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    Re: Favourite foreign language movie

    Gotta go with the original poster with Nikita and following that The girl with the dragon tattoo, and The Seventh Seal
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    Kiki's Delivery Service.

    Though My Neighbour Totoro and Laputa run a close second. And Spirited Away. Hell, anything directed by Miyazaki really. But Kiki I owned on video tape (fan sub and official release), DVD, and even laserdisc, because I liked it that much.

    Other favourite foreign films include Seven Samurai, Metropolis, and M. I only got to see M last year, and it's amazing how fresh it is. Most classic films tend to suffer from everything else on film or TV ripping off every clever bit of business to the point where the original tends to look cliched, but despite how old it is, M has stuff in it that has escaped being copied to death.
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    Re: Favourite foreign language movie

    Interesting question. It's hard to pick just one, so here's a list of several favorites

    Belle du Jor
    Nikita
    Kurosawa's samurai films
    Shogun Assassin (aka the Lone Wolf and Cub series)
    Let the Right One In
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Devil's Backbone
    Cronos
    Hero
    Crouching Tiger
    Naussica of the Valley of the Wind
    Princess Mononoke
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    Oh, man. So many to chose from. Mothra vs. Godzilla, Gamera 2: Advent of Legion, Pan's Labyrinth, The Host, Let the Right One In, Princess Mononoke, Way of the Dragon.

    Instinct says to pick a kaiju movie, but that doesn't seem quite true at the moment.

    The artsy parts of my brain say Mononoke, but I almost feel more attached to Way of the Dragon, and yet I really do love Pan's Labyrinth.

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    Re: Favourite foreign language movie

    For me, it's between Kieslowski's "Red" and Godard's "Contempt."

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    Re: Favourite foreign language movie

    It'd be a big list from me too, but I just want to mention I watched The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec last night. Great fun, wonderful adaptation of a comic.
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    Chocolate. just a amazing movie.

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    Re: Favourite foreign language movie

    I loved Princess Mononoke
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    I also liked The Machine Girl, a crazy action / horror movie from Japan and the Hong Kong movie, Rock n Roll Cop which has a lot of great action scenes.

    I also love a lot of Jackie Chan movies, although I've seen many of these in a dubbed format, they have occasionally been aired on TV in subtitled format.
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    Re: Favourite foreign language movie

    A few more:

    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
    Lady Vengeance
    A Tale of Two Sisters
    3 Extremes
    Oldboy
    Happiness of the Katakuris
    Ichi the Killer
    Audition
    Blues Harp
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    Really anything by Park Woo Chan (maker of probably the best revenge thrillers since the height of the genre in the 70's with the Death Wish and Dirty Harry films, I Spit on Your Grave, and Last House on the Left) and Takashi Miike (I love the variety of his work. He's famous of course for the horror work, and the hyperviolent Yakuza films, but he's also done musicals, comedies, and family dramas)
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