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I've recently been watching a lot of foreign films from Bollywood to Spanish films and a few things inbetween. (I'm quite new to them, being closed minded as I was growing up and not being willing to read while watching films )

Do you like foreign films?

I like the different styles in them. I thought I'd list a few that I've enjoyed in the hope that someone (or some people) will list a few that they have enjoyed. Then, maybe we can talk about them after I have watched them.

Ghajini- Bollywood version of momento, complete with singing and dancing. A bit long but quite good- it has a bit of everything.

The piano in a factory- Film about some steel workers in China who struggle to find work and a man's struggle to keep custardy of his daughter. Is quite beautiful.

I saw the devil- Korean bloody film with Choi Min-sik (oldboy actor). Is really good.

The Last Circus- Spanish film about clowns in Franco's era (then later). Is a head f**k, funny and twisted.

These are the ones I've watched in the last few weeks.

I have seen lots of anime and some more famous foreign films like Oldboy and Pan's Labyrinth and the German one about the twins with the gloves that kill people (all of which are also awesome). What would you recommend? I like weird (scary,bloody or thinky) films with a touch of comedy.

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Posted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 23:04:21
considering i'm portuguese, all the movies i watch are foreign

but back to what you mean ...

I saw the devil is top notch !!

some weird/scary/bloody/thinky asian films that come to mind, for no other reason other than my addiction to asian cinema:

Nightmare detective (there are 2 of these ... i liked the 1st one more but they're both good)
Himizu
Love Exposure
Cold Fish
Suicide club
Premonition
Driving with my wife's lover
Pieta
3-Iron
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Design of Death
Re-cycle
The eye
3 Extremes (shorts stories by different directors)


i'm a fan of J-Gore ... mainly because i find them hilarious, over the top and excessively bloody ... but it's an "acquired taste" so i'll post these separate from the rest

Dead Sushi
Helldriver
Tokyo Gore police
Deadball
Mutant Girls Squad


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Posted on Mon Feb 18, 2013 08:21:13
Thanks buddy, I will check them out. I'm not sure about J-Gore, I'll give it a look but maybe it will be too much. Is it much worse than Korean Gore?

How is the cinema in Portugal? I've seen a few Brazilian films about gangs and such, I quite like them too.

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Posted on Mon Feb 18, 2013 22:06:01
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Thanks buddy, I will check them out. I'm not sure about J-Gore, I'll give it a look but maybe it will be too much. Is it much worse than Korean Gore?

How is the cinema in Portugal? I've seen a few Brazilian films about gangs and such, I quite like them too.


J-Gore usually fits into the "its so bad its good" category .... low budgets, purposely ridiculous scripts and exaggerated amounts of fake blood (kind'a like the Troma movies or Peter Jackson's early movies Braindead and Bad Taste)

Portuguese feature length cinema is rare, for the most part, not to my liking ... commercial cinema is soap-operish and arthouse cinema is still much too similar to french cinema of the 50's and 60's (i.e. boring, unbearable and often pointless just for the sake of being pointless) and if these formats aren't well funded to begin with then anything outside them is nearly impossible to produce ...

but no rule is without exception so once in a while something different pops up ... subs are hard to come by though but you might try looking for:
"Sorte Nula" (title translates as "Luck: None" but was released internationally as "The Trunk")
"Balas e Bolinhos" (Title Translates as "Bullets and Cookies" it's a crime comedy Trilogy , the 1st one is amateurish and was filmed with no budget on weekends among friends, but the 2nd and 3rd are better funded and are on a whole different level)

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Posted on Mon Feb 18, 2013 23:33:36

might as well add some more ... in no specific order

Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit - japanese, dystopian
Sleep Dealer - mexican, sci-fi, dystopian
2033 - mexican, sci-fi, dystopian
8x10 Tasveer - indian, murder, mystery (no song and dance routines )
Gwoemul (The Host) - korean, monster movie
Bakjwi (Thirst)- korean, vampire, horror, thriller
Dead Snow - norwegian, nazi zombies, comedy/horror
Departures - japanese, drama
The Green Butchers - danish, dark comedy
Eden Log - french, sci-fi, horror
The Moss - hong kong, crime, drama
Sparrow - hong kong, crime, drama, romance(?)
Montevideo, God Bless You! - serbian, comedy, drama, sports, based on true story
The Troll Hunter - norwegian, mockumentary
Cow - chinese, war-time drama
Ajussi (The man from nowhere) - korean, crime, action, drama
Domovoy (The ghost) - russian, crime, thriller
Inhabited Island / The Inhabited Island: The Final Battle - 2 movies , russian, sci-fi, dystopian
A Tale of Two Donkeys - chinese, drama, comedy
Waltz with Bashir- israeli, animation, drama, war
La Grande Bouffe - french, 70's movie, dark comedy, drama

i usually assume "everyone" has watched these but, if you haven't then you must check-out Emir Kusturica's movies:
Time of the gypsies
Underground
Black cat White cat
Promise me this

wow this list is getting pretty long, again ... i watch way too many movies

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Posted on Tue Feb 19, 2013 06:21:29
Thank you again!

I haven't seen one of those films.

I won't be bored for a while.

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Posted on Thu Feb 21, 2013 02:32:05
jsnows named some great jgore movies. i especially like the director takeshi miike who directed dumplings, which is the first film in 3 extremes. if you are really into blood and gore the french have made some decent gory horrer lately. cavalire is not that gory, and if you have a strong stomach check out martyrs, a l'inteiur and dans ma peu. there are many others. they are all probably spelled wrong my french is not what it used to be lol. if anyone wants to talk gory horror movies hit me up!

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Posted on Thu Feb 21, 2013 03:47:44
ive seen quite alot of foreign films, cant remember them all though a couple off the top of my head:

Rec (1,2,3) idk if 3 is out or what havent seen it but 1 and 2 were good
Fireball japanese/fighting/basketball movie, they fight and play basketball, like streetball but with violence

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Posted on Thu Feb 21, 2013 06:27:12
Battle Royale.

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Posted on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:00:10
All time horror movie:
Ringu(japanese) - The Ring (Hollywood)

Damn, The Ring's ghost is too hot in RL these days.

Evil-Dead I (Hollywood)- Vastu Shashtra (Bollywood)


I'll suggest: Never ever try Bollywood movies after 2K.
All 60's - 90's movies are just awesome.
Each and every movies are just Outstandingly Heart Touching.

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Posted on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:30:18
I like Asian movies like Azumi, Seven swords, Shaolin etc.. Battle royal is awesome as well



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Posted on Thu Feb 28, 2013 17:39:47
I enjoyed these;

Hero
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Pans Labyrinth
The Wave
Battle Royale
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Ong Bak- the thai warrior
Kung Foo Hustle
Les Miserables
Shinobi: Heart Under Blade
The King of Fighters
Half-Caste





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Posted on Thu Feb 28, 2013 17:51:14
there is also

End of the Spear
Apacalypto
The Protector

or anime wise there is:

Spirited Away
Origin
Akira
Grave of the Fireflies
Princess Moahnoke
My Neighbor Totaro



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Posted on Thu Feb 28, 2013 22:04:46
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I enjoyed these;

Hero
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Pans Labyrinth
Battle Royale
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Shinobi: Heart Under Blade


i enjoyed those as well ...

on a side note ... A sequel to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is said to be in the works and should go into production this year ... apparently it will be based on the same source material (Crane Iron Pentalogy ... Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was based on the 4th book and the sequel will be based on the 5th, Iron Knight Silver Vase)

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Posted on Thu Feb 28, 2013 22:09:59
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I'll suggest: Never ever try Bollywood movies after 2K.
All 60's - 90's movies are just awesome.
Each and every movies are just Outstandingly Heart Touching.


i can't agree ... Asoka (2001) and Jodha Akbar (2008) are both very good if you're into the epic/historical/drama genre


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Posted on Fri Mar 01, 2013 01:34:36
Hi, i'm here for an attempted hijacking.

Looking for a Bollywood film that i saw a while ago and never caught the name (definitely older than 6 years).
It's about a group of Indian friends with one friend who's a muslim. His best friend has a dad who hates muslims or something like that.
Anyway, it starts off in the typical Indian way with 2 hours of a sort of normal introduction, and then their best friend goes off to join the Indian Air Force and his plane crashes. The friends look into it and find out it's something to do with corrupt politicians.

Everything goes batshit crazy and they end up killing the corrupt politicians and taking over a radio station to broadcast...uh...a message or something.
Indian SWAT arrives, kills them all, and then just a few of the girls are left alive.

Anyone heard of it?

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Posted on Fri Mar 01, 2013 01:55:22
Rang De Basanti ?
www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rang_de_basanti/



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Posted on Sat Mar 02, 2013 00:36:04
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Rang De Basanti ?
www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rang_de_basanti/



Perfect-o-mundo!
Thanks!

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Posted on Tue Mar 05, 2013 01:53:28
IP Man 1 and 2 are also good. Just watch both the other day.

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Posted on Tue Mar 05, 2013 02:31:25
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IP Man 1 and 2 are also good. Just watch both the other day.


get ready 'cause there are 3 (that's right , 3) movies about IP Man being released this year

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and , the one i'm most eager to watch , Wong Kar-Wai's
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Posted on Thu Mar 07, 2013 14:22:49
Amitabh Bachchan movies were great hits in Egypt.

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Posted on Thu Mar 07, 2013 14:26:02
Mesrine, Boiling Point, Der Untergang, two crime thrillers with a nazi fest.

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Posted on Thu Mar 07, 2013 15:09:07
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By Moonheart [1711022]
IP Man 1 and 2 are also good. Just watch both the other day.


get ready 'cause there are 3 (that's right , 3) movies about IP Man being released this year



Donnie Yen coming back huh? Works for me.

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Posted on Tue Mar 19, 2013 00:26:05
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IP Man 1 and 2 are also good. Just watch both the other day.


get ready 'cause there are 3 (that's right , 3) movies about IP Man being released this year



Donnie Yen coming back huh? Works for me.


2013 promises to be a busy year for him ... besides IP Man 3 there are also planed releases of The Iceman Cometh 3D, The Monkey King (based on Journey to the West) and Together (a romantic drama )

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Posted on Thu Mar 21, 2013 19:52:02
Battle Royale has already been mentioned.

I like far east action films as well ie Jackie Chan (too many awesome films to list)

The Italians have made a lot of good zombie films as well.

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Posted on Sun Mar 24, 2013 09:12:27
La Jetee - the original 13 Monkeys
Singham - Krazy Bollywood flick
The Raid Redemption - nice singaporean cop action movie
The Man from Nowhere - Korean Jason Bourne
The Harder They Come - Jamaican movie, they talk english, but with Rasta accents so damn near foreign
El Infierno - og narco flick
Banlieue 13 -Parkour kung-fu shit


hope u enjoy dude..


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Posted on Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:39:03
Spirited Away
Dead Snow
Made In Hong Kong
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Pan's Labyrinth
Snake In The Eagle's Shadow


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Posted on Mon Mar 25, 2013 07:30:34
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The Raid Redemption - nice indonesian cop action movie


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random fact: the director is welsh, he was a small time freelance director in the uk ... he went to indonesia to work on a documentary about pencak silat (the local martial art) and it evolved from there ...

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Posted on Sun May 19, 2013 23:43:12

Valentinas Vienas ... lithuanian romantic comedy .. watched it yesterday and it has a couple of scenes that really cracked me up

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Posted on Mon May 20, 2013 15:30:43
If you enjoyed Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon then give Flying Daggers a watch. I certainly enjoyed it.

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Posted on Sun Jun 02, 2013 18:18:51
Kung Fu Hustle (Chinese) Comedy/Action

REC 1 & 2 (Spanish) Horror

The Host (Korean) Godzillaeque

Switchblade Romance Aka High Tension (French)Horror/Gore with a touch of Lesbianism.


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