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fluffy bunny
May 31st, 2003, 08:04 AM
Given the international status of this board, I'd better clarify- probably those films not in english. So what are your favourites? For those of you from non-english speaking countries, what are your favorites, and are there any you think have been overlooked internationally?

It's kinda difficult foe me to decide- from the top of my head

France you've got stuff like amilie
Germany- run lola run, das boot
Italy- Life is beautiful

S. America- City of god
Japan- Lots of Akira Kurosawa and anime
China- lots of kung fu
India- lots of bollywood stuff eg devdas, monsoon wedding

So what have I missed?

Bear
May 31st, 2003, 02:40 PM
You picked a lot of my favorite, Fluffy. But here goes, anyway.

France--Amelie, city of lost children, delicatessan
Italy--Life is Beautiful
Germany--Run Lola Run

Japan--Anything from Akira Kurosawa or Hiyao Miyazaki. Yoko Kanno, too.
China--Crouching Tiger, Story of Rikki (kung fu horror that's is so awful that it's wonderful).

Not familiar with a lot of other foreign countries films.

Nevyn
May 31st, 2003, 06:13 PM
There are alot of excellent non English movies made in Europe , Asia , Africa and South America way to many to go into . I probably watch more non English movies than the other tripe that is available .
A couple of favourites would be
Tie Me Up , Tie Me Down - Spain
Betty Blue - France
The Emperor and The Assassin - China

Eventine
May 31st, 2003, 09:24 PM
Anyone here see Brotherhood of the Wolf?

It's the first ever period/horror/action/kung fu movie I've seen in my life. And it was OK, even though it sounds like a terrible conglomeration.

Nevyn
June 1st, 2003, 06:51 AM
Originally posted by Eventine
Anyone here see Brotherhood of the Wolf?

It's the first ever period/horror/action/kung fu movie I've seen in my life. And it was OK, even though it sounds like a terrible conglomeration. Loved this one as well !!!

Ogier
June 1st, 2003, 10:17 AM
I haven't seen much non-English films.

China--Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
France--The Brotherhood of the Wolf

Those are the only ones that come to my mind now. Both were worth watching...

Ouroboros
June 1st, 2003, 10:46 AM
France : l'haine ('The Hate')

Japan: Anything Kurosawa, particularly Yojimbo, Sanjuro

Hungry Jo
June 2nd, 2003, 01:21 PM
hmmm, I havn't seen many foriegn language films.

I've seen Crouching Tiger, and this one called "Love in Germany" (which was, incidently, very good) and the only other thing I can think of is Battleship Potemkin, which isn't in any language at all, as it's silent :)

juzzza
June 3rd, 2003, 03:39 AM
Brotherhood of the wolf

Crimson Rivers

The Devil's Backbone (incredible ghost story with great effects by the guy who did Brotherhood of the wolf)

Mama Y Tembien (sp?) ~ The best road movie, and saddest I have ever seen.

And hundreds and hundreds of martial arts movies including Shadow of the tiger, Snake in Eagles Shadow, Shaolin Vs Ninja, Drunken Master, Dragons Forever, Meals on Wheels and on and on and on.

Japan ~ Hard Boiled, God of Gamblers, Ring, Ringu, Ring 2

Plus I would include Manga faves too, like Ninja Scroll, Fist of the Northstar, The Guyver, Devil Man, Urotsikudoji.

Sammie
June 4th, 2003, 06:31 AM
In french: Cyrano de Bergerac (sp?) and the one about the guy who comes back home after the war and it probably isn't him, but someone else who has stolen his identity, but that might be a good thing. It was made in english as well, with Richard Gere iirc.

If Delicatessen is the one i'm thinking of, it's disgusting!