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Old 01-28-06, 11:32 AM
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Name International movies made for the English market.

Foreign Movies made especially for the English market (not American/British movies filmed in foreign countries), can you name some?

The Neverending Story (Germany)
4 Lexx movies (Canadian, filmed in Germany)
Heaven (Tykwer - German/Italian?)
Soldier of Orange (the Netherlands)

I'm sure there are a few Dutch movies out there since English is so common there.

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I think Uwe Boll's "films" fall into that category.
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I don't get it - since Soldier of Orange was based on a Dutch book, and filmed in Dutch, what makes this a movie "made especially for the Engish market"?

It was a indeed a breakthrough hit around the world, but then every foreign filmmaker hopes his efforts will find an audience in the English-speaking world.
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Anything Luc Besson has been involved with, most notably The Fifth Element.
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Originally Posted by marty888
I don't get it - since Soldier of Orange was based on a Dutch book, and filmed in Dutch, what makes this a movie "made especially for the Engish market"?

It was a indeed a breakthrough hit around the world, but then every foreign filmmaker hopes his efforts will find an audience in the English-speaking world.
Maybe my mistake, I thought I remembered it was in English, but I may be mistaken.
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Nosferatu, The Vampyre. Filmed simultaneously with Nosferatu, Vampyre Der Nacht.
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I wouldn't consider Heaven a film made for the English market as well considering a majority of the film had the characters speaking in Italian.
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Wouldn't the LOtR films fit this category?

How about The Pianist?
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
I wouldn't consider Heaven a film made for the English market as well considering a majority of the film had the characters speaking in Italian.
Wasn't it only the early part of the movie had Italian and I don't seem to remember the two main characters Blanchett and Rabisi speaking Italian throughout the movie, I believe they spoke English.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
Wouldn't the LOtR films fit this category?

How about The Pianist?
The Pianist would, but the LOTR films were produced by New Line, an American company. Lots of films are shot and finished overseas but produced by American production companies.
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Originally Posted by H8nXTC
Wasn't it only the early part of the movie had Italian and I don't seem to remember the two main characters Blanchett and Rabisi speaking Italian throughout the movie, I believe they spoke English.
Everybody, but Blanchett, spoke Italian. When Ribisi and Blanchett would speak together, it would be done in English since Ribisi just happened to be Blanchett's translator during the police investigation.
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I guess it could be argued Von Trier's output since Breaking the Waves (minus The Idiots) fits what you're looking for.
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Anything Luc Besson has been involved with, most notably The Fifth Element.
Definitely, from his directorial efforts to his string of producing efforts like Kiss of the Dragon, Unleashed, and the Transporter movies.

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