Favourite European Film?

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  1. alexpop

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    Restored as well.
     
  2. Spy Car

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    On the hopeful side, Alfonso Cuaron's recent film Roma got a pretty great reception despite being in black and white and being subtitled.

    Perhaps there's hope for these hipsters yet? :winkgrin:

    Bill
     
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    Yet to see this I’ll look out for the blu ray.
     
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    It was made for Netflix. I assume they are still streaming it, if you have that service.

    BTW as a kid I got to meet Roy Lichtenstein at the Gemini gallery here in LA. Not sure the year, '66 or '67, I think.

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    Seen these in the cinema.
     
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    Don’t stream.


    How cool to meet Roy Lichtenstein. Kudos!!! :righton:
     
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    I also got to meet Claes Oldenburg about the same time as Roy Lichtenstein (and also at Gemini). Nice man. Very warm to me--an 8 or 9 year old kid.

    A few years before that--1964/65 I saw Andy Warhol setting up an installation of his Brillo Boxes in a funky exhibition space above the Egg and the Eye restaurant near LACMA. I was more fascinated by the boxes that by Andy. LOL. What did I know?

    To get back to film, like @FallenLeaves I almost chose Last Year at Marienbad. I remember figuring out how to always win the stick game they play in that film, so I taught it to my school chums (and always beat them). LOL.

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    You can’t beat the €. :)
     
  9. alexpop

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    Coco Chanel designed the costumes.
     
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    I did not know that. How often do you change your avatar? LOL.

    Current one on point. 10 minutes from now, who knows?

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    :righton:
     
  12. alexpop

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    Louis Malle :director.

    Andy Warhol’s Joe Dallesandro ( Walk In The Wildside) stars in it.
     
  13. alexpop

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    One of the treats going to the cinema :-popcorn:.
     
  14. alexpop

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    Definitely the original version.
     
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    Irreversible ..i just seen fairly recently.
     
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    Il Postino (1994) - enjoyed it much more the second time I watched it. Great soundtrack as well
     
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    Just found out Massimo Troisi died eight hours after making the film, heart problem.
     
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    The Emperor Of Paris(2018)
     
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    I'm not sure how well this one will hold up over time, but I enjoyed it immensely.
     
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    Yeah, I was going to mention this one as a worthwhile Dutch production. It's kind of pulpy, but that's pretty much Paul Verhoeven's strike zone.

    A few other Dutch films scoring well on Rotten Tomatoes and which have gotten international distribution:
    • Character (1997) - won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film
    • Soldier of Orange (1977) - early Rutger Hauer film. Directed by Verhoeven.
    • Spetters (1980) - also Verhoeven. Stars prominent Dutch actress Renee Soutendijk.
    • The 4th Man (1983) - Verhoeven and Soutendijk again
     
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    Great, great film. And I never want to watch it again....
     
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    Definitely want to avoid the 1993 American remake (of The Vanishing). Same director, but no good at all.
     
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    Das Boot was the first film which leaped to mind when I saw the thread topic. The Lives of Others is also really, really great.

    If you're interested in European violent leftist radicals of the late 60s/early 70s, I recommend The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008). They were The Weather Underground of West Germany.
     
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    Hold up ?
    Not really a classy arthouse, but as a revenge film I’m sure it hold up very well in the future.
     
  25. alexpop

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    Das Boot?

    Seen that when it came out. Impressive in the cinema.

    The Lives Of Others?

    Yes ! excellent. I like stasi related films.

    Bruno Ganz was excellent in “ Unknown “(2011) reminded me of Mark E Smith.
     

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