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A Film From Every Country 
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An idea that I've had for a while is to try to see a film from every country. There are a few things that challenge this, as Balkanization continues (and just wait till Belgium splits apart), and some countries have a nonexistent film industry.

Nevertheless, perhaps it's possible. We all know enough films from the US, Japan, China, Japan, etc. it's more challenging to find movies for other countries. So, list what your one suggestion would be for each country.

US:
The Godfather

Japan:
The Seven Samurai

China:
To Live

Senegal:
Moolade

Brazil:
City of God

Belgium:
Le Infant

Senegal:
Moolade

England:
This Is England

Scotland:
Trainspotting

Germany:
The Lives of Others

Italy:
The Gospel According to St. Matthew


Last edited by tpc on Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:44 pm, edited 4 times in total.



Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:41 pm
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Senegal

The wonderful Ousmane Sembene directed Moolaade in 2004. It was his last film.

I saw Moolade and loved it and have been catching up with his movies on DVD ever since (Xala, Mandabi, Borom Sarret and Black Girl).

I cannot recommend Moolaade too highly for anyone interested in African cinema. I won't say much about the film for fear of spoiling it. The basic story is about a bunch of women who rebel against the traditions of their tribe. It's remarkably funny, touching, shocking, innocent and as deeply human a film as you'll see in ages.

Warning - the central subject will be uncomfortable for some. However, there are no graphic scenes.

I remember Roger Ebert imploring people to see this film. I did, and he was right.
Rob


Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:05 pm
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Brazil: City Of God


Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:08 pm
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England: This Is England


Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:15 pm
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Italy-The Gospel according to St Matthew

Scotland-Trainspotting, Stella does tricks


Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:28 pm
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Germany- The Lives Of Others


Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:40 pm
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Bon cop, Bad Cop from Canada.

Beat out Porky's to be the highest grossing movie in Canada


Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:58 pm
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France

Le Grand Bleu

Image

My son is named Luc
I have the dolphin as a tattoo on my shoulder

I guess I like this movie :-)

Rob


Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:31 am
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