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Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by MartinImber, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. MartinImber

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    I have started looking at euro films to make a change - any recommendations beyond Das Boot and Taxi?

    Also years ago I remember seeing some French films and I can't remember the names.

    One involved a teenage couple and horses by the coast.

    One involved a woman and her boyfriend living in a beach hut I think.

    I can remember bits - just that the second film was a favourite of a friend and I cannot remember its name!
     
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    some I have seen include and recomend are (all very good):

    Life is beautiful
    Il Postino
    Amores Perros (south american, but spanish lang.)
    Y Tu Mama Tambien
    Delicatessen
    Amelie
    Jamon Jamon
    Abre Los Ojos (spanish/original version of vanilla sky)
    The Devil's Backbone
    Brotherhood of the Wolf
     
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    A good french film we watched back in my school days (not too long ago!!!) was La Haîne which I thought was pretty good.
     
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    Betty Blue most likely.
    There are loads of fantastic french films.

    Delicatessan , Subway , Nikita , The Last Battle ( last three not if you hate Luc Besson). Amelie ( hated it myself) Brotherhood of the Wolf (Monica Belluci...Reowwwwrrrrr!) Code Unknown, ( some elses recommendation) Jean de Florette , Manon des sources ( another one I can't remember in this series but they are fantastic!!) Toto the Hero ( might be belgian) The Eighth Day ( same director as previous) Le Haine , La Reine Margot (Isabella Adjani ....Reowwwwwwerrr!)

    And these are only fairly recent ones back to the 50s and 60s and we'd be here all day.
    Truffaut , Resnais.

    The Wages of Fear is one of my all time favourites. Jules et Jim , Le Weekend , Alphaville .... too many to go on about. Put it this way being into films and ignoring French film-making is like loving seafood and only ever eating fish and chips!
     
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    Europa is another inriguing one recently released on dvd.
     
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    The original Solaris (Russian not Euro though), Doberman, Wasabi, Crimson Rivers, Cinema Paradiso, werner hertzog's Nosferatu (aswell as the original FW Murnau one), Fitzcaraldo are a few off the top of my head
     
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    Betty Blue - thats it! I recorded it for a friend when the 950 was new!

    The Camarge teenage runaways - stuck on that one.

    As to recommendations - I like Besson usually, also my main worry is are there subtitles as I hate dubbing
     
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    You'll likely have the choice of dubbed or original soundtrack with subs on most of the newish titles. Some of the older ones are more likely to be in the original language with burnt in subtitles rather than generated ones from the player.

    Either way its unlikely to be a problem.
     
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    Hi,

    I just got Betty Blue from CD Wow today - £8 for the anamorphic widescreen director's cut. I also got the Criterion version of Rififi - a classic from 1955 for £16. I'm just re-arranging my system at the moment so I've not had a chance to give 'em a spin yet.

    Steve
     
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    The Three Colours Trilogy ....
     
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    Man bites dog. The funniest thing to come out of Belgium ever.
     
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    Also heavily recommend La Haine. On a happier tip, you could try:
    Together (Tilsammans)
    Show me love (AKA F***ing Amal)

    both directed by Lukas Moodysson, an excellent young Swedish director.

    Mediterraneo is very funny too (Italian WW2 film; won an oscar in 92)
     
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    Hi,

    Pretty much all of the films I'd have recommended have already been listed.

    Director's worth checking, via the Internet Movie Database, that I would include, would be:-

    Krzysztof Kieslowski
    Ken Loach
    Mike Leigh
    John Woo
    Luc Besson
    Jean-Luc Goddard
    Ingmar Bergman
    Wim Wenders
    Satayit Ray (The Apu Trilogy)
    Christophe Gans
    Gaspar Noe (or is it Gasper Noe?)
    Andrei tarkovsky
    "Beat" Takeshi Kitano
    Shinya Tsukamoto
    Jean Renoir
    Sergio Leone
    Dario Argento
    Jan Svankmajer
    Walerian Borowczyk
    Luchino Visconti
    federico Fellini

    Also, you may want to not restrict yourself just to European films. Some of the best cinema in recent years has come from Japan, China, Hong Kong and the Far East. Titles like: "Europa", "Battle Royale", "Audition", "Freezer", "The Isle", "Ringu" (or Ring),, "Ring 2", "Ring 0: Birthday", etc, etc.

    Do a search through the World Cinema section of your local HMV or Virgins stores, and ask them if they can recommend any other directors/movies for you.
    Hope all of that helps.

    Pooch
     

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