Watchable World Cinema

A Listmania! list by P. Shuttleworth "D Wideberth" (Hemel Hempstead, Herts)
 
Not One Less [DVD] [2001]
1.  Not One Less [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Minzhi Wei
The list author says:
  "One of the best Chinese films I have ever seen. A pupil. A teacher. A search. Chinese rural and urban societies compared and contrasted brilliantly. Based on a true and incredible story."
£29.99   Used & New from: £6.13
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The Chorus [DVD] [2004]
2.  The Chorus [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Gérard Jugnot
The list author says:
  "Uplifting French film centred around a new choir in a tough school. The music is fittingly wonderful. The students marvellous. The teacher excellent. 5 stars!"
£5.77   Used & New from: £2.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

Nine Queens [VHS] [2002]
3.  Nine Queens [VHS] [2002] VHS Ricardo Darín
The list author says:
  "An Argentinian Con-Movie which is much better than the Sting and neither Suspect or the Usual Fare (geddit?). A film difficult to lick!! (The Nine Queens are stamps by the way)."
£19.99   Used & New from: £2.31
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Tattoo [2003] [DVD]
4.  Tattoo [2003] [DVD] DVD ~ August Diehl
The list author says:
  "Excellent German film in the tradition of "Seven". In a thriller involving body art I loved the fact that the detective was called Mink (an animal coveted for its skin!)"
£8.00   Used & New from: £0.09
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Etre Et Avoir [DVD] [2002]
5.  Etre Et Avoir [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Georges Lopez
The list author says:
  "Brilliant French film set in a rural French school. The dynamic between the young class, the teacher and the parents (at a distance) reveal a great deal about France and the French. Excellent film."
£13.64   Used & New from: £0.33
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

Familia Rodante [2004] [DVD]
6.  Familia Rodante [2004] [DVD] DVD ~ Graciana Chironi
The list author says:
  "Long before "Little Miss Sunshine" came this Argentinian film with a very similar story. The reason for the road trip differs but the factional and dysfunctional family remains. Funny. Moving. Good."
£7.00   Used & New from: £2.99
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Carandiru [DVD] [2004]
7.  Carandiru [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Enrique Diaz
The list author says:
  "Brazillian film set in a high security prison. More Midnight Express than Shawshank Redemption. More bleak than Cell Block H! Amazingly tough yet universal film.  You'll need a pick me up after this!"
£3.87   Used & New from: £0.30
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Behind The Sun [DVD] [2002]
8.  Behind The Sun [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ José Dumont
The list author says:
  "Brazilian film ostensibly about a land dispute but at heart reveals the truth which children see and which adults ignore at their peril. Brilliant."
£9.97   Used & New from: £0.34
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Balzac & The Little Chinese Seamstress [DVD] [2003]
9.  Balzac & The Little Chinese Seamstress [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Xun Zhou
The list author says:
  "Chinese film set during the years of the Cultural Revolution when books from the West were banned. The risks of reading and learning and sharing the enjoyment of words all set in rural 70s China."
£12.41   Used & New from: £5.49
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Dan In Real Life [DVD]
10.  Dan In Real Life [DVD] DVD ~ Dianne Wiest
The list author says:
  "Steve Carell stars in this US film about loss and love. Very funny."
£3.85   Used & New from: £0.10
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Tesis [DVD] [1996]
11.  Tesis [DVD] [1996] DVD ~ Ana Torrent
The list author says:
  "Quite an old Spanish film which takes the lid off "Snuff Movies" through the convention of a Who Dunnit Movie. Neat."
£29.95   Used & New from: £4.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Turkish Delight [1973] [DVD]
12.  Turkish Delight [1973] [DVD] DVD ~ Rutger Hauer
The list author says:
  "Rutger Hauer shines in this Dutch film well before he made Bladerunner. A film about how a man loves. Look beyond the dated fashion and furniture, even the caged bird metaphor. Its worth it."
Used & New from: £24.92
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Is Anybody There? [DVD]
13.  Is Anybody There? [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Caine
The list author says:
  "Michael Cane steals the show in this British film set in an Old Folks Home. I almost wet myself laughing at times it is so funny.  A great ensemble; occasionally sentimental; but watch it!"
£4.82   Used & New from: £1.49
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Joy Division [DVD]
14.  Joy Division [DVD] DVD ~ Grant Gee
The list author says:
  "Watch this film with "Control" and gain all the insight you need into Joy Division's music and the suicide of Ian Curtis. Marvellously self-indulgent"
£5.00   Used & New from: £1.38
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The White Ribbon [DVD] [2009]
15.  The White Ribbon [DVD] [2009] DVD ~ Christian Friedel
The list author says:
  "Fantastic German film set just before the First World War. German village life gone wrong. The young actors at the centre of the film are excellent."
£6.87   Used & New from: £3.28
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Four Minutes [2006] [DVD]
16.  Four Minutes [2006] [DVD] DVD ~ Monica Bleibtreu
The list author says:
  "Set in a Womens prison this is  German film about music, freedom and the realisation of potential if only for four minutes. Gripping."
£6.51   Used & New from: £5.69
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Fifty Dead Men Walking [DVD]
17.  Fifty Dead Men Walking [DVD] DVD ~ Ben Kingsley
The list author says:
  "Based on a true story about an IRA informer this film, starring Ben Kingsley, is hard, fair and uncompromising. It will make you think."
£9.75   Used & New from: £0.35
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life [DVD] [2008]
18.  First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life [DVD] [2008] DVD ~ Jaques Gamblin
The list author says:
  "The story of a French family through time as they age, the children grow up and marry and have children themselves. Funny. Very real. Sad."
£9.99   Used & New from: £2.49
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Pride [DVD]
19.  Pride [DVD] DVD ~ Terrence Howard
The list author says:
  "A true American story of how a black American sports coach inspired a group of children to set and attain goals they previously never thought possible. Understated and inspiring."
£5.01   Used & New from: £2.75
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Valentin [DVD] [2004]
20.  Valentin [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Rodrigo Noya
The list author says:
  "Argentina's greatest hope for an astronaut rests with an 8 year old. Well that's what Valentin thinks. The struggle and joy of being a child. Argentinian masterclass."
Used & New from: £50.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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La Spagnola [DVD] [2002]
21.  La Spagnola [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Lola Marceli
The list author says:
  "Italian, Spanish and English are all spoken in this film set in 60s Australia. La Spagnola dominates a small family and simmers resentment consistently. A show stopping scene from a courgette too!"
£3.99   Used & New from: £1.69
1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Sideways [DVD]
22.  Sideways [DVD] DVD ~ Paul Giamatti
The list author says:
  "A film about friendship, wine and lost opportunities. Loved it. Paul Giamatti is awsome."
£2.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)

Blue Gate Crossing [2002] [DVD]
23.  Blue Gate Crossing [2002] [DVD] DVD ~ Bo-Lin Chen
The list author says:
  "Endearing Taiwanese film about crushes and young love with a difference."
£21.95   Used & New from: £2.49
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Babette's Feast [DVD] [1987]
24.  Babette's Feast [DVD] [1987] DVD ~ Stéphane Audran
The list author says:
  "A classic French film on the quality of food, friendship, loyalty and love. Brilliant."
Used & New from: £3.46
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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The Sea Inside [DVD] [2005]
25.  The Sea Inside [DVD] [2005] DVD ~ Javier Bardem
The list author says:
  "Brilliant Spanish film. The context is suicide and quality of life. The film explores the subject matter with depth and sensitivity. Excellent."
£3.87   Used & New from: £2.21
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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