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    As for Amelie Nothomb, I will not comment on the movie, I haven't seen it and don't plan to. But I have to say she is one of the best writers of the last 20 years, her style is amazing, her prose and use of the French language have no match as far as I am concerned. Living abroad for the last 12 years, reading the new Nothomb is always a delight, I rediscover my native language through her.

    Concerning European movies (or foreign movies as they are called in the UK, even though US blockbusters are also semantically foreign to them...), all the above-mentioned movies are great and deserve being seen. Here are a few of what I would recommend:

    Black Book (Paul Verhoeven)
    De Helaasheid der Dinge (The Misfortunates)
    Torrente (spanish comedy, very rude and insightful)
    Soldados de Salamina (about the Spanish civil war)
    SM-Rechter (Belgian, real-life story that made the buzz in Belgium)
    Dossier K (in Flemish, about the Albanian mafia in Antwerp)
    Europa Europa (classic, fantastic war story)
    Al Sur de Granada (a favourite of mine)

    Anything from Julio Medem and Pedro Almodovar...

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    torrente is not a comedy is more a bio-pic of spain these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canek View Post
    torrente is not a comedy is more a bio-pic of spain these days.
    I see you are familiar with Spanish cinema, do you realize?

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    I watch them in internet. Not in the cinemas or by television. Spanish cinema is not liked not famous here in latam.

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    Yesterday i have seen the biography of Canek: TrollHunter

    A Norvegian horror-thriller film, made like a documentary...

    A group of students set out to make a documentary about a supposed bear poacher, Hans. The students are following Hans through western norway. When they try to interview him he tells them to go away, but they persist. As they follow him into a forest, they see flashing lights and hear roars from something larger than a bear. Hans comes running back to his vehicle, screaming "T-R-O-L-L!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by VonRoust View Post
    Yesterday i have seen the biography of Canek: TrollHunter

    A Norvegian horror-thriller film, made like a documentary...

    A group of students set out to make a documentary about a supposed bear poacher, Hans. The students are following Hans through western norway. When they try to interview him he tells them to go away, but they persist. As they follow him into a forest, they see flashing lights and hear roars from something larger than a bear. Hans comes running back to his vehicle, screaming "T-R-O-L-L!"
    he he *lol*

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    hahaha that was funny VonR.

    But there is much more ******** among the spaniards in this forum than from me. ;)

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    I don't usually like spanish cinema. However, I recently saw "El Arrebato" (Iván Zulueta) and I liked. Very crazy and serious film but, in my opinion, quite interesting.

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    When they withdraw the subsidies to the Spanish cinema it will be a better cinema, if you do not sell earnings devote to another thing: but not!, come to make movies of the Spanish civil war subsidized, I have already lost the account of the movies on the civil war, we will see if finally this magic subsidized circle breaks and one gives the opportunity to others that are rotting and that probably will never do a movie.

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    I've just seen La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi . I liked it until the end that I didn't really understand, maybe because I had not yet read the book

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    I'm fed up Spanish Civil War films. I agree it's necesary to support other projects, since this is becoming something like an obsesion.

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    For me Pride and Prejudice and Atonement are two of the best directed and played European movies... and what I truly love about them is their closeness to the literature text. Keira Knightley is so beautiful when playing and I just adore the British accent.

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    Der untergang, or downfall is a really good movie that depicts the last days in hitlers bunker.

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    I like german films: i have seen downfall, sophie scholl,
    love in thoughts, napola, the wave... all are good
    Sweden: Ondskan, let me in (i loved this terror film)
    Denmarck: In a better world (good film about bullying that i saw recently)
    uk: Atonement
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    Quote Originally Posted by VonRoust View Post
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    Don't watch it, you will be blind!!!

    If you want to watch good comedies:
    -La cité de la peur
    -Le bonheur est dans le prés
    -Tatie Daniel
    -Bernie
    -Les beaux gosses
    -C'est arrivé près de chez vous

    I have watched "Good-bye Lenin" yesterday, and yes, this is a great film...
    Totally agree, Good-bye Lenin is one of my favourite movies. Really great, this is European cinema!

    Quote Originally Posted by loladunas View Post
    I like german films: i have seen downfall, sophie scholl,
    love in thoughts, napola, the wave... all are good
    Sweden: Ondskan, let me in (i loved this terror film)
    Denmarck: In a better world (good film about bullying that i saw recently)
    uk: Atonement
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    They told me that "The Wave" is really well done and interesting. But I can't find it!

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    Wim Wenders, Wings of Desire.

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    Have someone of you seen "Jalla! Jalla!"?

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    I saw "La Prima Cosa Bella" a few days back, wonderful movie that had me crying and laughing, definitely an Oscar for best foreign movie contender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimmerianbloke View Post
    I saw "La Prima Cosa Bella" a few days back, wonderful movie that had me crying and laughing, definitely an Oscar for best foreign movie contender.
    You're totally right, this is a great movie. Virzì is just unique.

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    yes, here are some of the best you are looking for:
    Tyrannosaur (2011)
    The Baron (2011)
    BFI London Film Festival Review: The Monk (2011)
    MIFFF Short Films
    The Guard (2011)
    The Last Circus (2010)

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    One film I watched recently. Try to see the film named "Perfume:The story of a murderer", originally a novel, a well done narrative. German production.

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    I watched Rundskop a couple of days back, a very powerful movie about the hormones mafia in the cattle breeders in Flanders. Definitely a must see for the main character's acting.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821593/

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    "Cave of Forgotten Dreams", a very interesting anthropological documentary about the early Europeans!

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1664894/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimmerianbloke View Post
    I watched Rundskop a couple of days back, a very powerful movie about the hormones mafia in the cattle breeders in Flanders. Definitely a must see for the main character's acting.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821593/
    Officially running for Oscar for best foreign movie...

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    What about "The Believer"?

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