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stripedcat 25-02-2013 12:01

People's favourite foreign language films
 
What are your favourite foreign language films?

Mine are :-

La Dolce Vita - Love that image of the Christ statue at the beginning and the tales of a party loving journalist.

Fanny and Alexander - Moving tale of family life from Bergman.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - A superb tale from Ang Lee.

Ran - Kurosawa at his best. His take on King Lear is superb.

Three Colours Red - It is the best of the trilogy. I think the idea of listening in on someone is interestingly explored in this film.

davor 25-02-2013 12:05

Hodejegerne (Headhunters) 2011 Norway:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headhunters_(film)

Muttley76 25-02-2013 12:18

Il Postino - a touching, if slight, tribute to the power and beauty of poetry. So tragic that Massimo Troisi died before he could see how loved his performance in this film was to become.

Spoorloos (aka The Vanishing) - the dutch original version of this thriller/psychological horror is infinitely superior to the later remake.

Una giornata particolare (aka A Special Day) - a tragic and unlikely love story between a housewife and her neighbour, played by the magnificent Marcello Mastroianni, that plays out over the course of a day while her family are at a rally attended by Hitler.

sleepybelle 25-02-2013 12:38

Seraphine - Lead actress was excellent.

YoungAtHeart 25-02-2013 14:05

Volver - A Spanish movie about a family of women and all their secrets. (Spanish)

Pan's Labyrinth - About a young girl in a fantasy world in the 40s in Spain. (Spanish)

La vie en rose - about Edith Piaf. (French)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden dragon (Mandarin)

My favourite is Volver but felt the other films are worth a mention.

Virgil Tracy 25-02-2013 14:20

there's lots , but off the top of my head -

Oldboy
Elvira Madigan

and Atomised , it's an amazing film , has it ever been on tv ?

LandslideBrad 25-02-2013 14:33

The Love Of Siam
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DxZoxxiQGI

My True Friend
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiBFlSF4C2U

I think they're both Thai, they both star Mario Maurer and they're both amazing. My True Friend actually made me weep.

rfonzo 25-02-2013 16:08

Intimate Strangers
Three Colours Trilogy
Blind Chance

spiney2 25-02-2013 16:15

la grande illusion (free to watch online)

wings of desire (german metaphysical film with "added Columbo".

Alphaville. For sheer daftness.

Seven Sammuri. Mainly for the continual grunting noises, which inspired Marlon Brando's vocal technique ......

spiney2 25-02-2013 16:18

oh yeah, Elivira Madigan. crap film - made in soft focus like soft porn - but it made Mozart famous.

Toy_Hero 25-02-2013 16:18

Central Station. Just such an incredible film. Fernando Montenegro robbed of the Best Actress award at the Oscars that year. I'm also surprised it wasn't nominated for Best Picture. A must see imo

spiney2 25-02-2013 16:20

..... Stalker. THE Tarkovsky film.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/...lags-chernobyl

.... typical Guardian journalist ! In fact:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadside_Picnic

RedSnapper 25-02-2013 16:45

The Secret in their Eyes

Revenga 25-02-2013 16:51

The Class
City of God
A Prophet
The Secrets in their Eyes

Virgil Tracy 25-02-2013 16:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by spiney2 (Post 64462233)
oh yeah, Elivira Madigan. crap film - made in soft focus like soft porn - but it made Mozart famous.

did Mozart do porn ?!

paulschapman 25-02-2013 17:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by stripedcat (Post 64458794)
What are your favourite foreign language films?

Mine are :-

La Dolce Vita - Love that image of the Christ statue at the beginning and the tales of a party loving journalist.

Fanny and Alexander - Moving tale of family life from Bergman.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - A superb tale from Ang Lee.

Ran - Kurosawa at his best. His take on King Lear is superb.

Three Colours Red - It is the best of the trilogy. I think the idea of listening in on someone is interestingly explored in this film.

Ran would have been one of mine - the other being another Kurosawa film - Kagamusha (Shadow Warrior)

Madonna38 25-02-2013 17:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by davor (Post 64458837)
Hodejegerne (Headhunters) 2011 Norway:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headhunters_(film)

Saw that at the cinemas and loved it.

My favourites are Amelie and Paris Je T'aime.

doffer 25-02-2013 17:53

I've Loved You So Long

rfonzo 25-02-2013 19:53

Also, Amores Perros.

Eddie Badger 25-02-2013 19:58

Cinema Paradiso
Seven Samurai
Kagemusha

ruddiger 25-02-2013 20:02

Switchblade romance
Dead snow
Pans labyrinth
Troll hunter

Imej 25-02-2013 20:02

Amazed Battle Royale hasn't had a mention yet!

CBFreak 25-02-2013 20:05

Hero (China/HongKong)
Das Boot (Germany)
Princess Mononoke (Japan)
Rec (Spain)
Lady Vengeance (South Korea)
The Devil's Backbone (Spain/Mexico)

treefr0g 25-02-2013 20:08

Jean de Florette
Manon des Souces
Apocalypto

Bluray 25-02-2013 20:10

El Orfanto


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