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Best non-english speaking movie ever?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by mowcheeba, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. zatoichi

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    Also Rashomon. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Seven Samurai. Danton (w/ Depardieu). Quest For Fire. Seventh Seal. Persona. Le Comte du Monte Cristo (Depardieu again, French TV).
     
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    I think some of you folks are missing the point.Non-english means foreign, a. from another parish; not English, esp. European. Similarly a foreigner (n, a person ... etc) is someone who habitually speaks a foreign language. That could mean Americans. They cannot help doing this but it is noted that the French do occasionally slip into English when excited. So do Indian Bollywood films (available on satellite if you fancy getting thoroughly confused for 4.1/2-hours). So that does not include Scots/Welsh/Irish films made in English, and by inference Australian/Canadian/New Zealand where they officially speak English too.

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    Pathfinder, in Lapp
    - because the American-English dubbed version is execrable and ruins the plot.

    Alphaville
    - has to be the original French soundtrack.

    Micmacs a Tire Larigot
    - this one could not be dubbed, even the title doesn't translate properly.
     
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  5. steve_robinson

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    Some great films here but no-one's yet mentioned "Tampopo", a kind of er, Noodle Eastern.
     
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    Pans Labyrinth....both the visuals and the values are beautiful....

    Steve-I was just about to suggest Tampopo as well!...with a Japanese Charles Bronson:eek:..contemplate the noodle indeed!
    Even weirder---Delicatessen....
    Great idea for a thread,a good few ideas to look up here....
     
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    I DON'T KNOW, BUT I BET IT WAS A ZOMBIE MOVIE!!!!:D



    BTW Apocalypto is the best non-english movie it was 4 years ago when this thread was last posted in and it is today.
     
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    My favorites, that I look forward to viewing repeatedly, include "M", "The Seventh Seal", "The Seven Samurai" and "Purple Noon".
     
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    Like Jaques Tati stuff as well.
    Also Betty Blue (French) with Beatrice Dalle (and no not because of its opening sequence)
    Helps that I speak French I guess...
     
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    'Life is Beautiful' and 'Chocolat' would be my favourites with subtitles.

    'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' is pretty good too. (think that's what it's called anyway)
     
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    3 Idiots is not only probably 'the' best none English movie that I've seen, but also one of the best movies full stop. It has everything ; likeable characters, laughter, sadness, joy, and a feel good factor.

    I laughed hard, and cried too. :oops:

    It's also the biggest selling box office movie Bollywood ever produced.

    I encourage all to watch it. It has 'moments' where folk speak English, but it is predominantly Indian.

    Great film.
     
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    I haven't seen that many, but most of them I've liked! Here are some I remember (and there were others)
    Dersu Uzala - this was a long, long time ago, around same time I saw Yojimbo, et al.
    Pelle the Conqueror - Max von Sydow is amazing
    More recently:
    La Vie en Rose - the actress channels Edith Piaf unbelievably
     
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    Seven Samurai is my favorite movie of all time
     
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    Since Battle Royale's already been mentioned I'll say any film by Takashi Miike of Japan.
     
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    Reprise ... watched it more than a dozen time. Norwaygian film about friends whom each got their book published.
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    LOL,

    "Is you or is you aint one of my constituents" I thinks thems englishh language
     
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