the Belgian accents are classic).

    I’ll pass on the music and watch the movie again. Thanks for posting it!

  • 5
    Willard
    March 2, 2012 - 20:19 | Permalink

    It takes a few extra viewings for us Yanks to know the dialog enough to be able to study Poelvoorde’s incredible face, but it’s worth every minute.

  • 6
    Alex
    March 6, 2012 - 12:16 | Permalink

    Hello,

    Thank you very much for this and as noted by Horst, the typical strong Belgian accent is fundamental to really get the absurdity of the whole scene.

    and to be picky, the exact title should be written as : C’est Arrivé Près De Chez Vous (it happened near your home)

    – près (accent grave) means : near
    – prés means : fields

    Alex

    • 7
      Willard
      March 6, 2012 - 12:30 | Permalink

      Sorry. Didn’t even learn how to do those things until just recently. And didn’t know there was a backwards version. Thanks.

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