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Your Favourite Foreign Language Films of all time

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Oh, and I know I missed the 1980s....but from one of my favorites, my bichon Ziggy also seems to like it as well... :)

 

 

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Now that I have found you all.... :)  I think the 1990s were one of the best decades for foreign movies.  JMO.    In no particular order....

1.       My Father’s Glory (1990) – Yves Robert, France  (Except this one.  an all-time favorite)

2.       My Mother’s Castle (1990) – Yves Robert, France

3.       Raise the Red Lantern (1991) – Yimou Zhang, China

4.       Life is Beautiful (1997) – Roberto Benigni, Italy

5.       Chungking Express (1994) – Wong Kar Wai, China

6.       Three Colors: Red (1994) – Kryzsztof Kieslowski, Poland  (OK, also Blue and White, but, a list of ten)

7.       Run Lola Run (1998) – Tom Tykwer, Germany

8.       Il Postino (1994) – Michael Radford, Italy

9.       Akiro Kurasawa's Dreams (1990) – Akiro Kurasawa, Ishiro Honda, Japan

10.     Belle Epoque (1992) – Fernando Trueba, Spain

I also loved The Thief, Ponette, Kolya, Europa Europa!, Cyrano de Bergerac, Open Your Eyes, Eat Drink Man Woman.....there are way too many to list here!

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2 hours ago, YabbaDabba said:

Now that I have found you all.... :)  I think the 1990s were one of the best decades for foreign movies.  JMO.    In no particular order....

 

Do feel free to join in.  We go one year at a time and spend a week on each.   This week is 1990 so if you would like to compile a list of your favourites in order for 1990 it would be most welcome.  I list everyone's number one from each year at the end of a decade.

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Italy’s David di Donatello 1989/90 Best Picture winner …

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Open Doors (1990) Gianni Amelio, Italy

 

Italy’s David di Donatello 1990/91 Best Picture winners included …

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Towards Evening (1990) Francesca Archibugi, Italy

 

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Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France

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The 1990 winner of Spain’s Goya Award for Best Picture was …

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Ay, Carmela (1990) Calos Saura, Spain

 

The 1990 winner of the Goya Award for Best Spanish language Foreign Film was …

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Fallen From the Sky (1990) Francisco J. Lombardi, Peru

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The 1990 winner of Russia’s Nika Best Picture Award was …

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The Asthenic Syndrome (1990) Kira Muratova, Russia

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The 1990 winner of Japan’s Academy Award was …

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Childhood Days (1990) Masahiro Shinoda, Japan

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China’s Hundred Flowers Awards for Best Picture of 1989/90 included …

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Black Snow (1990) Xie Fei, China

 

China’s Hundred Flowers Award for Best Picture of 1990 was …

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Jiao Yulu (1990) Jixing Wang, China

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South Korea’s Grand Bell Best Picture Award of 1990 went to …

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All That Falls Has Wings (1990) Kil-soo Chang, South Korea

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The 1990 Hong Kong Film Award for Best Picture went to …

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Days of Being Wild (1990) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong

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theyshootpictures.com top 1000 movies

Close-up  Abbas Kiarostami, Iran #86

Days of Being Wild  Wong Kar-Wai, China (Hong Kong) #346

Nouvelle Vague  Jean-Luc Godard, France #657

The Match Factory Girl  Ari Kaurismaki, Finland #880

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams  Akira Kursowa, United States #973

Jonathan Rosenbaum's top 1000 movies

*Close-up  Abbas Kiarostami, Iran 
Days of Being Wild  Wong Kar Wai, China (Hong Kong)
Homework  Abbas Kiarostami) 
How to Live in the Federal Republic of Germany  Harun Farocki, West Germany
No, or the Vainglory of the Command  Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal
*Nouvelle vague  Jean-Luc Godard, France

Movies marked with an asterisk (*) are one of Rosenbaum's top 100 movies

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22 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Do feel free to join in.  We go one year at a time and spend a week on each.   This week is 1990 so if you would like to compile a list of your favourites in order for 1990 it would be most welcome.  I list everyone's number one from each year at the end of a decade.

Ok, thanks - sorry I messed up and did the whole decade.  I got too excited. ;)

 

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I haven't seen much that others didn't list, so I don't have much to comment on, but I will mention the passable film that came in at the tail end of my recommended list, Island of Fire.

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Also released as The Prisoner, this is an action film that usually pushes Jackie Chan to the forefront of its marketing materials, although this is misleading, as Chan is only a supporting player. The lead character is played by Tony Leung Ka-fai. He's a cop who goes undercover in a prison in order to solve a murder. The big name cast also includes the aforementioned Chan, his frequent collaborator Sammo Hung, rising star Andy Lau, and kung-fu movie legend Jimmy Wang Yu. This movie is pretty violent, much more so than most of the things Chan was making at the time, and without the attendant humor. However, while this is a very flawed movie, it's nice to see all of these stars of Hong Kong cinema together in one film.

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The 1990 New York Film Critics Best Foreign Film Award included  ….

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The Nasty Girl (1990) Michael Verhoeven, Germany ****

 

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Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France

 

The 1991 New York Film Critics Best Foreign Film Award winner …

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Europa, Europa (1990) Agnieszka Holland, Germany

 

The 1992 New York Film Critics Best Foreign Film Award included  this nominee ….

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The Match Factory Girl (1990) Aki Kaurismaki, Finland

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Nominated for the 1990 The Los Angeles Film Critics Best Foreign Film …

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Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France

 

Nominated for the 1991 The Los Angeles Film Critics Best Foreign Film …

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Europa, Europa (1990) Agnieszka Holland, Germany

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The 1991 winner of the Boston Society of Film Critics Best Foreign Film Award …

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Europa, Europa (1990) Agnieszka Holland, Germany

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The 1990 National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film was …

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Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France

 

The 1991 National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film was …

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Europa, Europa (1990) Agnieszka Holland, Germany

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The winners of the 1990 Prix Louis Delluc Best Picture were …

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The Hairdresser’s Husband (1990) Patrice Leconte, France

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The Little Gangster (1990) Jacques Doillon, France

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Michael Gebert’s Golden Armchair Award for the 1990 foreign film was …

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The Nasty Girl (1990) Michael Verhoeven, Germany

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The winner of the 1991 London Critics Circle Foreign Language Film Award was ….

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Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France

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The 1991 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Picture Award went to …

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After the Storm (1990) Tristan Bauer, Argentina

 

The 1991 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Foreign Film Award went to …

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Ju Dou (1990) Zhang Yimou, China

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The 1990 Danish Bodil Award for Best Picture went to …

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Dance of the Polar Bears (1990) Birger Larsen, Denmark

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Italy’s Nastro d’Argento Film Journalists 1990/91 Best Picture winners included …

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Open Doors (1990) Gianni Amelio, Italy

 

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La Femme Nikita (1990) Luc Besson, France

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The 1990 winner of the Japan Blue Ribbon Award and the 1990 winner of the Mainichi Film Award was …

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Childhood Days (1990) Masahiro Shinoda, Japan

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The 1990 Chicago International Film Festival’s Best Picture Award went to this foreign language film …

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Ju Dou (1990) Zhang Yimou, China

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