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Favorite Foreign Films
List creator: kodack
Created on: April 15, 2004 - 4:01 PM PDT
Description: Each a unique and beautiful experience

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The Big Blue (Director's Cut) (1988)
  The single greatest movie about the sea and our relationship with it ever created.
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
  Like a pearl this movie is both simple and beautiful.
Intacto (2001)
  An original and brilliant story about people who are able to harness luck from those around them to survive. They bet and compete in underground "luck" games. Like running across a highway blindfolded.
The City of Lost Children (1995)
  A darkly beautiful world of orphans, adults dark desires, true friendship, and moments that will make you smile and smile
Cinema Paradiso (Special Edition) (Disc 1: Theatrical Cut) (1988)
  An epic italian opus of one boys obsession with film, and his relationship with his mentor.
Battle Royale (2001)
  A clockwork orange meets Lord of the flies. This is a shocking glimpse into an alternate future where students are put on an island and forced to slaughter each other or die. Yet it is not a slaughterfest. It is a character driven script with humanity.
Ran (1985)
  Akira Kurosawa's modern re-telling of "King Lear". This is a colorful and epic drama, true to the original.
Amelie (2001)
  A slightly twisted french movie on happy love.
Run Lola Run (1998)
  A new generation of German directors are making beautiful movies. This is an unusual movie with an great performance by Franka Potenta
The Princess and The Warrior (2000)
  Same director as Run Lola Run this is a darker story about love, trusting a stranger, and human desire.
Seven Samurai (Criterion Collection) (1954)
  By far Akira Kurosawa's best known movie. A black and white tale of heroes and valor. The inspiration for the western The magnificent Seven
Yojimbo (Criterion Collection) (1961)
Not Rated
  aka "Bodyguard" another Kurosawa movie with witt and a sly lead character. The basis for the western "A fistfull of dollars"
Sanjuro (Criterion Collection) (1962)
Not Rated
  The sequal to Yojimbo our sly samurai is back to help the weak. The basis for the movie "Last man standing"
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Not Rated
  A discomforting and dark story about a sexually twisted woman and her desire for her new piano student. Shocking.
Audition (1999)
Not Rated
  A Japanese movie that is not what it first seems. This movie will put a twist to your insides but you won't be able to look away
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  Well known but no less beautiful. A love story at heart this movie is bittersweet and grand in it's scope. I loved it.
Onmyoji (2001)
  A enjoyable movie about a famous Japanese magician and philosopher.
Last Hero in China (1993)
  Jet Li stars as Wong fei Hung (from Drunken Master fame) a chinese folk hero, doctor, and martial arts master. Plenty of action and some humor.

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