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Directed by Jérôme Boivin • 1989 • France
Starring Lise Delamare, Jean Mercure, Jacques Spiesser
Cinematic canines don’t come any less cuddly than the antihero of Jérome Boivin’s pitch-black comedy, a malevolent bull terrier who’ll do whatever it takes to find his ideal owner. BAXTER follows the title character from owner to owner, eventually pairing him with a Hitler-obsessed boy. This startlingly nihilistic film casts a chilling light on animal and human nature alike.