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Old 25-02-2013, 12:01
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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.
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Old 25-02-2013, 12:05
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Hodejegerne (Headhunters) 2011 Norway:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headhunters_(film)
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Old 25-02-2013, 12:18
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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.
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Old 25-02-2013, 12:38
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Seraphine - Lead actress was excellent.
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Old 25-02-2013, 14:05
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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.
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Old 25-02-2013, 14:20
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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 ?
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Old 25-02-2013, 14:33
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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.
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Old 25-02-2013, 16:08
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Old 25-02-2013, 16:15
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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 ......
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Old 25-02-2013, 16:18
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oh yeah, Elivira Madigan. crap film - made in soft focus like soft porn - but it made Mozart famous.
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Old 25-02-2013, 16:18
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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
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Old 25-02-2013, 16:20
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..... 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
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Old 25-02-2013, 16:45
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Old 25-02-2013, 16:51
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Old 25-02-2013, 16:57
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oh yeah, Elivira Madigan. crap film - made in soft focus like soft porn - but it made Mozart famous.
did Mozart do porn ?!
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Old 25-02-2013, 17:07
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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)
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Old 25-02-2013, 17:11
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Saw that at the cinemas and loved it.

My favourites are Amelie and Paris Je T'aime.
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Old 25-02-2013, 17:53
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Old 25-02-2013, 19:53
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Also, Amores Perros.
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Old 25-02-2013, 19:58
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Cinema Paradiso
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:02
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:02
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Amazed Battle Royale hasn't had a mention yet!
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:05
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Hero (China/HongKong)
Das Boot (Germany)
Princess Mononoke (Japan)
Rec (Spain)
Lady Vengeance (South Korea)
The Devil's Backbone (Spain/Mexico)
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:08
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:10
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