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    Default Favourite foreign-language films

    So what are your favourite films when it comes to world cinema? You can include anime films in here too if you want.

    Spirited Away
    My Neighbour Totoro
    Chungking Express
    After Life
    The Lives of Others
    City of God
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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    Quote Originally Posted by charliepanayi View Post
    After Life
    Came in here to say this. What a great movie.

    I've gotta throw Seven Samurai in there too!

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    Chungking Express


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    the first one that comes to mind is Der Untergang (Downfall for the americans :P).

    for those who dont know the movie: its about Hitlers last days in the bunker in Berlin.
    a very beautifull movie.

    not very topic related but i really hate 'Murica for re-doing every good foreign-language movie like they did with 'The girl with the dragon tatoo'.. the Swedish trilogy was a huge hit and within no-time there was an american re-make.
    and they are going to do the same with Intouchables (a french movie)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaibana View Post
    the first one that comes to mind is Der Untergang (Downfall for the americans :P).

    for those who dont know the movie: its about Hitlers last days in the bunker in Berlin.
    a very beautifull movie.

    not very topic related but i really hate 'Murica for re-doing every good foreign-language movie like they did with 'The girl with the dragon tatoo'.. the Swedish trilogy was a huge hit and within no-time there was an american re-make.
    and they are going to do the same with Intouchables (a french movie)
    You're better off blaming cinemagoers for not wanting to watch a film with a subtitles unless it's a torture porn film about Jesus. Even the Raid films which are fantastic action films (and as commercial it gets) got little traction. Hence we get English language remakes.
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    Der Untergang is a good one.
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is one of my all time favourite films.

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    Amelie
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    Hero
    Night on the Galactic Railroad
    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... Spring
    A Tale of Two Sisters
    Pan's Labyrinth
    The Devil's Backbone
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    Quote Originally Posted by charliepanayi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaibana View Post
    the first one that comes to mind is Der Untergang (Downfall for the americans :P).

    for those who dont know the movie: its about Hitlers last days in the bunker in Berlin.
    a very beautifull movie.

    not very topic related but i really hate 'Murica for re-doing every good foreign-language movie like they did with 'The girl with the dragon tatoo'.. the Swedish trilogy was a huge hit and within no-time there was an american re-make.
    and they are going to do the same with Intouchables (a french movie)
    You're better off blaming cinemagoers for not wanting to watch a film with a subtitles unless it's a torture porn film about Jesus. Even the Raid films which are fantastic action films (and as commercial it gets) got little traction. Hence we get English language remakes.
    darn you cinemagoers-that-dont-want-to-watch-subtitled-movies
    thats another Murican thing... and Germans who make it even worse by dubbing everything xD

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    Anything Guillermo Del Torro does is great, especially his foreign films and of course Studio Ghibli...but some of my other favorites are Old Boy, Let The Right One In, I Saw the Devil, and The Man From Nowhere

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    I really liked those Lord of the Rings movies.
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    I saw Ghost in the Shell (the original 1995 version, obviously) today, and it was really good. It reminded me a lot of Blade Runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Valentine View Post
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    I forgot about that. Definitely another of my favourites.

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    Foreign languages?
    Oh, you mean something like English?
    I will go with that, because English is technically a foreign language to me even though in Sweden we are awesome at it, lol.

    I really like "Jurassic Park" and the anime movie "Spirited Away".
    I was also blown away by the German movie "Lola Rennt" back in 1998.

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