Foreign Film Fans

A group for movie fans who enjoy foreign films. To avoid any confusion these should be any film not labeled "made in USA," which include any non-English language films or films considered exclusively from Great Britain or Canada.


Whenever possible please include country film is from, some cast members, year of release, a short description of film such as story and genre (comedy, horror, suspense, drama, documentary,etc.).

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"The Magician," a 1958 fantasy-suspense film from Sweden by director Ingmar Bergman. A complex study of a 19th Century hypnotist-magician who finds himself debt-ridden and charged with blasphemy...the portrait of a man who is part-faker, ...
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Ray13 7 OH July 21 Jul 21 11 comment
"The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" 1962 drama from Great Britian. A young man in a reform school runs in order to escape his dreary surroundings, finding freedom of the mind. The youth agrees to run in a match against another reform school...
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Ray13 7 OH July 19 Jul 19 11 comment
"Nazarin" a 1958 Spanish language film made by director Luis Bunuel in which he attacks bigotry and hypocrisy of the Christian church. A young priest in a poverty-stricken village in Mexico in 1900 is cast out of his church for giving shelter to a ...
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Ray13 7 OH July 18 Jul 18 00 comments
"Quest For Fire" 1981 adventure film from France that is set in the ice-age. Not knowing how to create fire, a tribe journeys on a quest to discover fire after theirs goes out. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud Won Oscar for make-up effects. Cast: ...
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Ray13 7 OH July 12 Jul 12 22 comments
"The Wages of Fear" (Le Salaire de la Peur) a suspenseful 1953 French action/drama directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Four seedy and destitute men are hired to drive two nitroglycerin-laden trucks over crude and treacherous Central American ...
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Ray13 7 OH July 10 Jul 10 11 comment
"Good Manners," a 2017 Portuguese thriller. Clara, a lonely nurse living in Sao Paulo is hired by a mysterious and wealthy young woman to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. After moving in, Clara discovers that the full moon has a strange ...
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Ray13 7 OH June 29 Jun 29 00 comments
"La Machine," a 1994 thriller/suspense from France/Germany. A scientist's (Gerard Depardieu) experiment with human minds causes him to have his switched with a psychotic killer of women. Supporting cast: Nathalie Baye, Didier Bourdon, Natalia ...
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Ray13 7 OH June 24 Jun 24 11 comment
"The American Friend," a 1977 German crime/suspense film. Gripping story about an American criminal (Dennis Hopper) talking a german picture-framer (Bruno Ganz) into murdering a gangster. Sup. Cast: Lisa Kreuzer, Gerard Blain 125 min. Note: ...
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Ray13 7 OH June 16 Jun 16 00 comments
"Elling," a 2001 comedy from Norway. About a middle aged man who suffers from dizziness and anxiety that is sent to a mental institution after his mother, who has been caring for him, dies. In the institute he becomes friends with another man, ...
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Ray13 7 OH June 10 Jun 10 00 comments
"Prisoner of the Mountains" 1996 war drama from Russia. Account of two soldiers captured by Chechen rebels and held in an impoverished mountain-top village. Based on a Tolstoy story set in modern times. Cast: Oleg Menshikov, Sergi Bodrov, Jr., ...
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Ray13 7 OH June 8 Jun 8 11 comment
"Le Samourai," a 1967 French crime-thriller about a hired killer who lets himself be weakened by emotion, resulting in his becoming the target of a police manhunt through the streets of Paris. Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville Cast: Alain Delon, ...
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Ray13 7 OH June 6 Jun 6 00 comments
"Stolen Kisses" a 1968 French comedy by director Francois Truffaut. Antoine Doinel, the boy from Truffaut's 1959 film "The 400 Blows," is now an adult and after being released from a military prison decides to try his luck as a private investigator....
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Ray13 7 OH June 3 Jun 3 00 comments
"The Secret in Their Eyes" a 2009 crime-drama from Argentina. A retired criminal-court employee contacts a former colleague to talk about a 25 year-old unsolved case he is writing about they were involved with. Adapted from novel by Eduardo ...
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Ray13 7 OH June 2 Jun 2 11 comment
"Is Paris Burning?" This 1966 Rene Clement film is on Amazon right now. It's an under appriciated gem, IMHO. Though not a great masterpiece like Clement's "Forbidden Games," it is a stirring look at The French Resistance in the last days before the ...
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"King of Hearts" a 1966 French-British comedy. A WW1 Scottish infantryman is chosen to search for a hidden enemy bunker in a small village...a village that has been deserted by everyone except the inmates of a mental asylum. Cast: Alan Bates, ...
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Ray13 7 OH May 30 May 30 22 comments
"The 400 Blows" from France, director Francois Truffaut's 1959 powerful, tender, and at times sad story of a boy and the world that seems to be at odds with him. Part of the early French New Wave films, Truffaut shot the pucture in real Paris ...
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Ray13 7 OH May 28 May 28 00 comments
"Big Deal on Madonna Street" 1958 Italian comedy-crime-caper A spoof of classic crime films involving a safe-cracking plan resulting in a hilarious comedy of errors. Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Toto, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Claudia ...
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Ray13 7 OH May 27 May 27 11 comment
"Walkabout," a 1971 adventure/drama from Australia. When their mentally unstable father takes them into the Australian Outback, tries to shoot them, then commits suicide, a teenage girl and her young brother are forced to struggle to survive in the ...
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Ray13 7 OH May 26 May 26 11 comment
"The Gift," a1982 comedy from France. When a 55 year old bank worker takes early retirement, his co-workers give him an unusual gift - an expensive hooker, who is asked to seduce him without his knowing her profession. Cast: Pierre Moody, Claudia ...
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Ray13 7 OH May 24 May 24 00 comments
"JUDEX", a 1963 French thriller-adventure film directed by Georges Franju. A mysterious kidnapping of a corrupt banker by a self-appointed crime fighter, Judex, spinning into a complex web of deceptions. Cast: Channing Pollick, Michel Vitold, ...
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Ray13 7 OH May 17 May 17 11 comment
"A Breath Away" a 2018 French sci-fi film. After an earthquake strikes near Paris, France, a strange fog covers Paris and the surrounding countryside, killing anyone who breathes it. Only escape is to the highest levels of the city, as the fog ...
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Ray13 7 OH May 13 May 13 00 comments
"Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" a gripping true story from Germany about the brother and sister who were members of the White Rose student resistance movement in Munich during WW2. The two are arrested for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets. Film is ...
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Ray13 7 OH May 12 May 12 11 comment
"Dragon Inn" aka "Dragon Gate Inn," a 1967 film from Taiwan by director King Hu. An action-adventure martial arts film about a group of expert swordsmen aquired to defend the son and daughter of a condemned commander. Cast: Lingfeng Shangguan, ...
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Ray13 7 OH May 11 May 11 00 comments
"4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2Days," a 2007 Romanian film, directed by Cristian Mungiu. Two college roommates who seek an illegal abortion for one of them must enter the Romanian underworld and find someone to do the procedure while dealing with the ...
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Ray13 7 OH May 9 May 9 00 comments
From Hong Kong, "Chungking Express," a 1994 action-crime-romance film (with humor, too) directed by Wong Kar-wai. Two noir-style slightly connected stories about two different Hong Kong policemen who are dumped by their girlfriends, and the ...
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Ray13 7 OH May 7 May 7 00 comments


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