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Movies!

Postby Sevex » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:04 am

Some good movies I've rented over the last few months:

'The Shop on Main Street': a powerful morality drama set in 1942 Slovakia. Foreign/Subtitled.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059527/

Rocco and His Brothers: amazing tale of 5 brothers and their mother who move from the Italian countryside to Milan looking for a better life. Foreign/Subtitled.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054248/

Out of the Past: film noir at its best. Great movie!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039689/

Ikiru: somewhat long winded tale of how a man diagnosed with cancer spends his remaining months doing something meaningful with his life. Foreign/Subtitled.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044741/

The Bicycle Thief: great Italian movie of a man desperate to get his bike back so he can work and feed his family. Foreign/Subtitled.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040522/

Peeping Tom: UK psycho movie which ruined the lives of many involved in the film when it was first released. It wasn't as good as some of the others posted here, but still interesting.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054167/

Onibaba: Samurai returns from war and gets entangled with 2 women who are trying to survive. Foreign/Subtitled.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058430/

Paths of Glory: Kirk Douglas directed by Stanley Kubrick in a tale about soldiers being court marshalled for not charging the lines in WW1. This movie was powerful.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050825/

Manon of the Springs: Sequel to Jean de Florette which I am trying to get a copy of. The 2 films tell a compelling tale of choice, outcome, and regret. Foreign/Subtitled.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091480/

If you have some rare movie gems to share, let me know. I especially enjoy older movies and foreign films.

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Re: Movies!

Postby oneyedranger » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:11 am

Stalingrad...A non english war movie with subtitles yet I never realized it untill half way through it. That is a sign of a good movie.

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Postby Sevex » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:15 am

That was quick! I am 99 percent sure Ive seen this movie. The German soldiers in the snow fighting hunger and frostbite while trying to lay siege on Russia.(had this backwards originally)

Hmm just watched the trailer, now Im not so sure I have seen it. I'll rent it!

'Das Boot' was good too.

'The Cuckoo' about a Finnish soldier, a Russian soldier, and a lapland widow trying to survive and communicate during the end of WW2.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308476/

'Turtles Can Fly'. This movie will break your heart as you watch Iraqi kids remove landmines for cash to buy food. There's very few professional actors in this movie, but it's truly amazing.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424227/

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Postby oneyedranger » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:41 am

Yes sometimes i spend way to much time on this website at work. And yes, that is the correct movie.

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Postby Szork » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:59 am

Dnevnoy dozor (aka Day Watch, aka Night Watch 2)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409904/

I stumbled on this on, thinking it would be just some strange Russian action movie. I was right - it is a strange Russian action movie - but surprisingly good! I've not yet see the its precursor, Nochnoy dozor (Night Watch), but I plan to.

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Postby Jhereg » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:22 am

One of my coworkers goes on about Dnevnoy dozor being great whenever I've not hit him enough to keep him distant.

A couple of them do a movie night fairly regularly where they watch strange art films, overseas stuff, and sometimes just truely horrible campy stuff for amusement. I could ask them for recommendations if you wanted.

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Postby Goofydoofy » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:53 am

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Re: Movies!

Postby Sevex » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:57 pm

Thanks guys. I have seen Day Watch. It was bizarre and somewhat hard for me to follow. I have not seen Night Watch nor read the comics. At least I think this is a comic turned movie?!

I will recommend 'Turtles Can Fly' again. Iraqi kids clearing live landmines to sell the explosive content. The 'actors', if you will, are real kids from a village near the Turkish border and many of them bare the tragedies of war from emotional to physical. One of the main actors is a double amputee. I believe it was one if not the 1st film captured after Sadam's regime fell.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424227/