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Film Comment: Foreign Films

One of my New Year's resolutions is to watch more foreign films. Believe me, I love fun and frivolous entertainment just as much as the next person, but it's time to expand my horizons. Ok, I can't completely stop watching The Inbetweeners--it's a real problem people.  Back to the point, I'm so lucky to have access to Richland Library and it's awesome foreign film collection and I can't wait to get started on this list!

Won't you watch some with me?  Comments, suggestions?  Leave them below!

*The crazy picture is from the film Holy Motors

Movie (Trailer)

What's it about?

Language Netflix Streaming

Tomatometer

Holy Motors

Blu-ray

Monsieur Oscar, a mysterious, shadowy character, spends a day traveling through Paris in a limousine driven by his loyal chauffeur, Celine. During his travel, he journeys from one life to the next, taking on the appearances of a wide variety of characters. French No 90%

This is Not a Film

DVD

It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema. Persian No 99%

The Turin Horse

DVD

A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse. Hungarian Yes 88%

The Kid with the Bike

DVD

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends. French Yes 96%

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

DVD

A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes. Turkish Yes 94%

Oslo, August 31st

DVD

One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo. Norwegian Yes 98%

Headhunters

DVD

Roger, an accomplished headhunter by day and art thief when opportunity knocks, decides to risk it all to get his hands on an extremely valuable painting, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man. Norwegian Yes 92%

The Intouchables

DVD

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. French No 75%

Monsieur Lazhar

DVD

At a Montreal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with theirraid  grief, his own recent loss is revealed. French Yes 97%

The Raid

DVD

A SWAT team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. Indonesian No 84%

A Separation

DVD

A married couple is faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. Persian No 99%

 

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