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Old 01-28-06, 11:22 AM
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Foreign European color movie suggestions...

I'm in a jonze for some good color European foreign films lately (English subs or dubbed), I've seen many of the bigger ones like My Life as a Dog, das Boot, Soldier of Orange, Europa Europa, Amelie and Run, Lola Run (as well as the rest of Tykwer's) and Reconstruction, etc. Here are some I've read that my be worth checking out:

The Tin Drum (German)
Children of Paradise (B&W)(French)
Wings of Desire (German)
Gigantics (German)
The Spider's Stratagem (Italian)
The Nasty Girl (German)
The Fourth Man (Dutch)
The 3 Colors Trilogy -Red, White, Blue (French/Polish)
The Bridge (German)

Would also like to see Herzog's Wings of Hope.

Anyone else have some suggestions?
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Wings of Desire is mostly black & white.

The Nasty Girl isn't out on DVD in region 1, so you'd have to be region free or go with vhs.

Recent ones I've enjoyed include Goodbye, Lenin!, Downfall, Head On, L'Auberge Espagnole, A Very Long Engagement, What to Do in Case of Fire, The Man on the Train, and, less recently, Cinema Paradiso.

Why are you specifically interested in color movies?
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I just saw the 3 Colors Trilogy and I would definitely recommend seeing it ASAP. A couple that I like but probably aren't real popular are

Thomas in Love ( Thomas est amoureux ) (French)
Avalon (Polish Language, Japanese Director)
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Man Bites Dog is excellent as is The Wages of Fear. However, they are not color.

Why not try Irreversible?
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Why not try Irreversible?
Saw it and it's not to my tastes, a couple others in that genre that are suggested, though I haven't personally seen them, are Schramm and I Stand Alone.

You should really warn someone first before suggesting this film as a 20 minute gruelling rape scene isn't really to many peoples taste.

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Originally Posted by kitkat
Why are you specifically interested in color movies?
Because I'm in the mood for more modern European flicks at the moment.
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Originally Posted by H8nXTC
Because I'm in the mood for more modern European flicks at the moment.
Man Bites Dog is from the 90's.
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(Turns around and looks at his collection):

The Story of Marien & Julian
The Return
Underground
Rosetta
The Piano Teacher
L'Enfer
Kings and Queen

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Thanks wendersfan, those look interesting and I will check them out.
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I tend to have most of JPJ's movies (similar in style to Amelie), those are fun. Try Der Untergang (Downfall), it was pretty good, very gripping. Gosh, I know I have more, but I just can't remember them right now, sorry.
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Here are some European productions I've enjoyed over the past couple of years (and in color!):

Kings and Queen
The Beat that My Heart Skipped
The Time of the Wolf
Since Otar Left
Kontroll
I Always Wanted to Be a Saint
On the Run, An Amazing Couple, After the Life (these 3 are a trilogy)
The Girl from Paris
A Talking Picture
The Son
The Stone Raft
Safe Conduct
Swimming Pool
Dirty Pretty Things
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Thanks for the further suggestions. I've seen Kontroll and Swimming Pool and liked them, but wasn't fond of Dirty Pretty Things.

Oh, and I've seen Downfall and Sophie Schroll and enjoyed them both.
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Started watching Wings of Desire and see where the Nicolas Cage / Meg Ryan movie was based on, but didn't get through it yet.
Also watched the Tin Drum, and found the performances interesting and the story also, but this is considered one of Germany's best? I don't get all the symbolism, I'm sure I understood some, on how war is rediculous and some of the events that take place in war and in the name of war. But what did the drum and the child symbolize, Hitler or the Nazi's? Guess I'm a bit too bewildered to understand how this is considered such a great film, don't misunderstand me, I thought it was good, but...
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In addition to some of the ones named:
-Intacto
-The Sea Inside
-Sex and Lucia
-Insomnia (the Erik S. version)
-The Vanishing
-Withnail & I
-Talk to Her
-All About My Mother
..and if you like the last two, work your way through the rest of Almodovar's stuff.
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Saw Intacto and The Sea Inside as well as Fauto 5.0, but still looking for the City with No Limits, that was suggested to me in the four Spanish movie suggestions by someone. Also liked the Vanishing (Dutch/French version) which was very good.
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Just saw Three Colors:Blue and am looking forward to Red and White. I also liked A Man on the Train.
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Originally Posted by DoubleDownAgain
Just saw Three Colors:Blue and am looking forward to Red and White.
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Looking over at DVD shelf:

Amarcord
Salo
Coup de Torchon
Autumn Sonata
The Element of Crime
Cries & Whispers
The Night Porter
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Playtime
Solaris
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
Fat Girl
The Phantom of Liberty
That Obcure Object of Desire
Vagabond
Contempt
Le Samourai
Le Cercle Rouge
Stalker
The Sacrifice
Nostalghia
The Mirror
Stavisky
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Funny Games
I Stand Alone
Christiane F.
In a Glass Cage
Spirits of the Dead
Possession
Aguirre, The Wrath of God
Viva La Muerte
I Will Walk Like A Crazy Horse
A Pure Formality
Cinema Paradiso
City of Lost Children
The Bride Wore Black
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If you enjoyed Trois Couleurs, you might as well give The Decalogue a shot.


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