|08-02-2012, 02:53 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Favorite foreign movies.
Not many people like watching foreign films because we have to read the subtitles most of the time. But, to me its all about the story and the characters that fascinates me the most.
So, Here are few of the movies i've seen so far and really like:
1. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.- Spain.
2. The Lives of Others (2006)
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.- Germany.
3. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.- Italy.
3. Malèna (2000)
A woman provokes sensual awakenings in a group of adolescent boys.-Italy.
4. The Intouchables (2011)
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.-France.
5.Midnight in Paris (2011)
A family travel to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple who are forced to confront their differing views of a perfect life.-Spain.
6.Daisy Diamond (2007)
A tragic story about Anna who dreams of one thing only: making it as an actress. She moves from Sweden to Copenhagen to pursue her dream. But fate has something else in store for her. Though she struggles to give her 4 month old daughter a good start in life, she ultimately fails to unite her dream of acting with a safe and loving environment for her child, culminating in a desperate act that has fatal consequences for Anna and her daughte- Denmark.
7. A Separation (2011)
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.-Iran.
8. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job.-Italy.
9.Spirited Away (2001) - Animation movie.
In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into animals; and a bathhouse for these creatures.-Japan.
10.The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.-Italy/Spain.
Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.-France/Germany.
12.The Artist (2011)
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.-France/Belgium.
13.Forbidden Games (1952)
A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.-France.
14.The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends.-Belgium.
A 10-year-old girl, settling into her new neighborhood outside Paris, is mistaken for a boy and has to live up to this new identity since it's too late for the mistake to be clarified.- France.
sorry this is probably the longest list I've made. But, i really love great movies.
Anyways, Have you seen any of these?
What are your thoughts on them?