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    Recommend me some foreign language films?

    My bro in laws birthday in a few days and I am yet to find anything I want to buy for him..

    He especially likes horror films, like The Orphanage, Tale of Two Sisters, The Ordeal, The Devil's Backbone

    Can anyone recommend any?

    Thanks

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    tell no one(ne le dis a personne)

    mesrine(my personal fave)

    a prophet(une prophete)

    pour elle(the original film they remade as the next three days)


    actual horror films-old boy or martyrs
    Edited by: "barky" 6th Mar 2011

    Quite commercial but 'rec'?

    Ne le dis a personne is a brilliant film! Good choice Barky

    The original Japanese version of The Ring is also meant to be excellent

    Banned

    Une prophet

    Pans Labyrinth

    The Killing (20 TV episodes but the best show I have ever seen. Yes, better than THE WIRE!)

    Das Boot

    Spiral (Engrenages)

    Banned


    The Vanishing (1988)

    aka "Spoorloos" - Netherlands (original title)

    Original Poster

    He's already got the Ring films and Oldboy

    I like the look of Tell No One, A Prophet, Martyrs

    CReilly

    Quite commercial but 'rec'?



    Thanks, i'm going to get that one.

    I'm getting £20 ish quids worth so keep the suggestions coming

    cronos, versus, I am cyborg, Thirst, The Chaser, Them, Vengeance Trilogy (Oldboy etc)
    Battle Royal, Save the green planet, Man Bites Dog, Doberman, Dark Water
    Audition, The Isle, Ichi the Killer, LA Haine, Rec, Rec 2, The secret in their eyes,The wave
    The Grudge, The Happiness of the Katikuris, The good, the bad and the weird, JSA, R point, Hansel and Gretel, Bad Guy, Freezer,

    No problem. It's a good film. +1 for das boot too, absolutely superb film and there was a great deal for the full length version posted on here yesterday!

    22 bullets is good too

    black book

    and la rafle(the roundup)

    Ah I was about to suggest battle royale too but dungavel beat me to it!

    Banned

    RosieWoo

    He's already got the Ring films and OldboyI like the look of Tell No One, … He's already got the Ring films and OldboyI like the look of Tell No One, A Prophet, MartyrsThanks, i'm going to get that one.I'm getting £20 ish quids worth so keep the suggestions coming


    personally, I thought martyrs was just sick!

    "Man bites dog" is a gem of a movie.

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys, I will have to watch them too so picking the ones that I like the sound of haha

    csiman

    personally, I thought martyrs was just sick!



    Sick in what way?

    Switchblade romance, anything by Jean-Paul Jeunet (except Alien 4), District 13, Taxi trilogy, Angel A, Read my lips,13-Tzameti, Brotherhood of the wolf,

    girl with a dragon tattoo was good in Swedish with subtitles

    Goal!

    Banned

    IN A BETTER WORLD

    aka CIVILIZATION

    imdb.com/tit…07/

    brilliant film!

    Banned

    RosieWoo

    Thanks guys, I will have to watch them too so picking the ones that I … Thanks guys, I will have to watch them too so picking the ones that I like the sound of haha :)Sick in what way?


    you'll see when you watch it! Requiem for a dream hasnt got anything on MARTYRS!

    csiman

    Une prophetPans LabyrinthThe Killing (20 TV episodes but the best show I … Une prophetPans LabyrinthThe Killing (20 TV episodes but the best show I have ever seen. Yes, better than THE WIRE!)Das BootSpiral (Engrenages)



    Yes, defo Das Boot with Jurgen Protchnow ( I think it's spelt like that )

    I love nightwatch and daywatch would reccomend them to anyone

    Tokyo Sonata is quite simply brilliant

    Gainsbourg - awesome
    Ip Man
    Tetsuo IronMan - Cool, avant garde art style filming though and intense
    Carlos - The Jackal - quality
    Departures - cool
    Pan's Labyrinth - intriguing

    if you want a real horror film then get Grotesque banned in the UK but available on import................

    Edited by: "Alfonse" 8th Mar 2011

    the host

    Original Poster

    In the end I bought

    Martyrs
    Bad Guy
    Rec
    Switchblade Romance

    Will definitely be looking into most of the other suggestions though!!

    Thanks

    Let The Right One In.

    City of God is always a good watch.

    Banned

    How could I forget BUS 174

    Brazillian documentary filming a live hostage drama on a bus (do not read what happened before watching - simply jaw dropping stuff!).

    imdb.com/tit…68/



    Or the new Mexican film Presumed Guilty/Presunto Culpable

    bbc.co.uk/new…150
    Edited by: "Alfonse" 9th Mar 2011

    Evil_monkey

    City of God is always a good watch.



    ^^^This.

    Original Poster

    Weelll the DVD's went down well..

    Just back from watching Switchblade Romance - loveeeed it!!

    Hadewijch.

    A truly bizarre film.

    Original Poster

    csiman

    you'll see when you watch it! Requiem for a dream hasnt got anything on … you'll see when you watch it! Requiem for a dream hasnt got anything on MARTYRS!



    Well we watched Martyrs last night, wow what a film, erm, I laughed quite a lot, my sister was totally disturbed and my bro in law sort of just thought wtf. Good film (I think) but quite confusing as to what they are trying to achieve, until the very last bit.

    You were right though of course, it is sick! It's not every day you see a human with all their skin peeled off..urghhh
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