Movie Genre: Foreign

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Josh
4

       It is always hard to see movies where the kid protagonists suffer and boy does this kid suffer. When we meet Cyril he is battling some people in a foster home. He insists to see his dad and they release him into the care of a sympathetic hairdresser called Samantha. He...

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Josh
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   James Bond fans may know Mads Mikkelsen as a the villain in one of those films, TVphiles may know him as Dr Hannibal Lecter from the Hannibal tv series. In this quaint film he stars as Ivan, he pastor of a country church in the Danish countryside. One day a neo-Nazi ex-con called...

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Josh
4

  This movie is based on a bestselling novel in Europe. On his 100th birthday centenarian Allan Karlsson climbs out the window of the senior citizens home in which he lives and embarks on an adventure. Along the way he meets a motley crew of people and  reminisces about a century of...

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Peter Pau
Sarah Evil
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Just because you can design video games does not mean you should make movies. Someone should tell Peter Pau that, because Snow Girl is a really bad video game with some good movie bits thrown in. My advice for watching this film: Put it on as background noise. When you hear the grunts...

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Tsui Hark
Sarah Evil
5

Ten reasons to watch "The Taking of Tiger Mountain"

10: Andy Lau look-alike Du Yiheng as a toothless petty criminal.
9: Campy warlord bandits.
8: The fiercely bearded Zhang Hanyu in an immense black fur coat.
7: Matrix slow-mo bullets and bright blood droplets....

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Josh
4

Last week's attacks on Paris caught the world's attention and generated serious dialog about issues related to immigration, religion, terrorism among others. This film, despite its name does touch on those very subjects but in a light hearted way. Baya is a young, hippie Frenchwoman of dual...

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Polly
5

"The Exterminating Angel' (1962) is the movie Luis Bunuel filmed in Mexico after shooting some movies in Europe. From the first glance it looks like an easy story  - some bourgeois friends have a party after listening to opera. Nothing special, just usual mix of high society time-killing -...

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Keegan P
5

I liked this film so much that I watched it a second time, right after I finished it. In fact, I looked through the Library's catalog to find all other films we had by the same director and binge watched those as well.

Director Assayas' film, "Clouds of Sils Maria," took me a bit to get...

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Josh
4

    Some things are the same the world over and high school shenanigans fall into that category. This movie, set in Puerto Rico, features a lively group of high school misfits trying to rig an election so their leader Emilio can win the affection of the most popular girl in school. To...

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Eazy
5

Hands down, probably the best movie of 2014!

Pressure cooker environment waiting to explode! A complex, personal approach to a touchy political-religious situation.

Get ready for a story that will be in your face and grab you by the throat; heart racing, mind binding, guarantee to...

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Josh
4

   In many parts of the world widows are treated very badly and this movie set in 1940s India shows just how unfortunate the situation of widows on the subcontinent is. Star of the film is a young child widow called Chuyia. Spirited, slightly disobedient but with a good heart she...

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Josh
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   Everyone wants something could have been an alternate title for this film because the main protagonists all have various wants. Prince Orsini is a slick talking showman who travels from town to town with his friend, strongman Jacob van Oppen. In every town Orsini makes money by...

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Josh
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  In graduate school I was lucky to have not one but two professors from Chile and so I learned a bit  about the terrible events of the late 70s in that country. One of them recounted to us how he left Chile with money sown into his jacket while his family stood anxiously by. This...

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Josh
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 Carlitos lives with his grandmother in a quaint Mexican city. As he grows older however he begins to miss his mother Rosario (played by veteran Mexican actress Kate del Castillo) who lives in los Angeles where she is a domestic for a wealthy family. Carlitos is determined to see his mother...

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Porscha
4

This is a sort of “day in the life of" documentary about French postmodern philosopher Jacques Derrida made in 2002. Slowly paced, it follows Derrida around doing mundane things like buttering toast and talking with his wife and cat...  It is interesting to see a great thinker of our time...

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Laurie.
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In this mini-series, Paul Gerardi is a Belgian police inspector who doesn't always follow protocol.  He knows he's on to something big when he receives a tip about a bank heist that was never reported to the authorities. Gerardi breaks rank, grabbing ahold of the mystery and in...

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Hana
3

I will have to agree with one early critic of this work in that it was indeed a "strange masterpiece." I am currently working my way through all of Alejandro Jodorowsky's films after watching and loving the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune. Though not immediately entranced with...

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Alison
5

If you like being tricked, deceived, proven wrong, and left hanging, then this is the movie for you. A man and wife with one son begin receiving videos of themselves in their daily routines.  The couple tries to wave the tapes off as a joke, but the footage becomes more frequent, invasive,...

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Porscha
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This movie is better than you would expect. It’s a subtitled Norwegian film shot in the hand held camera/pseudo-documentary style and follows the only existing troll hunter in Norway through his routine of checks and balances on the troll population. The plot is realistic and the trolls are...

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Porscha
4

A great movie following the life of French singer Edith Piaf. Marion Cotillard’s marvelous performance as Edith Piaf won her an Oscar for Best Actress. The resilience and passion of her character as well as the visual ambiance of the film is enchanting. As a fan, I enjoyed the movie, but would...

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Angelita
4

This movie has a great story. The movie is in Spanish, but there are English subtitles. The story is basically about a father that will do anything to keep is daughter safe and happy.  I believe every parent can relate to that. The movie does have it's comedic moments, but it also touches...

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Josh
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  Chief Inspector Tony Gates is a loving father and dedicated officer who solves cases in his own hard nosed style.  It seems though that his solve rate is too good to be true so for this reason a special task force begins investigating him and his team. This isn't the only trouble...

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Roberto Benigni
Porscha
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This is what movies are made for. It has everything, comedy, charm, romance, circumstance, and tragedy. Roberto Benigni directs and plays the role of a Jewish Italian father who ends up in a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and son. It is a heart wrenching story and hard subject matter, but...

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Josh
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   I admit that I picked up this title simply because I saw the ubiquitous Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover but he has a relatively minor role in this two part series.  Based on a book of the same name the movie follows the lives of Jamaican immigrants in London during and after...

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Michelle
4

Literally, a cliff hanger! Based on a true story, this will leave you hanging...