The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Lives of Others
Y tu Mama Tambien
i prefer a minimalistic approach
I’m Canadian (to the core) and I think of Canadian films as foreign films in relationship to this website.
My choice for film of the decade is Pan’s Labyrinth.
the diving bell and the butterfly, cache, pan’s labyrinth, the beat that my heart skipped, and of course, volver.
Mikhalkov’s 12 was pretty awesome. The other good ones I’ve seen were already mentioned.
cache was not great you fucking mongaloids!
and of course, barf. pan’s labyrinth really wasn’t that cool. it was good. but c’mon. the hype surrounding that film is frazzling
and of course, barf. pan’s labyrinth really wasn’t that cool. it was good. but c’mon. the hype surrounding that film makes me want to kick myself in the face with muddy moccasins
Gomorrah was better than great. Who made this fucking thread?
and Pan’s Labrinyth sucked…
tetsuo the bullet man
Les Amours d’Astrée et de Céladon
Christopher Columbus, the enigma
to name a few of hundreds
>>and Pan’s Labrinyth sucked…<<
Easy there Dirty Harry, there are actually a lot of people believe it or not who think Guillermo del Toro is pretty weak. Those Hellboy films and Blade II were a complete waste of time.
Pan was proficient in regards to special effects but was deadly dull
the worst of its type until the ophanage which del Toro produced
>>Easy there Dirty Harry, there are actually a lot of people believe it or not who think Guillermo del Toro is pretty weak<<
I guess a lot of people are clearly delusional.
>>Pan was proficient in regards to special effects but was deadly dull<<
I was spellbound by it.
And may I add that being told to go easy on aboard where Dimitrus is a member is a bit shocking… not to mention the vitriolic post to which I was responding.
Dimitrus, Dimitrius, Dimwitris, do the ones who mis-spell my name actually know its origins and meaning? seriously folks…
“can you name a truly great foreign film in the last 5 years…”
does The New World count?
if we are talking about financing Woody Allen movies are foriegn, same with David Lynch and Spike Lee
correct Den but the OP is asking for a foreign film = non-English speaking language film aka non-U.S. motion pictures and let’s face it, this thread is pointless from the beginning because it was created for the sole purpose to be the twin brother of another silly thread by the name “can you name a truly great American film in the last 5 years?”, in others words, fuckin U.S. of A. vs The World as an old-fashioned statement…
maybe its not so pointless
maybe he created the thread to get movie recommendations or maybe he wanted some titles to impress hot film majors
nothing wrong with that
nothing wrong with that, but wouldn’t it be more equal if there were several threads like the American one in which monopoly is the best word to describe this and its counterpart, the foreign thread?
because i thought we were being universal where U.S. of A. is included to the word called “universe”, not outside of this barrier, as individual and “superior” to the rest…
Look, I’m just happy I got to hear ‘vitriolic’ used in a sentence it’s been waaaay too long.
Dimitris – The silly thread you’re referring to was started by me and my point was that I didn’t think the USA was making as many quality films as the rest of the world. You’re a difficult fellow to get along with you know. You antagonise me even when I’m on your side!
US is so pervasive around the world, distribution wise
I don’t think we are superior but i have seen many more American films than foriegn (probably 100 US for every 30 non)
I live in small town USA and like going to the theater and non American movies don’t play here too much and when they do it is not the right ones anyway.
If I can speak for my whole country I think it is lamentable that even big budget spectacles from other countries fail to come out here (I really want to see those Asterix and Obliex movies) much less critically acclaimed films. Yet every other country seems to be able to see our crap.
foreign = something non-native to each and everyone’s culture
U.S. = something related to U.S. culture
now, i’m Greek/Egyptian/Zambian/Peruvian/Latvian/Chinese etc and i have to vote for what is foreign aka outside of my country including English-speaking films, right? the majority of this thread didn’t really think so…
summary of argument: foreign as a word is being bastardized….
side or not, Den refers to distribution issues and as boring as it may sound, i’ll agree once more……330 movies were released in 2009 in Athens alone, only 25 to 30 were Greek films, 15 of them made some tickets, 5 of them stayed in the top 10…
While we’re on the subject, does anybody know why Greek people smell like rancid butter? Is it their glands, or do they just not bathe as frequently as regular people?