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December 18th, 2007 #1
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...
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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.
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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!!!
December 18th, 2007 #6
Oldboy definitely, that rocks.
Also, "Amelie" and the original "Infernal Affairs" movies.
December 18th, 2007 #7
Oldboy - yes!
Another Korean horror film, A Tale of Two Sisters. Others I like...
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
La Femme Nikita
The Devil's Backbone
Kung Fu Hustle
...I love foreign films...LOVE 'em.
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"Shaolin Soccer" and "Kung Fu Hustle" were amazing, isn't Stephen Chow well overdue to make another film?
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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
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