Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 30
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Norwich, England, UK
    Posts
    2,787
    Thanks
    473
    Thanked 268 Times in 152 Posts

    FOREIGN/subtitled FILMS....share your favourites here!!!

    I love European/Foreign films, and would like to know YOUR recommendations and must see's.

    Here's a few:
    Kontroll - Has anyone here seen this film???
    This is one of my favourite european/foreign/subtitled films. Its set in Budapest's underground rail system following a group of ticket inspectors as they go about their work. There's a 'good vs evil' struggle in this film, and a dark atmosphere too, which is balanced out with excellant characters and sense of humour - worth a watch if you dont mind sub's

    'R-POINT' a Korean film about a group of soilders who end up at a haunted house in the middle of the countryside. Sounds cliched, but this is brilliant, scarey, eerie, dark movie with a twist in the story - again, worth a watch if you dont mind sub's...

    Pans Labyrinth - The majority of folk have probably seen this, so no synopsis really needed....great film, great effects, great story. Pretty violent, but worth a watch...
    From the same director, The Devils Backbone is a pretty cool film, again, set in War time Spain, this story is set in a boys orphanage, where the ghost of a child haunts the corridors....

    Nightwatch - I think this is Russian film, (-and I think theres another film called Daywatch to accompany it,) I've seen it once and loved it, I've been looking out for it since on the net, so fingers crossed...

    Mx

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,432
    Thanks
    643
    Thanked 1,484 Times in 719 Posts
    Molly, DayWatch should be easily available in the usual shady corners of the interweb, I watched it about a year ago.
    If this qualifies as warez discussion, delete this and pretend I never said nuffin.
    And yeah, they're Russian, loosely based on the rather good books by Sergei Lukyanenko.

    Edit: actually, I see Daywatch has been released in the US on dvd, UK release on Jan 28th apparently.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    India
    Posts
    217
    Thanks
    191
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Stalker :Andrei Tarkovsky (1979) : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079944/

    Samsara : Pan Nalin (2001) : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0196069/

    the sole intention is learning to fly
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    2,522
    Thanks
    438
    Thanked 437 Times in 209 Posts
    Ditto on Pan's Labyrinth. Others:

    Paradise Lost (Palestine, I think)

    The Sea Inside (Spain)

    Life is Beautiful (Italy)

    Brendan Noeth

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Erth
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 45 Times in 25 Posts
    Excluding anime from Miyazaki, Kon, etc:

    . The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (Wiene, 1920 Germany)
    . Metropolis (Lang, 1928 Germany)
    . Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952 Japan)
    . Nights Of Cabiria (Fellini, 1947 Italy)
    . Pandora's Box (Pabst, 1928 Germany)
    . Stray Dog (Kurosawa, 1949 Japan)
    . My Sassy Girl (Kwak, 2001 South Korea)
    . Oldboy (Park, 2003 South Korea)
    . M (Lang, 1931 Germany)

    I'm not a big foreign film watcher, but I try to watch what's well-recommended... And I seem to love the early German silents/expressionists...

    LONG LIVE YOKO KANNO!!!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,432
    Thanks
    643
    Thanked 1,484 Times in 719 Posts
    Oldboy definitely, that rocks.

    Also, "Amelie" and the original "Infernal Affairs" movies.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,281
    Thanks
    653
    Thanked 484 Times in 213 Posts
    Oldboy - yes!

    Another Korean horror film, A Tale of Two Sisters. Others I like...

    Infernal Affairs
    Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
    Queen Margo
    La Femme Nikita
    RAN
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Cronos
    The Devil's Backbone
    Shaolin Soccer
    Kung Fu Hustle


    ...I love foreign films...LOVE 'em.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,432
    Thanks
    643
    Thanked 1,484 Times in 719 Posts
    "Shaolin Soccer" and "Kung Fu Hustle" were amazing, isn't Stephen Chow well overdue to make another film?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    4,543
    Thanks
    2,307
    Thanked 2,122 Times in 871 Posts
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1,316
    Thanks
    105
    Thanked 148 Times in 107 Posts
    Seven Samurai
    City of God
    Dreams
    La Strada

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Adelaide, Aus
    Posts
    673
    Thanks
    199
    Thanked 45 Times in 29 Posts
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Norwich, England, UK
    Posts
    2,787
    Thanks
    473
    Thanked 268 Times in 152 Posts
    mmmmMMMMMmmmmm Thanks for posting folks!!! - definately will be giving them all a go (when I can!)
    Flake - thanks for the heads up on Day/Night Watch
    PatriciaS - Love em too! the one you recommended, Tale of Two Sisters- I shall keep my lil eye out for it fo sure, I love Korean films - and I love La Femme Nikita - its brilliant, much, much, much better than the American remake 'The Assasin'. I found their version of the character Nikita, to be a bit of a wuss. No balls, and too schmaltzy!

    Hey, there was one other film out (Japanese, I think) about revenge on a child killer. I cant for the life of me remember the damn name of the film, but this guy gets stabbed by the parents of the children he murdered... - LADY VENGENCE!?! thats what it was called (I think, please someone clarify!) It was pretty heavy, dark and gruesome.

    Anymore folks, please add I'm on the hunt for some good foreign films
    Moo x

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Liverpool / Oxford
    Posts
    633
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 51 Times in 17 Posts
    Blog
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    *Help a CA artist! Visit the Constructive Critique section! *
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook