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Old 01-24-2012, 09:08 PM   #401
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There's four McDull movies and they're all pretty good.

You should check out Libelei, Lola Montes, and especially Letter from an Unknown Woman.

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Old 01-24-2012, 09:19 PM   #402
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There's four McDull movies and they're all pretty good.

You should check out Libelei, Lola Montes, and especially Letter from an Unknown Woman.
Thanks for the infos
I have only watched Lola Montes which I really liked. I will look for the others, as well as the McDull movies that I haven't seen yet. Man, you sure know a lot about Foreign Films

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Old 01-28-2012, 11:02 PM   #403
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Watched Jean Renoir's "Grand Illusion" again. Fantastic film, better than "Rules of the Game" imo and one of the greatest War Movies ever made.

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:32 AM   #404
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There's four McDull movies and they're all pretty good.

You should check out Libelei, Lola Montes, and especially Letter from an Unknown Woman.
Just watched Ophuls' "Le Plaisir." What a fantastic film! My favorite of his so far. (Amazing camera work, specially for a 1952 film.)

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Old 02-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #405
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Just finished "Echoes of the Rainbow", a beautiful Chinese movie.

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Watched "Happy Together" for the first time. Very powerful film and beautiful cinematography. My Chinese gf told me that the actor playing opposite the great Tony Leung commited suicide in real life. Very sad. Brilliant actor.

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Can't wait for Wong Kar Wai's Ip Man movie.

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Old 02-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #408
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Can't wait for Wong Kar Wai's Ip Man movie.
Wow! Wasn't aware of this one. Awesome and can't wait for it either.
Thanks for the info

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:28 PM   #409
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Just watched "Cyrano De Bergerac" again, after many years, the one with Gerard Depardieu in the lead role. It still holds up beautifully and is definitely on a par with other great period pieces like Amadeus or Dangerous Liaisons (I was going to say "Barry Lyndon", but this one is in a league of its own.)

On a Kubrick-related side note, it's interesting to point out that the English translation was done by Anthony Burgess, writer of "A Clockwork Orange", the book, who also created the prehistoric language for "Quest for Fire."

Considering the original Cyrano text is in verses, it was probably really hard for Burgess, which I think does an honorable job.
No where near the perfection of the original words though of course, but still pretty decent considering the enormity of the challenge.

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #410
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Just watched "Cyrano De Bergerac" again, after many years, the one with Gerard Depardieu in the lead role.
I've been wanting to see that.....so far I can't find a copy.

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:53 PM   #411
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I've been wanting to see that.....so far I can't find a copy.
I bought the DVD on Amazon, unfortunately it's not out in Blu yet.

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:12 PM   #412
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I bought the DVD on Amazon, unfortunately it's not out in Blu yet.
Wow...didn't know they had it so cheap....thanks.

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Old 02-16-2012, 12:25 PM   #413
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I've been watching a bunch of war movies lately (mostly American and British) but this morning I watched the Yugoslavian film Partizanska eskadrila (1979) starring Bekim Fehmiu.

This is a story of the Yugoslavian Partisans fighting the Nazis in WWII. After I watched it, I did some reading around, and apparently a mainstay of the Yugoslav film industry since the end of WWII is making Partisans VS Nazi movies....but apparently most have never been seen outside of the country. The copy I saw was among a collection of 20 various war movies in one box found at Wal-Mart in the cheap bin. From what I have read....the original film is about 25 minutes longer than this version (that explains some of the choppiness of it).

One of the interesting things about this movie, was that it felt just like most of the American and British war movies that were made during WWII. Just as those were very rah rah patriotic with the main characters striking heroic poses and making patriotic speeches amidst a battle...this was made the same way....but it was made in 1979.

The main actor, Bekim Fehmiu made several American movies in the 70's, but he never caught on with the audiences here. He is probably best remembered here for the movie BLACK SUNDAY (Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern) about a terrorists attack at the Super Bowl by the Goodyear blimp loaded with explosives.

It was interesting to see a European Campaign WWII movie that had absolutely nothing to do with the Americans, British, Russians, or French. There have been several American made WWII movies that featured Yugoslavian fighters (FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE immediately comes to mind for me)....but this was the first one I have been able to see that featured them exclusively and was made by them.

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Old 02-19-2012, 09:15 PM   #414
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I really liked "The Artist", specially Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman and James Cromwell's wonderful performances.

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:37 PM   #415
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About to watch again the Baby Cart movies with my gf who has never seen them.

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:50 PM   #416
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Anyone else see Chan-Wook Park's film Thirst?

I'm pissed it's still not on Blu-ray in the states yet. It's one of the better vampire movies. I put it up there with Martin and Let the Right One In.

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Old 02-21-2012, 10:05 PM   #417
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Anyone else see Chan-Wook Park's film Thirst?

I'm pissed it's still not on Blu-ray in the states yet. It's one of the better vampire movies. I put it up there with Martin and Let the Right One In.
I agree

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Old 02-22-2012, 09:39 AM   #418
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Watched ATTACK ON LENINGRAD (2009) this morning. Stars Gabriel Byrne, Mira Sorvino, Olga Sutulova, and Armin Mueller-Stahl.

It's a Russian production that has Byrne and Sorvino in it because part of the story is about English journalists covering the story. It's about the siege of Leningrad during WWII (when the Nazis besides bombing the city actually planned on starving the citizens to death) that lead to the death of around 1.5 million people over the course of 882 days.

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Old 02-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #419
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Watched I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND (2006) this morning. Stars Ivan Barnev, Oldrich Kaiser, and Julia Jentsch.

A Czech republic production. A dark comedy about a man recounting his life before, during, and after the Nazi occupation of Prague in WWII.

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As an european I feel lost in this thread/topic. Many films you talk about are foreign films to me too and I can relate, at the same time all american films are also foreign to me but they don't feel like in a way...

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Old 02-27-2012, 02:03 PM   #421
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Anyway I could always recommend a lot of great Swedish films to you!

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Old 02-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #422
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Please do
I'm an European too, but since most posters are American (which I'm also, dual citizenship is awesome)that's why this thread concerns non-American films in general.

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Waltz with Bashir.

This is my second time watching this underrated masterpiece. I really think this film is quite literally perfect, there is nothing I would change about it. I think it definitely stays with you, especially the last 15 minutes. Its really sad what war does to people and nobody ever truly wins

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Anyone else see Chan-Wook Park's film Thirst?

I'm pissed it's still not on Blu-ray in the states yet. It's one of the better vampire movies. I put it up there with Martin and Let the Right One In.
You might want to wait and see if they release the director's cut anyway, but if your Blu-Ray can play Region 3 you can get the Korean disc. Play-Asia might have it.

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:22 PM   #425
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You might want to wait and see if they release the director's cut anyway, but if your Blu-Ray can play Region 3 you can get the Korean disc. Play-Asia might have it.
Sadly I accidentally bought a version that was a different region and don't have any kind of add on to my PS3 to play it. I hope they bring out that director's cut to the states in the semi near future.

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