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Favourite 'European' movies?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Britalian, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. designprofessor

    designprofessor Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if I've seen anything by Greenaway other than Prospero's Books, which was horrid (imho, obviously). I had high expectations for that one and was sorely disappointed (although if you closed you eyes and just listened to Gielgud reciting from The Tempest it got a lot better).
    I do agree about Betty Blue.


    Funny, I do the opposite. I turn the sound down and just watch the visuals. The Pillow Book was another one I liked.
    Yeah.... Beatrice Dalle[​IMG]
     
  2. EL72

    EL72 Well-Known Member

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    - Francois Truffaut: All the Antoine Doinel films i.e. Les 400 Coups; Baisers voles; L'amour en fuite... + Le dernier Metro;

    - Au revoir les enfants (Louis Malle)

    - Luc Besson: Le grand bleu; Nikita

    French Comedies:

    - Fernandel: La vache et le prisonnier...

    - Louis de Funes: Rabbi Jacob, Le petit baigneur, Le Gendarme a St. Tropez....

    - Pierre Richard: Je suis timide mais je me soigne, La chevre, Le grand blond a la chaussure noire, les comperes, les fugitifs

    - Les Visiteurs

    - Le Diner de cons

    - Le Placard
     
  3. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

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    Mon Oncle
    Nights of Cabiria
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down
    (it's been a while since i watched almodovar, so i don't know if i would find it tiresome now or not.)
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly ( [​IMG] does that count?)
     
  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    +1 on Divorzia all'Italiana

    newer but excellent was L'ultimo Bacio
     
  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    I also liked Costa Gavara's Z.
     
  6. Britalian

    Britalian Well-Known Member

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    The French movie with Bellucci and Cassell - L'Apartement, was quirkily interesting. Didn't Hollywood re-make it? And how do they compare?

    Man Bites Dog - loved that.
    Last Tango... too.
     
  7. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly ( [​IMG] does that count?)


    I'd say yes [​IMG]

    I forgot to include gems such as Argento's masterful films. I also liked Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery man in the USA edition).
     
  8. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    Aguirre

    Insomnia

    Spoorloos (The Vanishing)

    Breaker Morant (actually Australian, but I really like it, so I'm including it)

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    Layer Cake

    Sexy Beast

    Good call on Das Boot. Regarding Irreversible and I Stand Alone, I imagine I could stomach them, but I'm not sure I want to.
     
  9. Hawkeye

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    • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    • Once Upon A Time In the West
    • A Hard Days Night
    • Let It Be
     
  10. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Aguirre Insomnia Spoorloos (The Vanishing) Breaker Morant (actually Australian, but I really like it, so I'm including it) Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Layer Cake Sexy Beast Good call on Das Boot. Regarding Irreversible and I Stand Alone, I imagine I could stomach them, but I'm not sure I want to.
    Wasn't Sexy Beast an Australian film? I thought it was terrific. The performance by Ben Kingsley was absolutly out of this world and so different for him. Also Rocco e Suoi Fratelli. Anything by Visconti really, but they can be tiresome to watch.
     
  11. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't Sexy Beast an Australian film?

    I thought it was terrific. The performance by Ben Kingsley was absolutly out of this world and so different for him.


    IMDB shows country of origin as UK/Spain (the two locations where it was shot). I agree it was terrific, particularly Kingsley's role and performance.
     
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    Fabienne Well-Known Member

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    France: Truffaut's 400 Blows


    A prime example of an incompetent translator.
     
  13. Fuuma

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    A prime example of an incompetent translator.

    Yeah the english looses all meaning. I also love how they translated "Les valseuses" to "going places".
     
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    How to Get Ahead in Advertising
    Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
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    The Beat That My Heart Skipped
    Trainspotting
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Sid and Nancy
    Good Bye Lenin!
    Cache
    Shaun of the Dead

    I bought my mother Amilie for Christmas a few years ago on the recommendation of the clerk at the store, the first scene sucked me, my father and my brother (who were both laughing that it was a chick flick), in right away.
     
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    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    How to Get Ahead in Advertising
    Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
    Brasil
    The Beat That My Heart Skipped
    Trainspotting
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Sid and Nancy
    Good Bye Lenin!
    Cache
    Shaun of the Dead

    I bought my mother Amilie for Christmas a few years ago on the recommendation of the clerk at the store, the first scene sucked me, my father and my brother (who were both laughing that it was a chick flick), in right away.


    Great call on Shaun of the Dead. Really fun stuff.
     
  16. skalogre

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    IMDB shows country of origin as UK/Spain (the two locations where it was shot). I agree it was terrific, particularly Kingsley's role and performance.
    I was going to mention SB but did not realise it was european. Shaun of the dead, excellent (the whole cast of Black Books was in it!). Amelie was good also.
     
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    Amelie was good also.


    put me down for Amelie...and also Delicatessen (also by Jeunet)
     
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    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    put me down for Amelie...and also Delicatessen (also by Jeunet)

    Might as well add City of lost children then [​IMG] !
     
  20. Get Smart

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    Clearly Eurotrip [​IMG]

    one of the best movies EVER in all cinema history. not kidding.
     

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