As a languages student, probably as often as I watch English films to be honest. Japanese and Chinese films/TV mostly.
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Do you ever watch films in foreign languages? watch
Last edited by Quixote.; 31-01-2017 at 13:11.
- 31-01-2017 13:03
(Original post by Paracosm)
- 18-08-2017 00:20
As per the title, do you? If not, why not? I think there's so much to be learned from films that aren't in English, we miss out on so many incredible works. I recently watched Kassovtiz' La Haine, which was incredible and really eye-opening. I'm planning to watch Un sac de billes when I can too (I'm really excited about this one, it's one of my favourite books!).
If you do watch films in foreign languages, would you recommend any? I'd like to watch them.
- 20-08-2017 17:00
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- 20-08-2017 18:51
I watched "A Separation" (Persian film) yesterday which was pretty good
- 20-08-2017 19:08
Cant believe nobody has mentioned:
Ip man (chinese)
Ip man 2 (chinese)
The girl with the dragon tattoo (swedish)
La femme Nikita (French)
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- 20-08-2017 20:00
I watch loads of foreign language films, some good ones are :
The chaser - A Korean film about an ex cop who tries to find missing prostitutes. One of my favourite films; although I've been told that it's a rip off of memories of murder which is better.
Blue is the warmest colour - A French film about a high school student who is gay and meets this older lady who she is then in a relationship with. I was recommended this by a friend for the intimate scenes, although those were excellent ngl, I cared more for the emotion during the film.
Grave of the fireflies - A Japanese anime about two kids living during the second world war. It's a really sad film, but important to watch.
The Hunt - Danish film about a man who works in a nursery who is accused of being a child molester.
The raid - Indonesian action film following a police squad. It's definitely one of the greatest action films.
- 20-08-2017 20:05
Some of the best movies I have seen are mostly Japanese (not only the standard Ghibli ones but many others) - they have amazing plots and beautiful soundtracks that always guarantee to evoke real feels
- 22-08-2017 14:43
I always watch movies in English (which is not my mother tongue.)
Also I'm interested in East Asian cultures and languages so I prefer to watch them in order to absorbe their culture.
Lately I have watched A Confucian Confusion and Taipei Story by Edward Yang. Both of them have great cinematography.
- 22-08-2017 14:54
Many Japanese anime films
Putting emphasis on 'many'.
Here's a list of my faves -
- Anything Studio Ghibli (tends to be beyond beautiful and basically my childhood)
- The girl who leapt through time
- A Silent Voice (Tears still flowing like rivers over here)
- Wolf Children
- Summer Wars (ah, brings me back to my 10 year old self)
I don't think I've watched many non-anime foreign films. But I do regularly watch korean, thai, taiwanese, japanese and chinese tv dramas
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- 30-08-2017 14:09
I really like watching Foreign Films, but I find it more difficult to find the time for them, given the extra concentration they need. Lagaan is an excellent one though