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Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

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Swimming Pool contains some English, but French is its main language.

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  1. Swimming Pool, François Ozon, France
  2. Take My Eyes, Iciar Bollain, Spain
  3. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring, Kim Ki-duk, South Korea
  4. The Inheritance, Per Fly, Denmark
  5. A Tale of Two Sisters, Kim Jee-woon, South Korea
  6. Nathalie…, Anne Fontaine, France
  7. Misa Mi, Linus Torell, Sweden
  8. The Memory of a Killer, Erik Van Looy, Belgium
  9. The Green Butchers, Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark
  10. Caterina in the Big City, Paolo Virzi, Italy
  11. Strayed, André Téchiné, France
  12. Los Debutantes, Andrés Waissbluth, Chile
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1. Goodbye Lenin!, Wolfgang Becker, Germany

2. The Triplets of Belleville, Sylvain Chomet, France

3. The Barbarian Invasions, Denys Arcand, Canada

4. Saraband, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

5. Memories of a Murder, Joon-ho Bong, South Korea

6. Oldboy, Chan-wook Park, South Korea

7. The Return,  Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia

From the foreign editions-

Saraband, Ingmar Bergman, Swedish edition

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2003

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  1. Oldboy, Park Chan-wook, South Korea
  2. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior, Prachya Pinkaew, Thailand
  3. The Best of Youth, Marco Tullio Giordana, Italy
  4. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, Kim Ki-duk, South Korea
  5. Save the Green Planet!, Jang Joon-Hwan, South Korea
  6. Good-Bye Lenin!, Wolfgang Becker, Germany
  7. High Tension, Alexandre Aja, France
  8. The Barbarian Invasions, Denys Arcand, Canada
  9. A Tale of Two Sisters, Kim Jee-woon, South Korea
  10. Azumi, Ryuhei Kitamura, Japan
  11. PTU, Johnnie To, Hong Kong
  12. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Takeshi Kitano, Japan
  13. Osama, Siddiq Barmak, Afghanistan
  14. Carandiru, Hector Babenco, Brazil
  15. Gozu, Takashi Miike, Japan

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I've also seen:

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  • Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., Masaaki Tezuka, Japan
  • Samurai Resurrection, Hideyuki Hirayama, Japan
  • Swimming Pool, Francois Ozon, France
  • Wishing Stairs, Yun Jae-yeon, South Korea
  • Acacia, Park Ki-hyeong, South Korea
  • Yakuza Demon, Takashi Miike, Japan
  • The Twins Effect, Dante Lam, Hong Kong
  • Kaena: The Prophecy, Chris Delaporte & Pascal Pinon, France
  • The Triplets of Belleville, Sylvain Chomet, France
  • Red Riding Hood, Giacomo Cimini, Italy
  • Bad Inclination, Pierfrancesco Campanella, Italy

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1001 Movies You Must See

  • The Barbarian Invasions, Denys Arcand, Canada
  • The Best of Youth, Marco Tullio Giordana, Italy
  • Good-Bye Lenin!, Wolfgang Becker, Germany
  • Oldboy, Park Chan-wook, South Korea
  • Osama, Siddiq Barmak, Afghanistan
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1.  Oldboy  Park Chan-wook, South Korea

2.  Crimson Gold  Jafar Panahi, Iran

3.  Tie Xi Qu:  West of the Tracks  Wang Bing, China

4.  The Return  Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia

5.  Memories of Murder  Bong Joon-ho, South Korea

6.  Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring  Kim Ki-duk, South Korea

7.  The Best of Youth  Marco Tullio Giordana, Italy

8.  Cafe Lumiere  Hou Hsiao-Hsien, China (Taiwan)

9.  Goodbye Dragon Inn  Tsai Ming-liang, China (Taiwan) 

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The 2003 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included …

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The Barbarian Invasions (2003) Denys Arcand, Canada ****

 

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Evil (2003) Mikhael Hafstrom, Sweden

 

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Zelary (2003) Ondrej Trojan, Czech Republic

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The 2003 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included these nominees ….

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The Barbarian Invasions (2003) Denys Arcand, Canada

 

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Goodbye Lenin! (2003) Wolfgang Becker, Germany

 

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The Triplets of Belleville (2003) Sylvain Chomet, Canada

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The winner of the 2003 European Film Awards Best Picture was …

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Goodbye Lenin! (2003) Wolfgang Becker, Germany

 

The winner of the 2003 European Film Screen International Award was …

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The Barbarian Invasions (2003) Denys Arcand, Canada

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Nominated for the 2003 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award …

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The Triplets of Belleville (2003) Sylvain Chomet, Canada

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The 2002/03 British Independent Foreign Language Film Award included …

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Oldboy (2003) Park Chan-Wook, South Korea

 

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The Triplets of Belleville (2003) Sylvain Chomet, Canada

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The winner of the 2003 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film was …

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Osama (2003) Siddiq Barmak, Afghanistan

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The 2003 winner of France’s Cesar Best Picture Award …

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The Barbarian Invasions (2003) Denys Arcand, Canada

 

The 2004 winner of France’s Cesar Best Picture Award …

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Games of Love and Chance (2004) Adbellatif Kechiche, France

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The 2003 German Film Awards Best Picture was …

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Goodbye Lenin! (2003) Wolfgang Becker, Germany

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The 2003 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge award was …

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Evil (2003) Mikhael Hafstrom, Sweden

 

The 2004 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge Foreign Film Award was …

 

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The Return (2003) Andrei Zvyaginstev, Russia

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Denmark’s 2003 Robert Best Picture Award went to …

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The Inheritance (2003) Per Fly, Denmark

 

Denmark’s 2003 Robert Best Foreign Picture Award went to …

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Goodbye Lenin! (2003) Wolfgang Becker, Germany

 

Denmark’s 2004 Robert Best Foreign Picture Award went to …

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Evil (2003) Mikhael Hafstrom, Sweden

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The 2003 winner of Belgium’s Joseph Plateau Best Picture Award was …

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The Memory of a Killer (2003) Erik Van Looy, Belgium

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Italy’s David di Donatello 2002/03 Best Picture winner …

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Facing Windows (2003) Ferzan Ozpetek, Italy

 

Italy’s David di Donatello 2003/04 Best Picture winner …

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The Best of Youth (2003) Marco Tulio Giordana, Italy

 

Italy’s David di Donatello 2003/04 Best Foreign Film winner …

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Rosenstrasse (2003) Margarethe von Trotta, Germany

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The 2003 winner of Spain’s Goya Award for Best Picture was …

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Take My Eyes (2003) Iciar Bollain, Spain

 

The 2003 winner of the Goya Award for Best European Film was …

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Goodbye Lenin! (2003) Wolfgang Becker, Germany

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Take My Eyes (Te Doy Mis Ojos) is the story of a woman who's physically abused by her husband. With her little son she flees to her sister's house. Now the question arises whether her husband is capable of change and deserves a second chance after going into anger management therapy. Laia Marull has the fragility to play the wife; Luis Tosar has the right face to play the agressive husband.

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The Inheritance (Arven) is a Danish drama by Per Fly. Ulrich Thomsen, known from The Celebration, plays the son of a businessman. After his father's suicide he returns from Stockholm for the funeral, where his mother asks him to take over the steel factory. This leads to tension with his wife, a theater actress who wants to stay in Stockholm, and with his brother-in-law, who wanted to take over the business himself. Under heavy strain his behaviour changes completely.

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The Alzheimer Case (De Zaak Alzheimer) is a Belgian thriller by Erik Van Looy, based on a novel by Jef Geraerts. An aged Jan Decleir (photo) plays a hired killer in Antwerp; Koen De Bouw plays the police detective. The hitman is faced with a dilemma when he's hired to kill a child. The lack of efficiency in the police force is criticized. A green light filter helps to set a dingy mood.

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theyshootpictures.com top 1000 movies

Tie Xi Qu:  West of the Tracks   Wang Bing, China #380

Oldboy  Park Chan-wook, South Korea #468

Goodbye Dragon Inn  Tsai Ming-liang, China (Taiwan)  #628

Memories of Murder  Bong Joon-ho, South Korea #793

The Return  Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia #862

Jonathan Rosenbaum top 1000 movies (last year)

Crimson Gold  Jafar Panahi, Iran
Goodbye, Dragon Inn  Tsai Ming-liang, China (Taiwan)

theyshootpictures.com top 1000 movies of the 21st century

Tie Xi Qu:  West of the Tracks   Wang Bing, China #29

Oldboy  Park Chan-wook, South Korea #48

Goodbye Dragon Inn  Tsai Ming-liang, China (Taiwan)  #63

Memories of Murder  Bong Joon-ho, South Korea #124

Cafe Lumiere  Hou Hsiao-hsien, China (Taiwan)  #150

The Return  Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia #151

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring  Kim Ki-duk, South Korea #173

Saraband  Ingmar Bergman, Sweden #185

The Triplets of Belleville  Sylvain Chomet, France #192

The Five Obstructions  Jorgen Leth, Lars Von Trier,  Denmark #221

Crimson Gold  Jafar Panahi, Iran #246

The Best of Youth  Marco Tullo Giordana, Italy #297

Shara  Naomi Kawase, Japan #307

Vai-E-Vem  Joao Cesar Monteiro, Portugal #378

The Barbarian Invasions  Denys Arcand, Canada #413

S21:  the Khmer Rouge Killing Machine  Rithy Panh, Cambodia #578

Twentynine Palms  Bruno Dumont, France #614

Good Bye, Lenin!  Wolfgang Becker, Germany #655

Good Morning, Night  Marco Bellochio, Italy #658

A Tale of Two Sisters  Kim Jee-woon, South Korea #668

Ong-Bak  Prachya Pinkaew, Thailand #694

Blind Shaft  Li Yang, China #715

High Tension  Alexandre Aja, France #750

A Talking Picture  Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal #783

Five Dedicated to Ozu  Abbas Kiarostami, Iran #825

Son frere  Patrice Chereau, France  #866

Triple Agent  Eric Rohmer, France #886

Time of the Wolf  Michael Haneke, France #893

Bright Future  Kiyosha Kurosawa, Japan #922

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The 2003 winner of Russia’s Nika Best Picture Award was …

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The Return (2003) Andrei Zvyaginstev, Russia

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The 2003 Canadian Film Award winner …

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The Barbarian Invasions (2003) Denys Arcand, Canada

 

The 2004 Canadian Film Award winner …

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The Triplets of Belleville (2003) Sylvain Chomet, Canada

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The 2003/04 winner of Mexico’s Ariel Best Picture Award was …

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The Mystery of the Trinidad (2003) Jose Luis Garcia Agraz, Mexico

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The winner of the 2003 Cinema Brazil Best Picture Award was …

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The Man Who Copied (2003) Jorge Furtado, Brazil

 

The winner of the 2003 Cinema Brazil Best Foreign Film was …

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The Barbarian Invasions (2003) Denys Arcand, Canada

 

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China’s Hundred Flowers Award for Best Picture of 2003 was …

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Cell Phone (2003) Xiaogang Feng, China

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The co-winner of China’s Golden Rooster Award for Best Picture of 2002 was …

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For the Children (2003) Yazhou Yang, China

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