A short film by the same crew that went on to make Man Bites Dog. No C4 for Daniel-Daniel is a very humorous short about a fake spy movie. Jumping from scene to scene, the ‘preview’ to this fictional film is filled with lighthearted Roberto Benigni type humor mixed with Peter Jackson flair (as odd as that may sound). The short certainly has some laugh out loud moments and shows how the filmmakers’ sense of style and satire were already coming together at an early stage. –theatrethoughts.com
Benoît Poelvoorde (born 22 September 1964, in Namur, Belgium) is a Belgian actor and comedian.
His mother was a grocer and his father a driver, who died when Poelvoorde was still young. He studied at the Jesuit boarding school of Godinne) and then left home at 17 to take classes at the Félicien Rops Technical Institute in Namur (Belgium) where he met Rémy Belvaux. He developed a passion for theater and became noted for his atypical interpretations. Not only he was destined to become a draughtsman, he also developed a second activity as a photographer. During his graphic design studies at the Ecole de la recherche graphique in Brussels, he also became friend with André Bonzel and, together with Rémy Belvaux, realized in 1988 Pas de C4 pour Daniel Daniel, his first movie, a short student film (which he co-directed and co-wrote). It was a stylized trailer for a mock-spy film.
In 1992, Poelvoorde, Delvaux and Bonzel directed together their first… read more
André Bonzel (1961, Paris) also studied at the INSAS, but gained neither a diploma nor respect from his teachers.Benoît Poelvoorde (1964, Namen) received a training in the graphic arts in Brussels. —IFFR
Rémy Nicolas Lucien Belvaux (10 November 1966, Namur, Belgium – 4 September 2006, Orry-la-Ville, France) was a Belgian actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He was the brother of Lucas Belvaux, also an actor and film director, and of Bruno Belvaux, a theater director.
In 1992, he was with André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde, director, producer and actor of the feature film Man Bites Dog. This film, which was his most famous movie, and originally titled “C’est arrivé près de chez vous” (translated as: “It happened in your neighborhood”) (1992), is about a camera crew filming a documentary about the life of a serial killer. Belvaux plays one of the journalists. The film won the Special Jury Prize for Belvaux and Bonzel at the 5th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in February 1994.
He committed suicide on 4 September 2006. —Wikipedia