Favourite 'European' movies?

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  1. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Forgot to mention Man bites dog

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    Jason, seen Paris, Texas?



    more good picks! Man Bites Dog was one of my fave movies during its year of release.
     


  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    The Night Porter
    8 1/2
    Belle de Jour
    Divorce Italian Style
    Veronika Voss
    Despair
    The Servant
    Death in Venice
    The Damned
    Maitresse
    The 400 Blows
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Gloomy Sunday.

    +1 for Russian Ark.

    Jon.
     


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    imageWIS Senior 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 did like Michael Nyman's music score.

    Jon.
     


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    Homme Senior member

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    Queen Margot.
     


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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]
     


  7. EL72

    EL72 Senior 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
     


  8. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior 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?)
     


  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    +1 on Divorzia all'Italiana

    newer but excellent was L'ultimo Bacio
     


  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I also liked Costa Gavara's Z.
     


  11. Britalian

    Britalian Senior 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.
     


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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).
     


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    JBZ Senior 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.
     


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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
     


  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


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