Jacques Blanchot loses everything — his wife, his son, his home, his job. Rejected on all fronts, he basically goes to the dogs! In fact, he becomes one. Or, at least, metamorphoses into definite canine behavior, under the tutelage of a fanatical dog trainer. Stunningly photographed in scope, brilliantly performed by Vincent Macaigne, and adapted from the director’s own novel, Samuel Benchétrit’s spare tragicomic film touches on fascism, authority, power, submission, acceptance, the essence of life and, finally, freedom. A sublime, intelligent look at both humanity and contemporary society.