Your No. 1 Foreign Film is ?

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  1. featherhall

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    Well, only one answer per person. I know you will all have a few but, lets keep it singular

    Mine has to be - Central Station. An astounding piece of film making which tugs on the heart strings.
     
  2. sbowler

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    "Irreversible" its graphic, shocking and you will only be able to watch it once. But it is unique.
     
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    Too many to mention but the best film ever made (non-english language or otherwise) is Seven Samurai by Kurosawa.
     
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    "Old Boy" was pretty amazing.;)
     
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    a simple one for a change. :D

    The Killer. :cool:
     
  6. featherhall

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    What's that film about ? Is it Ichi the Killer ? also Seven Samurai (unbeatable - as above post)
     
  7. Hugh

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    Nah, Chow Yun Fat and John Woo's finest hour. Take a look here

    THE film that launched both on their way to international stardom and brought us the heroic bloodshed genre. Okay so, A Better Tomorrow was probably the first, but it was The Killer that really got the genre going in the west.

    If you haven't seen it, see it. You won't regret it. :smashin:
     
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    Assuming you mean Foreign Language film:

    Akira
     
  9. featherhall

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    thanks bud, I haven't seen this one (and I have over 50 foreign films). I'll order it, as it does ring a bell (as far as word of mouth goes).
    Incidentally , have you (or anyone seen Sympathy for Lady Vengeance ?) a really good film (but IMHO not as good as his first two - Oldboy and Sympathy for Mr Vengeance) - but really good none the less)
     
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    Das Boot.

    Simply the best submarine movie ever made and perhaps even the number one WWII movie.
     
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    Damm, beat me to it:mad:

    Great choice;) and my choice :clap: :clap:
     
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    Got to be Hard Boiled for me, there's no dramatic acting, emotional entanglements or love triangles, just a good old fashioned "tits-out-action" movie...

    brilliant:thumbsup:
     
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    Hard to argue with Seven Samurai. A great film.

    I also like Delicatessen too. A quirky, black French comedy.
     
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    I'd also choose Delicatessen or City of Lost Children, Jeunet & Caro at their best.

    But then there's...

    Wender's "Wings of Desire"
    Herzog's "Nosferatu" & "Fitzcarraldo"
    Cocteau's "La Belle et la bête (Beauty & the Beast)"
    Lang's "M"...

    hmmm, just one is pretty hard to choose.

    Okay, I'd probably opt for "City of Lost Children"
     
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    I prefer the the TV series rather than the film edit of Das Boot.

    Another vote for Seven Samurai, but I have a real soft spot for Yojimbo.
     
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    Cinema Paradiso what a lovely tale, that can have you laughing one minute and pulling at your heart stings the next,
     
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    Old Boy or Downfall or Das Boot
     
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    I dont think many of you would have heard of this but i love Dil Se. Its a bollywood movie which just rocks, i dont even like bollywood movies either!

    Sat
     
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    Taegukgi:thumbsup:
     
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    City Of God for me, astounding film !

    :smashin:
     
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    Another vote for Downfall for me. Outstanding in every aspect:thumbsup:
     
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    European film would be Nikita, Eastern film would be a toss up between The Killer and Hard Boiled, though almost any of the Studio Ghibli films would do as well.

    Regards

    Mark
     
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    Hi,

    Narrowing the choice down to just one, is pretty difficult to do... but I think I'd have to agree with Garrett, that "Cinema Paradiso: The Directors Cut" is probably the one that I'd choose. A truly superb film, that highlights the highs and lows of what makes film the fantastic medium that it is! :clap:

    If I had more choices from other countries, I'd also allow:
    - Betty Blue (France)
    - My Neighbour Totoro (Japan)
    - Run Lola Run (Germany)
    ... and probably 1001 others!


    Pooch
     
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    I'll go for The Tin Drum (also one of my favourite books).

    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned The Seventh Seal, Ran, Diva...
    Maybe we should have a top ten foreign films.
     
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    My best would have to be either Infernal Affairs or Full Time Killer. I think Andy Lau is an excellent actor. He was also good in House of Flying Daggers but i didn't really go for the film.
     
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    Hard Boiled. With sound system on:D

    Other notable mentions

    Laputa (In fact ANY Studio Ghibli film)
    The Killer
    Police Story (Most of Jackie Chan's older HK movie's really)
     
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    A Russian film showing WW11 on the Eastern front through the eyes of a child
    Come See, Come See.
     
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    Jean De Florette/Manon Des Sources

    Four of the finest actingf performances ever and a twist that can make can make grown men weep.

    Stunning cinema, stunning.



    Gary
     

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