Favorite Foreign Films

My list of memorable foreign films in no particular order. Sure I've missed a few good ones. Post yours here....Cheers.

Riders of Justice 2020 Imdb. 7.6 Denmark

Another Round 2020 Imdb. 7.8 Denmark

Never Look Away 2018 Imdb. 7.8 Germany

A Prophet 2009 Imdb. 7.9 France/Italy

No Rest For The Wicked 2011 Imdb. 6.4 Spain

Biutiful 2010 Imdb. 7.5 Mexico/Spain

Bullhead 2011 Imdb. 7.4 Belgium/Netherlands

Talk to Her 2002 Imdb. 7.9 Spain

Incindies 2010 Imdb. 8.3 Canada

Dead Ringers 1988 Imdb. 7.3 Canada

Amores Perros 2000 Imdb. 8.1 Mexico

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

22 bullets. French.

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Ted Grant /

> ♣Slew Foot♣ Wrote:

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> 22 bullets. French.

Thanks! I missed this one. I like Jean Reno...He's done a lot of good stuff. He's the French version of Gene Hackman. Cheers.

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La Haine

In order of disappearance

Old boy

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Just watched Riders of Justice. Pretty good.

Man bites dog

The Happiness of the Katakuris

La femme Nikita

Jesus shows you the way to the highway

The island of lost children

Wings of desire and Faraway so close

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Ted Grant /

Thanks Guys! Keep 'em coming. Off to work ...Will check back later tonight...Cheers.

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"radiateur"

jeunet's stuff is great, I love delicatessen too

Also emir kusturica! fuckin wonderful

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> Tom Boyd Wrote:

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> La Haine

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> In order of disappearance

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> Old boy

Man, I love Old Boy! That hallway fight scene is one of, if not the best ever made. Continuously shot over 3 minutes, it is just amazing.

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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)

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Ted Grant /

> Saabsonettguy . Wrote:

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> Kin-dza-dza! (1986)

Will check this one out! Never seen a dark sci fi comedy from the Soviet Union before. Thought of a few more at work:

Cinema Paradiso 1988 Imdb. 8.5 Italy/France

Fireworks ( Hana-Bi ) 1997 Imdb. 7.8 Japan

The Big Blue 1988 Imdb. 7.6 France/Italy

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Ted Grant /

Last entry for tonight...

Kukushka (The Cuckoo) 2002 Imdb. 7.8 Russia

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308476/

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Probably Fred /

City of God Brazil

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By far, my fav foreign film so for is the “the 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared” and the sequel: “101 year old man that skipped out on the bill and disappeared”

I will have to watch them again now that I have mentioned it.

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Ted Grant /

Maudie 2016 Imdb. 7.6 Canada. Sally Hawkins was brilliant...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3721954/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_25

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Ted Grant /

Couldn't sleep...

Stroszek 1977 Imdb. 7.9 West Germany

This is a seriously effed up movie. Directed by Werner Herzok. Shot in Plainfield Wisconsin due to Werner's obsession with serial killer/grave robber Ed Gein. Dancing chicken scene is epic.

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Werner Herzog rules. If you can find "Even dwarfs started small," you'll see one of the most fucked up movies ever.

It's about a bunch of dwarfs who take over an insane asylum (that's staffed by dwarfs) and just break shit through the whole movie.

It even has a few "moped related" scenes (it's actually a Honda, I think )

Herzog's first movies were critically acclaimed, and he was thought to be the next biggest rising star director in German film, and then he made this piece of shit, which pissed off everyone. And I mean everyone.

From film critics, animal rights activists to medical professionals, everyone.

Total classic. I can't believe I forgot to mention it earlier

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Ted Grant /

> baird co Wrote:

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> Werner Herzog rules. If you can find "Even dwarfs started small," you'll

> see one of the most fucked up movies ever.

>

> It's about a bunch of dwarfs who take over an insane asylum (that's

> staffed by dwarfs) and just break shit through the whole movie.

>

> It even has a few "moped related" scenes (it's actually a Honda, I think

> )

>

> Herzog's first movies were critically acclaimed, and he was thought to

> be the next biggest rising star director in German film, and then he

> made this piece of shit, which pissed off everyone. And I mean everyone.

>

> From film critics, animal rights activists to medical professionals,

> everyone.

>

> Total classic. I can't believe I forgot to mention it earlier

Sweet! I love fucked up movies. Think I saw a clip from this movie. One of the dwarfs was a psychic and broke out of the asylum. He was a small medium at large...Sorry if that joke fell short...

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Ted Grant /

My submission for most effed up foreign movie:

Sweet movie 1974 Imdb. 6.1 France/Canada/West Germany

Very disturbing to most people. Quebecois beauty Carole Laure quit and was lured back. Excerpt:

Because of her role in the film, Anna Prucnal was exiled from her native Poland for 7 years. The government even denied her a visa to see her dying mother.

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The Italian dialogue was dubbed by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Dacia Maraini.

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Originally the entire movie was intended to be about the adventures of Miss Canada, but the actress portraying her, Carole Laure, quit during the commune scene. After that the plot about the female boat captain was written and added to the movie.

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The BBFC refused to give the film a UK cinema certificate in 1975, effectively banning it in the UK.

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Features a performance by Otto Muehl and his commune of Vienna Actionists. Mühl later renounced the film in an interview as being "downright kitsch".

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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #390.

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Was distributed uncut to Swedish theaters, with an age restriction of only 15 years.

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Carole Laure was asked about this movie: "That was a sad experience," she says. "I admire Dusan very much but after he signed me to the movie, he asked me to do things no human being could do. I had to refuse. I could not do these things as a person, let alone an actress. I don't mean sex scenes, to them I have no objection if the script is right. I mean much worse things than that.

Watch at your own risk...

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Ted, if you like fucked up and foreign there are some contenders I can think of:-

Battle Royal (tame but an all time classic)

Irreversible (cassel, bellucci)

Doberman (cassel, bellucci, the only film I know that lists hyper violence as a description)

Salo

Martyrs

And one other that I refuse to name to save anyone who hasn't found it from finding it.

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Ted Grant /

Thanks Tom! I'll definitely check those out. And thanks to everyone who posted their favorites. Nice to build up a watch list before the snow flies. If anyone's interested I did find Sweet Movie on a "free" streaming site. If you have good protection on your computer or have a throw away lap top like mine there's lots of good movies here. Please note: There's a ton of sketchy pop ups on these sites. However I did find a hot blond nymphomaniac that wants to meet me. She even has her own beer truck and is only 2.5 miles away! Will let you know how this works out....Cheers.

https://www.showboxmovies.net/watch-movie/sweet-movie-3900.2522342

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The whole movie is on YouTube. Times change from when I first saw it on a VHS tape smuggled out of Germany, copied 400 times, and dubbed into English.

(Not really, but it was obscure and impossible to find before the internet. But the production quality still looks like it was filmed with super 8 camera and then left out in the rain. )

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Ted Grant /

> baird co Wrote:

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> The whole movie is on YouTube. Times change from when I first saw it on

> a VHS tape smuggled out of Germany, copied 400 times, and dubbed into

> English.

>

> (Not really, but it was obscure and impossible to find before the

> internet. But the production quality still looks like it was filmed with

> super 8 camera and then left out in the rain. )

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Thanks so much!!! I was looking to hard and oblivious to good old YouTube. I'm only about one minute into the movie and liking it already. I still feel guilty about hitting a dwarf several years ago. He was dancing with my wife and said her hair smelled nice. I really shouldn't joke about handicapped people. If it weren't for them I'd never have a place to park....Cheers.

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Ted Grant /

Monty Python Olympics...

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You want weird, check out "A Serbian Film".

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> Ryan Graeme Wrote:

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> You want weird, check out "A Serbian Film".

Oh Ryan, that was the one I wasn't going to mention, you can't unsee that shit, still haunts me.

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Ted Grant /

Thanks for the heads up on "A Serbian Film" . I won't watch anything with kids involved. To get back on track here's some conventional movies I enjoyed:

Headhunters 2011 Imdb. 7.5 Norway Sweden Denmark Germany

Cold War 2018 Imdb. 7.6 Poland UK France Belgium

The Intouchables 2011 Imdb. 8.5 France

The Diving Bell & The Butterfly 2007 Imdb. 8.0 France

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'When the wind blows' UK 1986 is a pretty messed up and yet insightful look into how Britain felt about the possibility of nuclear war in the 80's.

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Ted Grant /

> Aaron Blair Wrote:

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> 'When the wind blows' UK 1986 is a pretty messed up and yet insightful

> look into how Britain felt about the possibility of nuclear war in the

> 80's.

Thanks Aaron! Added to my list....Cheers.

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Don't know if you like anime but I've got a soft spot for "your name", the visuals are incredible. (edited)

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Ted Grant /

> Tom Boyd Wrote:

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> Don't know if you like anime but I've got a soft spot for "your name",

> the visuals are incredible.

I've seen a few since my twin daughters are into anime and I'll send this title to them. They are obsessed with Japanese culture and Manga books. For a while they had a huge collection of obscure Japan domestic market X Box consoles. Every color imaginable. Fun fact: Used electronics more than 6 months old are classified as "junk" when they hit the Amazon Japan auction site. Here's an older pic of part of their collection...Cheers.

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