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Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 1946

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1001 Movies to See entries for 1945

  • Children of Paradise, Marcel Carne, France
  • Rome, Open City, Roberto Rossellini, Italy

 

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  1. Children of Paradise, Marcel Carné, France
  2. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne, Robert Bresson, France
  3. Rome, Open City, Roberto Rossellini, Italy
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1. Children of Paradise, Marcel Carne, France

2. Les Dames de Bois de Boulogne, Robert Bresson, France

3. Rome Open City, Roberto Rossellini, Itally

4. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, Akira Kurosawa, Japan

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1. Rome, Open City,Roberto Rossellini, Italy

2. Children of Paradise, Marcel Carné, France

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The winner of the 1946 New York Film Critics Best Foreign Film was …

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Rome, Open City (1945) Roberto Rossellini, Italy

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The winner of the 1945 Prix Louis Delluc Best Picture was …

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L’espoir/Man’s Hope (1945) Andre Malraux, Boris Peskine, France

This film was actually completed in 1939 but not released commercially until after the war.

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Italy’s Nastro d’Argento Film Journalist Awards began in 1945.  The Best Picture winner was …

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Rome, Open City (1945) Roberto Rossellini, Italy

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The 1945 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Picture Award went to …

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The Ghost Lady (1945) Luis Saslavsky, Argentina

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Mexico’s Ariel awards, said to be their version of the Oscars began in 1946.  This 1945 film won Best Picture ….

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La Barraca/The Shack (1945) Roberto Gavaldon, Mexico

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18 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Mexico’s Ariel awards, said to be their version of the Oscars began in 1946.  This 1945 film won Best Picture ….

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La Barraca/The Shack (1945) Roberto Gavaldon, Mexico

Very good movie, with splendid performances all around, especially by Domingo Soler and Anita Blanch.

The story takes place in Spain, and most of the cast and crew were Spanish exiles from the Civil War.

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32 minutes ago, Arsan404 said:

Very good movie, with splendid performances all around, especially by Julián Soler and Anita Blanch.

The story takes place in Spain, and most of the cast and crew were Spanish exiles from the Civil War.

Arsan, do you have a few favourites from this year that you could list in order of preference for us?  At the end of the decade I compile our choices.

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3 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

Arsan, do you have a few favourites from this year that you could list in order of preference for us?  At the end of the decade I compile our choices.

Happy to do that.

1. Roma, Città Aperta/Rome, Open City (Italy)

2. Les Enfents du Paradis/Children of Paradise (France)

3. La Barraca/The Shack (Mexico)

 

Note: Is it too late to include Distinto Amanecer/Another Dawn for 1943? One of my truly favorite films from Mexico.

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On April 14, 2018 at 5:57 AM, Bogie56 said:

4.  Doorway to Heaven (1945) Vittorio De Sica, Italy

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De Sica's Doorway to Heaven was behind three other very good films as my fourth place choice.   It is the story of a train full of religious pilgrims on their way to a shrine in Italy.  The story behind the making of the film which was recounted in notes given out at the screening I attended would make for an even better film.  De Sica cast many Jewish persons as extras in the film to prevent their deportation.  He then delayed the film's completion until the arrival of the Allies.

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My top FF films of 1946 of the 8 that I have seen are ….

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1.  Shoeshine (1946) Vittorio De Sica, Italy

2.  Beauty and the Beast (1946) Jean Cocteau, France

3.  Paisan (1946) Roberto Rossellini, Italy

4.  The Other One (1946) Roberto Gavaldon, Mexico

5.  Devil and the Angel (1946) Pierre Chenal, France

6.  Crisis (1946) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

7.  Utamaro and His Five Women (1946) Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan

and I’ve also seen …

No Regrets For Our Youth (1946) Akira Kurosawa, Japan

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  1. Beauty and the Beast, Jean Cocteau, France
  2. Shoeshine, Vittorio De Sica, Italy
  3. Paisan, Roberto Rossellini, Italy
  4. Murderers Among Us, Wolfgang Staudte, Germany
  5. Under the Bridges, Helmut Käutner, Germany
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1946

  1. Paisan, Roberto Rossellini, Italy
  2. Beauty and the Beast, Jean Cocteau & Rene Clement, France
  3. No Regrets for Our Youth, Akira Kurosawa, Japan

 

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1.) Paisan, Roberto Rossellini, Italy

2.) Beauty and the Beast,  Jean Cocteau, France

3.) Shoeshine, Vittorio De Sica, Italy

4.) Zakazane Piosenki, Leonard Buczkowski, Poland

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1. A Day in the Country, Jean Renoir, France

2. Beauty and the Beast, Jean Cocteau, France

3. Under the Bridges, Helmut Kautner, Germany

4. Shoesthine, Vittorio De Sica, Italy

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The 1947 Academy Awards gave an honorary award to …

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Shoeshine (1946) Vittorio De Sica, Italy

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I posted this in the 'I Just Watched' thread in Aug 2017:

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La Otra, or The Other One is a 1946 Mexican noir starring Dolores Del Rio.  I wasn't long into it when I had the feeling that this would make a good Bette Davis film.  It then twigged that this was indeed remade with Bette Davis as Dead Ringer (1964).

The remake follows the original screenplay very closely but only Rian James' story is given credit in the latter.

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It's hard to beat Bette Davis but Del Rio and co-star Augustin Irusta are better suited for the parts.  They are younger for starters and I found Karl Malden a bit annoying in Dead Ringer.

But the real star of La Otra is the cinematographer, Alex Phillips.  Phillips was from Renfrew, Ontario but moved to Mexico in 1931 to work on their first sound film and stayed there until his death in 1977 (source, imdb).  There are many lovely B&W noir shots.  This is worth tracking down for fans of the genre and Del Rio.

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The New York Film Critics Foreign Film nominees for 1947 included …

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Shoeshine (1946) Vittorio De Sica, Italy

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Panique (1946) Julien Duvivier, France

The winner of the 1948 New York Film Critics Best Foreign Film was …

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Paisan (1946) Roberto Rossellini, Italy

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The foreign language 1946 entries in the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book are:

 

Beauty and the Beast, Jean Cocteau, France

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Paisan, Roberto Rossellini, Italy

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4 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

The foreign language 1946 entries in the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book are:

 

Beauty and the Beast, Jean Cocteau, France

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Paisan, Roberto Rossellini, Italy

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From the foreign editions

Ditte Menneskebarn, Bjarne Henning-Jensen, Danish edition

 

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The 1948 National Board of Review Best Picture of the year was …

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Paisan (1946) Roberto Rossellini, Italy

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Erich von Stroheim is the show in Devil and the Angel by France's Pierre Chenal.  He plays a lonely bank employee who has a facial disfiguration.  He goes to a carnival on a whim and is smitten by a blind girl who is the 'assistant' to a knife thrower.  He soon asks for her hand in marriage offering her a life filled with luxury.  

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His slavish devotion to the girl, with shades of Max von Mayerling is doomed from the get-go.  Not only does he embezzle money from his bank to keep up their lifestyle but it is not long before the girl regains her eyesight!  

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