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Her daughter Florence gives Mrs. Deville bull-terrier Baxter as a surprise present. Although she's afraid of him, she doesn't want to give him away because she feels lonely. But Baxter has his own ideas - he longs to be dominated, to be challenged - and so he isn't content with his boring life with the old lady. To get rid of her, he causes an accident. It works, and he's given to the neighbors, a young couple. He's happy... for a while. When they get a baby, he again takes action.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
I stumbled on this film at the video store quite by accident: I have long had a weakness for bull terrier dogs, whose other-worldly appearance makes them perfect for off-center stories (see Tim Burton's early film "Frankenweenie," books "The Land of Laughs" and "The Garden of Abdul Gasazi"), and I understand the director's choice of the breed to embody his bleak vision in this remarkable film. The video package copy used the word "disturbing" three times, and the film IS disturbing, but also distinctive and beautifully realized. NOT for kids or casual movie rentals (not a "date" movie). And: make sure it's subtitled, not dubbed.
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