FRANCE | ORIGINAL VERSION: FRENCH | SUBTITLES: ENGLISH
Jacques Blanchot loses everithing - his wife, his job, his home. He's increasingly alienated from the world, until a pet-store owner takes him under-his-wing. Jacques is a good, honest, simple man who cannot say "no". He's paragon of mediocrity, easily manipulated, totally submissive. After his dog dies, he slowly and effectively is transformated into a dog himself.
Director/co-screenwriter and adaptor of his eponymous novel, Samuel Benchetrit came upon the idea of the film while walking his dog - people petted his dog totally indifferent to a homeless man crying in a gutter. In a world obsessed with money and power, the film is an anti-fascist allegory.
Original musical score by Richard Reed Parry of Montreal's Arcade Fire.
Director: Samuel Benchetrit
Cast: Vincent Macaigne, Bouli Lanners, Vanessa Paradis
Duration: 87 minutes