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Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 1993

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I was quite impressed by the french thriller Diva (1981) by Jean-Jacques Beinex the first time that I saw it.  Not so much the second time.  It's style wowed the critics in North America when it was released.  It has a pretty good chase in the Paris Metro.  The hero is in possession of two recordings that various parties will stop at nothing to get.   One is a tape that implicates a gangster and the other is a long sought recording of an Opera star.

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My top FF films of 1982 of the 17 that I have seen are ….

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1.  Koyaanisqatsi (1982) Godfrey Reggio, USA

2.  Fitzcarraldo (1982) Werner Herzog, Germany

3.  Interrogation (1982, banned then released in 1990) Richard Bugajski, Poland

4.  The Return of Martin Guerre (1982) Daniel Vigne, France

5.  Veronika Voss (1982) Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Germany

6.  The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982) Paola and Vittorio Taviani, Italy

7.  La Traviata (1982) Franco Zeffirelli, Italy

8.  The Hatter’s Ghost (1982) Claude Chabrol, France

9.  Les Miserables (1982) Robert Hossein, France [I saw a dubbed version]

10. The Great Chess Movie (1982) Gilles Carle, Camille Coudari, Canada

 

and I’ve also seen …

Invitation au Voyage (1982) Peter Del Monte, France

Fanny and Alexander (1982) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Les Fleurs Savages (1982) Jean Pierre Lefebrve, Canada

Tenebrae (1982) Dario Argento, Italy [dubbed version]

La Quarantaine (1982) Anne Claire Poirie, Canada

Labyrinth of Passion (1982) Pedro Almodovar, Spain

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My top FF films of 1982

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1. Fitzcarraldo, Werner Herzog, West Germany

2. Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio, USA

3. Fanny and Alexander, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

4. La Traviata, Franco Zeffirelli, Italy

5. Veronika Voss, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany

6. Passion, Jean-Luc Godard, France

7. Wolmi Island, Gyong-sun Cho, North Korea

8. The Return of Martin Guerre, Daniel Vigne, France

9. Samraat, Mohan Segal, India

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1982

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  1. Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio, USA
  2. Fanny and Alexander, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden
  3. Fitzcarraldo, Werner Herzog, West Germany
  4. That Night in Varennes, Ettore Scola, France/Italy
  5. The Night of the Shooting Stars, Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, Italy
  6. The Impossible Kid, Eddie Nicart, Philippines
  7. Tenebrae, Dario Argento, Italy
  8. The Ninja Wars, Kosei Saito, Japan
  9. The New York Ripper, Lucio Fulci, Italy
  10. The Living Dead Girl, Jean Rollin, France
  11. Dragon Lord, Jackie Chan, Hong Kong

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I've also seen:

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  • 1990: The Bronx Warriors, Enzo G. Castellari, Italy
  • Calamity of Snakes, Chi Chang, Taiwan/Hong Kong
  • Shaolin Incredible Ten, Jeong-yong Kim, South Korea
  • The Head Hunter, Shing Hon Lau, Hong Kong
  • Shaolin Deadly Kicks, Wu Ma, Hong Kong
  • 2020: Texas Gladiators, Joe D'Amato & George Eastman, Italy
  • Satan's Slave, Sisworo Gautama Putra, Indonesia
  • Ator, the Fighting Eagle, Joe D'Amato, Italy
  • Manhattan Baby, Lucio Fulci, Italy
  • Tiger Joe, Antonio Margheriti, Italy
  • Pieces, Juan Piquer Simon, Spain
  • The Dirty Seven, Bruno Fontana, Italy
  • Amazon Jail, Oswaldo de Oliveira, Brazil
  • The Blade Master, Joe D'Amato, Italy
  • Panic, Tonino Ricci, Italy
  • Oasis of the Zombies, Jess Franco, France/Spain

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1001 Movies You Must See

  • Fanny and Alexander, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden
  • Fitzcarraldo, Werner Herzog, West Germany
  • Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio, USA
  • The Night of the Shooting Stars, Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, Italy
  • A Question of Silence, Marleen Gorris, Netherlands
  • Too Early/Too Late, Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, France/Egypt
  • Yol, Serif Goren & Yilmaz Guney, Turkey
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La Nuit de Varennes (1982), directed by Etore Scola, is one of my favorite foreign language films. Set in France during the French Revolution, the fictional story involves a coach carrying Casanova, Thomas Paine, Resif de la Bretonne, and other luminaries of the period. The coach happens to be traveling a few hours behind another coach, which carries King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, who are fleeing Paris.
 
This is a marvelous, moving, intelligent movie, featuring great performances by Jean-Louis Barrault, John-Claude Brialy, Andrea Ferreol, Hanna Schygulla, Laura Betti, Harvey Keitel, and above all, Marcello Mastroianni, whose touching performance as the aging Casanova is one of the cinema’s most moving portrayals. La Nuit de Varennes features intelligent conversations about art, politics, and romance; great production values; a beautiful score, rooted in the Baroque music of its day; and glorious performances. A masterpiece of foreign language film.
 
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  1. Le Beau Mariage, Éric Rohmer, France
  2. Tenebrae, Dario Argento, Italy
  3. Le Gendarme et les gendarmettes, Jean Girault, France
  4. Identification of a Woman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy
  5. De Boezemvriend, Dimitri Frenkel Frank, Netherlands
  6. A Question of Silence, Marleen Gorris, Netherlands
  7. Yol, Serif Goren & Yilmaz Guney, Turkey
  8. Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio, USA
  9. La Nuit de Varennes, Ettore Scola, France/Italy
  10. Veronika Voss, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany
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10 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

4. La Traviata, Franco Zeffirelli, Italy

6. La Traviata, Franco Zeffirelli, Italy

I'm guessing this was a goof, but maybe Zeffirelli made two versions?

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4 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

I'm guessing this was a goof, but maybe Zeffirelli made two versions?

No, it was goof. Sorry, it was very late at night. :lol: I'll take care of it.

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1. Fanny and Alexander  Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

2. Fitzcarraldo  Werner Herzog, West Germany

3. L'Enfant Secret  Philippe Garrel, France

4. Koyaanisqatsi:  Life out of Balance  Godfrey Reggio, United States

5. The Night of the Shooting Stars  Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy

6. Yol  Serif Goren, Turkey

7. Passion  Jean-Luc Godard, France 

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The 1982 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included …

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To Begin Again (1982) Jose Luis Garci, Spain ****

 

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Alsino and the Condor (1982) Miguel Litte, Nicaraugua

 

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The Flight of the Eagle (1982) Jan Troell, Sweden

 

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Private Life (1982) Yuli Raizman, Russia

 

The 1983 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included …

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Fanny and Alexander (1982) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden ****

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In 1984 BAFTA introduced a Foreign Film award.  Among the nominees was …

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The Return of Martin Guerre (1982) Daniel Vigne, France

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The winner of the 1982 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film was …

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Fanny and Alexander (1982) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

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The 1982 winner of France’s Cesar Best Picture Award was …

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La Balance (1982) Bob Swaim, France

 

The 1983 winner of France’s Cesar Best Foreign Film Award was …

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Fanny and Alexander (1982) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

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France’s 1982 Grand Prix du Cinema Award went to …

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A Good Marriage (1982) Eric Rohmer, France

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The 1983 German Film Awards Best Picture winners included …

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Last Five Days (1982) Percy Aldon, Germany

 

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The White Rose (1982) Michael Verhoeven, Germany

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The 1982 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge award was …

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The Simple Minded Murderer (1982) Hans Alfredson, Sweden

 

The 1983 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge award was …

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Fanny and Alexander (1982) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

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Italy’s David di Donatello 1981/82 Best Picture winners included …

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Talcum Powder (1982) Carlo Verdone, Italy

 

Italy’s David di Donatello 1982/83 Best Picture winners included …

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The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982) Paola and Vittorio Taviani, Italy

 
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The 1982 National Film Awards of India Best Picture was …

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The Occupation (1982) Goutam Chose, India

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The 1982 winner of Japan’s Academy Award was …

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Fall Guy (1982) Kinji Fukasaku, Japan

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China’s Hundred Flowers Award for Best Picture of 1982 was shared by …

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At Middle Age (1982) Qimin Wang, China

 

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The Herdsman (1982) Jin Xie, Shuqin Huang, China

 

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Rickshaw Boy (1982) Zifeng Lin, China

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The winners of China’s Golden Rooster Award for Best Picture of 1981 were …

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At Middle Age (1982) Qimin Wang, China

 

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Rickshaw Boy (1982) Zifeng Lin, China

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The 1982 Hong Kong Film Award for Best Picture went to …

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Boat People (1982) Ann Hui, Hong Kong

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theyshootpictures top 1000 movies 1982

Fanny and Alexander  Ingmar Bergman, Sweden #55

Fitzcarraldo  Werner Herzog, West Germany #385

Koyaanisqatsi  Godfrey Reggio, United States  #446

Passion  Jean-Luc Godard, France #665

Veronika Voss  Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany #837

L'Enfant Secret  Philippe Garrel, France #895

Yol  Serif Goren/Yilmaz Guney, Turkey #931

Jonathan Rosenbaum top 1000 movies

Une chambre en ville  Jacques Demy, France
Field Diary  Amos Gitai, Italy
One Man's War  Edgardo Cozarinsky, France
Scenario du film "Passion"  Jean-Luc Godard, France
 

 

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The Impossible Kid is a James Bond spoof, and the sequel to 1981's For Your Height Only (I haven't seen that one...yet). It stars 2 feet, 9 inch tall Filipino actor Weng Weng as Agent 00, the best operative in the Manila office of Interpol. It's a jaw-dropping exploitation movie that often uses cheap short jokes for bad humor, but Weng Weng plays it straight (he's not the world's most accomplished actor), and the action is hilariously over-the-top. It's schlock theater like no other, and one of the best "bad" movies of the decade.

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