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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Vampyre, Jan 8, 2006.
what is everyones favorite foreign movie? (non-english speaking)
Mine would have to be "City of God"
I named a semi-feral cat after the main character, as they were both tenacious survivors.
Something from either Bergman or Kurosawa. Kind of hard to pick.
It's from Canada, eh?
Does um Russian films count? since i am Russian i guess they are not foreign to me but they are still bad ass movies that played outside Russia...
My choice would be: Stalker.
Very good movie...
Dunno if it's been mentioned on the boards here...but I finally got a chance to see "Downfall" (missed it in the indie theaters) and I was amazed.
Some amazing acting. Definately worth catching if you have the chance.
You are talking about "Der Untergang", right? The German movie about last days of Third Reich and Hitler? That is an incredible movie, yes. I remember when I saw it about a year ago, tremendous impact and food dor thought. I think I even started a thread about it in TB.
City of God is awesome. So is La Femme Nikita...that movie is nuts.
I know you didn't ask for a list...but a few others I love are:
the House of Flying Daggers
Man Bites Dog
The City of Lost Children
For real on House of Flying Daggers and Iron Monkey. City of God is amazing, too.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring
Cidade de deus
ONG Bak is my favourite foreing film, it has to do with muai thai and martial arts, awsome movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368909/
I also like the "taxi" series (I don't mean the american one)
Kal ho naah ho
Yeah, I had to get used to that in order to enjoy the movie
City of God and then Kagemusha
Man Kurosawa is good
Much like I can never really nail down a favorite movie in general it's hard to nail down a favorite foreign movie as well.
Some that I enjoyed that pop into my head include:
House of Flying Daggers
Run, Lola, Run
City of Lost Children
No Man's Land
I liked Raise the Red Lantern quite a bit.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Das Boot yet. I think that's fantastic in that you end up really wanting them to succeed in getting home, you really sympathise with them...yet they're Nazis trying to blow up shipping convoys in the atlantic!
I saw parts of that, it's pretty rough. Didn't get the whole way through though, it was getting pretty late... but it is a solid film no doubt.
Might as well add a few ones while I'm here:
Ran, 7 samurai, Rashômon, anything from Kurosawa basically;
Princess Mononoké, Spirited Away, Miyazaki's stuff in general;
All of the Zatoichi movies, including the new one;
La Vita è bella;
Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain;
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (it is an Italian movie)...
I also saw a short while ago, this chinese movie that takes place in a small village in the middle of nowhere, and the village's teacher has to go to the city for a few days, and he ends up being replaced by a 14 year old girl for the duration of the trip... I'll post title when I remember it.
that'll do for now.
Ay, Carmela - Spanish - set during the Spanish Civil War
La Historia Oficial - Argentine- La Guerra Sucia (The Dirty War)
Gabriela - Brasilian. Change comes to a sleeply backwater town.
Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos - Brasilian - You can have it all.
Doña Bárbara 1940 Mexican version famous for la Félix but the 1990s Venezuelan version is more true to the novel, IMO of course.
Bye, Bye Brasil - Change comes to the whole country