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Good Foreign Films.....

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by lwien, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Kubrick is genius IMO also, and how about the acting by Peter Sellers and George C. Scott? Or the guy that played Col. Ripper . . . turns out he was right about the fluoride after all :o

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  2. bcleez

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    amores perros

    ratas, ratones, rateros
     
  3. steiner666

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    Just watched Rare Imports: A Christmas Tale, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1401143/

    "On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa and, with the help of fellow hunters, they look to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. And then there's Santa's elves, who are determined to free their leader..."

    i thought it could have been a bit longer, they could have done more with the setting/situation of the movie, but still an entertaining twist overall.
     
  4. Havelock Vetenari

    Havelock Vetenari Patrician

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    If you want grand scenes Akira Kurosawa is always good,these are somewhat longer movies than seems the norm these days,so be warned they might take more than 90 minutes. :p
    My favourite of his is Yojimbo,other good ones are Rashomon and the Seven Samurai.
    For French movies there's some nice comedies with Louis de Funs,ie. Le gendarme et les extra-terrestres,La Grande Vadrouille and my best remembered L'aile ou la cuisse.
    The scene in a 'foodfactory' made a big impresssion,i just wonder how far away we really are from that. :lol:
    Check this out from around 1:54 to 2:21: prefab chicken.
    Stiil good and best viewed when high. :)
     
  5. J.R.R.Tokin'

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    Probably one of the best films I saw earlier this year is 'Un Prophet'. A French film about a guy that ends up in jail. Quite hard hitting but compelling.

    Another good jail movie from Brazil is Carrandiru, based on a true story.

    One of my favourite French movies of all time is 'Delicatessen', a black comedy from the early 90's directed by Junet who later went on to direct Amelie....also by him and very good (post-Amelie) is 'A very long engagement'.

    I love the old manga's. As well as the aforementioned Akira and Ghost in the shell it's well worth checking out Metropolis and anything by Studio Ghibli.

    I also love the old 70's/80's Shaolin kung-fu movies. Check out 'The 36 Chambers' or one of my fave old-school Jackie Chan's 'Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin'.
     
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  6. steiner666

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    Hodejegerne - Just watched this norwegian film, and it was quite good! stars the guy from max manus (which i mentioned before, a really good movie!). its about an art thief and... well i dont want to give too much away, so i'll just leave it at that. i'll just say its in the thriller/mystery sort of category.

    I'm about to settle in and watch swedish film Jgarna 2. i havent seen the first one but from what i've read it isnt too crucial that you do (the original came out in the mid90s and apparently isnt directly tied to what happens in this one)
     
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    Just saw brazilian movie Elite Squad 2 the other night, even tho i've never seen 1, it didnt really seem to matter. A pretty solid action sort of movie overall, a good watch.
     
  8. turk

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    ...it was sterling hayden who played gen. jack ripper in "Dr. Stramgelove......" actually one of the greatest movies ever made...Fellini's "satyricon"..."roma"..."caabria nights"....have to be in any discussion...add bergman's "seventh seal"..."persona"...and there are more (can't think of them at the moment)...there is japanese call "beat takeshi"...he's my man...his movies are violent, tough, gangster movies of contemporary japan...all his shit is tough...
     
  9. ll11

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    It's called Headhunters in english, saw it recently and really enjoyed it. It has some very funny scenes as well if you appreciate dark comedy.
     
  10. technique

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    Some amazing foreign movies

    City of god
    The prophet
    pans labyrinth
    Old boy
     
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  11. steiner666

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    ... nothing really needs to be said. I havent even watched it yet, but going by how awesome the first 2 were I thought ppl might like to be made aware that this is out :D
     
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  13. Qbit

    Qbit cannabanana

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    Uuh, how is this a foreign film?
     
  14. steiner666

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    Because i'm not from the UK, and while I'm sure there are members who are, the OP and a majority of the ppl posting in this thread have been from US. So this is a foreign movie the same way a Jag is a foreign car to us.

    Or should "foreign" term only be applied to movies that don't have english dialogue or what?
     
  15. Qbit

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    'Foreign' in the sense of movies means, by convention, foreign language. Otherwise you might as well list the new Bond movie, too. And loads of us FCers (myself included) aren't from the US, so foreign could mean anything.
     
  16. yelooo

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    I'm taking foreign to mean any movie not in English. There is so much collaboration between UK/US actors/directors etc I think it's rather pointless to argue if a movie is American or British.

    Anyway...

    Ichi the killer! That's if you like weird, Japanese films with comedy violence.

    Also, I massively recommend the 2008 film Let The Right One In. No, not the terrible American re-make, but the original swedish version: Låt den rätte komma in

    It's a vampire movie that isnt about vampires. Its really a movie about being a child, and very good it is too.

    On the subject of films is anyone else a fan of wittertainment?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lvdrj
     
  17. Qbit

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    There's quite a few more of us anglophones in the world aside from the US and UK. :wave:
     
  18. steiner666

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    Ok, I'll make not to not recommend any UK films in this thread in the future. I'd remove that post if i could but for some reason i can't even edit it. I also made the recommendation part-way through the movie, and towards the end there was too much cheesiness and weaponry inaccuracies for me to stand by it really (hell the grenades they used in it were obviously disarmed, with drilled out bottoms clearly visible, among many other things)
     
  19. yelooo

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    I consider myself duly admonished :) Come to think of it Australia and New Zealand have made a pretty large contribution to film, considering the relatively small populations. I guess though, like us Brits, the contributions are mostly in colaboration with Americans.

    I suppose the sheer size of the American film industry means it has pretty much consumed the native film industries of other english-speaking peoples, so that we don't have a unique industry in the same way as say the French of the Japanese do. Not that I'm complaining mind you. I'm firmly an Internationalist!
     
  20. dormouse

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  21. lwien

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    Resurrecting an old thread 'cause I just saw a very funny, and at the same time, sensitive, sad and a bit horrific South Korean vampire flick............"Thirst". Fun movie.........

    This kind of humor in a horror flick is recreated in American Horror Store: Coven on TV which is now becoming one of my favorites. Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange playing off each other is just too much fun.
     
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  22. Tweek

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    Lets see if I can remember a bunch I've seen over the years:

    --Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman)
    --Man of Flowers, Kostas (Paul Cox)
    --The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut)
    --Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica)
    --Solaris, Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
    --Aguirre The Wrath of God, Stroszek, Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Werner Herzog)
    --This Sporting Life, O Lucky Man (Lindsay Anderson)
    --Un Chien Andalou, (Luis Bunuel)
    --Red Desert, Blow Up (Michelangelo Antonioni)
    --The Hit (Stephen Frears)

    There are tons more, but I just woke up from a nap...I will keep updating later. The films I listed are just a few from each director that I recall. They have many more good ones. None are in order of preference.
     
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  23. Ansel

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    le diner de cons

    a french comedy farce
     
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  25. syrupy

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    Been checking out some Asian horror stuff lately. Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance, Bedevilled, Ritual, Dumplings, Ichi.
     
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