Favourite European Film?

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  1. alexpop

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    A lot of great choices. :righton:
     
  2. Left Field

    Left Field Forum Resident

    Most of my favourite films are European, I prefer them a lot more than Hollywood film and even local (Australian) films.

    Three Colours Trilogy
    The Double Life Of Veronique
    Pandora's Box
    Diary Of A Lost Girl
    Belle De Jour
    Sweatheart
    La Femme Nikita
    The Vanishing
    Cartouche
    Knife In The Water
     
  3. Rufus McDufus

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    Haven't seen it for years but Betty Blue was a great film.
     
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  4. alexpop

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    Never be made these days.....nudity.
     
  5. Leepal

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    The Night of the Sunflowers
    Pusher (all 3 in the trilogy)
     
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  6. townsend

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    Mesrine is a terrific movie -- parts 1 and 2.
     
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  7. AndrewK

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    I saw Cinema Paradiso, very good movie, the end is very touching. I'm gonna have to watch some more Italian movies. I think I've only seen Malena with Monica Bellucci.
     
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  8. alexpop

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    Prefer Cinema Paradiso theatrical cut.
     
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  9. alexpop

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    Excellent performance from Vincent Cassel.
     
  10. alexpop

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    Begs repeat viewing. Apparently Michael Jackson liked “A Secret Wish”.
     
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  11. Spy Car

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    Breathless (À bout de souffle)
    The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette)
    The Grand Illusion
    8 1/2
    Hiroshima Mon Amour
    Closely Watched Trains
    Smiles of a Summer Night
    The Battle of Algiers
    Lawrence of Arabia

    The Tin Drum
    Swept Away
    Fanny and Alexander

    Bill
     
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  12. alexpop

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    Yes! Have these on dvd.Excellent I must say!!!
     
  13. alexpop

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    All classics.
    Not seen Swept Away since it came out. Not referring to Guy Ritchie film.
     
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  14. Spy Car

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    I never saw the remake. I heard it was quite dreadful.

    I did (unfortunately) see the 1983 "remake" of Breathless (which, speaking of the original, is in some ways my very favorite film--one I've seen countless times) that had Richard Gere and Valerie Kaprisky in a role reversals on the Jean-Claude Belmondo and Jean Seberg characters--and it was bloody awful! An abomination. Burn sage! LOL.

    Swept Away was the only one on the list that I was back and forth over inclusion. It has been a long time. Not 100% sure it would hold up. Liked it at the time.

    Bill
     
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  15. alexpop

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    Another Lina Wertmuller film I’ve not seen in decades is “Seven Beauties “ (1975). Which I found amusing at the time, don’t know how’s its held up.
     
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  16. alexpop

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    Another oldie ( but interesting) goodie is What? (1972).
     
  17. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    Great soundtrack also, that scene with the piano.
     
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  18. Slim Zooms

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    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy (Scandinavian)
     
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  19. Spy Car

    Spy Car Forum Resident

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    As did I.

    I also liked Diva (which was mentioned earlier in the thread). Definitely a Nagra.

    I'd like to add Round Midnight starring my musical hero Dexter Gordon and directed by Bertrand Tavernier. Does it count as a "foreign film?" Perhaps borderline. But a must see for jazz fans IMO.

    Bill
     
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  20. alexpop

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    But .. a Revox is seen ( momentarily). :)
     
  21. Spy Car

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    I was lucky to have two close by (the NuArt and the Royal in West LA).

    My dad--who was a filmmaker and a serious student of cinema--used to take me with him to see the latest foreign releases in the 60s and 70s.

    There was also an obscure theatre in midtown that ran only Japanese films--for a mostly Japanese speaking audience--and we'd always go the see the latest Kurosawa pictures. I loved that.

    Bill
     
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  22. Spy Car

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    You memory is better than mine, but I still have my dad's old Nagra that was just like the one the kid used in the movie.

    My dad always treated his Nagra like gold. It is is absolutely mint condition.

    Bill
     
  23. alexpop

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    Never had a problem with subtitles or the film in black & white.
     
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  24. Spy Car

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    No. Me neither. Some of my all time favorite films are in black and white and have subtitles.

    Bill
     
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  25. alexpop

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    Folk today like to whine.
    “Double bummer it’s in black and white + it’s got subtitles...man” :D
     
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