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Embodiment of contradictions
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:04 pm GMT 
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Amicitia concero omnis
 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:06 pm GMT 
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I saw. xD It's kinda pathetic tho. . .only two states? Eesh. . .

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:26 pm GMT 
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Think of it this way. Alot of states in the US are the size of countries in Europe. Each state is pretty much its own little country inside a country.
And yes, it's only official in 2 states, but unofficial in many others. Probably due to corps like the RIAA and IIPA and the FCC.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
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I saw what the article said, but I have no idea what that means. And I understood what you two said even less.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:20 am GMT 
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Briiiiinging it back on topic like a badass, I saw La Habitacion de Fermat a couple of days ago. It was quite satisfying. Spanish movie about mathematicians who are stuck inside a slowly shrinking room and need to solve complex problems to get out before being crushed.

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There are so many good foreign films I could mention, honestly. But in the midst of it all, I think I'll pull out a mini series, actually. Has anyone here ever seen "Riget" - or, as it's called in english: "The Kingdom"? It's by Lars Von Trier, and it's the series Stephen King's "Kingdom Hospital" is based off of (it can, however, not compare). Because if you haven't seen this series, you seriously have to! All of you! It's indescribable, but I'll give it a go anyway: It's a mix of horror, mystery, crime-solving, dark humor and drama, to mention the more substantial. It's about Denmark's best hospital, and the people and the things that happen there. We follow different characters in different sections of the big hospital, where all of them have their own issues to deal with. It's a surrealistic concoction of ghost hunting, zombie-poisoning, devil worshiping, rapidly growing babies, mysterious and dangerous pasts, old alarm systems, meek bosses, communication problems and ridiculous drum sessions.

There are only two seasons and four episodes in each, so "no time" is no excuse! And I swear to you, if you don't like it, I'll eat my socks*

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:11 pm GMT 
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Briiiiinging it back on topic like a badass, I saw La Habitacion de Fermat a couple of days ago. It was quite satisfying. Spanish movie about mathematicians who are stuck inside a slowly shrinking room and need to solve complex problems to get out before being crushed.

That reminds me of a movie I saw as a kid called The Cube. Canadian movie; don't remember much of it, but here's the IMBD page.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123755/

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
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Tried too hard. Though I admit, it's rather cathartic some ways.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:30 pm GMT 
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Well that wasn't out of the great blue yonder or anything now was it?
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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
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It is my opinion on the Cube. I think it tried too hard to be psychologically engaging.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:34 am GMT 
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Bugger; at least say something then. You have a habit of making nonsense.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
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But that wasn't nonsense. Now you're just being pouty. And when it is nonsense I'm overworked or hammered to forget about being overworked.

To the topic, I forgot a really great Mexican movie I saw once about racial development in the country. I think it was called Blanco Negro Mestizo. It was quite fascinating.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:12 pm GMT 
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smarticus wrote:
JacobGrey wrote:
Briiiiinging it back on topic like a badass, I saw La Habitacion de Fermat a couple of days ago. It was quite satisfying. Spanish movie about mathematicians who are stuck inside a slowly shrinking room and need to solve complex problems to get out before being crushed.

That reminds me of a movie I saw as a kid called The Cube. Canadian movie; don't remember much of it, but here's the IMBD page.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123755/


Yeeeees, sounds reasonably similar, aside from the being in Spanish/in one room part. Might have to check it out for comparison purposes.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
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YOU SHOULD ALL WATCH THE DANISH MOVIE "BLINKENDE LYGTER".

I'll stop typing in caps now.
Danish humour is really fucked up.
Seriously though, here's a clip from the movie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE4ZBcK01HU

He keeps asking the cow "What are you looking at?" And also calls it ugly a few times. Cracks me up.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
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I'll have to agree with Graid on The City of Lost Children (La Cite des Enfants Perdus). In my opinion, the film is nothing less than a masterpiece. The acting was almost excellent by my standards, the entire work was quite atmospheric, almost dreamlike. It also has a philosophical background: every scene possesses a unique symbolic message.

If you enjoy dystopian films, I also suggest Enki Bilal's Bunker Palace Hotel. It's actually more of a political/philosophical black comedy rather than a dystopian thriller. I enjoyed it even though the flow of events is a bit slow.

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