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Emy
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:20 pm  Reply with quote



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I love European (and International in general) cinema. Watch it a whole lots. But since moving to US, some movies have passed under my radar or been harder to find. So, soon my mom will ask what I want for my bday and xmas and I will maybe make her go and search to some nice European (or International) movies for me.

Any must sees according to you all?

Edit: Since no one seems to have seen anything European worth searching for, I added International in general.
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Emy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:46 pm  Reply with quote



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And a bump for fun.
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Didn't See It Coming
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:47 pm  Reply with quote



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Have you seen Night on Earth? It's not exactly European because it's directed by Jim Jarmusch, but it has an international cast, and 2/3 of it takes place in Italy, Paris, and Helsinki.

It's an anthology about cab drivers and their fares during the same time of night in 5 different parts of the world. It's a very good movie that I think a lot of people missed.
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Emy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:28 pm  Reply with quote



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I changed the title to say international, so I do think your suggestion would apply.

I will look it up but it does not sound vey much up my alley... So far, I have not been too into Jim Jarmusch's work. Just not my cup of tea I guess.
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Didn't See It Coming
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Emy wrote:
I changed the title to say international, so I do think your suggestion would apply.

I will look it up but it does not sound vey much up my alley... So far, I have not been too into Jim Jarmusch's work. Just not my cup of tea I guess.


I agree. I've only liked 2 of his movies that I've seen so far and Night on Earth is by far my favourite. It's doesn't feel as pretentiously arty as his other work. It's just a funny and entertaining film.
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Emy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:45 pm  Reply with quote



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Didn't See It Coming wrote:
Emy wrote:
I changed the title to say international, so I do think your suggestion would apply.

I will look it up but it does not sound vey much up my alley... So far, I have not been too into Jim Jarmusch's work. Just not my cup of tea I guess.


I agree. I've only liked 2 of his movies that I've seen so far and Night on Earth is by far my favourite. It's doesn't feel as pretentiously arty as his other work. It's just a funny and entertaining film.


I will put it on the Netflix queue. Hopefully it is available for their instant download thing... and hopefully our dear TiVo will work properly with those soon... (well, it might be an Internet issue..., yeah, can you tell it's bugging me... I soooo wanted to watch Nikita last night Sad )
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Didn't See It Coming
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:48 pm  Reply with quote



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That reminds me, you must have seen La Femme Nikita.
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Emy
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Didn't See It Coming wrote:
That reminds me, you must have seen La Femme Nikita.

Nikita is La Femme Nikita, I think I originally had it on tape with that title.

If Besson is involved you can safely assume I have seen it, have it on the self waiting to be watched or have it on the must see/buy list.
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Dr. Mirakle
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:04 pm  Reply with quote



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I don't know if you've seen it, but Solaris (the original Russian movie) is one I can think of.
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Didn't See It Coming
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:09 pm  Reply with quote



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Emy wrote:
Didn't See It Coming wrote:
That reminds me, you must have seen La Femme Nikita.

Nikita is La Femme Nikita, I think I originally had it on tape with that title.

If Besson is involved you can safely assume I have seen it, have it on the self waiting to be watched or have it on the must see/buy list.


I thought you were talking about the TV show, which was referred to as Nikita, if I recall.

District B-13?
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:25 pm  Reply with quote



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Dr. Mirakle wrote:
I don't know if you've seen it, but Solaris (the original Russian movie) is one I can think of.


YES! Great movie.

I have seen some and I've been trying to come up with some titles but nothing's coming to me except horror films and Downfall which I don't think you'd be interested in.
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Emy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:29 pm  Reply with quote



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Didn't See It Coming wrote:
Emy wrote:
Didn't See It Coming wrote:
That reminds me, you must have seen La Femme Nikita.

Nikita is La Femme Nikita, I think I originally had it on tape with that title.

If Besson is involved you can safely assume I have seen it, have it on the self waiting to be watched or have it on the must see/buy list.


I thought you were talking about the TV show, which was referred to as Nikita, if I recall.

District B-13?


In Quebec, if I recall correctly, La Femme Nikita was that TV show and Nikita the movie.

Banlieue 13 I have owned for quite a while, know it by heart by now...

I am awaiting Banlieu 13-Ultimatum (the sequel).

If you liked B-13, seek out the Yamakasi movies, the story of the first might be weaker then B-13's (more "kid friendly" I think) but the stunts are awesome.
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Emy
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Floydian Trip wrote:
Dr. Mirakle wrote:
I don't know if you've seen it, but Solaris (the original Russian movie) is one I can think of.


YES! Great movie.

I have seen some and I've been trying to come up with some titles but nothing's coming to me except horror films and Downfall which I don't think you'd be interested in.


I don't why you would think Downfall is not something I would be interested in. I love that director, Oliver Hirschbiegel, (well, what I've seen of his so far) so it has been on my must see list for a while. I just ignored it (kinda) when it hit theaters because it was just too many Nazi movies coming out for a while and I had just done catching up with them.

Oliver Hirschbiegel's Das Experiment was great, rough to watch but definitely a great movie.

I'll compile a list of movie I just love and that I think everyone should see (well, anyone who likes international cinema).
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Floydian Trip
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Well then watch Downfall! It's really excellent. I also love Das Experiment as well.
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Emy
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So, a quick list of stuff I found to be great from around the world:
Das Esperiement (The Experiment)
The Edukators
Lola rennt (Run Lola Run)
Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess & The Warrior)
Winterschläfer (Winter Sleepers)

Sur mes lèvres (Read My Lips)
Angel-A
A la folie… Pas du tout (He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not)
Le Bossu (On Guard)
Le Hussard sur le toit (Horseman On the Roof)
La Reine Margo (Queen Margot)
Cyrano de Bergerac
Peau d’Ange (Once Upon An Angel)
Marthe
La Haine (Hate)
Amen
Assassin(s)
Satin Rouge (Red Satin)
Le Convoyeur (Cash Truck, which incidently looks a lot like the upcoming “Armored”… Not supposed to be a remake of Le Convoyeur but the story is sooooooooooo similar from what I’ve seen of “Armored”)

Mibu gishi den (When the last sword is drawn)
Tau ming ching (Warlords)
Shi mian mai fu (House of Flying Daggers, I am a sucker for good costumes)
Chung Hing sam lam (Chungkin Express)

Alexandra’s Project (Australia)
One Perfect Day (Australia)
Chopper (Australia)
Perfect Strangers (New Zealand)



There is a lot more, believe me…

And waiting to be watched on my self right now:
Confessions of Pain
Red Cliff I & II
Chrysalis
Baby Blood
Pola X
….
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