Favourite 'European' movies?

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  1. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

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    I didn't see it, but if I remember correctly, it got pretty universally panned here in the States.

    I saw this years ago, and I can't remember much other than the basic outline (a Jewish boy during WWII who attempts to escape persecution by joining the Hitler youth). I remember being favorably impressed.
     


  2. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    Un coeur en hiver (and other Claude Sautet movies)

    Ponette (will break your heart)
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    absolutely.
    I'd also recommend ' Être et avoir' : a documentary about a small provincial school in France. Wonderful and the same sentiments for this as for 'Ponette'
     


  3. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    oh yeah, i forgot - Renoir's Grand Illusion - sortof pan-european, dialogue in french, german, english, maybe italian too. nevermind Eurotrip - i'll take National Lampoon's European Vacation FTW. *** edit: also i remember seeing Manon du Printemps and another one, can't remember the title, years ago. I guess I liked it...it's been too long.
     


  4. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Senior member

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    is that the thing with Natasha Kinski (sigh) and the bloke in the army?
    or am I halucinating, again...


    Yep, that's the one
     


  5. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    ahhh... I remember it....[​IMG]

    At the risk of hijacking my own thread... must just go off at a tangent: we've just watched Roman Holiday; who compares to Audrey H.?
    No one. Those eyes. That bone structure. Adorable.

    Back on message: Hidden (Cache) was stunning, I'd agree. Did anyone see another Hanke movie, 'Funny Games'? As difficult to sit through as 'Irreversible' at times.
     


  6. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    Back on message: Hidden (Cache) was stunning, I'd agree.

    I saw it last night and was rather unimpressed. It was mildly entertaining but not deserving of all the praise it has received imo. Hitchockian comparisons are clearly overblown. The film has nothing on Hitchcock.
     


  7. imageWIS

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

    +1

    Jon.
     


  8. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    At the risk of hijacking my own thread... must just go off at a tangent: we've just watched Roman Holiday; who compares to Audrey H.?
    [​IMG]
     


  9. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Dio Boia!!!!

    Close but not the full...
     


  10. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    absolutely.
    I'd also recommend ' Être et avoir' : a documentary about a small provincial school in France. Wonderful and the same sentiments for this as for 'Ponette'


    Ponette is a real tear-jerker. Kolya is also in the same vein.

    The best movie I have seen all year is: Va, vis et deviens (Live and become). Wonderfully acted and a truly poignant story. Well worth seeing.
     


  11. LabelKing

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    Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bête. This isn't for the children.

    El Ãngel Exterminador.
     


  12. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    El Ãngel Exterminador.

    also one of my picks. I didnt know it was available on dvd as a region 0 PAL as I'd never been able to find it on VHS back in the dark ages. Just got notice my copy mailed today, cant wait to watch it again as the last I saw it was back in '90 or 91.
     


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    skalogre Senior member

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    The bicycle thief tore me apart.

    Did anybody see Roberto Benini's Pinocchio?

    Not sure if these were mentioned already:

    Cinema Paradiso
    La Finestra di Fronte (facing windows)
    Un coeur en hiver (and other Claude Sautet movies)
    Some of the old Delon and Belmondo movies
    Quai des brumes, and other Jean Gabin movies
    Ponette (will break your heart)
    The tin drum (Die Blechtrommel)
    Caroline Link's Beyond Silence (Jenseits der Stille) and Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika)
    The marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun)
    Europa Europa

    I'll stop here for a while, but it would be a crime not to mention:

    Any of Les BronzÃ[​IMG]s [​IMG]


    +1 (again) on Die Ehe der Maria Braun and Cinema Paradiso
     


  14. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    one of the best movies EVER in all cinema history. not kidding.
    +ANOTHER 1
     


  15. mr_economy

    mr_economy Senior member

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    Amelie, L'Auberge Espagnol, and Last Tango in Paris have been some of my favorites.
     


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