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Mar 23, 2004, 04:04 PM
 
Originally posted by Turias:
It makes me very happy that no one has mentioned Brotherhood of the Wolf, yet.
Wasn't too bad... I liked the esoteric undercurrents.
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Mar 23, 2004, 04:12 PM
 
Originally posted by MacNStein:
Wasn't too bad... I liked the esoteric undercurrents.
Ugh. I thought it was an overrated POS that appealed to the American masses solely due to its martial arts scenes. No offense.
     
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Mar 23, 2004, 04:13 PM
 
Trainspotting.

heh, my wife and I almost left becuase we could barely understand what they were saying through the thick accents.

/remembers the baby crawling on the ceiling and of course the toilet scene.
     
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Mar 23, 2004, 04:14 PM
 
Others include Jean de Florette/Manon of Spring, All about my mother, and all the old Godzilla movies.

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Mar 23, 2004, 04:47 PM
 
Originally posted by boardsurfer:
Trainspotting.

heh, my wife and I almost left becuase we could barely understand what they were saying through the thick accents.

/remembers the baby crawling on the ceiling and of course the toilet scene.
Second that. I also think there is a movie named Acid City in the same genre, but I am not sure about the name. Also quite good as far as I remember.

Shogun Assasin - classic Japanese kung foo somethign. Higly recomendable.

Other, but english spoken would be, 2001: A space odyssey and Blade Runner for instance.

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Mar 23, 2004, 04:51 PM
 
Also: Once We were Warriors 1 & 2. - New Zealand movies.

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Mar 23, 2004, 04:56 PM
 


The City of Lost Children was freakin’ cool IMHO.
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Mar 23, 2004, 04:57 PM
 
The City of Lost Children
Seven Samurai
The 400 Blows
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Mar 23, 2004, 04:57 PM
 
basically, Godard, Troufout, and Kirosawa.
     
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Mar 23, 2004, 05:28 PM
 
Originally posted by wolfen:
Others include Jean de Florette/Manon of Spring
I love those two also.
     
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Mar 23, 2004, 05:54 PM
 
Amelie... Probably the best film I have watched over the many I have seen in the past 2 years.
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Mar 23, 2004, 08:17 PM
 
Recent: City of God

Older: Tampopo

Thumbs up to those who mentioned Seven Samurai and Shaolin Soccer. I like these a lot.

I didn't think much of City of Lost Children but I loved Delicatessen by the same director.
     
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Mar 23, 2004, 10:07 PM
 

Hero (2002), Directed by Yimou Zhang
Delicatessen (1991) Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amélie Poulin (2001) Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989), Directed by Peter Greenaway
     
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Mar 23, 2004, 10:14 PM
 
I'm not much of a cinema buff (much less foreign cinema), but I have 2 favorites:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Johnny Stecchino ("Johnny Toothpick"-by Roberto Benigni of "Life Is Beautiful" fame)
     
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Mar 23, 2004, 10:37 PM
 
Originally posted by ryju:


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Mar 23, 2004, 11:02 PM
 
In no particular order:

Amelie
Nowhere in Africa
Godzilla- original Japanese
The Black Robe
Snatch
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Mar 23, 2004, 11:09 PM
 
The Seventh Seal
The Virgin Spring
Wild Strawberries

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Orpheus
L'Avventura
Red Desert
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Central Station
Wings of Desire
Ran
After Life


and as mentioned
The Seven Samauri
Burnt by the Sun
Ghost Dog
     
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Mar 23, 2004, 11:12 PM
 
Originally posted by Timo:
The Seventh Seal

Ghost Dog
is ghost dog foreign, or just low budget?
     
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Mar 23, 2004, 11:14 PM
 
Originally posted by vmpaul:

The Black Robe
the one about the jesuit missionary in canada? if so
it's a staple in canadian history classes when there are supply (substitute) teachers.
     
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Mar 23, 2004, 11:17 PM
 
Originally posted by brapper:
is ghost dog foreign, or just low budget?
dunno, someone else mentioned it. i suppose jarmusch is "foreign", but it doesn't really matter; great film
     
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Mar 23, 2004, 11:26 PM
 
Originally posted by brapper:
the one about the jesuit missionary in canada? if so
it's a staple in canadian history classes when there are supply (substitute) teachers.
Yep. that's the one. My gf says the book is great as well. Haven't gotten to it yet. Hope to before the year is out.
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Mar 24, 2004, 12:09 AM
 
Originally posted by d4nth3m4n:

salaam bombay.
oh my god, i watched this movie such a long time ago, and it struck quite a chord. a very emotional movie. i couldnt remember the name. Thats probably the best movie to come out of India in my opinion.

Another one is "Were Once Warriors" (very graphic... i was cringing at some of the domestic violent scenes, the atmosphere the movie created was just amazing ) great movie about the Mauri in New Zealand. But my favorite is still Cinema Paradiso
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 12:17 AM
 
Two little-known non-English films that I'm particularly fond of:

Yi Yi
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Mar 24, 2004, 12:30 AM
 
Mine:

Shaolin Soccer (Never laughed so hard at a movie I had to read the subtitles for)
Amelie

And if anime counts:

Metropolis
Spirited Away

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Mar 24, 2004, 12:48 AM
 
my faves are all Werner Herzog productions:
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Stroszek
Fitzcarraldo
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Mar 24, 2004, 01:08 AM
 
Cinema Paradiso is my favourite for sure.

Others are:

Shirley Valentine
Chocolat
Like Water for Chocolate
The Last Emperor
The Big Blue
Gallipoli
An Ideal Husband

Z is supposed to be excellent but I've never seen it. One day I may actually find it in a video store...
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 01:49 AM
 
Originally posted by MacNStein:
"Seven Samurai" and the afore mentioned "Yojimbo", Kurosawa was a true genius and Mifune was just fun as hell to watch (especially in Yojimbo).
I'm guessing you're not talking about 'Mifune's Last Song' here?

'英雄' ('Yingxiong', aka. 'Hero') by Zhang Yimou is definitely good. Either that or 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' would be my favourite Chinese film.

I didn't like 'Shaolin Soccer' that much... perhaps it was because I saw it dubbed into Mandarin (original is Cantonese) and with no subtitles...

'Chocolat' is very nice too, still haven't (somehow) seen 'Amélie'.

And I'm surprised nobody's mentioned 'Y tu Mamá También', which was an awesome movie!

Although I still think the Lord of the Rings trilogy is the best foreign film(s) I've ever seen...
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 04:05 AM
 
Originally posted by khufuu:
Cinema Paradiso is my favourite for sure.

Others are:

Shirley Valentine
Chocolat
Like Water for Chocolate
The Last Emperor
The Big Blue
Gallipoli
An Ideal Husband

Z is supposed to be excellent but I've never seen it. One day I may actually find it in a video store...

Z is fairly good, though they've been showing it quite a bit on one of the local stations as of late..

here are some of my selections that haven't been named as of yet:

y tu mama tambien
stolen kisses
un homme et une femme
breathless (the French version of course)
Akira Kurosawa's dreams (parts of it anyhow)
Repulsion
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Mar 24, 2004, 04:07 AM
 
Originally posted by bobthecannibal:
My favourite foreign films would include

The city of lost children

Leon (a.k.a the professional) not sure which country this version comes from but has a scene with leon and matilda having dinner in a restaurant during which matilda gets drunk off champagne and also has matilda helping leon take out targets in apartments via chewing gum (no one i know in Australia had seen this version till i showed it to them and my friend from england who loves this movie and thought he had seen every version had not seen it either) does anyone know where this version comes from?
What do you mean with "where this version comes from"??
It is the directors cut and comes from the same country/director/place/whatever as the original version: France!

My favorite "foreign" films (excluding any Hollywood movie since this is also foreign to me):

- Amelie
- Delicatessen
- The Life is Beautiful
- Leon the professional
- Le Grand Bleu
- Down by law

actually any movie from Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Luc Besson and Jim Jarmush or with Roberto Bengini
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Mar 24, 2004, 04:12 AM
 
Originally posted by Malt Magics:
here are some of my selections that haven't been named as of yet:
y tu mama tambien
Hey, I said it first!
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 04:57 AM
 
Originally posted by Oisín:
Hey, I said it first!

My apologies, I was writing my post when you posted it, and I had noticed right after I posted. Good movie.
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 05:26 AM
 
Originally posted by Turias:
It makes me very happy that no one has mentioned Brotherhood of the Wolf, yet.
that was an awesome flick! one of the best movies of the last couple of years.

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Mar 24, 2004, 05:27 AM
 
Most of the movies listed in this thread are pretty awesome, I watch a load of foreign movies that are on SBS over in Australia, and there have been some really awesome movies but sadly I forget the titles.

All old martial arts movie are also pretty awesome, I have a list of movies that tarantino was influenced by for KIll Bill and over the period of 2 weeks i rented them all, quality viewing!!
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 05:34 AM
 
Originally posted by Silencer:
Most of the movies listed in this thread are pretty awesome, I watch a load of foreign movies that are on SBS over in Australia, and there have been some really awesome movies but sadly I forget the titles.

All old martial arts movie are also pretty awesome, I have a list of movies that tarantino was influenced by for KIll Bill and over the period of 2 weeks i rented them all, quality viewing!!

I suppose Australian films could be considered foreign. I recommend some Peter Weir films:

The Cars That Ate Paris

Picnic at Hanging Rock

The Last Wave
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 07:06 AM
 
Originally posted by Timo:
dunno, someone else mentioned it. i suppose jarmusch is "foreign", but it doesn't really matter; great film
Jarmusch was born in Ohio. Ghost Dog was filmed in Jersey City, NJ.

Regardless, Ghost Dog was a stylish and very watchable movie. Worth seeing, foreign or not.
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 07:13 AM
 
The Seven Samurai -- Japan
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 07:56 AM
 
Originally posted by Malt Magics:
I suppose Australian films could be considered foreign. I recommend some Peter Weir films:

The Cars That Ate Paris

Picnic at Hanging Rock

The Last Wave
Picnic at Hanging Rock is excellent; visually a treat and really spooky but without violence. Didn't Peter Weir also do The Year of Living Dangerously and Gallipoli? Also excellent films, with spooky undertones.

And while we're talking about Australian films, how could I forget my all time favorite, The Coca Cola Kid: young southern American (played by Julia Roberts' brother!) working for the soft drink giant tries to convert the outback to Coca Cola. A fun movie, with memorable characters.
     
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Jul 18, 2004, 10:42 PM
 
The Dreamlife of Angels
Or La vie rêvée des Anges. Great movie. Dark, very dark. Very nice.

Au revoir les enfants from Louis Malle is an amazing movie as well.

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Jul 18, 2004, 11:17 PM
 
KUROSAWA is the MAN!!! anything by him, and my fav is seventh samurai!
     
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Jul 19, 2004, 12:46 AM
 
Originally posted by bobthecannibal:
Leon (a.k.a the professional) not sure which country this version comes from but has a scene with leon and matilda having dinner in a restaurant during which matilda gets drunk off champagne and also has matilda helping leon take out targets in apartments via chewing gum (no one i know in Australia had seen this version till i showed it to them and my friend from england who loves this movie and thought he had seen every version had not seen it either) does anyone know where this version comes from?
Originally, it was only released in Japan, there were a lot of people on a dvd forum I used to frequent that were importing it from an online store there. It was very expensive. About 8 months later it was released in the US, and was much cheaper. I didn't know that it wasn't released elsewhere. I bought it as soon as it came out in region 1, and think it is so much better than the original, you really see the characters and releationship between them develop. Far superior film.

Oh, and I can't believe no one has mentioned

Betty Blue

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Jul 19, 2004, 01:38 AM
 


Inferno Affairs

This movie kicks ass.

Brad Pitt's private company (Plan-B) bought the script of this movie and they're shooting the american version now, casting Brad himself (as the good guy undercovered in the traid) and Leonardo DiCarpio (as the bad guy undercovered in the police department).

     
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Jul 19, 2004, 01:45 AM
 
Another vote for Cinema Paradiso. It's the best ode to cinema ever and a true work of love.
     
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Jul 19, 2004, 02:40 AM
 
I have GOT to check out Infernal Affairs one of these days. Tony Leung AND Andy Lau? *fans self*

From the UK: About a Boy
From HK: Juliet in Love

I keep hearing about Amelie; think I'll check that one out too!
     
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Jul 19, 2004, 04:08 AM
 
Originally posted by Sealobo:
Inferno Affairs

This movie kicks ass.
I keep seeing all sorts of box sets and thingies of that movie all over the place (so many big box sets, in fact, that I thought it was a Chinese tv-series, not a movie), I just never thought it'd be any good...
     
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Jul 19, 2004, 06:51 AM
 
To celebrate this thread returning from the dead, I'd like to reccomend Naoyuki Tomomatsu's Stacy. It's a Japanese-schoolgirl-zombie-movie, fun and gory.
     
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Jul 19, 2004, 08:31 AM
 
I've been meaning to watch some more good movies so this thread is cool. I don't watch many foreign films (or American films for that matter, I've seen like 5 movies in the last 2 years). I did however enjoy Amélie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Trainspotting. For anyone that cares, while in Paris last year actually saw Jamal Debbouze (he plays worker for the grocer in Amélie) in the street Not a big actor but I thought it was pretty cool. He also acted in the 2002 Astérix & Obélix which I half watched.
     
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my sassy girl, y tu mama tambien

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