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Favourite foreign language films.

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Thunderduck Sat 28-Mar-09 15:19:23

I need some suggestions. I love to watch foreign language films, any genre and would appreciate some ideas on what to get next.

Films I've enjoyed recently are...
L'Argent de Poche
My Life as A Dog
Goodbye Lenin
Das Boot
Etre et Avoir
Jean De Florette and Manon des Sources.

LittleWhiteWolf Tue 09-Jun-09 20:34:42

I would add the City of Lost Children and El Orfanato (or The Orphanage) if you want to be creeped out of your mind!

If you're not adverse to a bit of Manga, I would also add Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke.

meugler Sun 02-Dec-12 21:10:55

I love Etre et Avoir :-)

ByTheSea Sun 02-Dec-12 21:12:45

Life is Beautiful. A Masterpiece IMO

YoHoHoAndABottleOfSherry Sun 02-Dec-12 21:18:00

Kikujiro. It's Japanese, and a really lovely film.

Whatiswitnit Thu 13-Dec-12 14:51:41

Definitely Amelie, Life is Beautiful and Like Water For Chocolate.


The Apple
Blackboards (both Iranian)
La Haine
Taxi - very funny.
Sitcom - silly.
City of God

LittleAbruzzenBear Fri 22-Feb-13 12:38:28

Cinema Paradiso (makes me cry like a baby though), Malena, City of the Lost Children, Heartbreaker, Run Lola Run, La Reine Margot, Brotherhood of the Wolf

ThatVikRinA22 Fri 22-Feb-13 12:40:18

a very long engagement

LittleAbruzzenBear Fri 22-Feb-13 12:42:16

You've reminded me Vicar, I haven't seen those two. Must add to my Lovefilm list. Thanks!

thebestnamesaregone Fri 22-Feb-13 12:43:21

House of the Flying Daggers

kiery Sat 23-Feb-13 18:20:32

Les Visiteur
The orphanage
Let the right one in
The red balloon
Kiki's Delivery Service

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 23-Feb-13 18:26:58

Anything Almodovar but in particular Mujeres Al Borde
Como Agua Para Chocolate
City of Lost Children
Belle Époque

forcookssake Sat 23-Feb-13 18:31:51

les enfants du siecle , also featuring juliette binoche

StephaniePowers Sat 23-Feb-13 18:34:46

Festen is amazing (but harrowing)
Troll Hunter (light and amusing)

StuffezLaBouche Sat 23-Feb-13 18:35:54

Battle Royale.
The Lisbeth Salander trilogy.
Anything by almodovar,
There was a good foreign film on.telly a while ago called The Wave. German perhaps?

StephaniePowers Sat 23-Feb-13 18:36:22

Nordlinger? The Northerners? Something like that. (So good I can't remember the title!)

StephaniePowers Sat 23-Feb-13 18:37:42

Some of the old Truffaut films are great, but you know, very French.
Baisers Volés for example.
I enjoyed them when an impressionable teenager, am a bit more jaded nowadays

apachepony Sat 23-Feb-13 18:40:02

Pan's labyrinth - a masterpiece
Second lives of others.
Two of my favourite films

SanityClause Sat 23-Feb-13 18:45:53

We watched AngelA last night, which is a favourite.

Also, look out for Black Cat, White Cat, Underground and Life is a Miracle by Emir Kusturica.

mrscog Wed 27-Feb-13 19:29:21

Sophie Scholl is an excellent German film about the White Rose movement, and based on a true story.

Cremolafoam Wed 27-Feb-13 19:35:48

The lives of others
Black book
Le diner des cons

Cremolafoam Wed 27-Feb-13 19:43:34

Tell no one
Sarah's key
Mesrine 1&2

MrsSalvoMontalbano Wed 27-Feb-13 19:53:56

Oh, god, Betty Blue brings back memories!!!
Another vote for Les Visiteurs, and Le diner des Cons.
Also, Tais-Toi with Jean Reno and Gerard Depardieu
Cairo Nest of Spies (Agent 117) Jean Dujardin is fabulous in this.
Le Beau Mariage and anything by Eric Rohmer
Il Ladrone (Similar theme to Life of Brian, but much funnier)
Anything by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Cremolafoam Wed 27-Feb-13 20:10:12

'Il postino 'is also one if my favourites
and 'headhunter 'was a terrific adaptation of a stand alone jo nesbo book that came out last year( grisly )

Rattitude Wed 27-Feb-13 20:18:01

I would highly recommend the following three, which have already been mentioned:
- Pan's labyrinth
- The orphanage
- Festen.

I am quite fond of the following French comedies too:
- I do (Prete-moi ta main)
- Hearbreaker (L'arnacoeur)
- La grande vadrouille
- Ni vu, ni connu (I doubt this one is available in the UK).

Ariel21 Wed 27-Feb-13 20:32:15

Another vote here for 'The Lives of Others'. I love everything about it. It's just amazing. Watch it!

Love Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Delicatessen is fantastic.

Loved Pan's Labyrinth too.

The other night we watched 'The Kite Runner' as I'd read the book (brilliant). Nowhere near as good as the book, but I still enjoyed it. Extremely harrowing.

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