Skip to comments.What Are Your Favorite Foreign Language Films?
Posted on 12/19/2009 2:01:18 PM PST by randita
I really enjoyed the responses from last week's "What Are Your Favorite Movies Made Before 1950?" thread (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2406295/posts).
So here's another movie topic - favorite foreign language films of any era. (Hey, we need a pleasant distraction from the debacle going on in DC!)
If you know the date or even decade of the film and the language, please include it.
Thank you and enjoy!
Life Is Beautiful (Italian) - 1997
Cinema Paradiso (Italian) - 1988
Amelie (French) - 2001
Rosenstrasse (German) - 2003
The Last Days of Sophie Scholl (German) - 2005
Das Boot- German
Ran - Japanese
The Passion of the Christ
Everything Jacques Tati ever did.
Ran! What an incredible movie. A Japanese take on King Lear.
Das Boot - forgot that one. It was great!
Grave of the Fireflies (Japanese)
The Color of Paradise (Farsi)
Metropolis (German / silent)
LEAST favorite foreign film ....
8 Women (French — snarky snickers about the rib-tickling hilarity of father-daughter incest. Must be wonderful to be “progressive” enough to get the joke!)
A couple of recent movies you might enjoy
1. The Lives of Others - German
2. Il Divo - Italian
Whats Up Tiger Lily......
I’ve only sat through three foreign language films in my life, so I guess they’re my favorites since I own a copy of each:
The Seven Samurai
The Passion of the Christ (which probably doesn’t qualify as a “film” since it was made by an American for an American audience, but it’s in a foreign language and that’s enough for me)
Das Boot. Germany
Super Fly (Ebonics) - (1972)
Das Boot - German
Chocolate - A Thai martial arts film. AWESOME.
Katyn - Polish
I agree; The Lives of Others is one of the best movies ever, foreign-language or otherwise.
Help me on the names folks:
1. Kagushima? War movie where the soldiers had flags on their backs and they picked some twin commoner to stand in for general.
2. Recent film where assassins were trying to kill the Chinese emperor and at the end the guy had a chance to kill him with one move (he got close enough by supposedly killing other assassins) but he wanted China to be united and didn’t do it. He died in a hail of arrows like 300.
3. Black and white film where peasants hired a bunch of out of work samuri to defend the town.
The Lives of Others (German) 2007
Downfall (German) 2005
A Woman in Berlin (German) 2008
After the Truth (German)1999
Sophie Scholl (German) 2005
La Vie En Rose (French) 2007
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