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What's your favorite Foreign Language (nonEnglish) films?

 
 
Reply Mon 2 Feb, 2015 11:59 am
So far, I've seen 3 out of 5 from this year's crop of Best Foreign Language Film nominees.

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BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF
THE YEAR
IDA, POLAND
LEVIATHAN, RUSSIA
TANGERINES, ESTONIA
TIMBUKTU, MAURITANIA
WILD TALES, ARGENTINA


Here's some very arbitrary picks:
Favorite Russian language films:
Russian Ark (2002)
Leviathan (2014)

Favorite German language films:
Das Boot (1981)
The Lives of Others (2006)

Favorite French language films:
Amélie (2001)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Persepolis (2007)
Z (1969)
8 Women (2002)

Favorite Japanese language films :
Tokyo Godfathers (2003), my favorite Christmas movie.
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Shall We Dance? (1996)

Favorite Korean language films:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Oldboy (2003)
Memories of Murder (2003)

Favorite Chinese language films:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Favorite Spanish language films:
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
The Skin I Live In (2011)
El mariachi (1992)
 
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 2 Feb, 2015 12:04 pm
Das Boot, definitely.

French......

La Cage Aux Folles
Jean de Florette
Manon des Sources
Les Bronzés font du Ski.


Italian....
Il Postino.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 2 Feb, 2015 01:08 pm
This is brilliant.

https://laraandthereelboy.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/flame_and_citron_ver2_xlg.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 2 Feb, 2015 01:12 pm
@izzythepush,
The more I see of Mads Mikkelson, the more I'm fascinated by him. I'll try and find a copy of this film in the library now. Thanks Izzy. Very Happy
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 2 Feb, 2015 01:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas is really good.
(I'd liked,if the film had been done 50 years earlier: had saved me some red-faced discussions with my German teacher at school Wink )
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carloslebaron
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 09:30 pm
Not my favorite, but one of my favorite non-English movies:

The Untouchables (2012 movie)

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 09:33 pm
@carloslebaron,
I'm going to assume you mean the French language film, The Intouchables (2011),
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675434/combined
carloslebaron
 
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Reply Tue 10 Feb, 2015 11:15 am
@tsarstepan,
That is correct.

A surprising good movie.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 10 Feb, 2015 11:43 am
@carloslebaron,
I have to agree with you. It has a compassionate charm to it that's distinctly French.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2015 01:37 pm
I liked "My Life as a Dog,"
by director Lasse Hallstrom. Of course he's famous for many
English language movies, such as "Cider House Rules," and "Shipping News."
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2015 11:05 pm
I will go by nationalities, and start with...

BRAZIL
Antonio Das Mortes
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Dona Flor e seus dois maridos (Dona Flor and her two husbands)

ARGENTINA
El hijo de la novia (Son of the Bride)
El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret of Her Eyes)

CUBA
El brigadista
Lucía

These are the non-Mexican, Latin American fiction features I have given a 10/10.
fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2015 11:26 pm
POLAND
Amator (Camera Buff)
Perla w korownie (The Pearl of the Crown)
Landscape After the Battle

TURKEY
The Autobus

SOVIET UNION
Solaris
Battleship Potemkin
Ivan the Terrible

(On Russia-USSR I've limited myself to 3 films)
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2015 11:34 pm
FRANCE
King of Hearts
Belle de Jour
Bande a part
The 400 Blows
The Return of Martin Guerre

(I have limited myself to 5 films)

SWITZERLAND
Messidor
Return from Africa

GREECE (but in French)
Z
State of Siege
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FBM
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2015 11:39 pm
Korean:

Silmido (실미도)
Brotherhood of War (택극이 휘날리며)
Oldboy (올드보이)
The Way Home (집으로)
Bad Guy (나쁜 남자)
Attack the Gas Station (주유소 습격 사건)

Probably more, if I could think of them.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2015 11:42 pm
@fbaezer,
In no particular order:
FRENCH:
Persepolis (2007)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Amélie (2001)
Le Million (1931)

GERMAN:
Das Boot (1981)
The Lives of Others (2006)
The Edge of Heaven (2007)
Head-On (2004)

SPANISH:
El mariachi (1992)
Men with Guns (1997)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
The Skin I Live In (2011)

RUSSIAN:
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Russian Ark (2002)
Stalker (1979)
Leviathan (2014

KOREAN:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Memories of Murder (2003)
Oldboy (2003)
The Host (2006

JAPANESE:
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Akira (1988)
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Shall We Dance? (1996)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988
fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2015 11:46 pm
ITALY
I Compagni (The Organizer)
Amarcord
La vita è bella
C'eravamo tanto amati (We All Loved Each Other So Much)
La caduta degli dei (The Damned)

SPAIN
All About My Mother
Viva la Muerte
Pan's Labyrinth
Agora
Belle Epoque

In both nations I have limited myself to 5 films.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2015 11:51 pm
@FBM,
I am sad to say I have never seen a Korean film.
Distributors are market tyrants.
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2015 11:55 pm
@fbaezer,
I'm not going to lie and say that the market is flooded with good Korean films. Not very many do well outside Korea. But there are some notable exceptions. For example, Silmido is based on a true story about a secret team of ex-cons recruited from death row to assassinate the North Korean leader. I think it did well internationally. And Joint Security Area was well received. I'm 100% sure you could find torrents for them. Wink
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2015 11:57 pm
@tsarstepan,
Loved Persepolis, disagree on Amelie., agree on The Lives of Othera and the greatness of Hazao Miyazaki.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2015 12:06 am
HINDI:
Water (2005)
Earth (1998)

HEBREW:
The Band's Visit (2007)
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)

MANDARIN:
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Hero (2002)

CANTONESE:
Chungking Express (1994)
Fallen Angels (1995)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
2046 (2004)
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