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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or
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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or | 2004
2004

What should have won: Oldboy

What actually won: Fahrenheit 9/11

Park Chan-wook's Oldboy was clearly something of a favourite with Jury President Quentin Tarantino this year, landing the Grand Prize of the Jury. But it didn't take the Palme d'Or, which went to Michael Moore's Bush-baiting Fahrenheit 9/11, and frankly we'd have reversed the two. Sure, Oldboy is pulpier than most Cannes winners, but it's also more vital and surprising than anything that year - including Moore's messy, scattershot polemic.

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Surely LA Confidental would have been a much worthier winner than either The Eel or Taste of Cherry?? More

Posted by MartinK75 on Saturday May 18, 2013, 12:44

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Doctor Zhivago didnt win because Sophia Loren was married to its producer Carlo Ponti. Trying doing some research instead of thinking you know everything. More

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