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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 | 1995
1995

What should have won: La Haine

What actually won: Underground

This was a great year for French cinema, but Jeanne Moreau's jury preferred Kusturica's Underground when it came to handing out the prizes. That's a shame, because this was the year that saw Jean-Pierre Jeunet produce his trippy City of Lost Children as well as Matthieu Kassovitz's La Haine, probably the most deserving winner and one which mixes social realism with a cinematic flair for beauty in the most unexpected places. And heck, we're not even arguing for the best American film of that year, Tim Burton's Ed Wood - probably the director's most successful artistic endeavour to date.

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

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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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