DoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
I've just seen two great foreign (Independent) movies;
One, directed by a Swedish guy, and set in the former Soviet Union is absolutely amazing. It's called "Lilja 4-ever" about a 16 year-old girl who gets seduced by this smooth-talking twenty-something guy into starting a new (much better) life in Sweden.
In fact, she ends up being forced into prostitution instead. Having left her best friend behind, she becomes lonely, disillusioned and eventually loses the will to live, and later jumps off a bridge. Immensely sad, but if you can, you should definitely try to see it.
FlyGirl757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2525 times:
There is this Polish director who did a series of films based on the Colors of the French Flag....Blue, Red and White.
I have only seen the first film, Blue...but it is REALLY beautiful. It's in French, but honestly you don't even need to know the language to understand. It was WELL directed, acted and the cinematography is AMAZING.
I also loved, "LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL" I am sure many have seen that, it was a great film.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2514 times:
you managed to mention Norway & Sweden, but completely left out Denmark!
And that is despite having one of the worlds most excentric directors (ok, Woody Allen beats him), Lars von Trier. He just did Dogville, he's previously done Breaking the Waves, Dance in the Dark, The Kingdom and a few other interesting films, and he is almost always nominated for a Palme d'Or in Cannes.
I would recommend the following Danish movies: Dogville, Breaking the Waves, The Kingdom (actually, this is a series, but there's only 4 and they're linked together like a movie).
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8561 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2470 times:
Amelie is a revelation, check it out. Also from France, the incomparable Francois Truffaut, director, producer, screenwriter (in his only American acting role, he played the French scientist in Close Encounters, bizarrely enough). Most countries have a vibrant cinema, Australia only has 18m people but they're probably as big as Britain in the film industry, probably bigger. Muriel's Wedding, Moulin Rouge is awesome. Even Lebanon (3m people) produced a fantastic film called West Beirut, set at the beginning of the Lebanese war, with these kids who find it's more like an adventure than the nightmare it is for their parents. It was made by Quintin Tarrentino's Lebanese director of photography. I saw it the other night and it really rocked.
Also, I like foreign films from America - Network, Jaws, Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver et al.
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Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13671 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
I have not gotten around to checking out the upcoming foreign/indie films coming to Portland. The last one I saw was Russian Ark-I saw that 3 times and will see it again and again! The final part when the ball is finished is amazing!
Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2926 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2419 times:
Immensely sad, but if you can, you should definitely try to see it.
Particularly sad because this shit is happening everyday. Very often do i read about young girls taken to sweden from russia or somewhere else in the east to be used as prostitutes and sex slaves here. The pimps in charge for this are sub-human to me. It's sickening what some people will do for money.