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SolonKR
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11/21/2016 9:27:04 AM
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I just finished watching Nuit Noire, a French dramatization of the 1961 Paris massacre, for one of my classes. A tragic movie (and historical event), but a very good movie.

What foreign language films have you watched and found enjoyable?
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11/21/2016 1:02:48 PM
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At 11/21/2016 9:27:04 AM, SolonKR wrote:
I just finished watching Nuit Noire, a French dramatization of the 1961 Paris massacre, for one of my classes. A tragic movie (and historical event), but a very good movie.

What foreign language films have you watched and found enjoyable?

We watched a part of a french film last year in French III, I think it was about the Holocaust (that or I'm thinking of something we watched in a different class, in which case the film that I watched in French was Le Petite Prince)
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11/21/2016 4:03:31 PM
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I recently went to a friends house and found them watching a dubbed version of Oceans 12 (in Italian) which was very funny to watch.An actor would say his lines and stop talking while the soundtrack would continue to make him speak and vice versa.As I watched the film a thought occurred to me.Clooney,Pitt,Damon,Jolie,Aniston and Zellweger are all rated as "international stars" and my thought was, why?.When the aboves film are globally released they are dubbed or subtitled and in Oceans 12 I was listening to unknown actors saying the lines.So how are they "international stars" when they aren't delivering the lines in their films?.Is it all hype?.Can anyone reading this forum name a non-English speaking "international star" that English speaking peoples would go in droves to see on a red carpet?.
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11/21/2016 9:57:04 PM
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Love Me If You Dare is probably my favourite film ever. French film. Ebert figured the protagonists were psychopaths though lol.

Besides that, there's a bunch of Korean ones. I Saw The Devil. The Man from Nowhere. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. Koreans do violence in a real intense way.
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: That's not racism. Thats economics.
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11/21/2016 9:58:23 PM
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There's another French one, I can't think of it though. French for love movies; Koreans for violence.
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11/21/2016 10:02:37 PM
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Oldboy, of course - for the Koreans.
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11/22/2016 12:29:13 AM
Posted: 2 weeks ago
At 11/21/2016 9:27:04 AM, SolonKR wrote:
I just finished watching Nuit Noire, a French dramatization of the 1961 Paris massacre, for one of my classes. A tragic movie (and historical event), but a very good movie.

What foreign language films have you watched and found enjoyable?
Oh boy.

Blue Is The Warmest Color
Oldboy
Battle Royale
Le Petit Prince
Amelie
Spirited Away
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ip Man
Ringu
The Chorus
This Is Not A Film
Funny Games
Let The Right One In
Infernal Affairs
Life Is Beautiful
The Kid With A Bike
Cinema Paradiso
The Bicycle Thief

I could go on.
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11/22/2016 4:23:05 AM
Posted: 2 weeks ago
At 11/21/2016 9:27:04 AM, SolonKR wrote:
I just finished watching Nuit Noire, a French dramatization of the 1961 Paris massacre, for one of my classes. A tragic movie (and historical event), but a very good movie.

What foreign language films have you watched and found enjoyable?

I watch a lot of foreign films.

The best:

Kieslowski's Dekalog (one of the most astounding things ever made)

Tarkovsky's Solaris

Fellini's 8 1/2
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11/22/2016 3:52:57 PM
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I've been meaning to watch Tarkovsky's Stalker since forever but haven't managed to get around to it. Same with The Hunt.

Supposed to be two of the greatest movie days of all time though.
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11/22/2016 5:42:16 PM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/21/2016 9:27:04 AM, SolonKR wrote:
I just finished watching Nuit Noire, a French dramatization of the 1961 Paris massacre, for one of my classes. A tragic movie (and historical event), but a very good movie.

What foreign language films have you watched and found enjoyable?

Pan's Labyrinth, REC, and Downfall.
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11/23/2016 1:34:38 AM
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Mongol was pretty good
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12/1/2016 6:31:02 AM
Posted: 5 days ago
At 11/22/2016 3:50:21 PM, Lynx_N wrote:
Seven Samurai, by Akira Kurosawa, 1954

Just saw this for the first time in a theatre today - ASTOUNDING film. In the past week, I've also seen Rashomon, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo. All are masterpieces. I plan on seeing as many more as I can at a theatre - the theme runs for a few more weeks.
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12/1/2016 6:32:12 AM
Posted: 5 days ago
At 11/22/2016 3:52:57 PM, Devilry wrote:
I've been meaning to watch Tarkovsky's Stalker since forever but haven't managed to get around to it. Same with The Hunt.

Supposed to be two of the greatest movie days of all time though.

Haven't seen Stalker yet, but Solaris is exactly what I want in a sci-fi movie. I hated 2001, and think that Solaris far, far surpasses it.
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12/1/2016 3:57:23 PM
Posted: 4 days ago
At 12/1/2016 6:31:02 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 11/22/2016 3:50:21 PM, Lynx_N wrote:
Seven Samurai, by Akira Kurosawa, 1954

Just saw this for the first time in a theatre today - ASTOUNDING film. In the past week, I've also seen Rashomon, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo. All are masterpieces. I plan on seeing as many more as I can at a theatre - the theme runs for a few more weeks.

The one's who think they've seen drama haven't seen anything if they've missed out on Kurosawa.
The seventh seal by Bergman is also up there, but doesn't quite cut it compared to Kurosawa IMO.
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12/2/2016 2:43:24 AM
Posted: 4 days ago
At 12/1/2016 3:57:23 PM, Lynx_N wrote:
At 12/1/2016 6:31:02 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 11/22/2016 3:50:21 PM, Lynx_N wrote:
Seven Samurai, by Akira Kurosawa, 1954

Just saw this for the first time in a theatre today - ASTOUNDING film. In the past week, I've also seen Rashomon, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo. All are masterpieces. I plan on seeing as many more as I can at a theatre - the theme runs for a few more weeks.

The one's who think they've seen drama haven't seen anything if they've missed out on Kurosawa.
The seventh seal by Bergman is also up there, but doesn't quite cut it compared to Kurosawa IMO.
Enjoy your theme weeks, quality time well spent.

Saw Red Beard this morning, will probably see the new documentary on Mifune tomorrow - all I have to say is WOW.
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12/2/2016 5:34:43 AM
Posted: 4 days ago
At 12/2/2016 2:43:24 AM, ShabShoral wrote:

Saw Red Beard this morning, will probably see the new documentary on Mifune tomorrow - all I have to say is WOW.

Now I have to check out Red Beard also, many thanks.
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12/3/2016 3:39:07 AM
Posted: 3 days ago
Rashoman. Throne of Blood. Geisha.
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