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Foreign film recommendations

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by an0nym0us, 22 Jun 2019.

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  1. an0nym0us

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    Did a quick search and couldn't find any recent threads on foreign film recommendations.

    Any interest in non-English films from the fellow overclockers?

    I've got some recommendations off the top of my head and in no particular order:
    Infernal Affairs (2002) - Hong Kong
    Amores Perros (2000) - Mexico
    New World (2013) - Korea
    Life Is Beautiful (1997) - Italy
    Pan's Labyrinth (2006) - Spain
    Ip Man (2008) - Hong Kong
    Oldboy (2003) - Korea
     
  2. Shoeyuk

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    City of god (2002) - Brazil
    Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
     
  3. an0nym0us

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    Ah yes, forgot those. City of God in particular was fantastic.
     
  4. VoG

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    Micmacs ( 2009 ) - French, Dir Jean Pierre Jeunet
    Amelie ( 2001 ) - French, Dir Jean Pierre Jeunet
    Delicatessen ( 1991 ) - French, Dir Jean Pierre Jeunet
    The city of lost children/La cite des enfants perdus ( 1995 ) - French, Dir Jean Pierre Jeunet
    The extraordinary adventures of Adele Blanc Sec ( 2010 ) - French, Dir Luc Besson
    The visitors/Les visiteurs ( 1993 ) - French, Dir Jean Marie Poire
     
  5. SixTwoSix

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    If you're a horror fan, the french have made the best of this century, Haute Tension (Switchblade Romance), Martyrs, Frontiers, Inside to name a few.
     
  6. wolfie138

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    La Haine
    Man Bites Dog
    virtually anything by "Beat" Takeshi
    Train to Busan
     
  7. SixTwoSix

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    Can also recommend this. In the current yawnfest of zombie tv/movies this stands head and shoulders above the others. It was a hugely pleasant surprise.
     
  8. Scam

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    I'll have to come back to this thread but off the top of my head The Lives of Others was really good.
     
  9. aardvark

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    run lola run
    das boot
    the french three colours trilogy
    crouching tiger hidden dragon
    house of flying daggers
     
  10. Terminal_Boy

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    Any of Akira Kurosawa’s films.
     
  11. the shadow

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  12. TriedandTested

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  13. nands

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    Plenty of good films mentioned.

    I would add:

    The Hunt (Norwegian)
    Headhunters (Norwegian)
    A Hijacking (Danish)
    Wild Tales (Argentinian)
    The Idiots (Danish) this one is a real WTF did I just watch!
     
  14. an0nym0us

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    Amazing responses, thanks everyone! Quite a few I need to add to my watch list.
     
  15. azazl187

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    Pan's Labyrinth was excellent i thought. Creepy but in a really watchable way
     
  16. Zeebedy

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    Cell 211
    Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance

    Two top, top films there..
     
  17. Ninco!

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    Riphagen - The Untouchable (Netflix)
    The Skin I Live
    13 Minutes
    Sleep Tight
     
  18. neckbeardthethird

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    Roma (the most beautifully shot film I've seen in years)
    Gomorrah
    La Haine
    The Lives of others
    Amelie
    Oldboy
    I Saw The Devil
    City of God
    Amorre Perros
     
  19. NickK

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    Itchi the killer - over the top violent Japanese film. The old flatmate couldn't make it past the DVD menu.
    Sonatine is worth a look, Yakusa.
    If you like vampire movies - Blood (japanese) is fun (sort of a B movie).
    According to the wife (french), half of the Amelie movie is lost in translation of the english soundtrack - there's so many plays on words etc in the french soundtrack.
    Pans labyrinth is great, also devils backbone from del Torro is worth a look.
    Lives of Others is an outstanding film.
    Das Boot - full length, with german soundtrack subtitled is stunning.
    City of God is superb too.
    Kungfu Hustle - I love this. Just as it should be.
    Seven Samurai - black and white, slow pace at the start but give it time. Superb.
    Drunken Master - yes it's a corny point but the set scenes are great. Jackie Chan.
    Om Bak - also from a fight sequence POV is superb.

    Le dobermann - french Vincent Cassel being brutal but only outdone by the pychotic cop! Good for a blast with a beer.
     
  20. jellybeard999

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