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# 16 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 10:27
 
 
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# 17 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 10:29
 
 
Todo sobre mi madre - all about my mother, funny, sad, brilliant.
waltz with bashir - excellent, the animation works so well.
Delicatessen - kind of a black comedy, fantastic charachters though.
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# 18 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 10:35
 
 
I probably have more foreign films in my collection than hollywood ones, here are my favourite not already mentioned. (like Goodbye Lenin, excellent movie). I thought Pan's Labyrinth was just ok.

8 Women
Fucking Åmål
Chorus
Nói albinói
Tale of Two Sisters (love that movie)
Battle Royale
Lady Vengeance
Delicatessen

If you don't mind cartoons then anything from Gilbi. or Belleville Rendezvous.

There are lots of independent movies that really could be added to this list as they also never get the hype that Hollywood ones do.
Like:

Big Nothing
This ain't a love song (see that if you can, brilliant movie)

I think the list is long enough now, will add more later.

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# 19 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 10:47
 
 
Has anyone seen the French movie Irreversible(2002)?
I have never seen anything like it before. A movie has never upset me so much as that did.

Someone said :

Fucking Åmål

I mentioned it under it's English title - Show me love. Great movie! I remember watching it when I was about 16, it was nice to see back then.
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# 20 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 10:49
 
 
Off the top of my head...
Italian: Cinema Paradiso
(About A famed director thinking back to when he was a small boy in a sicilian village growing up, with a cinema projectionist as a father figure/mentor) A beautiful film

Mexican: Like Water For Chocolate
(About the youngest daughter of a family, Tita, who wasn't allowed to marry, but had to serve her mother as long as her mother lived, but naturally she fell in love. Pedro, the suitor, was persuaded to marry her sister, so he could be near Tita. Thwarted, Tita poured her emotions into her cooking. If she was sad while cooking, the food was imbued with her sadness, thus making people sad, who ate the food. Tita happy? People eating her food was made happy. and so on. Excellent. (Imagine living with your sister who married your boyfriend, and the smouldering looks over the dining table...)

Indian: Veer
A Pakistani girl falls in love with an Indian man. Her family arranged her marriage with a Pakistani officer. Things happened... the film is about a man in jail for 22 years. He refused to explain what happened. The Pakistani officer did a terrible thing... I recommend you go and see this film, if possible.

Japanese: The Seven Samurai
Seven samurai help villagers protect their village from bandits. Say no more.

French: Le Grand Chemin
A couple are in the midst of separating, and they send their son to a rural village for a holiday. He makes friends, and inadvertently help the childless couple he is staying with.(Hollywood made a ghastly remake of this film, which I won't name.)
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# 21 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 10:54
 
 
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# 22 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 10:54
 
 
Someone said :
Lovin' this clip


Thats Magadheera (the great warrior)
And its on my 'must watch this crazy shit' list
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# 23 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 11:50
 
 
Gee! I LOVE that clip too!
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# 24 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 18:32
 
 
Someone said :
I watched half a Korean film, "The Good the bad and the weird" it was all those things and very silly, I really enjoyed the bit I seen, must try catch the whole film.

What is it about the Koreans they seem to be excellent film makers.

One thing about most korean films be they action, comedy, drama, sci-fi is that they will have an impossible amount of plot twists and lots of crying (in contrast to the perception of Asians being inscrutable, Koreans are very boisterous, emotional and talkative, they've even earned the moniker 'the irish of Asia'). I love it, so nice to get way from predictability. Here's a beginning:

The Brotherhood of War (brutal)
Attack the Gas Station (funny, odd, can't be catergorized)
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# 25 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 19:03
 
 


That looks really good, also I have not seen Ong Bak, but I seen a lot of the other
contributions to this thread. What frustrates me is recommending some of these films to others only to hear "Nahh I hate subtitles" they are really missing out on some of the greatest cinema in the world. I remember nearly screaming at people to watch Oldboy, or Lady deliverance and others only to feel a sense of disappointment that they never bothered. Their loss I suppose.
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# 26 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 19:05
 
 
You can't satisfy everyone all the time, 4John.

"I hate subtitles"

"Here's a dubbed version"

"Nah, I hate dubbed movies"
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# 27 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 20:29
 
 
Someone said :


That looks really good, also I have not seen Ong Bak, but I seen a lot of the other
contributions to this thread. What frustrates me is recommending some of these films to others only to hear "Nahh I hate subtitles" they are really missing out on some of the greatest cinema in the world. I remember nearly screaming at people to watch Oldboy, or Lady deliverance and others only to feel a sense of disappointment that they never bothered. Their loss I suppose.

That looks really good. And I don't think I've ever even heard of a movie set during the Korean war.

I hate those type of people. Or people who claim they can't read the subtitles as their excuse. They can read, they're just choosing not to
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# 28 : Sunday 5-9-2010 @ 22:40
 
 
Found this thread from before:

https://www.gaire.com/e/f/view.asp?parent=773142&nav=1

Just watched Chica Busca Chica (Girl Seeks Girl) interesting.
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# 29 : Monday 10-1-2011 @ 20:28
 
 
I watched a very interesting short movie recently, the Japanese, Haze, I've still no idea what it was about but it was interesting.
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# 30 : Monday 10-1-2011 @ 20:30
 
 
I hate reading subtitles. If it is not in English I don't bother.
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