The Foreign Film Thread.

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  1. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Just watched "Tokyo Drifter." Very cool and very Tarantinesque:woot:
     
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  2. darkseid26

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    I want to get into Yasujirō Ozu. Can anyone recommend what filmo f his I should see first?
     
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  3. childeroland

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    Tokyo Story is his best one--I'd just start there. Also, Floating Weeds and Good Morning, which is a very funny comedy. Late Spring has one of his best character studies and is a pretty good gateway drug to him.
     
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  4. Watchman

    Watchman Adios, Cowboy

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    Just watched this one the other day and really enjoyed it. The ending was really cool.
     
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  5. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Yeah, it was:up:
     
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    I'll check it out :up:
     
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  7. Watchman

    Watchman Adios, Cowboy

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    Well since you liked Tokyo Drifter I would suggest you check out Suzuki's Branded to Kill.
     
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  8. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Thanks for the info:up: I will check it out.
     
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  9. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Just watched (again, after many years) "Boudu, Sauve des Eaux" the original version of "Down and Out in Beverly Hills."
    While I enjoyed the remake, the original film with the late, great Michel Simon in the titular role is much better and a great social satire on par with Renoir's "Rules of the Games."
    Speaking of Renoir, I've always loved "Rules" of course, but to me "Grand Illusion" is the superior movie. And one of the greatest (if not the greatest) war film ever.
     
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  10. C. Lee

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

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    Just watched OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) Jean Dujardin. I actually recorded this off of the Sundance channel around 2 years ago but just got around to watching it. Funny movie.
     
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  11. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Yeah, I also recommend OSS 117: Lost in Rio, by the same team. Jean Dujardin and Michel Hazanavicius (They both just won an Oscar for best actor and best director for The Artist.) It's the follow-up and also pretty funny.
     
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  12. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Just watched "True Legend." Great movie.
    Awesome villain.
     
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  13. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    I really enjoyed "The Raid: Redemption." Not a lot of story, but great fight scenes and energy nonetheless. Also another great villain with Mad Dog, I think that was his name. He is the dude that fought the two brothers. I believe he also helped choreograph the fights.
     
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  14. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Just watched the Criterion edition of Louis Malle's "Lacombe Lucien". Fantastic movie that still hold up great more than 35 years after its original release.
    One of the first film, if not the first one to talk about the dark times when some French people were collaborating with the German invaders during WW2. Great performances and cinematography and one of Louis Malle's best films.
     
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  15. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    I really liked "Swordsman 2." I haven't seen the 1st one (apparently it's much older and with a different cast), but I really liked this one.
    Jet Li is great in it. It's produced by Tsui Hark and beautifully shot.
     
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    TomServo I Want To Believe.

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    Watched Shoot the Piano Player for the first time yesterday- excellent film, love Truffaut...truly a master
     
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    Just watched Ran. Did not know it is also based on the legends of Moro Motonari as well as King Lear.
     
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  18. gwynplaine

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    :up:
    Charles Aznavour, also a great singer, is really good in it.
     
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    Yeah he was awesome in it, lots of great performances, what's your favorite Truffaut film (I'm guessing you're a fan) just out of curiosity?
     
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  20. gwynplaine

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    Probably "400 Blows" and "The Last Metro." I also really like "Breathless", which Truffaut wrote and Jean Luc Godard directed (Godard's best film imo.)
     
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    Awesome, thanks, I've seen 400 blows and love it, haven't seen last metro, but it sounds like there'll be a trip to the library tomorrow to hopefully find it!
     
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    "Small Change" and "Day For Night" are my favorite Truffaut films, along with his Doinel series.
     
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  23. C. Lee

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    TWIN SISTERS (2002) Dutch

    Story of twin sisters who after their parents die in 1926, are separated at the age of 8 and sent to different relatives in different countries. One goes to the relatively wealthy Jewish aunt in Holland, the other to the poor Catholic farmer uncle in Germany. The one in Holland lives a nice life of semi luxury and always wonders why her sister never answers any of the hundreds of letters she writes her. The one in Germany is mistreated (her aunt and uncle tell everyone she is mentally ******ed so that she doesn't have to go to school, and can stay at home and work like a slave on the farm) who wonders why her sister never sends her any letters. As they grow older, Hitler comes to power....and they finally find each other as the war starts....but how will growing up in two such different enviroments effect their new relationship?

    A very moving film.
     
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  24. gwynplaine

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    I forgot about "Day For Night." Love that one too. One of the best films, if not the best one, about cinema.
     
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  25. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Just watched "Martial Arts of Shaolin" with a young Jet Li (also starring Li's first wife, a great martial artist as well.)
    Excellent Kung Fu movie. My gf is Chinese and really likes Kung Fu films, so it's cool because she shows me movies that I might not have known about otherwise.
     
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