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Great foreign movies

 
 
Reply Sun 26 Nov, 2006 09:18 pm
Hi Film Buffs

Some of the great foreign movies (non English language) I've seen that I loved:

South America
Black Orpheus (1959)

Spain
Belle Epoque (1992)

French
Babette's Feat (1987)
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
The Wages of Fear (1953)
La Haine (1995)
The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Jean de Florette (1986)

Italian
The Bicycle Thief (1948)
La Strada (1954)
Il Postino (1994)
The Son's Room (2001)

German
Das Boot (1981)
The Downfall (2004)

Swedish
The Virgin Spring (1960)
The Seventh Seal (1957)

East Europe/Russia
Ballad of A Soldier (1959)
Kolya (1996)
No Man's Land (2001)
Colonel Redl (1985)

Middle East
The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Iran
Baran (2001)
Rang e Khoda (1999)

India
Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977)

Asian
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Oldboy (2003)

Japan
Seven Samurai (1954)
Yojimbo (1961)
Rashomon (1950)

Know any other good ones not on my list?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 26 Nov, 2006 10:59 pm
Mexico
Like Water For Chocolate

Sweden
Tillsammans


France
Amelie
Delicatessen
L'auberge espagnole (I think it was French, kind of hard to tell)
I also loved Cyrano de Bergerac but I think The Barbarian Invasions was Canadian (but good too!)

France/China
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress


Italy
Life is Beautiful

Poland
Deep Blue Sky

Will keep thinking.

I miss Electric Shadows in Canberra (local art house cinema) - nothing like it in Cairns....
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Tarnished Angel
 
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Reply Sun 26 Nov, 2006 11:09 pm
I've seen and really liked Like Water for Chocolate.

I liked Life is Beautiful too, but I couldn't get past the first 15 minutes of Amelie. I need to force myself to sit down and watch that properly because a lot of people hold it in high regard.

Barbarian Invasions is indeed French (the Canadian speaking part). Babette's Feast was Belgian.

I'll check out the rest of the films you mentioned on IMDB. Some of the names were familiar.

Caio
TA
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NickFun
 
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Reply Sun 26 Nov, 2006 11:21 pm
Tampopo. Japanese film from the 80's.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 26 Nov, 2006 11:24 pm
NickFun wrote:
Tampopo. Japanese film from the 80's.


Is that the one about the noodle houses? Cool.

Amelie is for softies. I loved the first 15 minutes - it gets a bit more normal after that.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Sun 26 Nov, 2006 11:28 pm
Tampopo dealt with food from every aspect of Japanese society from Japanese Mafia to spiritual masters. It was hilarious!
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BillyFalcon
 
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Reply Thu 30 Nov, 2006 11:03 pm
Great Foreign Films
Argentina: Tango

Gemany: Das Boot

France: Au Revoir les Enfant

Czechoslovakia: A Shop on Main Street

Russia: Potempkin

Sweden: Through a Glass Darkly

England: The Third Man
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tomasso
 
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Reply Thu 30 Nov, 2006 11:50 pm
Russia: Burnt by the Sun, Cranes Are Flying

Brazil: City of God (violent, but awesome)

Sweden: Wild Strawberries

Germany: Wings of Desire
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kickycan
 
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Reply Fri 1 Dec, 2006 12:12 am
Fellini, Fellini, Fellini. Fellini. Did I mention Fellini?
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Fri 1 Dec, 2006 12:26 am
Is that some kind of oral sex involving pasta, Kicky?
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Paaskynen
 
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Reply Fri 1 Dec, 2006 08:28 am
Tarnished Angel wrote:
Babette's Feast was Belgian.


Nope, Babettes gæstebud is a Danish film based on a story by Karen Blixen (depicted in Out of Africa)

Some suggestions:

Sweden
Fanny & Alexander
F*ckung Åmål
Ronja Rövardotter

Sweden/Russia
Offret/The Sacrifice

Russia
Solaris
Stalker
Siberiada

France
Les Uns et les Autres
(If you liked Jean de Florette, then surely you must see) Manon des Sources
Banlieue 13 (action)
Irreversible (warning: difficult to watch!)

The Netherlands
The Assault
The Discovery of Heaven
Lost Luggage

Spain
Cria Cuervos
Los Santos Innocentes

Italy
E la Nave va
Oci ciornie
La Famiglia

Germany
Die Ehe der Maria Braun
Lola

Greece
Pote tin Kyriaki (Never on Sunday)
O Melissokomos (The Beekeeper)

New Zealand
The Piano
Once were Warriors

Norway
Isslottet (The Ice Palace)
Insomnia

Finland
Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning
Jäniksen vuosi
Paha maa

China
To Live
Farewell to my Concubine

Japan
The Ballad of Narayama
Irezumi
Onibaba

Have fun Very Happy There are many more where those came from.
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barrythemod
 
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Reply Mon 4 Dec, 2006 12:08 am
Don't forget the cracking films from Korea......

Sympathy for Mr. Vengence
Old Boy
Sympathy For Lady Vengence
King And The Clown
Forbidden Quest
J.S.A.
Save The Green Planet
The Island
Memoires Of Murder

and.of course,the latest blockbuster.......The Host.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 4 Dec, 2006 12:14 am
Roma and Amarcord are my favorite Fellini films. I'll have to spend some time working up a list - I've seen a lot of "foreign" films - but give a quick nod to Tampopo.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 4 Dec, 2006 12:14 am
Correction:
Deep Blue Sky is a Czech, not polish movie
Shop on the Main Street is Slovak (the only one we ever got an oscar for)

Other good ones from my neck of the woods:
Closely Watched Trains
Sun in a Net
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Kolya
Gypsies Go to Heaven
Garden
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 4 Dec, 2006 12:17 am
Let's also not forget Red, White, and Blue

and

Sky Above Berlin and
So Far so Close
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 4 Dec, 2006 12:17 am
Adding Nights of Cabiria to the Fellini favs.
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tomasso
 
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Reply Mon 4 Dec, 2006 01:16 am
Germany: The Tin Drum

Italy: Ladri Di Biciclette

France: Les Visiteurs
The Dinner Game

La Femme Nikita
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 4 Dec, 2006 05:20 pm
dagmaraka wrote:
Correction:
Deep Blue Sky is a Czech, not polish movie


How embarrassment! And I went to see it with a czech lady too - and her name was Dagmar! But she moved to Paris...
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 5 Dec, 2006 05:36 pm
India

Monsoon Wedding!

Palestine

Wedding in Ramalla
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barrythemod
 
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Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2006 05:48 am
Another one from India...Salaam Bombay

and from China....Raise The Red Lantern
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