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Your Favourite Foreign Language Films of all time

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1. Mother and Son  Alexander Sokurov, Russia

2. Taste of Cherry  Abbas Kiarostami, Italy

3. Princess Mononoke  Hayao Miyazaki, Japan

4. Pickpocket  Jia Zhangke, China

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So no one else has seen Funny Games? That's surprising to me, since it's been on TCM once or twice, and was such a ballyhooed film at the time. When no one else included it, I was thinking maybe I had the wrong year for it, so I doubled checked, and it's a '97 movie.

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15 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

So no one else has seen Funny Games? That's surprising to me, since it's been on TCM once or twice, and was such a ballyhooed film at the time. When no one else included it, I was thinking maybe I had the wrong year for it, so I doubled checked, and it's a '97 movie.

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I have it recorded.

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36 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

So no one else has seen Funny Games? That's surprising to me, since it's been on TCM once or twice, and was such a ballyhooed film at the time. When no one else included it, I was thinking maybe I had the wrong year for it, so I doubled checked, and it's a '97 movie.

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I actually did but I forgot that was from 1997.

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6 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

So no one else has seen Funny Games? That's surprising to me, since it's been on TCM once or twice, and was such a ballyhooed film at the time. When no one else included it, I was thinking maybe I had the wrong year for it, so I doubled checked, and it's a '97 movie.

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I have seen it, I just don't particularly care for it.

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Just now, skimpole said:

I have seen it, I just don't particularly care for it.

My apologies. I was under the impression that you were listing all of the foreign-language films that you've seen from each year.

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1 hour ago, LawrenceA said:

My apologies. I was under the impression that you were listing all of the foreign-language films that you've seen from each year.

No, I've been only listing those that I like.

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The 1997 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film …

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Karakter (1997) Mike Van Diem, the Netherlands ****

 

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The Thief (1997) Pavel Chukhrai, Russia

 

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Four Days In September (1997) Bruno Barreto, Brazil

 

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Secrets of the Heart (1997) Montxo Armendariz, Spain

 

Nominated for the 1998 Academy Award Best Picture Oscar and winner of the Best Foreign Film Award …

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Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy

 

The 1998 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included this nominee …

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Children of Heaven (1997) Majid Majidi, Iran

 

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The 1997 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included these nominees ….

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Lucie Aubrac (1997) Claude Berri, France

 

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Ma Vie en Rose (1997) Alain Berliner, Belgium

 

The 1998 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included these nominees ….

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Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy

 

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Live Flesh (1997) Pedro Almodovar, Spain

 

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On Guard (1997) Philippe de Broca, France

 

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The winner of the 1998 European Film Awards Best Picture was …

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Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy

 

The winner of the 1997 European Film Screen International Award was …

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Hana-bi/Fireworks (1997) Takeshi Kitano, Japan

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Nominated for the 1997 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award…

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Happy Together (1997) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong

 

Nominated for the 1998 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award…

 

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The Eel (1997) Shohei Imamura, Japan

 

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Hana-bi/Fireworks (1997) Takeshi Kitano, Japan

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Nominated for the 1997 British Independent Foreign Language Film Award …

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Live Flesh (1997) Pedro Almodovar, Spain

 

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Men With Guns (1997) John Sayles, USA

 

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Marquise (1997) Vera Belmont, France

 

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Airbag (1997) Bajo Alloa, Spain

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The winner of the 1997 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film was …

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Ma Vie en Rose (1997) Alain Berliner, Belgium

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The 1997 winner of France’s Cesar Best Picture Award …

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On Connait La Chanson (1997) Alain Resnais, France

 

The 1998 winner of France’s Cesar Best Foreign Film Award was …

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Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy

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The 1997 German Film Awards Best Picture was …

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Rossini (1997) Helmut Dietl, Germany

 

The 1998 German Film Awards Best Picture was …

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The Harmonists (1997) Joseph Vilsmaier, Germany

 

The 1999 German Film Awards Best Foreign Film was …

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Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy

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The 1997 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge award was …

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Tic Tac (1997) Daniel Alfredson, Sweden

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Denmark’s 1995 Robert Best Picture Awards went to …

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Barbara (1997) Nils Malmros, Denmark

 

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Let’s Get Lost (1997) Jonas Elmer, Denmark

 

Denmark’s 1999 Robert Best Foreign Picture Award went to …

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Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy

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Italy’s David di Donatello 1997/98 Best Picture winner …

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Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy

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The 1997 winner of Spain’s Goya Award for Best Picture was …

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Lucky Star (1997) Ricardo Franco, Spain

 

The 1997 winner of the Goya Award for Best Spanish language Foreign Film was …

 

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Ashes of Paradise (1997) Marcelo Pineyro, Argentina

 

The 1999 winner of the Goya Award for Best European Film was …

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Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy

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theyshootpictures.com top 1000 movies

Happy Together  Wong Kar-wai, China  #362

Taste of Cherry  Abbas Kiarostami, Iran #461

Hana-Bi  Takeshi Kitano, Japan #555

Mother and Son  Alexander Sokurov, Russia #641

Funny Games  Michael Haneke, Austria #667

Princess Mononoke  Hayao Miyazaki, Japan #817

The River  Tsai Ming-liang, China (Taiwan) #847

Jonathan Rosenbaum's top 1000 movies

Blue Moon  Ko-I Cheng, China (Taiwan)
Comrades, Almost a Love Story  Peter Chan, China
Destiny  Youssef Chahine, Egypt/France
Happy Together  Wong Kar-wai, China
The River  Tsai Ming-liang, China (Taiwan)
Taste of Cherry  Abbas Kiarostami, Iran

Note dates are not exact

 

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The 1997 winner of Russia’s Nika Best Picture Award was …

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The Thief (1997) Pavel Chukhrai, Russia

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The 97/98 winner of Mexico’s Ariel Best Picture Award was …

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If I Never See You Again (1997) Juan Pablo Villasenor, Mexico

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The 1997 National Film Awards of India Best Picture was …

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Red Door (1997) Buddhadev Dasgupta, India

 

The 1998 National Film Awards of India Best Picture was …

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Thai Saheba (1997) Girish Kasaravalli, India

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The 1997 winner of Japan’s Academy Award was …

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Princess Mononoke (1997) Hayao Miyazaki, Japan

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China’s Hundred Flowers Awards for Best Picture of 1996/97 included …

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Red River Valley (1997) Xiaoning Feng, China

 

China’s Hundred Flowers Awards for Best Picture of 1997/98 included …

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The Dream Factory (1997) Xiaogang Feng, China

 

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The Opium War (1997) Jin Xie, China

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