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I've finally lost my subtitle virginity to 'Amelie' tonight....and am now on the hunt for some similar type of films! can anyone recommend anything? ...tried looking on play.com for what other customers buy...no such luck though!
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Another awesome Audrey Tautou film is À la Folie, Pas Du Tout.
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Préparez vos mouchoirs
[translation; Get Out Your Handkerchiefs]

great film, very funny and witty.
Not quite like amelie, but it has a similar ...erm.... charm about it, i guess.
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you could look on wikipedia, and look up the director and find out what else he/she has directed?
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Cheers for replies. Will do. Need to expand film collection slightly!
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Go onto amazon, and search for amelie, usually they have a section where "other customers who bought this also bought this too" and you could check out the films to see if they take your fancy? That way, there's a higher probability of finding a similar type of film? just a thought..
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(Original post by bullet_theory92)
you could look on wikipedia, and look up the director and find out what else he/she has directed?
I would do this, I've seen a very long engagement, that's quite a sweet film too. I loved a film called jeux d'enfants too

To be honest I think Amelie is "one of a kind" I think that's why it's so popular. I doubt you'll find something similar to it :p:
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Delicatessen it's by the same guy that directed Amelie! It's a little bit darker though...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101700/

Also, it's not French- but my favourite film 'Goodbye, Lenin!' (which is in German) has a seriously quirky charm about it so PROMISE ME that you'll check that out too...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301357/
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aha yeh i've just read about delicatessen...looks pretty good..!
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You could try the German film, Mostly Martha? It's not as quirky but I like it. Coincidentally, I'm currently going through all my Yann Tiersen songs right now - the guy who composed all the Amelie music.

Oh, and try the Love Film sites?
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haha cool love the music in it! looks like I know what student loan will be going on!
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(Original post by lechaton-x)
Delicatessen it's by the same guy that directed Amelie! It's a little bit darker though...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101700/

Also, it's not French- but my favourite film 'Goodbye, Lenin!' (which is in German) has a seriously quirky charm about it so PROMISE ME that you'll check that out too...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301357/
Delicatessen is great! watched it in lower sixth french, but yeah, was quite dark lol
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Definitely Delicatessen! Got the same kinda quirky humour about it (even if it is indeed darker than Amelie).

If you're into the foreign films in general then 'Pot Luck' (or L'Auberge Espagnol) is good, so is 'Les Choristes', 'Goodbye Lenin' and, slightly more raw; 'La Haine', a film about police riots in Paris.
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French films? Please try Jules et Jim, it's SUCH a lovely film. As is Au Revoir Les Enfants, though studying that kind of ruined it a little for me. :p:
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Can I just have a little rant about these threads? Everyone mentions the films they studied in school. So don't deduce that a film is great because it's being mentioned over and over again.

I don't know the French ones, but in German it's ALWAYS on every single thread:
- Goodbye, Lenin!
- Lola Rennt

because those are the ones German teachers show the students.

It's like have some effing imagination beyond your school lessons!

...sorry, rant over. :rofl:

ETA: Obviously there are people who have seen quite a few and/or genuinely like the films, FAIR PLAY. But I full on facepalm when I see "OMG I love Goodbye Lenin and Lola Rennt, they are the best German films everrrrrr!" It's like, how many other German films have you actually seen...?
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(Original post by Cicerao)
Can I just have a little rant about these threads? Everyone mentions the films they studied in school. So don't deduce that a film is great because it's being mentioned over and over again.

I don't know the French ones, but in German it's ALWAYS on every single thread:
- Goodbye, Lenin!
- Lola Rennt

because those are the ones German teachers show the students.

It's like have some effing imagination beyond your school lessons!

...sorry, rant over. :rofl:

ETA: Obviously there are people who have seen quite a few and/or genuinely like the films, FAIR PLAY. But I full on facepalm when I see "OMG I love Goodbye Lenin and Lola Rennt, they are the best German films everrrrrr!" It's like, how many other German films have you actually seen...?
I never did German in school :confused:
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(Original post by lechaton-x)
I never did German in school :confused:
Wasn't aiming it at you or even everyone, sorry about that. It just gets me.
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Wasn't aiming it at you or even everyone, sorry about that. It just gets me.
Tehe, it's quite alright I've seen lots of German films though, my cousin is a translator in Braunchsweig and I've got various other family friends scattered around Germany. I can safely say- German cinema is pretty awesome, Goodbye Lenin is certainly up there as one of the best films!
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Again, Delicatessen (so good!), Love Me If You Dare, He Loves Me He Loves Me Not, Talk To Her, Pan's Labyrinth (not at all in the Amelie style but it is brilliant), All About My Mother.
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I quite like Apres Vous and Don't laugh at my romance, it's not really in Amelie style but still good.
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