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Foreign Films...

Postby shireling » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:36 pm

We get Sundance as part of our cable, and I've seen some very good movies. If you've seen a foreign film (any language, from anywhere) that you enjoyed, let me know about it :).
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Re: Foreign Films...

Postby PatriotBlade » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:10 pm

One of my favorite movies is a French film called Sequins. It's about a young woman, pregnant out of wedlock who loves doing fancy ebroidery. She get's a job with an older woman who does that kind of work for a living, but who is grieving the death of her son.
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Re: Foreign Films...

Postby TomCotton » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:17 pm

Here are a few that I can think of off the top of my head.
Tampopo - Japan
Seven Samurai - Japan
Ran - Japan
Eat Drink Man Woman - Taiwan
Like Water For Chocolate - Mexico
Closely Watched Trains - Czechoslovakia
The Red Balloon - France

There are a lot of movies from the UK and Australia that I like which would be foreign films to me, but I have this mind set that "foreign film" should be non-English speaking for me. :D :D
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Re: Foreign Films...

Postby shireling » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:39 pm

TomCotton wrote:Here are a few that I can think of off the top of my head.
Tampopo - Japan
Seven Samurai - Japan
Ran - Japan
Eat Drink Man Woman - Taiwan
Like Water For Chocolate - Mexico
Closely Watched Trains - Czechoslovakia
The Red Balloon - France

I've seen all of these except for Tampopo, Eat Drink Man Woman and Closely Watched Trains. I love every one of Akira Kurosawa's movies that I have seen - btw, have you seen Rashmon? It inspired a ST:TNG episode as well as an "All in the Family"! And I love The Red Balloon! Always tear up at the end of that!

There are a lot of movies from the UK and Australia that I like which would be foreign films to me, but I have this mind set that "foreign film" should be non-English speaking for me. :D :D

Same here :lol:
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Re: Foreign Films...

Postby TomCotton » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:20 pm

You need to check out Tampopo. There is a good story about sweet potato sausages. :lol:

Yep, I have seen Rashomon. Pretty good, too.

One of the films I forgot to mention is Dreams (or Yume) by Kurosawa. An excellent film, highly recommended. :yes: :)
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Re: Foreign Films...

Postby shireling » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:44 pm

Sweet potato sausages? You have piqued my interest! Thanks, Tom. They both sound great :).
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Re: Foreign Films...

Postby ashbow » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:17 pm

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Re: Foreign Films...

Postby Halasian » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:33 am

Black Book (Zwartboek) is a good Dutch film set in the closing months of World War 2. Quite well done and without the Hollywood glam.

Lucky Miles is a film about people-smugglers bringing asylum-seekers into Australia. A serious subject handled with some good acting by relative unknowns, and manages to inject a bit of humour into the story.
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