Film Intouchables

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Calo, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Calo

    Calo Part of the furniture

    Go see it! One of the better ones i've ever saw.

     
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  2. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    French shit with dutch subtitles.


    Think I will pass.
     
  3. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    I was going to make a jibe that this:
    is a nonsense word, and this:
    would obviously be indicative of the quality of English that the type of person such a ridiculously-named film would attract, but then this:
    Gets Calo off the hook.


    Some good cinema comes out of France, Raven old bean ;)
     
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  4. Tuthmes

    Tuthmes FH is my second home

    Should watch it Raven. Proper film and a good laugh.
     
  5. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Le Femme Nikita is the only one I can think of, in about one hundred years of cinema.
     
  6. FuzzyLogic

    FuzzyLogic Kicking squealing Gucci little piggy

    Leon, City of the Lost Children, Delicatessen, A bout de Souffle (Don't like that meself but hey, apparently a classic), Amelie, The Fifth Element?

    Sure they're the more popular ones, worth mentioning though.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  7. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Leon is in English and filmed in America with a mostly American cast but stars and is directed by a very good Frenchman (The only decent French actor?)

    Never heard of the others.
     
  8. Bahumat

    Bahumat FH is my second home

    Priceless with Audrey tatou is great. Also Amelie is supposed to be good but I've still not seen it :(
     
  9. Litmus

    Litmus Resident Freddy

    I thought it was Mario bolateli when I first started to watch it.
     
  10. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    The Three Colours series is good.
     
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  11. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Amelie is a film so good, so warm-hearted and so funny, that you will cry with joy. Trust me, it is utterly beautiful.
     
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  12. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    Agreed Tom, it is one of the best films in the last 20 years
     
  13. Tuthmes

    Tuthmes FH is my second home

  14. FuzzyLogic

    FuzzyLogic Kicking squealing Gucci little piggy

    Directed by a Frenchman with a largely French crew and funded by a French Production company, It's who pays for the production that generally indicates the nationality of a movie. Being in English or even filmed in an English speaking country doesn't necessarily make it an American/British film. I also find it hard to believe you've never heard of The Fifth Element :p

    You're missing out by not watching the others though. It's distinctly possibly you may not like them but they're well worth watching to find out.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  15. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    You edited that in.

    I have actually never seen it in it's entirety. Every single time I have sat down to watch it I have been interrupted. I have however seen the first half hour or so about 30 times.
     
  16. FuzzyLogic

    FuzzyLogic Kicking squealing Gucci little piggy

    Fair enough, I didn't notice the time stamps :)
     
  17. SilverHood

    SilverHood Resident Freddy

    Le Samouraï isn't a bad movie. District 13 (Banlieue 13) wasn't terrible either.
     
  18. Talivar

    Talivar Part of the furniture

    Taken aswell!
     
  19. Lethul

    Lethul FH is my second home

    Looks awesome! Deffo gonna see it soon
     
  20. Ormorof

    Ormorof FH is my second home

    Fifth Element is awesome :)

    and Amelie is not too shabby either, District 13 is pretty fun but for the love of god watch it with subtitles, i dont know where they found the semi-irish hillbilly voice over actors but they are terrible
     
  21. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter

    French shit, lol. Worst blinkered knee-jerk write-off ever.

    Polisse, Tomboy, The Transporter(s), City of God...

    (the last two have heavy French involvement rather than being entirely French)
     
  22. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    La Haine, Days of Glory (Indigènes), Mesrine, Betty Blue, A Prophet, The Big Blue, all great French films.
     
  23. Bahumat

    Bahumat FH is my second home

    Crimson rivers too!
     
  24. eksdee

    eksdee FH is my second home

  25. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    Fix this, now. Seriously, shut off phone, turn off other stuff, disconnect doorbell and kick the wife(if any9 out the door for a manipedishoeshopthing or something.
     
  26. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Sounds tremendously pretentious. Is it?
     
  27. eksdee

    eksdee FH is my second home

    Depends on what you deem pretentious, if being interested in something beyond its base level (not saying there's anything wrong with that) is pretentious then I suppose it is. My point was basically that French film and its directors especially have had a massive impact on the way that people think about film - and especially those that make films - so France has definitely had a massive impact and produced some of the most important works of modern times.

    This was in the references on the Wiki page - http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2001/apr/07/books.guardianreview - an interesting read on the subject which sheds some light on just how important this publication was.
     

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