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Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 1979

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The Best Picture winner of the 1975 International Film Festival of India was …

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Dreaming Youth (1974) Janos Rozsa, Hungary

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France’s Etoile de Cristal Awards began in 1955.  It was eventually replaced by the Cesar Awards in 1976.  These films won its National Best Picture Award ...

Le Rouge et le Noir (1954) Claude Autant-Lara, France

French Cancan (1955) Jean Renoir, France

A Man Escaped or The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth (1956) Robert Bresson, France

He Who Must Die (1957) Jules Dassin, France

Would be Gentleman (1958) Jean Meyer, France

Head Against the Wall (1959) Georges Franju, France

Lola (1961) Jacques Demy, France

Jules and Jim (1962) Francois Truffaut, France

Les Abysses (1963) Nikos Papatakis, France

Laugh With Max Linder (1964) Maud Linder, France

La Guerre Est Finie (1966) Alain Resnais, France

Playtime (1967) Jacques Tati, France

Z (1969) Constantin Costa-Gavras, France

Time to Live (1969) Bernard Paul, France

The Territory of Others (1970) Francois Bel, Jacqueline Fano, Michel Fano, Gerard Vienne, France

The French Calvinists (1972) Rene Allio, France

A Tear In the Ocean (1973) Henri Glaeser, France

La Femme de Jean (1974) Yannick Bellon, France

 

And these foreign language films were recipients of its Best Internaitonal Picture Award ...

I Vitelloni (1953) Federico Fellini, Italy

Senso (1954) Luchino Visconti, Italy

The Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

The Deadly Invention (1959) Karel Zeman, Czechoslovakia

L’Avventura (1960) Michaelangelo Antonioni, Italy

Viridiana (1961) Luis Bunuel, Spain

Bandits of Orgosolo (1961) Vittorio De Seta, Italy

The Loves of a Blonde (1965) Milos Foreman, Czechoslovakia

Confessions of a Police Captain (1971) Damiano Damiani, Italy

Red Psalm (1972) Miklos Jancso, Hungary

Aguirre the Wrath of God (1972) Werner Herzog, Germany

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My top FF films of 1975 of the 16 that I have seen are ….

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1.  Seven Beauties (1975) Lina Wertmuller, Italy

2.  Dersu Uzala (1975) Akira Kurosawa, Russia

3.  The Story of Adele H. (1975) Francois Truffaut, France

4.  Cousin Cousine (1975) Jean-Charles Tacchella, France

5.  Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975) Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Germany

6.  Fox and His Friends (1975) Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Germany

7.  Wrong Movement (1975) Wim Wenders, Germany

8.  Graveyard of Honor (1975) Kinji Fukasaku, Japan

9.  Wives (1975) Anja Breien, Norway

10. The Magic Flute (1975) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

 

The Mirror (1975) Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia

Gina (1975) Denys Arcand, Canada

Take It Like a Man, Ma’am! (1975) Mette Knudsen, Elisabeth Rygaard, Li Vilstrup, Denmark

 

and I’ve also seen …

The Story of Sin (1975) Walerian Borowczyk, Poland

Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf (1975) Argentina

India Song (1975) Marguerite Duras, France

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My top FF films of 1975

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1. Dersu Uzala, Akira Kurosawa, Russia

2. The Story of Adele H., Francois Truffaut, France

3. They Fought for Their Motherland, Sergey Bondarchuk, Russia

4. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy 

5. The Magic Flute, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

6. The Mirror, Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia

7. The Beast, Walerian Borowczyk, France

8. Breaking With Old Ideas, Li Wenhua, China

9. The Battle of Chile: Part I, Patricio Guzmán, Chile

10. P-ssy Talk, Claude Mulot, France

 

Terror of Mechagodzilla, Ishiro Honda, Japan

The Irony of Fate, Eldar Ryazanov, Russia

and I’ve also seen …

India Song, Marguerite Duras, France

Xala, Ousmane Sembene, Senegal

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels, Chantal Akerman, Belgium

 

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1975

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  1. Dersu Uzala, Akira Kurosawa, USSR
  2. Deep Red, Dario Argento, Italy
  3. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy
  4. Seven Beauties, Lina Wertmuller, Italy
  5. Graveyard of Honor, Kinji Fukasaku, Japan
  6. The Story of Adele H., Francois Truffaut, France
  7. The Flying Guillotine, Meng Hua Ho, Hong Kong
  8. Black Magic, Meng Hua Ho, Hong Kong
  9. Infra-Man, Shan Hua, Hong Kong
  10. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels, Chantal Akerman, Belgium
  11. Cousin Cousine, Jean-Charles Tacchella, France
  12. Katie Tippel, Paul Verhoeven, Netherlands
  13. Terror of Mechagodzilla, Ishiro Honda, Japan
  14. Night of the Seagulls, Amando de Ossorio, Spain

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I've also seen:

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  • Lips of Blood, Jean Rollin, France
  • The Story of O, Just Jaeckin, France
  • Cold Blood, Ralf Gregan, West Germany
  • Le orme, Luigi Bazzoni, Italy
  • The Witches Mountain, Raul Artigot, Spain
  • The Return of the Exorcist, Franco Lo Cascio & Angelo Pannaccio, Italy
  • Women Behind Bars, Jess Franco, France

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1001 Movies You Must See

  • Deewaar, Yash Chopra, India
  • Dersu Uzala, Akira Kurosawa, USSR
  • Fox and His Friends, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany
  • India Song, Marguerite Duras, France
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels, Chantal Akerman, Belgium
  • Manila in the Claws of Brightness, Lino Brocka, Philippines
  • The Mirror, Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR
  • Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy
  • The Traveling Players, Theo Angelopoulos, Greece
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4 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

1001 Movies You Must See

  • Deewaar, Yash Chopra, India
  • Dersu Uzala, Akira Kurosawa, USSR
  • Fox and His Friends, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany
  • India Song, Marguerite Duras, France
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels, Chantal Akerman, Belgium
  • Manila in the Claws of Brightness, Lino Brocka, Philippines
  • The Mirror, Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR
  • Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy
  • The Traveling Players, Theo Angelopoulos, Greece

From the Norwegian edition is-

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The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix, Ivo Caprino, Norwegian edition 

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  1. Fox and His Friends, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany
  2. The Story of Adele H., Francois Truffaut, France
  3. Deep Red, Dario Argento, Italy
  4. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy
  5. Red Sien, Franz Weisz, Netherlands
  6. Verbrande Brug (Burned Bridges), **** Henderickx, Belgium
  7. Katie Tippel, Paul Verhoeven, Netherlands
  8. Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany
  9. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels, Chantal Akerman, Belgium
  10. The Mirror, Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR
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1. The Mirror  Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union

2. The Traveling Players  Theo Angelopoulos, Greece

3. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai de Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles  Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France

4. Moses and Aron  Jean-Marie Straub/Danielle Huillet, West Germany

5. Salo, or 100 Days of Sodom  Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy

6. The Story of Adele H.  Francois Truffaut, France

7. Fox and His Friends  Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany

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The 1975 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included …

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Dersu Uzala (1975) Akira Kurosawa, Russia ****

 

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Letters From Marusia (1975) Miguel Littin, Mexico

 

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The Promised Land (1975) Andrzej Wajda, Poland

 

The 1976 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included these nominees…

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Cousin Cousine (1975) Jean-Charles Tacchella, France

 

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Jacob the Liar (1975) Frank Beyer, Germany

 

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Nights and Days (1975) Jerzy Antczak, Poland

 

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Seven Beauties (1975) Lina Wertmuller, Italy

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France’s Etoile de Cristal 1975 Best Picture Award went to …

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India Song (1975) Marguerite Duras, France

This was the last year for this award being replaced by the Cesars.

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The 1975 winner of France’s Cesar Best Picture Award was …

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The Old Gun (1975) Robert Enrico, France

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The 1975 German Film Awards Best Picture was …

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Lina Braake (1975) Bernhard Sinkel, Germany

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The 1975 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge award was …

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Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975) Tage Danielsson, Sweden

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Italy’s David di Donatello 1975/76 Best Picture winners included …

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My Friends (1975) Mario Monicelli, Pietro Germi, Italy

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The 1974/75 winners of Mexico’s Ariel Best Picture Award included ….

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The Other Virginity (1975) Juan Manuel Torres, Mexico

 

The 1975/76 winner of Mexico’s Ariel Best Picture Award was ….

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Letters From Marusia (1975) Miguel Littin, Mexico

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12 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

The 1975 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included …

 

Dersu Uzala (1975) Akira Kurosawa, Russia ****

 

 

Letters From Marusia (1975) Miguel Littin, Mexico

 

 

The Promised Land (1975) Andrzej Wajda, Poland

 

The 1976 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included these nominees…

 

Cousin Cousine (1975) Jean-Charles Tacchella, France

 

 

Jacob the Liar (1975) Frank Beyer, Germany

 

 

Nights and Days (1975) Jerzy Antczak, Poland

 

 

Seven Beauties (1975) Lina Wertmuller, Italy

Among movies nominated by their country for Best Foreign Film in 1975 by which did not make the top five are the Palme D'or winning Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Algeria), India Song (France), Every Man for Himself and God Against All/The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (West Germany) and The Traveling Players (Greece).

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I included a trio of very ridiculous, yet entertaining Hong Kong movies on my list for 1975:

 

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The Flying Guillotine is one of several martial arts movie from the decade that features the bizarre title weapon. It's sort of a frisbee-shaped collapse-able basket on a chain. The user throws it through the air, and it lands on top of the head of the target, dropping over it like a hood. Then the wielder yanks the chain and voila: it's off with their head. 

 

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From Meng Hua Ho, the same director of The Flying Guillotine, comes the even more outrageous Black Magic. It concerns an evil sorcerer who is hired by people to curse their enemies or to cast love spells. He decides that he wants the bride of a client for himself, leading to conflict. This movie is a bit unusual as it's set in modern times, yet concerns supernatural powers more commonly seen in period piece adventure films from the region.

 

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Last but not least, there's Infra-Man, probably the best known of the three films. It's a Chinese versions of the Japanese superhero-meets-kaiju TV shows like Ultraman or the much later Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Set in the far-flung future of 2015, it features an ancient demon emerging from seclusion to wreak havoc on the world. A scientist uses an experimental procedure to transform a government agent into Infra-Man, a costumed hero. It's very silly, with a Godzilla-film aesthetic, and lots of goofy monsters in rubber costumes.

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1 hour ago, LawrenceA said:

 

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Last but not least, there's Infra-Man, probably the best known of the three films. It's a Chinese versions of the Japanese superhero-meets-kaiju TV shows like Ultraman or the much later Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Set in the far-flung future of 2015, it features an ancient demon emerging from seclusion to wreak havoc on the world. A scientist uses an experimental procedure to transform a government agent into Infra-Man, a costumed hero. It's very silly, with a Godzilla-film aesthetic, and lots of goofy monsters in rubber costumes.

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Looks a helluva lot cooler than the actual 2015. :lol: 

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They Fought For Their Motherland - War movie from Bondarchuk. The plot to this is similar to other Russian war movies like the Dawns Here are Quiet and the the Star. A group of Russian soldiers fight against advancing Germans on their own territory knowing full well they may not survive. This one has some cool war scenes and action scenes. If you're interested in war films I recommend this one. 

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The Beast - A woman whose father died is now heading to the estate of her soon to be groom. When she gets there she starts having odd visions of a creepy beast like creature. This film borders the line between art film and X rated smut. I haven't seen this one in a while but I remember enjoying it. This is by the director Walerian Borowczyk known for having some of the sensual content in his films. 

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2 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

The Beast - A woman whose father died is now heading to the estate of her soon to be groom. When she gets there she starts having odd visions of a creepy beast like creature. This film borders the line between art film and X rated smut. I haven't seen this one in a while but I remember enjoying it. This is by the director Walerian Borowczyk known for having some of the sensual content in his films. 

I've heard of this one for a long time but unfortunately I haven't seen it yet.

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Just now, LawrenceA said:

I've heard of this one for a long time but unfortunately I haven't seen it yet.

Have you seen any of the director's other films? If so you might like it. 

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1 minute ago, Gershwin fan said:

Have you seen any of the director's other films? If so you might like it. 

I looked him up and it appears I haven't seen anything by him. I thought maybe I'd seen Emmanuelle 5 (I can't keep them straight), but I haven't.

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The 1974 National Film Awards of India Best Picture was …

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Chorus (1975) Mrinal Sen, India

 

The 1975 National Film Awards of India Best Picture was …

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Choma’s Drum (1975) B.V. Karanth, India

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South Korea’s Grand Bell Best Picture Award of 1975 went to …

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Flame (1975) Hyun-mok Yoo, South Korea

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