Originally Posted by XenoX101
I can't remember the names of the films I saw because it was quite a long time ago (when I was a young teen) and they weren't english titles making them hard to remember, but if anyone could help me identify them from the descriptions below I would greatly appreciate it
One of them is a matrix rip-off shown entirely in green sepia with a woman who uses a mask to get to another world, I remember she feeds her pet elaborate meals when she's at home in her flat (I believe?). She is shown catching the train a bit and has a short bob-like haircut from memory. The ending has a beautiful philharmonic orchestra at a church I believe.
Avalon. And seriously, suggesting that Mamoru Oshii ripped off the Matrix is hilarious.
Another I only vaguely remember but it won a big award I believe, it had a woman who was succesful or famous and then she went downhill and there was one scene where she kept asking these guys in an alley to fight her and they told her to fuck off and beat her up a bit then she kept persisting and they ended up stabbing her, but she lived. I think she cut her hair short after that and there was a sex scene with her hair short and she was very pale. The ending scene had a guy leaving on a bus looking back and I remember it was a sad ending (and before someone makes the joke, no it's not shawshank redemption :P)
Last one is simple, was a japanese (asian at least) film where two twin japanese (?) sisters (I think assassins?) trying to kill eachother throughout the entire film, this was the whole movie and it was something about cheating on eachother's boyfriend or something but they go to great lengths to try to kill eachother and naturally they both end up killing themselves at the same time, this was kind of interesting to watch though as the fight was pretty damn ridiculous and quite gory from memory. The movie's title I remember being very short and potentially having numbers in it.[/quote]
2LDK. They weren't sisters or assassins, they were roommates who got out of hand competing over a boyfriend and a job.
Originally Posted by HORNS
I don't think anyone's mentioned Bicycle Thieves, which is one of the first foreign films I ever watched. It's a great film (and I mean "great") that depicts the struggle of men as the bread-winner within a hard and unfair world.
Absolutely agree, but I wouldn't characterize it as a "Kick Ass" film. It is completely amazing, and should be seen, but there's not a whole lot of ass kicking going on in it.