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Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by MTR, 13th Oct, 2015.

  1. MTR

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    Foreign films/language, English sub titles.

    Cheers
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  4. Mumbai

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    I am hooked on to sbs catch up to watch foreign language movies.
     
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    sbs has some great movies
     
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    Here is a few good ones, certainly not Hollywood cheese

    Mtr - do you have imdb on your iphone? Best way to find excellent quality foreign movies

    For italian my fav are

    The great beauty http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2358891/

    Malena

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213847/

    Truth in the eyes

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1305806/

    And of course life is beautiful !

    Russian quality- they make great films-

    leviathan

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802154/


    Tangerine http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2991224/

    The return

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0376968/

    Korean-

    Memories of murder

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0353969/

    Good Swedish flicks

    Let the right one in

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139797/

    Headhunters


    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1614989/

    From Spain

    Black bread http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454523/

    Norway

    King of devils island

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1332134/

    The hunt

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106476/
     
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    yes.

    Funny though, I could not get into The Great Beauty

    thanks, will check the others.
    I like using imdb as opposed to rotten tomatoes
     
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    I generally like all foreign films which have a bit of physical interaction between the actors and not much talking.
     
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    so don't hold back, what is it you really want to watch?
     
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    Most can be seen online on those websites such as - (yourpreference)tube.com
     
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    I thought City of God was good when I saw it years ago.
     
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    What about Pan's Labyrinth?
     
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    Used to watch quite a few French films years ago. A couple of favourites are Jean de Florette and the sequel Manon des Sources. Nikita is good too (the original French one), as are the three colours trilogy (Red, White, and Blue), Betty Blue, and Delicatessen.

    Other European ones I've really liked include Belle Epoque (Spanish), My Life as a Dog (Swedish), and Zentropa/Europa (Danish).

    More recently I've seen a lot of Asian movies, as my wife is Asian. Some good Chinese ones include Raise the Red Lantern, Farewell My Concubine, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Yellow Flower, and The Emperor and the Assassin. The Last Emperor is good too, but it's not a foreign film. Some of the early Jet Li and Jackie Chan movies are also good.

    GP
     
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    A good Hong Kong/Cantonese movie is Shaolin Soccer (comedy and Kung Fu) and a good Indian/Hindi movie is Three Idiots (comedy and a little romance).
     
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    You mean Kung Fu movies? Awesome. Which is your favorite?
     
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    Shoalin Soccer is awesome!
    But make sure to avoid the American edit version.
     
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    My favourite foreign language film is Battle Royale. So awesome. Makes Hunger Games look like the absolutely awful piece of garbage it is.

    Have seen Ichi the Killer and keen to see more Takashi Miike films, the dude really knows how to pile on the violence and gore!

    I went and saw Irreversible when it came out, because a bunch of people told me it was good, but I thought it was quite boring. If it wasn't for the two 'controversial' scenes it would have been quickly forgotten. Watching Monica Bellucci for 90 minutes was nice, though ;). Somewhat related: La Haine was a much better film. Vincent Cassell is the man.

    Man Bites Dog was great. Martyrs was... crazy. Only recommended for people that can deal with some really confronting visuals. That movie is like being punched in the face over and over. I've been watching ultra-violence and horror since I was a kid and even then Martyrs freaked me right out. I also watched The Human Centipede, which was just... awful. Just a really low grade waste of time (and I live for cheap, terrible video nasties). I watched it and thought 'I want those 90 minutes of my life back!' The ending was the most ridiculous thing I've seen since Heat. Same reason why I refuse to watch A Serbian Film. The goal is to try and be as shocking as possible with no redeeming qualities at all. What's the point?

    Been meaning to see the Korean version of Old Boy, just haven't got around to it yet.

    The Urotsukidoji series and Ninja Scroll are good if you like anime.
     
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    I saw Ichi The Killer as well. Certainly agree about the gore. A variation on the use of chainsaws...

    GP
     
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    Dont have Telly in Oz, but I like a Korean movie, The Royal Tailor .. wonderful rich, historic and funny!
    Love Egyptian/ Arab comedies, the sillier the better,French anything, Italian period, Almodovar anything, I could happily use my whole life watching foreign movies!