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Favorite International/Foreign Film?  
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

I thought it would be interesting to see how many of you like to watch international films, and which one you enjoyed the most.

My favorite foreign film is also one of my favorite films (not just foreign), period. That goes to Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain.

What about you?




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User currently offlineMd11lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1180 times:



For what in the United States are considered foreign films.. my favorite are:


Hable con ella
Todo sobre mi madre
Black cat, white cat
East/West
Brat
Le Jaguar
Y tu mama tambien....

Md11lover



User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8763 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1177 times:

Cast a vote for "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain". It had been a while that a film had been able to take me to another world, but that one finally succeeded.


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 1170 times:

1. "Cinema Paradiso", directed by Guiseppe Tornatore.
2. "Day For Night", directed by Francois Truffaut
3. "The 400 Blows", also directed by Mr. Truffaut
4. "Sex And Lucia", directed by Julio Medem
5. "Passport To Pimlico", directed by Henry Cornelius
6. "Breathless", directed by Jean-Luc Godard

and I could go on and on........

Aaaaah, what would our world be without the wonderful independent films from around the globe? Film knows no boundaries in terms of language and culture.


User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 1163 times:

Cidade de Deus/City of God
What a brilliant movie ...

Thomas


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 1158 times:

Amelie and Russian Ark are both good films. There were four films made with the same thought. I am sure they are foreign to the United States. I don't even know if I am spelling them right: Baraka, Koynisqatsi, Powiqatsi, and I can't remember the fourth. If you get a chance to see them in a theater, go. The last one was not as powerful as the other three, IMO but it is still brilliant.

GO CANUCKS!!



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User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

My favourite foreign movie is (at least that's the first I can think of): "Il etait une fois en Amerique" aka "Once upon a time in America" by Sergio Leone.

In fact I love all Sergio Leone movies.

Another very enjoyable FOREIGN movie is "The longest day".

But I love so many foreign movies from Hollywood ...  Smile  Smile


User currently offlineKimmykun From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

A few of my favorites:

  • Run Lola Run

  • Gohatto/Taboo

  • Another Heaven




  • User currently offlineQuebecair727 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 328 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1129 times:

    My choices are (no specific order):

    Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (FR)
    L'auberge espagnole (FR)
    Habla con ella (SP)
    Amores perros (MX)
    Les invasions barbares (CDN)
    La grande séduction (CDN)
    Le dîner de con (FR)
    Les un et les autres (FR)
    Le déclin de l'empire américain (CDN)
    Koyanisqatsi (USA)
    La vita è bella (IT)


    User currently offlineB777FA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 246 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

    My 2 favourite foreign movies of all time are:

    Central Do Brasil and Cidade de Deus. (Both from Brasil)

    Fernanda Montenegro is just an outstanding actress.


    User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12872 posts, RR: 46
    Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 1083 times:
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    Amelie is my #1 - Audrey Tatou is just sooo fine! In the UK, the film was just called Amelie.

    Y tu mama tambien is also right up there.



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    User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

    I like La Femme Nikita.Im renting it on dvd and im watching it right now-Nikita knows how to shoot a gun  Smile

    I heard there is an american remake-is that true?

    Ringu is also a good movie.Its the original 1998 japanease horror flick that inspired "the ring".kinda creepy,but the girl coming outta the tv scene isnt as scary.

    Does anyone know the name of a recently made french film in which a 4 year old loses her mother and has to live with her father who is athiest?Im watching that in french class...

    too bad im 13-not many of my peers watch foreign films :-(
    my life long dream is to direct a low budget independant film that is moderetly successful at the box office  Smile



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    User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
    Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 1062 times:

    Is there an international/english version of "Das Leben ist eine Baustelle" ("Life is a Building Site" or similar)? I think, it is a good film - melancholical, funny and so absurd only real life can be. Besides, Christiane Paul is a cutie.

    To see a trailer click here:
    http://www.x-filme.de/html/lebenbaustelle.html
    Only QuickTime works.

    And then there is "Chocolat" ...



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    User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
    Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

    DAS BOOT! Big grin.

    What about, Love Actually? Or does that not count as foreign as the UK is now incorperated as part of the US  Big grin


    User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
    Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

    Is there an international/english version of "Das Leben ist eine Baustelle" ("Life is a Building Site" or similar)?

    Ok, obviously it is called "Life is All you Get".



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    User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6234 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

    Todo sobre mi madre "Spain"
    Y Tu Mama Tambien "Mexico"
    Fresa y chcolate "Cuba"
    Chepos



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    User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6234 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

    Monsoon Wedding "India":
    Chepos



    Fly the Flag!!!!
    User currently offlineJoseMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
    Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1031 times:


    "La Historia Oficial" ("The Official Story")

    "El Hijo de la Novia" ("Son of the Bride")

    Both from Argentina, and both starring Norma Aleandro.

    "City of God" and "Central Station" from Brazil.

    I don't really like any of the films coming out of my country, though (Mexico).


    User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
    Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

    Love em:

    Das Boot
    Red
    White
    Blue


    That is All

    Andreas



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    User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
    Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

    My favorite international movie is probably "La Femme Nikita."
    -Benjamin


    User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

    I would rate "In the Mood for Love" and"Chunking Express" both by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai


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    User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
    Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 999 times:

    Cinema Paradiso. (Italy) Just brilliant and touching.

    RM  Smile



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    User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
    Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 992 times:

    I saw "Run Lola Run" in school and I thought it was a very good movie.


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    User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
    Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 986 times:

    like La Femme Nikita.Im renting it on dvd and im watching it right now-Nikita knows how to shoot a gun

    I heard there is an american remake-is that true?


    Yes it's true. The website is here.

    I know, because the main male character is French-Canadian and we keep hearing about this over and over and over here. A bite like Celiiiiiiiiiiiiine, if you will.

    It's this guy.


    Anyway, that's how Hollywood does it: they buy the best scenarios in the world, remake them "à la Hollywood" and pretend they are Hollywood originals.

    There have been dozens and dozens of Hollywood movies recently that were just that: remake of original "foreign" movies. Most of them being from France.



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    User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
    Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 976 times:
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    "recently made french film in which a 4 year old loses her mother and has to live with her father who is athiest?Im watching that in french class..."

    That film sounds VERY familiar but probably about 5 years old....is it PONETTE??


    Anyway

    Amelie was simply amazing, great cinematography and sound.

    Run Lola Run was pretty good.
    Sexy Beast was very good!

    Anyone seen, well, I think it is a English movie of indian culture
    -> East is East THat was excellent for laughs



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    25 Post contains images Espion007 : i just watched "No man's land".Its also a great foriegn film.A 1 and 1/2 hr movie about 3 guys trapped between serbian and bosnian lines with one guy
    26 AA7771stClass : La Vita é Bella (Life is Beautiful) ranks way up there for me. I would rank it as one of my favorites of all time in addition to being a foreign film
    27 Post contains images ArmitageShanks : "Fucking Amal" in its native Sweden. Its called "Show me Love" in the USA. Its a great movie about of a group teenagers life.
    28 Qb001 : when at the end of the flim Nikita commits suicide She does not commit suicide at all- I've seen Nikita like 3-4 times. Maybe you're thinking of anoth
    29 UALPHLCS : One of my favorite films of all time is also an international film: Alexander Nevsky, Sergei Eisenstien.
    30 Texan : Amelie, Russian Ark, Rabbit Proof Fence, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Wings of Desire, Das Boot, and Bend It Like Beckham are all great movies.
    31 Lan_Fanatic : I'm so used to see american films, so I tend to not think of them as foreign. so my favourite "foreign films" are: Todo sobre mi madre (ES) El espinaz
    32 Sonic : Actually, there are few Lithuanian films and none are between my favourites, so I will consider Hollywood films as non-foreign because this is what th
    33 Sushka : I have a few: Brat 2 (Rus) Sibirskii Sirulnik (Rus) Prikluchenye Italyansi V Rosii (Rus)
    34 A330Fan1 : I liked watching Satyajit Ray's trilogy about a kid growing up in a village and moving to the city later in life, and the story of his life basically.
    35 Post contains images Espion007 : I just watch "Russian Ark" and its a great film.Whats so estonishing about it is,The whole movie is one LONGGGGGGGGGGG shot.It never ever cuts off,and
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