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Mattographer
Jun 14th, 2006, 08:09 AM
No reason. I'm obviously bored and thought I should make a thread for those people who interested in foreign language films :p

mandy7
Jun 14th, 2006, 08:39 AM
Twins (de tweeling) part dutch, part german
movie about 2 girls (twins) torn apart by world war 2

tfannis
Jun 14th, 2006, 09:20 AM
"De Zaak Alzheimer", Belgian thriller, big succes overhere, but also received pretty well in other parts of the world (There will be a Hollywood remake).

"Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain", French. A very famous and more important a great romantic movie, maybe you've already heard of it (or seen it).

All the movies of Almodovar (Spanish), but especially "Hable con Ella" and "Todo Sobre Mi Madre".

rebel_ffighter
Jun 14th, 2006, 09:29 AM
*I agree with tfannis,all Almodovar movies are great,especially "Hable con ella"
*French:"La repetition","Nathalie","8 women","terror and trembling"
*"So close"=Chinese I think and "My wife is a gangster"

mandy7
Jun 14th, 2006, 09:56 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283900/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409184/

haven't seen the 1st one (yet)
but i've seen the 2nd one
and liked it
+.. i heard the 1st one is better

Sam L
Jun 14th, 2006, 09:59 AM
La Reine Margot (France) - simply fantastic!

Halardfan
Jun 14th, 2006, 10:15 AM
I really recommend the batch of Japanese horror moives, which have been remade in America recently...the likes of Ringu, Dark Water, The Grudge, are all superior in their orignial Japanese versions. There are one or two brilliant Korean horror movies out there too...'a tale of two sisters' for instance...

<----Outside of horror a huge recommdation too for ultra-violent Japanese movie "Battle Royale"...which is just astonishingly good. The little pic to the left is from that movie...

Libertango
Jun 14th, 2006, 10:16 AM
Amelie, Delicatessen, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, A Very Long Engagement (French)
In The Mood for Love, 2046, Farwell My Concubine, Chungking Express (Chinese)
Battle Royale, Dolls, Zatoichi, All About Lily Chou Chou, Spirited Away (Japanese)
Italian For beginners (Swedish)

"Foreign" films are my faves! :yeah:

tfannis
Jun 14th, 2006, 10:43 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283900/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409184/

haven't seen the 1st one (yet)
but i've seen the 2nd one
and liked it
+.. i heard the 1st one is better

Oow oow I saw the first one and I loved it :yeah: Still didn't have the time to rent the second one :(

Princess Sarah.
Jun 14th, 2006, 10:43 AM
Yes i agree with the Almodovar comment i liked "Todo Sobre Mi Madre"
if you want to watch some old ones Renoir's "la Grande Illusion" is great,"viridiana" by Brunel

tfannis
Jun 14th, 2006, 10:46 AM
Oh, I guess Cidade de Deus (City of God) and Amores perros are 'foreign' too. Fantastic movies :worship:

Festen (Danish) is a classic too :bounce:

And most Swedish are super :yeah:

controlfreak
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:03 AM
Twins (de tweeling) part dutch, part german
movie about 2 girls (twins) torn apart by world war 2

That was a nice film. And part of it was shot in Luxembourg - I recognised the location ;)

Sam L
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Also, Russian Ark. A must if you're in Russian history, if not you might find it a bit boring.

FedExpress
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:08 AM
Spirited Away ;)

gentenaire
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:32 AM
Au revoir, les enfants: my favourite French film

Libertango
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:53 AM
All About My Mother is one of my fave films! It's in Spanish by Almodovar. Also check out bad Education by him! :worship:

esquímaux
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:23 PM
I saw a pretty cool French film. I think it was called He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not. Very good film about about a psychochic who stalks this guy. It goes through the film through her perspective and then through his perspective.

samsung101
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:30 PM
Tatie Daniel (French, and excuse my spelling) older
film, but, very funny.


Babette's Feast.

The Cup (I think it's Tibet or Chinese). Timely, with
the World Cup going on.

Almodovar films are fun, weird as heck, but interesting
to see what now famous stars were in his early works,
i.e., Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz,
etc.

Like Water for Chocolate (Mexican film).

Son of the Bride (Argentine film with Ricardo Darin).

Philbo
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:32 PM
All About My Mother by Almadovar

MisterQ
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:44 PM
Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run), directed by Tom Tykwer (German)

Lachrymarum
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:56 PM
In My Skin - French film (if you're ever into something disturbing)
Battle Royale - Japanese film
Three....Extremes - film consisting of directors from Japan, Hong Kong & Korea
Les Diaboliques - older French film
Santa Sangre
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - Spanish film
Raise the Red Lantern - a beautiful Chinese film

skanky~skanketta
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Devdas

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Crazy, from Quebec, you should love it. Les invasions barbares also, who won the Oscar for best foreign movie.

propi
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:17 PM
See my avatar, as soon as Almodóvar's Volver is in any cinema in your city go see it ;)
As many said Pedro's film are usually very nice :)
You could give a try to Jeunet's Amélie and Un long dimanche de fiançailles, La stanza del figlio, Abril Despedaçado, No man's land, Burnt by the sun, Le dîner de cons, El abuelo, and any Buñuel film as Viridiana (already said by Princess Sarah), Tristana, Le charme discret de la bourgeoise...

TdF_DBLL
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:25 PM
That was a nice film. And part of it was shot in Luxembourg - I recognised the location ;)

It's typically Luxembourg :lol: Cause I also saw it was Luxembourg and only been there once. But the movie is nice.. :D

samsung101
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:40 PM
Mexican films.

Gabriel Garcia Bernal - very good young actor.
I'd suggest most films he's been in as a good
thing to take a look at. Most famous work to
date is probably Motorcycle Diaries and Tu Mama Tambien.

Tu Mama Tambien was okay. I didn't get why it was
supposedly so successful and hailed. But, it's a Mexican
film with Gael Garcia Bernal, who is normally brilliant.

Amores Perros - with Bernal.


The original 'El Mariachi' is pretty good, fast, violent,
but, well done movie by Rodriguez.

LoveFifteen
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:48 PM
Not sure if it's already been mentioned but

Goodbye, Lenin! (Germany) is an excellent movie.

Pengwin
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:50 PM
French:

(Le fabulous destin d')Amélie
Un long dimanche de fiançailles :hearts:

(both with Audrey Tautou :lol: )

AceTennisGrrrl
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Pauline and Paulette(Dutch?)

Hable con Ella

Y Tu Mama tambien

The Three Colours Triology (Red, White and Blue)

tfannis
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:22 PM
Pauline and Paulette(Dutch?)

Belgian! :banana: (Language is Dutch ;) )

le bon vivant
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:38 PM
Vivre Sa Vie, Le Mepris, the 400 Blows

tommyk75
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:42 PM
Wong Kar-Wei's pics are brilliant!!!: Chungking Express, In the Mood For Love, 2046, Happy Together

Also: (France) Blue, Wild Reeds, Toto de Hero, Europa Europa (Italy) Cinema Paradiso, (China) Raise the Red Lantern, Comrades: A Love Story, (Korea) Sassy Girl, Peppermint Candy, Old Boy, (Japan) Nobody Knows, (Mexico?) Like Water For Chocolate

Foreign movies are so great. Because they typically don't have big budgets, they actually work on making a great story instead of just blowing things up for effect.

rebel_ffighter
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:45 PM
Old Boy, (Japan)

how could I forget it?...It is a trilogy...Sympathy for Mr Vengeance and Sympathy for Mrs Vengeance are also great!! :worship:

AceTennisGrrrl
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:55 PM
Belgian! :banana: (Language is Dutch ;) )

Thanks TFA - I thought it was a great movie it made me shed tears

tfannis
Jun 14th, 2006, 07:07 PM
Thanks TFA - I thought it was a great movie it made me shed tears

I loved it too and it won a bunch of prizes. :) One of the two old ladies (An Petersen, the 'sane' one, don't know if it's Pauline or Paulette :o) died not so long ago :sad:

Epigone
Jun 14th, 2006, 07:16 PM
Once Upon a Time in China (http://imdb.com/title/tt0103285/) series (Jet Li)
The Killer (http://imdb.com/title/tt0097202/) (in fact, many of John Woo's movies before he went to Hollywood :sad: )
Hero (http://imdb.com/title/tt0299977/)
Police Story (http://imdb.com/title/tt0089374/) (but then again, I love most Jackie Chan movies that were filmed in Chinese)

partbrit
Jun 14th, 2006, 07:18 PM
I agree that anything by Almodovar is worth seeing.

My favorite Chinese film is Farewell My Concubine. And anything by Renoir, Truffaut or Bunuel is worth seeing. I also recommend some of Fellini's films, most notably La Strada, 8 1/2 and Juliet of the Spirits.

Oh, and Wertmuller's Love and Anarchy.

AceTennisGrrrl
Jun 14th, 2006, 07:31 PM
I loved it too and it won a bunch of prizes. :) One of the two old ladies (An Petersen, the 'sane' one, don't know if it's Pauline or Paulette :o) died not so long ago :sad:

I know, she died about a week after i saw the film :bolt: I found that so eerie as i had never heard of her before the film not being from belgium. But, she will be remembered with a great performance :D

Haute
Jun 14th, 2006, 09:21 PM
Not sure if it's already been mentioned but

Goodbye, Lenin! (Germany) is an excellent movie.

Yann Tiersen, who did the soundtrack for Amélie, did the soundtrack for this too. :hearts:

I haven't seen them, but one of my profs recommended Central Station and (City of God?), both are Brazilian films.

tfannis
Jun 14th, 2006, 09:56 PM
I know, she died about a week after i saw the film :bolt: I found that so eerie as i had never heard of her before the film not being from belgium. But, she will be remembered with a great performance :D

She was one of the leading ladies of the Belgien acting scene (it exists :angel: ). She was highly respected here and that movie marked a tremendous career :)

LoveFifteen
Jun 14th, 2006, 10:20 PM
As many others have already said, the Brazilian movie City of God is absolutely required viewing. It's stunning. You have to see the widescreen version on a big TV.

dav abu
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:25 PM
Cache - French film
En Sang fur Martin - Swedish film

Princess Sarah.
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:13 AM
MOn Oncle by Jacques tati! Funny as

Princess Sarah.
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:15 AM
Oh i almost forgot one ofmy favourite movies Cria Cuervos by Carlos Saura i love the song in it "Por que te vas?"

LeRoy.
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:17 AM
The Monsoon Wedding

Water

Mattographer
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:21 AM
French:

(Le fabulous destin d')Amélie
Un long dimanche de fiançailles :hearts:

(both with Audrey Tautou :lol: )
I've seen both films :yeah: I cried at ending of Un long dimanche de fiançailles :sad: :p :lol:

Halardfan
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:42 AM
I missed out rather beautiful Chinese films like "House of the Flying Daggers" and "Hero"...though these films are as much an excuse to drool over Zhang Ziyi as they are anything else. ;)

Julie
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:16 AM
Amelie

and

8 women - (its french and about 8 women) might not be your kind of thing though ;) but i liked it :):)

Jakeev
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:37 AM
Three that I have in my collection are Fanny And Alexander (damn a brilliant film), Matador and 8 Femmes.

Wait I also have a cool animated one called the Triplets of Belleville. The characterizations are incredibly grostesque but the plot and animation is actually outstanding.

Grohl
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:45 AM
"De Zaak Alzheimer", Belgian thriller, big succes overhere, but also received pretty well in other parts of the world (There will be a Hollywood remake).


still haven't seen that one though :o

Grohl
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:47 AM
French:

(Le fabulous destin d')Amélie
Un long dimanche de fiançailles :hearts:

(both with Audrey Tautou :lol: )
saw them both,
like the first one better though.
but Audrey :worship:

Grohl
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:48 AM
Pauline and Paulette(Dutch?)


that was a great film!
went to see it with my grandmother,

"d'r zit een steen in" :haha:

tfannis
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:55 AM
Wait I also have a cool animated one called the Triplets of Belleville. The characterizations are incredibly grostesque but the plot and animation is actually outstanding.

That movie is weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeird :lol: But I was glued to my tv set ;) :) The animation was very original, superb :yeah:

Sam L
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:37 PM
French:

(Le fabulous destin d')Amélie
Un long dimanche de fiançailles :hearts:

(both with Audrey Tautou :lol: )
:lol:

Audrey Tautou is the Reese Witherspooon of French cinema? :lol:

Freakan
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:41 PM
8 femmes
Das Experiment
only these to come to my mind right now

Veritas
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:15 PM
I really liked French and Japanese films - not the really 'artsy' ones, but the quirky ones that are different from Hollywood, yet manage to make sense.

For the French, I recommend "Ma vie est un enfer; for the Japanese, I recommend "Kao". Both of them are light-hearted comedies and are genuinely different from Hollywood films - but thankfully not "different" in a weird way.

samsung101
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:10 PM
Monsoon Wedding is great. Very funny.


Not a 'foreign film' (for me anyway), but 'Mississipi Masala'
is also excellent. Indian family living in the South, starring
Denzel Washington. Good film.


Brazil movie from quite a few years ago: Central Station.


Nine Queens - Argentina film.

Camila- Argentina film. True story about a young woman who
falls in love with a priest in the 19th century.

Mattographer
Mar 14th, 2007, 07:54 AM
Bump! :D

thalle
Mar 14th, 2007, 08:05 AM
Amelie, Delicatessen, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, A Very Long Engagement (French)
In The Mood for Love, 2046, Farwell My Concubine, Chungking Express (Chinese)
Battle Royale, Dolls, Zatoichi, All About Lily Chou Chou, Spirited Away (Japanese)
Italian For beginners (Swedish)

"Foreign" films are my faves! :yeah:
Italian for Beginners is Danish.
After The Wedding is really good too.
Brødre

Mattographer
Mar 14th, 2007, 08:23 AM
Watch "Volver" and "Pan's Labyrinth".
Already seen both movies ;)

samsung101
Mar 14th, 2007, 10:39 AM
Old ones -
Babbitt's Feast
Tati Danielle
Camille
Like Water for Chocolate

Sam L
Mar 14th, 2007, 11:15 AM
Watch "Volver" and "Pan's Labyrinth".

Warrior
Mar 14th, 2007, 03:17 PM
Sex and Lucia;)

AbeD
Mar 14th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Show Me Love (aka F*cking Amal)

le bon vivant
Mar 14th, 2007, 07:48 PM
Anything Godard (Especially Vivre Sa Vie, Le Weekend is weird but I love it, Le Mepris)
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Lumumba
House of Flying Daggers
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Life Is Beautiful

~Kiera~
Mar 14th, 2007, 10:08 PM
Lilja 4-ever
Head On
Cinema Paradiso
Tsotsi

cellophane
Mar 14th, 2007, 10:35 PM
L'Enfer (Hell) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430224/

Jakeev
Mar 15th, 2007, 04:22 AM
Proabably half these were already mentioned BUT!!

Z, The 39 Steps, Matador, The Official Story, The Tripletts of Bellview,(very grotesque, freaky but fun animated French film) 8 Women, (if anything to see Fanny Ardant and Catherine Denueve pretend to get it on) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Bicycle Thief, Enchanted April, Manon of The Spring, Fanny and Alexander, Chocolate, and Pan's Labrynith.

propi
Mar 15th, 2007, 08:02 AM
Last foreign film seen here Zwartboek :D
Very nice Dutch film form Verhoeven :)
http://www.fuworks.com/images/70x100_ZwartboeK%20fiets.jpg

hwanmig
Mar 15th, 2007, 08:36 AM
La Seconda Moglie, the first and only Italian film I've watch. Love the story