Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Foreign Language Films

How many times have we seen/heard the Oscars giving out award for best foreign language film?But how many of us have actually seen these movies?Remember,our very own Lagaan was nominated for the same category in the year 2002.But how many of us have seen the movie "No man's land",the movie that won that year?The problem is not all movies are meant for normal audiences.Certain foreign language movies have slow pace,which makes it difficult for normal audience to sit through the entire length of the movie.Here's bringing to you some foreign language movies that are worth your time:).

Hero (2002) 
This movie starring Jet Li is a martial arts movie in  mandarin language.The movie takes us back to ancient China before the reign of the first emperor, where warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When a minor official defeats Qin's three principal enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin the story of his surprising victory.This movie works because of its great pace and fight scenes.But the main reason that makes it a great movie is its music.The music has a wonderful soul to it that takes to you to another world.One of the best i have ever heard.The first one hour is really confusing.Many times a thought may come to your mind as to "Why the hell am i watching this movie?" But you will get your answer when the movie is over:). This movie is definitely a must watch:).

Genre:- Action, Adventure.
Oscar Buzz:- 
Nominated For Oscar (Best Foreign Language Film).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has great pace:).
My Rating:-

Black Book (2006) 
This movie from Netherlands has to be one of the most entertaining foreign movies you will ever see.This movie takes us to the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, where a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.Great pace,excellent cinematography and guaranteed thrills and entertainment make this movie a must watch:).

Genre:- Thriller, War.
Bore Meter:- Won't Get Bored.Has Superb Pace:).
My Rating:-


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
This movie mostly spoken in Swedish is one of the most intense thrillers you will ever see.In this BAFTA film award winning movie,a journalist, Mikael Blomkvist(played well by Michael Nyqvist) is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing or dead for forty years by a young female hacker Lisbeth Salander(played superbly by Naomi Rapace). Excellent cinematography,great suspense and fantastic direction makes this movie a must watch:).  

Genre:- Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored if you like the plot.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-

The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
If all you are looking for in a movie is Entertainment,then you won't find anything better than this South Korean movie:). This movie shows the story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits.The good has a hero feel to him,the bad is extremely stylish and the weird is really hilarious:). From the first scene to the last scene,this movie is entertainment guaranteed and totally worth your time:).
Genre:- Action, Adventure, Western.
Bore meter:- Won't Get Bored.Has Superb Pace:).
My Rating:-

The Vanishing (1988)
This dutch movie is another good mystery movie worth watching.In this movie,Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.With good suspense and great direction,this is another movie worth your time:).

Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
Bore Meter:- Won't Get Bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-


  1. Super :) :) list of foreign movies!! way to go! :)

  2. Nice movies dude! I like Hero the most. Excellent Music as you've already mentioned. The Good, The Bad And The Weird is well-paced and in fact i liked this one better than The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Of course the latter being a classic). I'll give The Vanishing a try and get back at ya! Till then keep those movies coming.

    \m/ Keep Rocking \m/

  3. good list. i have not seen those.must watch

  4. Thanks for the recommendations! I would also recommend Waltz with Bashir, mentioned on your topmost photo. It is animation but very deep.

  5. post the torrents link also....:)

  6. @sajith: Can't do that,cause that will make my blog illegal:P.

  7. Nice list...really liked 'The Vanishing' interesting movie.

  8. @amey: yup i remember u only suggested it to me:).

  9. I have watched all these movies.........Interesting list, great movies chosen from different genres. Keep up ur good work.