I Adore Foreign Cinema

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    I Do

    I really enjoy foreign films, especially Chinese or Japanese films. I think that it started with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I may have seen foreign films before that, but that was probably the first that captured my imagination. From there I got into anime and manga, and...
    Ravengambitx Ravengambitx
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2011

    Shall We Dance

    If you haven't seen this foreign flick, I recommend you watch it. Here is a brief snippet:During his daily commute, likable but dejected Tokyo office worker Shohei (Koji Yakusho) sees a stunning woman in a dance studio. Taken with her, he enrolls in ballroom dance lessons at the...
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    May 28, 2013

    Jean Luc Godard-notre Musique

    It's from wikipedia: The film's tripartite structure is apparently inspired by the Divine Comedy of Dante; the film's three segments are titled "Realm 1: Hell", "Realm 2: Purgatory", and "Realm 3: Heaven". The first segment is a relatively brief, non-narrative montage composed...
    loveisabitch loveisabitch
    22-25, F
    Jun 5, 2011

    I Am So Grateful

     Foreign cinema has expanded my movie watching horizons more than I can say, opened up a world for me I could never experience directly, and taken me on priceless journeys. There's a big world out there and a world full of great movies!
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa
    1 Response Nov 15, 2008

    Too Far Back ? I Hope Not

    my particular bag is Foreign Cinema{all regions} of the 1920's-1970's together with.more recently, "Das Boot". "Come and See" and "Downfall"
    Teiresias Teiresias
    61-65, M
    Jan 2, 2009


    I totaly love Asian scary movies!!  They make the best scary movies.  I love the sub titles, because I am usually doing something else while I attempt to watch a movie and I HAVE to pay attention!!
    josie josie
    36-40, F
    Sep 29, 2007

    Me Too!

    Have any of you seen BenX?  I thought it was phenomenal.  Here is description I found on line... Ben X is a 2007 Belgian drama film based on the novel Nothing Was All He Said by Nic Balthazar, who also directed the film.[1] The film is about a boy with autism (played by...
    JoyceAnne JoyceAnne
    46-50, F
    Feb 11, 2011


    My first encounter with non-English films was through a local TV station, which had the a weekly cult cinema night. It began with Hong Kong films from the 80s, with classics like 'Zu Warriors From the Magic Mountain', 'Encounters of the Spooky Kind' and the Mr. Vampire and...
    zilchk0re zilchk0re
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2012

    Nuri Bilge Ceylan-once Upon A Time In Anatolia

    Three Monkeys (Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award) is still my favorite but this one has also caught my eye. His sincere Anatolia composition was mesmerising. It's Raffi Asdourian's review in Cannes Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is a morality tale that reflects the state...
    loveisabitch loveisabitch
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2011

    Can't Get Enough

    Foreign films are my favorites.  Fortunately, I have 3 cinemas near where I live that show foreign films, although there may be weeks between offerings.  (Last week I saw a Czech film.  There are two French films showing right now.  It's better than many...
    dansktex dansktex
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2008


    I totaly love Asian scary movies!!  They make the best scary movies.  I love the sub titles, because I am usually doing something else while I attempt to watch a movie and I HAVE to pay attention!!
    josie josie
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2007

    An Ironic Label

    Foreign in respect to what? It's certainly an interesting concept; the foreign essentially being the notion of other. Yet one person's foreign cinema is the native film output of another person's home country. Perhaps, in a curious way, many of the films that come from the...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2008

    No New Posts?

    I am only wondering why aren't there any new postings on this experience. Is there another group that is similar to it? :) I love and good film from any country in the world, but I especially like Independent Films and non-studio films (which happen to be non-Hollywood...
    onlygodjudgeme onlygodjudgeme
    31-35, F
    19 Responses Dec 28, 2010


    Italian film by Gabriel Salvatores, filmed in Greece... From 1991, a bitter sweet film about an Italian outpost on a greek island abbandoned by the Italian high command. Diego Abbantuono LT Lo Russo is a great actor and its a great plot.  A love story and then the...
    DoneWEP DoneWEP
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 7, 2008


    Especially scandinavian movies. I adore the director Lukas Moodysson. His movies are so hopeful and still sad. And in the end it's just beautiful without being kitchy... But the best movie from Scandinavia I ever saw is Elling. It's wonderful.
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Jun 1, 2007

    I love movies from all over the world.

    .. and nationals too.From Sweden, a movie that's not from Ingmar Bergman, which is called "Ondskan" (2003)... I really liked this movie.From Russia (Soviet Union), there are great comedies from Eldar Ryazanov, such as "Ironiya Sudby, ili S Legkim Parom!" (1975) and "Sluzhebnyy...
    Allaloneandpoisoned Allaloneandpoisoned
    22-25, F
    Dec 14, 2013

    Life Is Beautiful

    This is my favorite foreign cinema. I love the way Guido (Roberto Benigni) tries to shield his son from the horrors of the concentration camp. The emotional poignancy of the movie hit me most at the end when he has tried so hard to keep up his spirits so as to not let his son...
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    May 24, 2013
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