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Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« on: April 03, 2021, 04:53:32 PM »
1. La Strada (1954)
2. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
3. Shadows in Paradise (1986)
4. Umberto D. (1952)
5. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
6. Shoeshine (1946)
7. Hunger (1966)
8. Sunflower (1970)
9. The Roof (1956)
10. His Days Are Numbered (1962)
11. Cairo Station (1958)
12. Taste of Cherry (1997)
13. Grand Illusion (1937)
14. Woman in the Dunes (1964)
15. The Cat (1971)
16. The Earth Trembles (1948)
17. Never on Sunday (1960)
18. Stroszek (1977)
19. M (1931)
20. Rashomon (1950)
21. The Seventh Seal (1957)
22. Ikiru (1952)
23. Fists in the Pocket (1965)
24. Knife in the Water (1962)
25. Adrift on the Nile (1971)

An tSaoi

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 04:56:06 PM »
Trainspotting.

bgmnts

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 05:00:20 PM »
Cidade de Deus, La Haine, Hard Boiled, The Five Venoms, Infernal Affairs, Hitman and Seven Samurai.

An tSaoi

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2021, 05:22:26 PM »
Chronologically:

1) Nosferatu (1922) - German (silent so maybe it doesn't count?)
2) Napoleon (1927) - French (ditto)
3) Seven Samurai (1954) - Japanese
4) Yojimbo (1961) - Japanese
5) Harakiri (1962) - Japanese
6) Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) - German
7) Stroszek (1977) - German
8) Das Boot (1981) - German
9) Come and See (1985) - Belarusian/Russian
10) Jean de Florette (1986) - French
11) Manon des Sources (1986) - French (basically 1 film in 2 parts)
12) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2002) - Really bad Mandarin apparently
13) Memories of Murder (2003) - Korean
14) Oldboy (2003) - Korean
15) Downfall (2004) - German
16) House of Flying Daggers (2004) - Mandarin
17) Let the Right One In (2008) - Swedish
18) 13 Assassins (2010) - Japanese
19) The Hunt (2012) - Danish
20) The Handmaiden (2016) - Korean

Oh God some of these are so obvious and "entry level". It's like Baby's First Foreign Films.

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2021, 05:33:05 PM »
Trainspotting.

ha ha - fine movie, but the long-awaited sequel was shite

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2021, 05:34:54 PM »
Trainspotting 2: Back in the Sporran

Mr Banlon

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2021, 05:49:15 PM »
Little Otik
Kontroll
Le Samourai
Breathless
Le clan des Siciliens
Z
Red Desert
Pixote
Kikujiro
The Lives of Others

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2021, 06:13:59 PM »
Le Bellend (1954)

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2021, 06:19:24 PM »
Ugetsu
Three Colours Blue
Stalker
Hard To Be a God
Andrei Rublev
The Cranes Are Flying
Millennium Actress
Seven Samurai
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
Yi Yi
Marketa Lazarova
Yojimbo
Last Year At Marienbad
Akira
La Dolce Vita
Ivans Childhood
Sansho The Baliff
13 Assasins
Woman of the Dunes
Blue is the Warmest Colour
Porco Rosso
In The Mood For Love
Kings of the Road
L'Avventura
Suspira
Uzak
A Man Escaped
Hari-kiri
Le Samourai
Sword of Doom
Khrustalyov, My Car!
Persona
8 1/2
The Wages of Fear
A Brighter Summers Day
Two Days, One Night
A Short film About Killing
Kwaidan
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Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2021, 06:22:07 PM »
Blue is the Warmest Colour

Oh aye. What's your favourite bit?

GoblinAhFuckScary

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2021, 06:38:17 PM »
oooh hmm ok in no real order some of my faves but not more from the same director or i could write all the tarkovsky films or w/e. definitely keen to pick some new filums to watch off this thread

Satantango
Wings
Andrei Rublev
Cries and Whsipers
Aguirre
Jacquot de Nantes
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The Last Laugh
Spirit of the Beehive
Orphee
Mouchette
Once Upon a time in Anatolia
Come and See
Pastoral to Die in the Country
One Deadly Summer
The Cremator
Der Fan
Katalin Varga
Kanal
The Act of Killing
Woman in the Dunes
Onibaba
Ran
Fear Eats the Soul
Passion of Joan of Arc
M
Alice in the Cities
Witchhammer

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2021, 06:42:09 PM »
Oh aye. What's your favourite bit?

Naturally the hard hitting commentary on social class of course.

Chedney Honks

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2021, 06:50:51 PM »
Oh God some of these are so obvious and "entry level". It's like Baby's First Foreign Films.

Who cares man, great choices

Chedney Honks

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2021, 06:51:18 PM »
So telling that nobody has chosen Gojira

Inspector Norse

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2021, 07:02:59 PM »
The General
The Gold Rush
Sunrise
The Thief of Baghdad
The Crowd
Intolerance

nah in all seriousness there's gazillions of them, would be too hard to come up with a list. Probably 80% or more of my favourite films are non-English-language. Countries like France, Italy, Japan and Russia are long-established cinematic centres and there's also dozens of masterpieces from Korea, China, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Africa, South America, etc etc

Top o' my head list

Stalker
Solaris
Au Revoir Les Enfants
Lacombe Lucien
My Life As a Dog
Spirit of the Beehive
A Man Escaped
Pickpocket
La Dolce Vita
8 1/2
Alice in the Cities
Kings of the Road
Wings of Desire
Beau Travail
Holy Motors
The Red and the White
The Round-Up
L'Enfant
Burning
Zama
Aquarius
Neighbouring Sounds
Black Cat White Cat
Valley of the Bees
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Toni Erdmann
Bande a Part
Vivre Sa Vie
Happy as Lazzaro
The 400 Blows
Last Year at Marienbad
Landscape in the Mist
Zero a Conduite
Nobody Knows
Shoplifters
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Together
Distant

chveik

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2021, 07:03:45 PM »
fine

Alice in the Cities
Aguirre
Autumn Sonata
L'Avventura
Blind Chance
Casa de Lava
Close-Up
Code inconnu
Cure
Du côté d'Orouët
Le fantôme de la liberté
Fellini-Roma
Late Spring
The Mirror
Nosferatu
Pickpocket
Sans soleil
Sauve qui peut (la vie)
Stromboli
Suspiria
Syndromes and a Century
Teorema
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

GoblinAhFuckScary

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2021, 07:07:51 PM »
Question: are there any particular foreign language directors whose work you cannot stand? My vote goes to Godard

Chedney Honks

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2021, 07:11:36 PM »
Wow, so Euro-centric, didn't realise how fucking racist this forum is.

Inspector Norse

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2021, 07:11:55 PM »
Question: are there any particular foreign language directors whose work you cannot stand? My vote goes to Godard

Haneke

An tSaoi

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2021, 07:14:54 PM »
Who cares man, great choices

I don't need your pity. I'll have to do up a list with all foreign titles, Cyrillic alphabet, Chinese letters, the lot.

ha ha - fine movie, but the long-awaited sequel was shite

I disagree. It's as good a sequel as the other T2.

13 Assassins
Hari-kiri

Nosferatu

Originals or remakes?
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GoblinAhFuckScary

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2021, 07:17:56 PM »
Wow, so Euro-centric, didn't realise how fucking racist this forum is.

This is an issue with art-film canon (as with all western art canon) and we can all do better I'm sure.

Inspector Norse

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2021, 07:18:36 PM »
This is an issue with art-film canon (as with all western art canon) and we can all do better I'm sure.

What he actually means is nobody's choosing anime or Godzilla movies

Chedney Honks

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2021, 07:20:01 PM »
No. How typical of you not to get a joke.

GoblinAhFuckScary

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2021, 07:21:11 PM »
Haha. It is an interesting thing that for many people the only non euro foreign language films they've seen tend to be Japanese.

Chedney Honks

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2021, 07:22:25 PM »
Just wait for my list. You will kill yourself.

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2021, 07:23:07 PM »
Few more entry level Japanese ones:

Ring
Battle Royale
Audition

Haha. It is an interesting thing that for many people the only non euro foreign language films they've seen tend to be Japanese.

Oh God

Chedney Honks

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2021, 07:24:03 PM »
Has anyone heard of Studio Ghibli

An tSaoi

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2021, 07:24:30 PM »
Haha. It is an interesting thing that for many people the only non euro foreign language films they've seen tend to be Japanese.

To be fair, a lot of us watch British films, which are no longer Euro.

Korea and Japan are the same thing, right?

Has anyone heard of Studio Ghibli

No, we're not nonces.

An tSaoi

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2021, 07:30:37 PM »
I NOTICE NOBODY MENTIONED ANY ANTARCTICAN FILMS FUCKING HEMISPHERISTS

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2021, 07:30:45 PM »
Originals or remakes?

Remake for 13 Assasins but I'v not seen the original I admit, the Miike ness actually works best in a seemingly more conventional film for me.

Original for Hari-Kiri

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