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Old 05-13-2016, 04:06 PM
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I've been quite into foreign language films recently.
I was wondering whether anyone could recommend any really good foreign language films (those being foreign for me, i.e. non-English).
I can't say I've watched too many more than this list (probably about the same number again) but my current favourite list would be;

1) City of God
2) Cyrano de Bergerac
3) Bicycle Thieves
4) Hero
5) Spirited Away
6) Panís Labyrinth
7) Run Lola Run
8) Oldboy
9) Goodbye Lenin
10) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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Old 05-13-2016, 04:25 PM
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I don't know if you're more into modern or classic movies but if you like recent works the last season's dramedy directed by Paolo Genovese "Perfetti Sconosciuti" (=Perfect Strangers) did well both with audience and critics and american studios already wants to make a remake of it. Also "La Grande Bellezza" (aka The Grat Beauty) by Sorrentino is worthwhile, and anything by Nanni Moretti, Ferzan Ozpetek and Roberto Benigni. I'm particularly fond of "La Leggenda del Pianista sull'Oceano" (aka The Legend of 1900) by Tornatore, with Tim Roth, so you could try "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso" of him.

If you're into classics then it's pretty mandatory to cite Fellini, Rossellini, Antonioni, De Sica, Visconti, De Santis, Zeffirelli, Pasolini, Bertolucci etc.
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Old 05-13-2016, 04:37 PM
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I don't know if you're more into modern or classic movies but if you like recent works the last season's dramedy directed by Paolo Genovese "Perfetti Sconosciuti" (=Perfect Strangers) did well both with audience and critics and american studios already wants to make a remake of it. Also "La Grande Bellezza" (aka The Grat Beauty) by Sorrentino is worthwhile, and anything by Nanni Moretti, Ferzan Ozpetek and Roberto Benigni. I'm particularly fond of "La Leggenda del Pianista sull'Oceano" (aka The Legend of 1900) by Tornatore, with Tim Roth, so you could try "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso" of him.

If you're into classics then it's pretty mandatory to cite Fellini, Rossellini, Antonioni, De Sica, Visconti, De Santis, Zeffirelli, Pasolini, Bertolucci etc.
Wow. Where to start. I guess I prefer more modern stuff, though Bicycle Thieves is pretty old.
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PS, Could you narrow it down to just 3?
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Ah ah Ok, my personal picks would be:
"La grande bellezza" (aka "The Great Beauty") by Paolo Sorrentino, I''m curious to know the opinion of an American
"La vita Ť bella" by Roberto Benigni (aka "Life is beautiful") and prepare a handkerchief
"Giulietta degli Spiriti" by Federico Fellini.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:21 PM
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Ah ah Ok, my personal picks would be:
"La grande bellezza" (aka "The Great Beauty") by Paolo Sorrentino, I''m curious to know the opinion of an American
"La vita Ť bella" by Roberto Benigni (aka "Life is beautiful") and prepare a handkerchief
"Giulietta degli Spiriti" by Federico Fellini.
Okay, these will be the next three on my list. I've long wanted to watch Life is Beautiful actually.
I'll give you my opinion of The Great Beauty (but you'll have to wait for your American opinion and make do with a British one).

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Okay, these will be the next three on my list. I've long wanted to watch Life is Beautiful actually.
I'll give you my opinion of The Great Beauty (but you'll have to wait for your American opinion and make do with a British one).

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A British review will be a pleasure nonetheless.

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A while back I saw one with Penelope Cruz but I cannot remember the name of it.
Since it's a foreign language movie I think it could be one of her long time collaborations with Pedro Almodovar or one of her more recent italian movies with Castellitto, "Don't move" or "Twice born".
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Okay, these will be the next three on my list. I've long wanted to watch Life is Beautiful actually.
I'll give you my opinion of The Great Beauty (but you'll have to wait for your American opinion and make do with a British one).

many thanks
These DVD's recently arrived in the post. Just finished watching Life Is Beautiful...bang, half way through it changes big time. As soon as it finished my wife turned to me and said 'Sometimes it's really crap being a human being'. I wouldn't say I sobbed but I certainly shed some tears at the end.

Will watch La Grande Bellezza tomorrow if I get the chance.
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La belle et la bÍte ( long before it became a song)
Shower (Chinese)
Man bites dog (Belgium*)
In Bruges*
Ma vie an Rose*
My life as a dog. ( Swedish)
M (German*)
Metropolis*
Relato Savajes ( Argentinian)
Y tu mama tambien (Mexican)
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Man bites dog (Belgium*)
I've read about Man Bites Dog. I dont know whether I can watch it.
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Ambience (Swedish) is coming out in 2020 it is 720 hours /30 days long. Here is the 7 hour and 20 minutes trailer

http://www.thelongestfilm.com/


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RLevgVmZ8rE


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A while back I saw one with Penelope Cruz but I cannot remember the name of it.
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A while back I saw one with Penelope Cruz but I cannot remember the name of it.
Was that All About My Mother?
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Love Run Lola Run.

My favorites are Amelie and The Double Life of Veronique. And then there are the Truffaut films.
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Love Run Lola Run.

My favorites are Amelie and The Double Life of Veronique. And then there are the Truffaut films.
Amťlie was delightful!
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7) Run Lola Run


cheers
I like those.
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