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Films that should have been huge hits

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Initial post: 28 Nov 2011, 00:21:43 GMT
There are so manyforeign films that the great British public miss out on purely because people can't be bothered to read sub titles.
One of my favourite pictures is a Korean film called "Brotherhood". THis has the most amazing battle scenes, and also will tug at your heartstrings. I have lent my copy out a few times to friends, and every one of them has bought a copy.
Obviously not all the dialogue can be transferred to subtitles, but we don't miss anything, and sub titles are so much better than a dubbed film.
Two other film that immediately come to mind are "The Orphanage" and "Pans Labyinth", which are great slabs of movie making.
So many foreign films miss out here, and it's basically down to laziness as people say "I can't be bothered to read sub titles". It's such a great shame.
What other foreign films have touched people like myself?It would be interesting to know, especially as there are so many.

Posted on 28 Nov 2011, 00:45:20 GMT
Anita says:
Most of Otar Iosseliani's films, both Georgian and French. Say, There Once was a Singing Blackbird, so beautiful, so sweet, so sad

Not so long ago somebody reminded of Tengiz Abuladze, another great Georgian film director, so him too. His film trilogy (all three are quite different BTW):
The Plea (The Supplication)
The Tree of Desire (my personal favourite)

(I admit copying the titles from Wikipedia, was not sure how they are called in English :) )

Deux hommes dans la ville (Two Men In Town) - anybody has seen this? Perhaps the only one I've ever seen, that reduced virtually all the cinema to tears at the end. (But that was loooong ago, when Alain Delon was young, and Jean Gabin was (of course) alive)

I almost said anything by Tarkovsky and Antonioni, but at least those two are not underrated, I hope

Posted on 6 Dec 2011, 15:51:32 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
Murder By Decree [DVD] [1980]
Breaking Away [DVD]
A Simple Plan [DVD]

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jul 2013, 14:42:59 BST
any decent 'foreign' film will be remade by hollywood and star nicolas cage or tom cruise or some other 'actor'. it will make millions and justify such remakes, whereby the original will be loved by about 8 people and show no profit margins. thanks george lucas

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jul 2013, 19:56:27 BST
Nonny says:
I've seen 'Deux Hommes Dans La Ville'. I'd suggest that the audience were responding more to Phillipe Sarde's score if they were reduced to tears. I don't find it a particularly moving film. Delon's character was, after all, a criminal & also the likelihood of him facing the guillotine in reality would've been low. Very few people were executed by guillotine & those that were had committed particularly abhorrent crimes.
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