The Foreign Film Thread.

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  1. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Your favorite Foreign Films. Here are a few of mine.

    _ Lives of others.

    _ Memories of Murder.

    _ Cyrano de Bergerac.

    _ La Strada.

    _ Grand Illusion.

    _ Wages of fear.

    _ Talk to her.

    _ Seven Samurai.

    _ The Tin Drum.

    _ Aguirre.
     
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    ..and by foreign you mean "not from the US" :oldrazz:

    Talk to Her.. is that spanish one..? Can't go wrong with Almodóvar (most of the time..)

    Here's a not-so-classic one: Let the Right One In :cwink:
     
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  3. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    _ Lol, yes.

    _Yeah, my favorite Almodovar movie.

    _ Good one. Let The Right One In = Instant Classic:up:.
     
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    Max J Power Trash Boat

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    Can't say I'm that well versed in foreign films, but here's some I like a lot:

    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    Hero
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Le Samourai
    Les Choristes
    Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
    M
    Rashomon
    Spirited Away
     
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  5. bullets

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    Let the Right one In
    Pan's Labrynth
    Hero
    Curse of the Golden Flower
    Time and Tide
    Seven Samouri
    Gojira
    District b-13
     
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  6. X-Woman

    X-Woman Always Xperimenting

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    I'm a fan of Italian cinema. A few of my favorites are....

    La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini

    Seven Beauties, by Lina Wurtmuller

    Life is Beautiful, by Roberto Benigni

    And then there's this:

    This is also Federico Fellini. And to me it wins the award for being The Most Depressing Movie That I Have Ever Seen In Any Language. It is sooooo sad. Wow.

    :xmen:
     
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  7. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Yes, sad and beautiful. I really like Fellini's early movies like "I Vitelloni", "Il Bidone", "La Dolce Vita", "8 1/2".
    And speaking of great italian movies I also love "Bread and Chocolate" and "Profumo di donna" (poorly remade as "Scent of a woman" with Pacino).
     
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    I haven't seen those movies but I want to. Another great Italian movie is Two Women, an early Sophia Loren movie. I forgot the director but I know it was based on a book by Alberto Moravia. I've also seen all of Lina Wurtmuller's movies. Giancarlo Giannini was great in them and he's one of my favorite actors.

    And thanks for the info on Scent of a Woman. I didn't know it had started out as an Italian flick with the title Profumo di Donna. Interesting. I saw it when it came out and I thought it was alright. Not great, but it was OK.

    :xmen:
     
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  9. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    :up:. Vittorio De Sica.

    Awesome actor.
     
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    Yes! ::slaps self on forehead:: Thanks for saving me the trouble of looking it up. And yeah, he was one of the great actors from those old days.

    :xmen:
     
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  11. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    _ Visconti's Death In Venice.

    _ The Dinner Game.

    _ Man Bites Dog.

    _ Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast.

    _ Going Places.

    etc...
     
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    La Cage Aux Folles.

    :xmen:
     
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  13. C. Lee

    C. Lee I'm not old...I'm ancient

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    A couple of quick ones I think of....

    Jean de Florette
    Manon of the Spring
     
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  14. Aesop Rocks

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    The only forum film I've ever seen is [Rec] but I also loved it. :up: :o
     
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    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    :up:.
    Great movies. Daniel Auteuil is really good in them.

    _ Kagemusha.
    _ La beaute du diable.
    _ Spoorloos.
    _ Old Boy.
    _ Un Prophete.
     
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    _ Miracle in Milan.

    _ Jean Renoir's Rules Of The Game.

    _ H.G. Clouzot"s Le Corbeau and Les Diaboliques.

    _ The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

    _ Rene Clair's La Beaute Du Diable.

    _ Purple Noon.
     
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    Schlosser85 Watchful Protector

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    Der Untergang/Downfall
     
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  18. gwynplaine

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    ^:up:.

    _ Das Boot.
     
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    Hobgoblin Veritas veritatum

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    Der Untergang (Downfall). A German film about Hitler's last days in the bunker.
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
     
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  20. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Great Film, too bad the director, like many foreign directors before him, didn't succeed commercially and artistically with his Hollywood transition so far.
    A lot of foreign directors do their best work in their native language, I still much prefer John Woo's Chinese movies to his American ones and I'm glad that Almodovar never succumbed to the call of Hollywood.
    On the other hand others, like Verhoeven in his day, have done great work in America as well. So I suppose there are really no rules.
     
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  21. Mister H.

    Mister H. I Saw A Broken Labyrinth

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    Army Of Shadows
    The Last Emperor
    Oldboy
    Let The Right One In
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Downfall
    Bloody Sunday
    Le Samurai
    Sympathy For Lady Vengeance
    Repulsion
     
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  22. Sentinel X

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    Let the right one in - My favorite
    Pan's Labrynith
    Oldboy
    Crouching tiger hidden dragon
    City of God
    Rec
    Spirited Away
    Princess Monoeke
    The diving bell and the buttefly
     
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  23. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Jean Pierre Melville FTW !
    Good List.
     
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    A lot of good films have been listed.:up:

    Hopefully Gasper Noe's Enter the Void will be a classic. It recieved some enthusiastic responses at Cannes.
     
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  25. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Gaspard Noe is a indeed a very talented director. I really liked "Carne" and "Seul contre tous", but after all that I heard about "Irreversible", I could never bring myself to watch it. And I'm not particularly faint of heart:woot:.
     
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