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Nice find Houston. Going to try to see it, have a hard time imagining it will be as raw and powerful as the original but hoping to be surprised.

Love that it's the same guy playing Milo as in the original Pusher.

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10-30-2012 02:46 PM
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Yep, its showing at an indie theater here but I still havent seen the originals. I kind of feel like just buying them if everyone agrees its a great trilogy.
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love this movie, its about swingers in buenos aires.



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RE: Realistic Foreign Movies
I really wanna check this one out, I Stand Alone. It kind of seems like a French version of Taxi Driver. I think it's the same director that did Enter The Void and Irreversible.
[Image: i_stand_alone_01.jpg]

The whole thing is on youtube if anyone wants to check it out. I prefer dvd's and blu rays since I can't hook my laptop up to my tv.
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RE: Realistic Foreign Movies
(09-23-2011 08:24 AM)Samseau Wrote:  The 400 Blows

[Image: MV5BMTI5NjU3NjY4Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTYx...4,317_.jpg]

A movie so far ahead of it's time, it could be considered prophetic. It's about a young boy growing up in Paris with a mother who does not love him, and the consequences.

This film is basically an early prediction of what the welfare state would become in all Western countries, as well as a chilling indictment of the culture that produces such a welfare state.

This film is nothing short of an explanation of how the West dies.

Was thir really Trauffaut's intention? Or are you just seeing that yourself in this?

As someone who leans libertarian, I think this deserves a rewatch on my part.
11-23-2012 01:49 AM
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RE: Realistic Foreign Movies
(10-31-2012 07:27 PM)houston Wrote:  I really wanna check this one out, I Stand Alone. It kind of seems like a French version of Taxi Driver. I think it's the same director that did Enter The Void and Irreversible.
[Image: i_stand_alone_01.jpg]

The whole thing is on youtube if anyone wants to check it out. I prefer dvd's and blu rays since I can't hook my laptop up to my tv.

Heh he. Fucked up ass movie. Worth a watch.

Did you see Irreversible?
11-23-2012 01:50 AM
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(04-23-2012 11:01 AM)Caligula Wrote:  Been watching a Russian series called Brigada about a group of friends who rise through the Moscow underworld in the 90s. It's good stuff, shame about the subtitles being very poor. You can find many of the full episodes on youtube:




A classic...
11-23-2012 01:55 AM
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(08-17-2012 07:54 AM)Caligula Wrote:  Not very realistic, but a good film nonetheless. Norwegian thriller about an art thief who steals from the wrong guy. Strong suspense throughout.




Great film actually!
Highly recommended
11-23-2012 04:42 AM
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RE: Realistic Foreign Movies
Here are some of my fave foreign films over the years

Norway - Next Door - 2005 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453383/
Norway - Get ready to be Boyzvoiced - 2000 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0248036/
Netherlands - Simon - 2004 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0393775/
France - The Intouchables - 2011 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675434/
China - Kung Fu Hustle - 2004 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373074/
11-23-2012 05:08 AM
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RE: Realistic Foreign Movies
Raid Redemption - Indonesian - not sure how realisitic it is though.

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11-23-2012 05:28 AM
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RE: Realistic Foreign Movies
(11-23-2012 01:50 AM)megatron Wrote:  
(10-31-2012 07:27 PM)houston Wrote:  I really wanna check this one out, I Stand Alone. It kind of seems like a French version of Taxi Driver. I think it's the same director that did Enter The Void and Irreversible.
[Image: i_stand_alone_01.jpg]

The whole thing is on youtube if anyone wants to check it out. I prefer dvd's and blu rays since I can't hook my laptop up to my tv.

Heh he. Fucked up ass movie. Worth a watch.

Did you see Irreversible?
Lol yeah I've seen Irreversible. I thought it was pretty good and rape happens in real life so I didn't see the big problem. It's just a movie and they were acting. I was just staring at the screen during that club scene at the beginning haha. I have Enter the Void on Blu Ray (same director) so I gotta check out I Stand Alone.
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RE: Realistic Foreign Movies
A Russian friend recommended "Everybody dies but me" ("Vse Umrut, a ya Ostanus") as an example of how a tough Russian female mentality can be formed. I guess she could relate somehow.

From review in Variety:
A gritty, emotionally charged coming-of-ager, "Everybody Dies but Me" offers up a bare-bones portrait of adolescent angst in the violent suburbs of Moscow. Scripted like "Mean Girls"-meets-"Kids," and shot with a handheld immediacy that reveals director Valeria Gaia Germanika's docu roots, the film features highly convincing perfs by three teenage nonpros, whose big mouths and Siberia-sized chutzpah bring chaos to their parents, peers and ultimately one another.



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RE: Realistic Foreign Movies
El Método (The Method), about a ruthless job interview





El Concursante (The Contestant), about how a university teacher ruins his life by winning the biggest prize in TV




She go crazy, is hamster!
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12-20-2012 04:36 AM
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RE: Realistic Foreign Movies
Has anyone mentioned Tropa de Elite or Tropa de Elite 2? They're Brazilian action movies about the paramilitary police the BOPE in Rio de Janeiro. Great watch.
12-25-2012 08:45 PM
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Kind of surprised this one has not been mentioned yet..

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/05/world/....html?_r=0
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RE: Realistic Foreign Movies
Der Untergang - 'Downfall'. German film, about 8 years old about Hitler's last days in the bunker. Think it won best foreign language Oscar. Either way, its fucking fantastic and the acting by Bruno Ganz as Hitler is mesmerising.

In fact, you've probably seen some of the parody videos where "Hitler finds out X". Well, the scene they subtitle over is from this film and its kinda funny when you see it as its not comical in the slightest when its in context along with the film as a whole.

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RE: Realistic Foreign Movies
Two great Brazilian flicks, both based on true stories

Meu Nome Nao E Johnny





Carandiru



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Second both those flicks My Name is Johnny and Carandiru especially the first one. Very solid films.

If someone is looking for a decent spanish flick, I enjoyed Rosario Tijeras.
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Not realistic, but definitely the most gruesome and shocking film that I've ever seen. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Serbian_Film
03-30-2013 06:54 PM
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(03-30-2013 06:54 PM)RXB Wrote:  Not realistic, but definitely the most gruesome and shocking film that I've ever seen. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Serbian_Film
The whole movie is on youtube.


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RE: Realistic Foreign Movies
Get the Gringo is a mel gibson movie that shows a Hollywood version of a Mexican prison, but it made sense to me and comes close to the description of mexican prisons, miniature lawless villages with impenetrable walls, described in Cormack McCarthy's novel, All the Pretty Horses.
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never been to a mexican prison..but i saw the movie.
it honestly wouldnt surprise me. ive heard of a prison somewhere in south america that runs similar to this ( in story)

I wish prison was like this for small offenders

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Rust and Bone - a French movie from the same director that did the prison film, A Prophet. An unemployed man and his young son go to live with his sister and husband. He forms a relationship with a killer whale trainer after her legs get chopped off in an accident. This is sort of a romantic movie but it's really good, nothing like American ones. Plus, you get to see France outside of Paris. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.
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This is England is good, but try "Dead Mans Shoes", same director and in my opinion the better film. Also try "Kill List", starts slowly but then just goes crazy, worth a watch.
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