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Old 9th Feb 2010, 08:46
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 08:49
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 09:00
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Cinema Paradiso
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 09:06
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Watched it at my local arts cinema. Noticed a woman from the local Chinese restaurant in the audience. Spoke to her afterwards and was interested to hear she needed the English sub-titles, as since she was a Cantonese speaker she found the Mandarin difficult to follow.

Brilliant film btw.
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les choristes

Excellent film, funny and moving, with superb music

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Old 9th Feb 2010, 09:56
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Das Boot, unbeatable.
Also watched Star Wars a few times while working in Germany.
Helped my German a little but Death Star doesn't come up in conversation too much.
Seven Samurai, excellent.
Amelie, good but a bit girly.
Battle for Algiers only a youtube link YouTube - Battle of Algiers trailer
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In my distant youth one used to watch Swedish films avidly.
Never learnt Swedish but now I have to wear glasses and shave my palms!
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 10:16
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The Seven Sumarai (Akira Kurosowa) - agree the Captain and Foss.
Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein)
Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl)
Un homme et une femme (Claude Lelouch)
Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau)

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Aguirre de Zorn Gottes (Werner Herzog)


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Old 9th Feb 2010, 11:04
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Ya, I would have to agree with an earlier post. "The Lives of Others" was an amazing film about life behind the ol' Iron Curtain.
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Kanal - Polish movie on the Warsaw Resistance
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 11:26
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Probably not what most of you would consier a foreign film, but when I visited Norway I went to the Hardangervidda Centre where I was shown* a beautiful film all about the Hardangervidda - no words, just appropriate, non-invasive music and fantastic film, mostly aerial, of the place throughout the seasons. It was worth the money for the entrance fee to the centre on its own. The rest of the exhibits there were a bonus. If I ever get back there I shall certainly go to watch it again.
* I was the only person in the Visitor Centre at the time but the staff still showed the film just for me - magical!
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 11:27
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Two spring to mind,

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Old 9th Feb 2010, 13:04
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I love these lists and usually find someone puts me onto something I've been oblivious to.

Cinema Paradiso has already been nominated so I'll have to go for:

Italian for Beginners or

The Seventh Seal

or anything by Eric Rohmer (box set on Amazon for 12 - buy it!)

Does Trainspotting qualify?
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 13:06
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Someone finally said 'Baise Moi'!
La Strada - heartbreaking
Die Bruecke - like the kiddies' scene in Die Untergang but for the entire movie

Finally, Walkabout, because you get to see Jenny Agutter's

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Old 9th Feb 2010, 13:10
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Jean de Florette
Manon des Sources
La Femme Nikita
Red Cliff I and II
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 14:34
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Anything with Victoria Abril in it.
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 15:00
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Definitely Seven Samurai, and then Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress as a second suggestion.
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 15:13
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I'll go with ORAC's first three, plus:

La Gloire de mon Pere.
Auf der Anderen Seite.
Taxi. (The original, of course, not the Hollywood c*ck-up!).
Russian Ark. (96 minutes, shot in one single, un-edited take).
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