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Films with a strong sense of place

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dweezle Thu 04-Nov-10 22:47:17

OK - christmas ideas for B & SIL are hampers with a DVD and ingredients for a dinner based on the cuisine of the country the film is set in. SIL absolutley no problem - Italian, letters to Juliet: Greece, Mamma Mia: France, Chocolat etc etc. BUT - can't think of anything sensible for BIL - suggestions so far are The Great Escape accompanied by a giant sausage and priscilla Queen of the Desert with a jar of vegemite. We obviously need help....... Any ideas?

dweezle Thu 04-Nov-10 22:47:53

that'll be absolutely

echt Sat 13-Nov-10 06:42:21

I'd say "Disgrace" for the overwhelming sense of South Africa.

Bloody grim, though, so not a crowd pleaser.

jumpyjack Sat 13-Nov-10 07:25:18

In Bruges is a great movie - accompanied by beer and chocolates?

WillYouDoTheDamnedFanjo Sat 13-Nov-10 07:30:05

The Commitments and some Guinness.

jumpyjack Sat 13-Nov-10 07:32:43

Also what about The Italian Job or The Godfather?
Casino Royale?
Or Enter the Dragon - set in Hong Kong.

CommanderDrool Sat 13-Nov-10 07:35:48

Lost in Translation and a Sushi set?

Indiana Jones and a couple of monkey heads?

saucetastic Sat 13-Nov-10 07:44:29

Great idea!

How about Casablanca - ok, no sense of real Moroccan environment but nice hamper and film?

Or Mexican cuisine with the sumptuous, Like Water for Chocolate? Love that film.

Maybe Danish with Babette's Feast?

Ang Lee's Eat,Drink,Man,Woman could be good for Chinese food?

Also the fantastic Japanese film about food called Tampopo (Dandelion) would whet anyone's palate.

celticlassie Sat 13-Nov-10 22:18:15

Or for Morocco Hideous Kinky.

Scotland - Braveheart with whisky and tablet

AnyFuleKno Sat 13-Nov-10 22:42:49

Manhattan, some bagels with lox

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 13-Nov-10 22:48:38

@Jumpy Jack. Great idea for In Bruges! I watched that film while pregnant and had huge unrequited thirst for Leffe throughout!

Great idea generally.

Pulp Fiction - Royale with Cheese? grin

BigTeuchLittleTeuch Sat 13-Nov-10 22:51:59

Local Hero (Scotland) with smoked salmon, malt whisky, stornoway black pudding, Isle of Arran cheeses, Isle of Mull Cheese, tablet....oh lots of lovely foods!

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