Crazy Love (1987)
aka Love is a Dog From Hell
Genre: Drama | Comedy
Country: Belgium | Director: Dominique Deruddere
Language: Dutch | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66.1 | Length: 83mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 952×572 – 25fps – 1.29gb

Three ‘Bukowskian’ torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry Voss, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing each other on the mouth. His father is a hero who kidnapped his mother and married her on a lonely mountain peak… Later on, he’ll do the same. But Harry has a lot to learn. He learns about ‘being hot’ and ‘fucking’ and about what you have to do when you’re alone and ‘feel the itch’. He also learns that there are handsome men and ugly ones, that love can be unfair. That one can find comfort in drinking… but above all he learns that man is capable of anything – absolutely anything! – to get his fair share of love.

Rather effective three part tribute to Charles Bukowsi ( even if the first part is based on the semi autobiographical tale by his author of choice, Joe Fante). The middle section is more predictable than the others and all fairly shocking. The movie mixes music and tempos as well as mood to give just the right bitter sweet flavour with more than a hint of romanticism and drunkenness to give this the authentic air. The attempted initiation of the young boy, the acute acne humiliations and the necrophilia are all hard to take but the film is dressed well enough and a smile lingers despite it all. It also has to be said that the director has managed to convey a real sense of Bukowski’s writings/life and that is no small feat in itself.


Crazy Love (1987)