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cromulator
17 Feb 14 12:10
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what are the best foreign films youve seen in the last ten year? im just wanting some ideas for things to watch really. my favs include, departures, oldboy, man on wire, the secret in their eyes. anyone recommend any others? cheers
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Report FlowerMyth February 17, 2014 12:26 PM GMT
I rather enjoyed Vacances sur les Bus - about a couple of guys who lose their jobs and get another only to find their old boss is there to.
Report Cosmo Kramer February 17, 2014 12:29 PM GMT
The Lives Of Others
The Counterfeiters
Downfall
Blue Is The Warmest Colour
Innocent Voices
Let The Right One In
Priceless
City Of God
A Hijacking
Report Dan Chipowski February 17, 2014 12:31 PM GMT
Angels of the Universe - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233651/

Oslo 31st August - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1736633/

The Silence - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1361835/
Report A_T February 17, 2014 12:36 PM GMT
Mongol
Report sixtwosix February 17, 2014 12:53 PM GMT
Cinema Paradiso
Black Cat White Cat
Burnt By the Sun
City Of God
Life Is Beautiful
Wings Of Desire
Untouchable
Downfall
Amores Perror
Army Of Shadows
Dersu Uzala
Jean De Florette
Underground
Fitzcarraldo
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Run Lola Run
The Vanishing
Apocalypto
City Of Life And Death
Amelie
Report xmoneyx February 17, 2014 1:16 PM GMT
thx will look on Netflix

currently watching ROME

pretty good,cant remember when that was on tv
Report acey deucy February 17, 2014 1:18 PM GMT
Life Is Beautiful is very very good.
Report Makybe_Diva February 17, 2014 1:24 PM GMT
Amelie Love
Report Ken Masters February 17, 2014 1:30 PM GMT
Robocop (the original one) was pretty good, and Shawshank too.
Report Hound-Dog-2 February 17, 2014 2:14 PM GMT
Not a big fan of watching a film and reading sub-titles for a couple of hours, but Dragon Tattoo and Let The Right One In were both excellent films.  And the only foreign film I seen last year was Blue Is The Warmest Colour, it's  a 3-hour take on a young French woman’s sexual awakening when instead of her boyfriend she falls for a slightly older girl. So a 3-hour film with sub-titles about 2 lesbians, it's such a damn good film and the 2 girls are just brilliant. 

There is one long extended sex scene - certainly wouldn't have wanted to see that in Brokeback Mountain - but in this film it is so strong to the story and their intense relationship.  It is a really good film.
Report Burton-Brewers February 17, 2014 2:22 PM GMT
Gregory's Girl
Report ThunderRoad February 17, 2014 2:29 PM GMT
Another vote for Life is Beautiful here
Report xmoneyx February 17, 2014 2:31 PM GMT
whats it about?
Report guinness2dear February 17, 2014 2:46 PM GMT
Love; humour; and family values.

Oh and Nazis. One of the magnificent 7 is in it as well..
Report xmoneyx February 17, 2014 2:51 PM GMT
sound of music
Report guinness2dear February 17, 2014 2:54 PM GMT
Nah, Horst wasn't in that..
Report SlippyBlue February 17, 2014 4:16 PM GMT
Betty Blue
Report Make my hay February 17, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
Timecrimes (Spanish) - a 2007 science fiction film with a time loop plot
Report screaming from beneaththewaves February 17, 2014 4:40 PM GMT
Goodbye Lenin! except it's 11 years old now, so doesn't qualify.

Le Cop is my fav foreign film, and also the best film about gambling I've seen.
Report guinness2dear February 17, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
"Kokuhaku" or " Confessions" is magnificent.

One of my all time favourites.
Report bigH February 17, 2014 4:47 PM GMT
The Lives of Others

Pan's Labyrinth

Oldboy
Report BARNSTER February 17, 2014 5:11 PM GMT
13 Tzameti and As If I Am Not There, make you thankful that your sitting in your nice warm front room in the uk
Report Steamship February 17, 2014 5:24 PM GMT
IRREVERSIBLE (this is one of the best films Ive seen)
The Lives Of Others

Currently got The Turin Horse to watch
Report Tony Broke February 17, 2014 5:47 PM GMT
le choriste is very moving
Report sofiakenny February 17, 2014 5:54 PM GMT
debbie does dallas.
Report jed.davison February 17, 2014 5:56 PM GMT
Trainspotting.
Report Do wah Diddy February 17, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
DAS BOOT ABOUT A GERMAN SUBMARINE CREW ,I WAS TOLD TO WATCH IT ON CHIT CHAT ,I DID AND REALLY ENJOYED IT
Report Do wah Diddy February 17, 2014 7:25 PM GMT
YOU DONT NEED TO SPEAK GERMAN ,AS IT HAS ENGLISH  SUBTITLES IF YOU WATCH IT IN ENGLAND
Report Do wah Diddy February 17, 2014 7:25 PM GMT
YOU DONT NEED TO SPEAK GERMAN ,AS IT HAS ENGLISH  SUBTITLES IF YOU WATCH IT IN ENGLAND
Report Do wah Diddy February 17, 2014 7:25 PM GMT
YOU DONT NEED TO SPEAK GERMAN ,AS IT HAS ENGLISH  SUBTITLES IF YOU WATCH IT IN ENGLAND
Report donny osmond February 17, 2014 7:39 PM GMT
the trinity  spagetti westerns starring terrence hill

trinity is my name
trinity is still my name




lots of other stuff he did too, worth a watch, if you enjoy them
Report MisterBadger February 17, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
The Secret In Their Eyes
Report judorick February 17, 2014 8:31 PM GMT
Le Diner de Cons

laugh out loud funny
Report History Maker February 17, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
Oldboy, Downfall.

That's my lot.

If you really give a sh*t then Trilogie and er Cinema Paradiso.
Report Makybe_Diva February 17, 2014 9:40 PM GMT
I've just watched Tomboy, an interesting little French film,it was on BBC4 last week.

It's about a girl who pretends she's a boy.

Great performances from the child actors, especially the little girl who played the main character's little sister.
Report blackestnight February 17, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
Another vote for The Vanishing, originally titled Spooloos. You won't see the twist at the end coming at all.
Report MC560 dn February 17, 2014 10:35 PM GMT
The Diving Bell and The Butterfly - Utterly engrossing

Life Is beautiful - Covers every range of emotion

Oldboy - youve seen it already so dont know why ive written it

Etre et Avoir - actually a documentary but so moving
Report David Fishwick Minibus Sales February 17, 2014 10:40 PM GMT
has the Baader Meinhof Komplex is a shocking omission ever happened before?
Report FatherMaguire February 17, 2014 11:21 PM GMT
It might not be the best foreign film but Lilya 4-Ever is probably the most powerful film I have ever seen
Report MisterBadger February 17, 2014 11:32 PM GMT
Another vote for The Vanishing, originally titled Spooloos. You won't see the twist at the end coming at all.


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Report Dan Chipowski February 18, 2014 2:36 AM GMT
Laugh
Report timbuctooth February 18, 2014 2:48 AM GMT
That final scene is still phucking with my head, some 20 years after seeing it!



And another vote for `Le Diner de Cons`, truly hilarious.
Report Platini February 18, 2014 4:08 PM GMT
so many to choose from, but Confessions (Japanese) was just brilliant.
Report bigH February 18, 2014 4:49 PM GMT
timbuctooth - if you are talking about The Vanishing then I agree

Same scenario here, saw it about 20 years ago possibly on BBC2, freaked me out at the time
Report guinness2dear February 18, 2014 5:08 PM GMT
Keep up Plat..
Report timbuctooth February 19, 2014 2:16 AM GMT
bigH, I`d guess I was being freaked out by it the very same night as you! And here we are, 20 years later, discussing our one and only viewing of it. Surely, an indication of how powerfully memorable that final scene is.
Report Facts February 19, 2014 2:36 PM GMT
Biutiful  - a heart rendering film
Report jabmast February 19, 2014 2:55 PM GMT
Astonished that Incendies has not been mentioned. Please watch it, it is excellent.
Report call me a taxi February 19, 2014 5:25 PM GMT
Akira Kurosawa films being shown all next week on telly at 11-00 a.m.
Report alabaster crashes down February 19, 2014 6:13 PM GMT
some not yet mentioned...

The Act of Killing - bizarre documentary in which the perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide happily stage reenactments of their atrocities.

Pusher
Pusher 2 (With Blood on my hands)
Pusher 3 (I'm the angel of death)


Brilliant danish drug trilogy from Drive director's Nicolas Winding Refn

4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days - grim but fascinating romanian effort about an illegal abortion

The skin I live in - weird and wonderful revenge thriller  by Almodovar

Reprise - Joachim Trier directed story similar in tone to Oslo, August 31st
Report alabaster crashes down February 19, 2014 6:50 PM GMT
a bit of a leftfield suggestion..."Gangs of Wasseypur"

This Indian crime epic from 2012 is supposed to be astonishingly good. I've not found time to watch it yet as it clocks in at just over 5 hours long. Has anyone watched it yet?
Report Coachbuster February 19, 2014 7:50 PM GMT
i was bored before i even began
Report FatherMaguire February 19, 2014 10:10 PM GMT
Another who watched the Vanishing about 20 yrs ago - I'm going out on a limb and saying it was shown on C4 though
Report sixtwosix February 19, 2014 10:21 PM GMT
Think it was late on Beeb 2 , a nauseating ending to a wonderful film ......without the feelgood naff ending of the yank copy.
Report Velasquez February 19, 2014 10:40 PM GMT
The Ascent - Soviet Union film - best film EVER...?
Come and See - Soviet Union war film
Marketa Lazarova - Czech...best LOOKING film for sure
Any films by Robert Bresson
Eclipse - Antonioni
Yer bog-standard Tarkovsky jobs...Plain
Report Velasquez February 19, 2014 10:45 PM GMT
Last Year at Marienbad - Delphine Seyrig and blokes in tuxedos wander aboot a bid auld hoose, gambling and playing games, and trying to figure out the meaning of it all. A bit like this forum with real women instead of truck drivers.
Report paddletoe February 20, 2014 2:39 AM GMT
Two great foreign language war films - stallingrad and the 9th company, the latter about a group of recruits sent to fight in Afghanistan.
Report zorrostrikes February 20, 2014 8:35 AM GMT
Kamikazee 1986 - madman kills celebs
return of martin guerre - remade this with richard gere? utter pap remake
a taxing woman - 1987 - about a tax inspector
audition 1999 - japanese horror
la strada - 1954 - get you crying
Kreytserova sonata (1987) - During a discussion about love and marriage on a train, Poznyshev (Oleg Yankovsky) announces that he murdered his wife.

lots more - but i can't remember.... remember?
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