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    I don't have many foreign films, 3 to be exact.
    They are Taxi, Taxi2 and Taxi3. Brilliant french films and even though i have to read the subtitles i still can laugh and cry when im meant too?

    whats your fav foreign film?
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    I have a few good Swedish films.
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    Das boat was a classic in my opinion !
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    Diva is my fav.

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    Pans Labrynth was fantastic.
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    Das Boot ! My German is not as good as my English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honey View Post
    Pans Labrynth was fantastic.
    I completely agree! That is one of my favourite all time movies! The spanish brings feeling to the movie i thought.

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    The lives of others,
    Amelie,
    Chocolat,
    Battle Royale,
    The Host.

    I don't know if it counts but the Studio Ghibli films are awesome.
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    The Dinner Game was interesting.

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    "Le ballon rouge" (the red balloon) is a magical classic that really captured my imagination when I was younger -but I think it still would delight most viewers today of any age. Worth checking out.

    These days my tastes are a bit more grown up and "Le Pacte des Loups" (a martial arts film) is one of my favourites.

    I love french farces and Marcel Pagnol's trilogy of films "Marius", "Fanny" and "César" are hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emb123 View Post
    "Le ballon rouge" (the red balloon) is a magical classic that really captured my imagination when I was younger -but I think it still would delight most viewers today of any age. Worth checking out.

    These days my tastes are a bit more grown up and "Le Pacte des Loups" (a martial arts film) is one of my favourites.

    I love french farces and Marcel Pagnol's trilogy of films "Marius", "Fanny" and "César" are hilarious.
    French farces are high on my list too so I'll be looking for that trilogy, thank you. You might like Le dîner de cons (The Dinner Game), it was also farce.

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    Letters from Iwo Jima has to be one of the best 'foreign' films I've seen. Absolutely captivating from start to finish.
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    A good few lurking about, especially some J-Horror.

    Ju-On: The Grudge.
    Battle Royale.
    Honogurai mizu no soko kara: Dark Water.
    City of God: amazing film.
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    I love foreign films as my DVD collection will testify. Some goodies are:-

    Evil (Swedish)
    Antibodies (German)
    Pan's Labyrinth and The Devil's Backbone (Spanish)
    Kung Fu Hustle (Chinese)
    House of Flying Daggers (Chinese)
    Ong Bak (Thai)
    Le Cage Aux Folles 1&2 (French)
    Wasabi (French)
    Le Bossu (French)
    Quai des Orfevres (36) (French)
    Brotherhood of the Wolf (French)

    I could go on all day, but I can recommend all of the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emb123 View Post
    "Le ballon rouge" (the red balloon) is a magical classic that really captured my imagination when I was younger -but I think it still would delight most viewers today of any age. Worth checking out.

    These days my tastes are a bit more grown up and "Le Pacte des Loups" (a martial arts film) is one of my favourites.

    I love french farces and Marcel Pagnol's trilogy of films "Marius", "Fanny" and "César" are hilarious.
    I got hold of this trilogy and have thoroughly enjoyed the first two 'Marius' and 'Fanny', am eagerly looking forward to 'César'. Thank you for suggesting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loganbiffy View Post
    A good few lurking about, especially some J-Horror.

    Ju-On: The Grudge.
    Battle Royale.
    Honogurai mizu no soko kara: Dark Water.
    City of God: amazing film.

    totally agree logan, city of god one of my fav films of all time, not seen city of men yet.....

    Oldboy..also very good, if a bit bizzare, compulsive viewing though and has some twists!!!

    The Host, hilarious!!!!

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    Cinema paradiso
    Amelie
    Loads of Russian animation films.
    Das Boot

    Fitzcarraldo - written and directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinsky.
    The one about the opera guy dragging a boat across Peru. They nearly killed each other before the filming was finished !!
    [edit] Story

    Brian "Fitzcarraldo" Fitzgerald, a European living in a small city in Peru in the early part of the 20th century, has a great love of opera and an indomitable spirit. He is a great fan of the famous tenor Enrico Caruso and he dreams of building an opera house in his city of Iquitos. This will require a lot of money, and the most profitable industry in Peru at the time is rubber. The areas known to contain rubber trees have been parceled up by the Peruvian government and can be leased for exploitation.
    Fitzcarraldo investigates getting into the rubber business. He is shown a map by a helpful rubber baron, who points out the only remaining unclaimed parcel in the area. He explains why no one has yet claimed the parcel: while it straddles the Ucayali River, the parcel is cut off from the Amazon by a treacherous set of rapids. However, Fitzcarraldo notices that the Pachitea River, another Amazon tributary, comes within several hundred meters to the Ucayali upstream of the parcel.[1]
    To make his dream a reality, he leases the inaccessible parcel from the government. With the selfless underwriting of his paramour and brothel owner, Molly (Claudia Cardinale), he buys a steamer (which he christens the Molly Aida) from the same rubber baron, raises a crew and sets off up the Pachitea, the parallel river. This river is known to be more dangerous the further one gets from the Amazon because of the unfriendly tribes that inhabit the area. Fitzcarraldo's plan is to reach the point where the two rivers nearly meet and then, with the manpower of enlisted natives, physically pull his three-story, 320-ton steamer over the muddy 40° hillside across an isthmus, from one river to the next.[2] Using the steamer, he will then collect rubber on the upper Ucayali and bring it down the Pachitea to market.
    The 1982 book Fitzcarraldo: The Original Story from Fjord Press (ISBN 0-940242-04-4) reproduces Herzog's first version of the story before the screenplay was written.

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