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What are your top 3 foreign films of all time?

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Initial post: 9 Apr 2011 13:43:23 BDT
Hello film fans, I am doing a little study into foreign films (meaning non English language) . I would be very greatful if you could name your top 3 foreign films and why. Thanks

Posted on 9 Apr 2011 16:33:25 BDT
J. Dooley says:
subway, nosferatu and the brotherhood of the wolf

Posted on 9 Apr 2011 17:40:26 BDT
1. The Housemaid,
2. The Maid

Posted on 9 Apr 2011 19:44:10 BDT
R. Cogan says:
betty blue, la vie en rose and a prophet!
all amazing, watch for pure acting talent of the leads.

Posted on 9 Apr 2011 19:57:15 BDT
1. Untergangen
2. Pixote
3. Sin Nombre

Posted on 9 Apr 2011 21:18:21 BDT
Anita says:
1. Andrei Rubliov (Tarkovsky)
2. Il Deserto Rosso (The Red Desert) (Antonioni)
3. Dodes'Ka-Den (Kurosawa). Or maybe Kagemusha, I'm not sure. Or does this one count as "English language?"

As for why... can't answer in one sentence. But those are real masterpieces IMHO

P.S. Also I do love Fanfan La Tulipe with Gerard Philipe and Gina Lollobrigida!

Posted on 10 Apr 2011 18:41:30 BDT
1. Fanny och Alexander
2. La Bete Humaine
3. A Bout de Souffle

I'm annoyed to leave out Eric Rohmer. I love his films but find it hard to choose between them.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2011 13:53:06 BDT
Dancing Chicken - I was going to buy Fanny och Alexander but there seems to be two different versions on dvd, the latest release having a lot of the film being cut. Can you confirm this, and does it affect the film in a big negative or even positive way? Thanks

Posted on 11 Apr 2011 14:32:13 BDT
Mrs Pisaroni says:
'Il Postino' 'Cinema Paradiso' 'The House of Flying Daggers/Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' (can't split them)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2011 03:10:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Apr 2011 03:11:20 BDT
Babette's Feast, Jean de Florette and Il Postino

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2011 14:31:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Apr 2011 14:33:20 BDT
Ginnie says:
1. Festen
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
3. Let the Right one In

Excellent story line - good adaptations - held my interest without the need for the Hollywood style unrealistic camera shots, special effects, glitz and glamour

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2011 14:44:19 BDT
Ginnie: Love the Danish film Festen, very underated.

Posted on 12 Apr 2011 15:18:17 BDT
G. Greig says:

Posted on 12 Apr 2011 16:58:05 BDT
Infernal Affairs
Kung Fu Hustle

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2011 17:13:53 BDT
I've only seen the long cut but definitely buy the longer version!
The film never drags. I'd be happier if it was even longer. It could go on forever as far as I'm concerned. Wild Strawberries is another Bergman classic and likewise not so gloomy.

Posted on 12 Apr 2011 22:53:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Aug 2012 13:51:13 BDT
There are so many astonishing World Cinema films my top 3 change constantly. But presently I would have to say:
1. The Beat that My Heart Skipped
2. The Cremator
3. Throne of Blood

(The fact that I have to leave both Knife in the Water and One Deadly Summer off this list is beyond painful).

Posted on 15 Apr 2011 06:00:03 BDT
Kniphofia says:
Seven Samurai
Man of Marble
Babette's Feast

Posted on 15 Apr 2011 21:12:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Apr 2011 21:51:26 BDT
Nouvelle says:
The Double Life Of Veronique, Downfall & Sophie Scholl.
I wish i could add Daens too!

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2011 12:46:28 BDT
malcas says:
the annunciation
baise moi
the last butterfly

Posted on 16 Apr 2011 18:50:58 BDT
C. Prestwood says:
Il Postino
Cinema Paradiso
Plein Soleil

Posted on 17 Apr 2011 17:17:17 BDT
Tollerton says:
Difficult selection, so many wonderful films ....... (I'm sorry not to be able to include Ingmar Bergman, 'Jules et Jim', and for a laugh, 'La Cage aux Folles' and 'Diner de Cons', among others!)

1. Farinelli - il Castrato
2. Buddha Collapsed out of Shame
3. Cinema Paradiso

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 10:35:20 BDT
I. Howie says:
1 .The lives of others
2. After the wedding
3. Festen

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 12:52:08 BDT
M. J. Sheils says:
Battleship Potemkin - Masterful suspense.
Grand Illusion - Excellent performances and script.
Andrei Roublev - Artistic.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2011 13:00:30 BDT
M. J. Sheils says:
The 197 minute DVD is still exceptional, even though it has been edited from the television mini-series, which ran 312 minutes.

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 14:45:44 BDT
L. A. Prince says:
Five Element Ninjas
Clan of the White Lotus
Sha po lang
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