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

 
 
fbaezer
 
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Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2015 12:15 am
HUNGARY
Egy Barani (Agnus Dei)

ISRAEL
Waltz with Bashir

IRAN
Children of Heaven

CANADA
Les invasions barbares (The Barbarian Invasions)

INDIA (Bengali)
Pather Panchalli
Ashani Sanktet (Distant Thunder)
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2015 10:06 pm
I've posted on all this before, will have to see if I agree with what I said back then.

Probably a mix of italian, japanese, and french, in no particular order.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2015 09:43 pm
@fbaezer,
Adored Waltz with Bashir!!!
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Tue 17 Mar, 2015 09:02 pm
I can't point to favorites, since I stopped watching foreign films long ago,
but these stand out as films I really liked for various reasons:

GERMANY

The Edukators
The Blue Angel
Europa Europa

FRANCE

Les Enfants du Paradis
The Wages of Fear
Too Beautiful for You

ITALY

La Strada
Bicycle Thieves
Life is Beautiful

JAPAN

Ikiru
Seven Samurai

INDIA

Asoka
3 Idiots
My Name is Khan

LATIN AMERICA

Y Tu Mamá También
Clandestine Childhood
Son of the Bride

NORTH AFRICA

Bedwin Hacker

SWEDEN

The Seventh Seal
The Virgin Spring

EASTERN BLOC

The Decalogue (not a film, but I had to mention it)
Siberiade
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 17 Mar, 2015 10:30 pm
I need to answer Tsar on this but I'll have to refresh my memory. The ones I'd say today might not be right.

For example, the fifth time I saw Bread and Chocolate, I wasn't as interested.

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/bread-and-chocolate-1998
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 17 Mar, 2015 10:40 pm
@ossobuco,
Not to leave a gap, I'll add, Dodeskaden, Kurasawa.
http://www.criterion.com/films/1083-dodes-ka-den
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 17 Mar, 2015 11:03 pm
I'll add that I mourn the Fox Venice where we could see, for a dollar fifty, two films a night, changing every day.
It says online, $2.00. That was later.

That place educated me.
http://www.virtualvenice.info/media/fvt.htm
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abhishek jain
 
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Reply Wed 7 Sep, 2016 08:21 pm
@tsarstepan,
hi abhishek from india here , can u suggest me any good comedy movie (foreign language ) which comedy movies according to u is must watch
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abhishek jain
 
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Reply Wed 7 Sep, 2016 08:22 pm
@tsarstepan,
can u tell me best comedy movies by countries
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Sep, 2016 08:02 am
@abhishek jain,
abhishek jain wrote:

can u tell me best comedy movies by countries

That's a tall order. A nearly impossible, Herculean task.

I'll give a shotgun (really random) set of films:
FRANCE:
Amélie (2001)
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)
Playtime (1967)

GERMANY (by a Turkish director):
Soul Kitchen (2009)

ITALIAN:
Divorce Italian Style (1961)

INDIA:
The Lunchbox (2013)

SWEDEN:
My Life as a Dog (1985)

ARGENTINA:
Wild Tales (2014)

POLAND:
Three Colors: White (1994)

SOUTH KOREA:
The President's Last Bang (2005)


Etc.... I can offer more suggestions but that has to come later. I'm at work now.
Cassie84
 
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Reply Tue 1 Nov, 2016 02:30 pm
Son of the Bride: All about mid-life crises. The script is what makes this movie so special.

Downfall (Der Untergang): A German film that talks about the final days in the life of Adolf Hitler.

Spirited Away: A story of a ten year old who stumbles upon an abandoned theme park. along with her parents.

Amores Perros: Three different stories which are yet interconnected, all by means of a car crash.

Amour: A very touching movie which tells the story of a retired piano teacher who gets paralyzed on the right side of her body as the result of a stroke.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 1 Nov, 2016 02:59 pm
L'Atalante

I saw it in the 1990 re-release.

Amazing.

Quote:
L'Atalante (also released as Le Chaland qui passe) is a 1934 French film written and directed by Jean Vigo. Jean Dasté stars as Jean, the captain of a river barge who lives with his new wife Juliette (Dita Parlo) on the barge, along with first mate Père Jules (Michel Simon) and the cabin boy (Louis Lefebvre).



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Atalante

It's in the public domain now.

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ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Tue 1 Nov, 2016 03:37 pm
A more recent film I liked was Bertolucci's Besieged, 1998.

I can't pick just one non US film; I've watched probably over a hundred and liked many of them.

Re Besieged, WIKI is a huge spoiler on that - beware, unless you want to read the ending first (noooooo!).
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 1 Nov, 2016 05:18 pm
Kurasawa's "Seven Samurai" is not only my favorite foreign film, it's also one of my favorite adventure films in any language.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Tue 1 Nov, 2016 06:11 pm
@coluber2001,
I also liked his Dodeskaden, not as popular, but I remember it getting to me.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 1 Nov, 2016 06:26 pm
@ossobucotemp,
I saw it. It's about how the poorest in Tokyo cope with their lives. Great movie.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Tue 1 Nov, 2016 06:56 pm
@coluber2001,
Speaking of these makes me think of Ikiru, also by Kurosawa..
coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 1 Nov, 2016 07:03 pm
@ossobucotemp,
I don't recognize the title, but I may have seen it. What's it about?
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Tue 1 Nov, 2016 07:10 pm
@coluber2001,
I saw it a long time ago, so I'm not sharp on whatever plot, but I remember being quite affected by it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikiru

Wiki again tells the story to the end, again a spoiler, annoying to me. Maybe they don't understand the nature of movies.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 1 Nov, 2016 07:55 pm
@ossobucotemp,
I did see it, a long time ago. Another great one. Kurosawa was on of the best.
 

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