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Favorite International/Foreign Film?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 5:38 am

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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RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 5:51 am



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....

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RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 6:02 am

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.
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RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 6:43 am

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.
 
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RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:12 am

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

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RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:38 am

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.

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RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:51 am

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
 
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RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:20 am

A few of my favorites:

  • Run Lola Run

  • Gohatto/Taboo

  • Another Heaven


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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:11 pm

    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)
     
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:57 pm

    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.
     
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Sun Jan 25, 2004 11:55 pm

    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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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:56 am

    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 :-(
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:35 am

    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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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:18 am

    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
     
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:41 am

    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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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:55 am

    Todo sobre mi madre "Spain"
    Y Tu Mama Tambien "Mexico"
    Fresa y chcolate "Cuba"
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:57 am

    Monsoon Wedding "India":
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:45 pm


    "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).
     
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:06 pm

    Love em:

    Das Boot
    Red
    White
    Blue


    That is All

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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:14 pm

    My favorite international movie is probably "La Femme Nikita."
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:49 pm

    I would rate "In the Mood for Love" and"Chunking Express" both by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:26 am

    Cinema Paradiso. (Italy) Just brilliant and touching.

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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:05 am

    I saw "Run Lola Run" in school and I thought it was a very good movie.
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:28 am

    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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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:41 am

    "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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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:48 am

    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 under a mine and he cant move-It would be very commical if the consequences werent so dire  Smile Not only a great film,but also educational-i learned how to say "put the gun down!" and "I hope those arn't my cigerettes." in bosnian Big grin  Big thumbs up

    BTW,I think its kinda stupid to make a show[la femme nikita] that was formed from a french film when at the end of the flim Nikita commits suicide(if not i totally got the ending wrong).
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:53 am

    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...
     
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:01 am

    "Fucking Amal" in its native Sweden. Its called "Show me Love" in the USA. Its a great movie about of a group teenagers life.





     
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:46 am

    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 another film.

    My personal best movies of all time, in no particular order:
    - 37,2 le matin (Betty Blue) - France
    - Cinema Paradiso - Italie
    - Ran - Japan
    - Once were warrior - New Zealand
    - L'enfant sauvage - France
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Tue Jan 27, 2004 10:59 am

    One of my favorite films of all time is also an international film:

    Alexander Nevsky, Sergei Eisenstien.

    A little less Hooah, and a little more Dooah.
     
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:17 am

    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. Amelie, Russian Ark, and Das Boot are at the top, though!

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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:25 am

    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 espinazo del diablo (ES)
    Y tu mamá también (MX)
    Fucking Amal (Sweden)
    In the name of the father (UK)
    The Magdalene Sisters (IR)
    Martín Hache (AR)
     
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Sat Jan 31, 2004 9:27 am

    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 this topic most likely wants.

    My favourite non-American film is the Japanese classic "Battle Royale"/"Batoru Rowaiaru"...
     
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Sat Jan 31, 2004 9:37 am

    I have a few:

    Brat 2 (Rus)
    Sibirskii Sirulnik (Rus)
    Prikluchenye Italyansi V Rosii (Rus)
    Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
     
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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:07 am

    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. It's an Indian trilogy from a few decades ago. Other good foreign films are Bend It Like Beckham, Lagaan, and Monsoon Wedding. Those were pretty awesome as well.

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    RE: Favorite International/Foreign Film?

    Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:30 am

    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 was all done in one take-with 2000 actors,3 live orchestras,and 35 rooms in the hermitage museum.Not too much dialouge,but the visual presentation is stunning.It was amazing how fast they set up the hermitage museum with props/stuff and shot the whole movie.Really makes me proud to be russian  Smile/happy/getting dizzy The director goes down on my "famous ppl to meet before I die"

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