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RE: French Cinema - 8/7/2012 11:02:49 PM   
TragicRomantic


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ORIGINAL: NinjaShortbread212

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Sad films (I feel) have a tendency to somehow "uplift" you in the strangest ways sometimes, I'll agree with that.

Yes to this!
The French have a beautiful way of taking sensitive issues and making them palatable in a way they shouldn't be!

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RE: French Cinema - 9/7/2012 12:16:19 AM   
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They certainly do.

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RE: French Cinema - 9/7/2012 1:22:18 AM   
TragicRomantic


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It's like a visual sumptuousness with taste and feeling.

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RE: French Cinema - 9/7/2012 1:22:59 AM   
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That's one way of describing it! I'm a big Cassel fan, what about yourself?

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RE: French Cinema - 9/7/2012 4:42:15 AM   
TragicRomantic


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Yes I dabble!It's like fine French wine,unique and distinctive.


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RE: French Cinema - 18/9/2012 6:49:50 PM   
The Waco Kid

 

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another few recomendations if i may

Le Samourai (1967) probably one of the coolest French films ever made
Le Cercle Rouge (1970) great film and some of the shots in this are fantastic.
La Gloire de mon pere (1990) suprised nobody has mentioned this one
Le Chateau de ma mare (1990) the follow up to the above
La Balance (1982) you really have to see this one
Etre et Avoir (20020 unfortunately a very guilty pleasure for me the ending has me in tears everytime.
Bob le Flambeur (1955) great Noir
Army of shadows (1969) go for the Criterion version if possible

there's loads more but i'm having a brain fart at the moment.

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RE: French Cinema - 29/9/2012 3:17:41 PM   
AnneSofieLoveMovies


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My favourite french movies are (in no particular order):

The science of sleep
Micmacs
Amélie
Les Amants Du Pont Neuf
Persepolis
Bob Le Flambeur
400 blows
The City of the lost children
...

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RE: French Cinema - 9/10/2012 12:48:07 AM   
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Le Samourai - Possibly the coolest movie ever made. A masterpiece.
Le Cercle Rouge - Not as good as the above, but it's brilliant and has the best heist scene ever imo.

A Prophet - Great prison drama, with an amazing performance at the center of it.
The Beat That My Heart Skipped - Very underrated imo, it's a remake of an American Harvey Keitel movie which I've not seen, but I don't see how it could be better than this. Love it.

Mesrine parts 1 & 2 - Epic gangster/crime saga with Cassel on incredible form, probably his best performance ever.
La Haine - Brilliant film with a harsh but powerful look at the youth culture in France. Again has Cassel on fine form.

There's a bunch of others but my mind has gone blank now. French cinema is amazing though.

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RE: French Cinema - 26/1/2013 11:01:23 AM   
Chris49

 

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I loved A prophet and Mesrine. I know its not a film but I loved Braquo on FX UK ( known as Fox TV now). Need to have a look what other films V Cassell has done to see if Id like them.

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RE: French Cinema - 20/2/2013 4:38:58 PM   
Discodez

 

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I was reminded the other day of a film I saw a few years ago, and then told my friend about giving it a glowing review, she loved it so much it's now one of her favourite films ever. I then totally forgot about it until she mentioned it to me recently ...

He loves me, he loves me not (À la folie... pas du tout) about a young artist Angelique (Audrey Tatou), who is having an affair with a married doctor (Samuel Le Bihan) Loic.....

The story is told in two halves, one from Angelique's POV the other from Loic's.

To say too much would totally spoil the film, all I can say is if you like French cinema you should watch it. Surprised it's not mentioned here as it is an absolutley brilliant film, and one I would recommend highly.

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RE: French Cinema - 18/3/2013 4:23:40 PM   
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I love French Cinema! In world cinema, French, German and Japanese films are ones that interest me most.

Amour, The Kid With a Bike, The 400 Blows all great French films :)

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RE: French Cinema - 21/4/2013 11:37:05 PM   
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Definitely watch these ones when you can.

1) Inside
2) Irreversible

That is if you don't mind disturbing/violent films.

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