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10 Foreign Language Films That Blew Our Minds

Too often relegated to tiny cinemas and a dusty corner at the back of the video shop, this decade has seen yet more brilliance from the non-English speaking world. From the wu-shu epics of Hero and House of Flying Daggers to the insanity of Shaolin Soccer or the heartbreak of The Crime of Father Amaro, there have been great efforts - but here are the very best...

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City of God (2002)
Visceral, powerful, optimistic and disturbing: the 'South American Goodfellas' used every editing trick and some astonishing non-professional actors to knock it out of the park. An explosive look at gangster culture in the slums of Rio De Janeiro and its corrosive effect on life there, and Empire's Film of the Year.

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