Enjoyed this film, unfortunate that this is probably based on very realistic stuff going on in South America with gangs.Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Saw this movie when it came out. It is stunning. Only thought about it there the other day. Needs another look.
It's very very funny as well in some parts. WATCH IT!Originally Posted by IMDb
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I have quite a collection of World Cinema and largely from the small screen.
A few that spring to mind. I have a fascination with communism but not as a sympathiser.
This one tickles me still. East of Bucharest.
Bombon - El Perro (Bombon the Dog)
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" I wish to God that someone would be able to block out the voices in my head for five minutes, the voices that scream, over and over again: "Why do they come to me to die?"
A classic, bit disturbing, but a must watch
The trailer alone for 'Come and See' is quite haunting. Might give it a watch tonight after the Euros final.
Anyone familiar with Michael Haneke's films? All quite disturbing and psychologically-challenging, but certainly worth watching.
I see Haneke's 'The White Ribbon' is on BBC iPlayer at the minute: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._White_Ribbon/
Would definitely recommend it for those of you with access.
Edit: And I did end up watching 'Come and See' that time. Christ; that scene involving the barn is distressing.
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I found "The Lives of Others" pretty good. German with subtitles, about the Stasi.
Myself and my girlfriend attempted to watch 'Taegukgi' the other evening but she demanded we turn it off after about an hour and a half, such was the extremity of the violence in setting the tone of war. Unfortunately, that point was just as I thought the narrative was beginning to get beyond "these are the horrors of war" territory and move into a more interesting realm by exploring the increasingly-strained relationship between the film's two main protagonists; a pair of brothers, one of whom has joined the South Korean war effort in order to ensure that his younger brother will make it home to their family alive. I'll have to watch the remainder on my lonesome at some point; boo hoo...
Two other South Korean films I've seen are 'The Host' and 'Oldboy'. Both pretty good.
I thought Oldboy was really weird. Okay, I was very sleep deprived when I watched it, but what a bizarre premise!
The Chinese film IP Man is really good, I loved the ending to it ^^
The housemates went crazy over "Y Tu Mama Tambien". I can't comment, didn't see it, but they said it's brill!
Might give it a go some day.
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Bad Education; a Spanish exploration of clerical abuse, amongst other themes.
Watched La Haine again the other evening. It's one of my favourite films of all time. It's about a day in the life of three alienated ethnic-minority youths from a Parisien banlieue. Vincent Cassell is fantastic in it. Comparisons have been made with the later Brazilian film, Cidade de Deus/City of God, although, personally, I'd still favour La Haine. Cidade de Deus is still a great movie, mind, with a look at the life of drugs and crime for which many are destined in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
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Saw the movie "Metro" tonight. For a Russian flick it has good special effects, pretty realistic and the concept is quite scary (for someone who is daily in the underground. The acting is mostly crap, the story is a straight line, but it has some fun moments. I think it'll get a run somewhere in Ireland and the UK as the producer said he wants to test the overseas market. The only sticking point (for me as everyone I was with tonight didn't think of it) was that the station it was set at was the scene of a genuinely terrible incident in 2010 when suicide bombers killed and maims hundreds.
He really is. L'Appartement was the first movie in which I'd encountered him. He's also very good in Sheitan. Have been meaning to watch Irréversible for a while now; one of his more contentious ones.
The soundtrack to Irreversible is stonking.
I downloaded the movie years ago but can't bring myself to watch it.
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