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Old 05-25-04, 03:00 PM
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Reccomendations for Some good Recent Dramas?

The Title basically says it all. It doesn't matter what country, as long as the movie is good.
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(for this one not sure if there is an English friendly version)

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Miffo - a Swedish film...

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Here's a good one from french director Olivier Assayas.

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Originally posted by french fan
Here's a good one from french director Olivier Assayas.
I will have to check this one out...

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couple more........



THE SON was finally released today by NewYorker....

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I will have to check this one out...
.....definetely do Smurf (and Stunna-88). Whenever the term 'historical epic' is mentioned few things come to mind, including long and sweeping shots of land, heavy background score, much forced emotion, at least one huge war scene, not to mention much nudity (if the film happens to be european). Well, LES DESTINEES is a pleasent surprise as it has none of the above. It looks and feels as light as a summer breeze but packs an emotional punch nonetheless (a later scene between Huppert and Berling is worth the price not to mention Assayas' trademark perfectly timed ending). Don't be afraid of it's running time like i was but i was sucked in like it was a great television seriel and then didn't want it to end. Great cast but the film belongs to Ms. Beart because her character goes to many subtle changes as the film spans several decades.

Also worth mentioning is the wonderful commentary by Assayas and highly regarded Film Comment critic Kent Jones.


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jsut a quick note...

The R1 version looks deceivingly good...it is not. It is a port of the French version which for the record DOES have english subs. Depending on the equipment you have...on a large screen TV the Wellspring version offers lots of edge enhancement and unnatural shimmering (the green on the lawns in particular). If your eye however is not bothered by such "details" I would indeed consider it...the current price of the R1 is under 10$.

The French version still has a better cover (and as you could see the R1 wizards did a cheap copy of the back R2 cover for the R1 disc).





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Pro-b, you are absolutely correct about the R1 edition.
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Thanks, any other reccomendations?
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I loved this film...



though I like the original Swedish package better....




...and so on and so on...

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finally! "Le Fils (The Son)" on region 1 dvd, missed it at the AFI's European Union Film Festival in 2002, then never shown again (to my knowledge) in the DC area in 2003 when critics slowly began to discover the film.

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