remarkable non english films

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1.
Le Samouraï (1967)
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After killing a night-club owner, professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner. (105 mins.)
“ existentialism and style ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
2.
The American Friend (1977)
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Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man. (125 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ before wenders cross the atlantic. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
3.
Dersu Uzala (1975)
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The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter. (144 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosava
“ humanitarian ethics ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
4.
The Fire Within (1963)
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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol... (108 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ existentialism was a matter of style in france of 50-60's ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
5.
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, and bearing a strange note. (110 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ ultra romantic? psycopath? anti hero? all together you name it simply amazing film ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
6.
Stalker (1979)
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (163 mins.)
“ an attack on western values. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
7.
I Stand Alone (1998)
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A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter. (93 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
“ a misanthropist ethics. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
8.
The Island (2006)
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Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. (112 mins.)
Director: Pavel Lungin
“ only the russians can make films like that ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
9.
Ordet (1955)
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People believe in the dead Christ, but not in the living. (126 mins.)
 
10.
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
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An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them. (123 mins.)
“ japanese existentialism has a sadistic side which is expected in this culture. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
11.
Red Desert (1964)
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In a bleak rundown industrial area a young woman, Giuliana, tries to cope with life. She's married to... (117 mins.)
“ antonioni like tati think more like architects and photographers when they compose their image and less as story tellers ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
12.
Pusher (1996)
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A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord. (110 mins.)
“ madds mikelsen before james bond ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
13.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
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After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ an inner journey with expressionist dreams to highlight it, superb one of all time classics ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
14.
Distant (2002)
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After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit. (110 mins.)
“ photography is excellent in ceylan films, that have as main theme the inability of people to communicate ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
15.
Crimson Gold (2003)
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An Iranian pizza delivery man sees the worst of corruption and social unbalance in his city and is driven to crime. (97 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
“ pride and politics in iran ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
16.
Port of Shadows (1938)
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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city. (91 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
“ a dark tale full of expressionistic aura ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
17.
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
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71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ haneke dissects alienation and he is expert to that, better that anyone in today's cinema still his films are a torture to watch for the eye but thought provoking for the mind ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
18.
Dog Days (2001)
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In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker... (121 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
“ seidl says it straightforward capitalist economy brings alienation sadness and eventually madness to its practitioners ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
19.
Bob le Flambeur (1956)
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Bob, an old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend... (98 mins.)
Director: Melville
“ end of an era ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
20.
Kitchen Stories (2003)
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A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. (95 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
“ warm emotions ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
21.
The Sacrifice (1986)
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At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return. (149 mins.)
“ needs patience good psychology to see it through the end ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
22.
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
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A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face. (90 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
“ black and white cinematography complements the locations. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
23.
The Consequences of Love (2004)
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An introverted man's life changes completely when he finds himself attracted to a young bar-maid. (100 mins.)
“ this time junkie is not a kid ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
24.
The Conformist (1970)
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A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident. (111 mins.)
“ one of the best italian films. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
25.
In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)
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This drama follows the last few days in the life of Elvira (formerly Erwin) Weisshaupt. Years before... (124 mins.)
“ fassbinder gives voice to people that society considers marginals or outcasts and only for that he deserves some respect ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
26.
Character (1997)
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Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs. (122 mins.)
Director: Mike van Diem
“ rotterdam is cold bleak and unfriendly, no thanks price for character is too high ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
27.
Lebanon (2009)
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During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town. (93 mins.)
Director: Samuel Maoz
“ claustophobic tension to the maximum ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
28.
The Tin Drum (1979)
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Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with... (142 mins.)
“ surreal attack on fascism ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
29.
Pépé le Moko (1937)
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A wanted gangster is both king and prisoner of the Casbah. He is protected from arrest by his friends, but is torn by his desire for freedom outside. A visiting Parisian beauty may just tempt his fate. (94 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ a doomed love in algiers ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
30.
The Gates of Paris (1957)
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An old bum becomes infatuated with a pretty young girl who gets entangled with a young gangster. (95 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
31.
Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)
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A drunken sailor recounts the surrealistic odyssey of his life story to a murderous student. (117 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
“ poetic absurd trippy ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
32.
Pickpocket (1959)
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Michel is released from jail after serving a sentence for thievery. His mother dies and he resorts to pickpocketing as a means of survival. (75 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
“ anatomy of a petty thief ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
33.
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
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In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her... (97 mins.)
“ ukranian folk tale, but camera and editing are modernist ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
34.
Autumn (2008)
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A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner. (99 mins.)
Director: Özcan Alper
“ lyrical and warm ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
35.
Journey to the Sun (1999)
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Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul... (104 mins.)
Director: Yesim Ustaoglu
“ journey to a region that turkish authority likes to be backward economically and culturally. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
36.
Thanos and Despina (1967)
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Katina, an impoverished Greek woman, tries to arrange the marrage of her shepherd son, Thanos, to Despina... (120 mins.)
Director: Nikos Papatakis
“ one of the most important greek films that openly castigates the authority of the church, hard to find. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
37.
Hunger (1966)
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In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published... (112 mins.)
Director: Henning Carlsen
“ hunger and sensitivity a beautiful portrait of an artist ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
38.
Taste of Cherry (1997)
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An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide. (95 mins.)
 
39.
Tokyo Story (1953)
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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ the japanese version of existentialism has ozu ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
40.
Animal Love (1996 Documentary)
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In conurbations where hundreds of thousands live alongside one another, in the era of a highly technological society... (120 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
“ seidl is interested always to represent real life situations that sometimes cross the demarcation line with the pathological, and that raises some moral issues towards his subjecs.Still he offers a voyeuristic pleasure to very private moments that cinema seldom offers. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
41.
Harvest Time (2004)
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Winner of a Golden Plaque award at the Chicago International Film Festival "for its complex and poetic... (67 mins.)
“ a lost cause now is mocked ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
42.
Amores Perros (2000)
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A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. (154 mins.)
“ sociology in mexico ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
43.
Delicatessen (1991)
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Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
 
44.
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
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A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade. (122 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ predicts totalitarianism in germany ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
45.
The Band's Visit (2007)
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A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town. (87 mins.)
Director: Eran Kolirin
“ surreal humor and warm emotions, brilliant ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
46.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
“ a landmark of sci-fi ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
47.
Night and Fog (1955 Documentary)
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside. (32 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
“ style in concentration camps.............. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
48.
Import Export (2007)
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A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason. (141 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
“ das ist kapitalism ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
49.
Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
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The geologist Lance Hackett is employed by an Australian mining company to map the subsoil of a desert... (100 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ aboriginals are more wise than westeners for herzog ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
50.
Germany Pale Mother (1980)
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Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front... (123 mins.)
“ war destroys emotions of love and tenderness ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
51.
Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)
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Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece... (442 mins.)
“ a real work of genius ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
52.
Woyzeck (1979)
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Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he can not control. (82 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
53.
Persona (1966)
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A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers. (85 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ elements of modernism finally ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
54.
Cries & Whispers (1972)
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When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
55.
Ebola Syndrome (1996)
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A restaurant employee wanted for murder contracts Ebola by raping a woman in South Africa and starts an outbreak there and in Hong Kong when he returns home. (98 mins.)
Director: Herman Yau
“ the perfect abomination, hilarious but not for every stomach. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
56.
The Bothersome Man (2006)
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In a strange city where every person seems content beyond reason a new man arrives in town and stirs up trouble by asking too many questions. (95 mins.)
Director: Jens Lien
 
57.
Thirst (2009)
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Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ humor is superb ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
58.
Shame (1968)
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Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrive. (103 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
59.
Yella (2007)
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Yella is estranged from her possessive and violent husband; but he can't quite bring himself to give her up. When their fraught interaction finally comes to dramatic conclusion, Yella's life takes an odd shift. (89 mins.)
 
60.
The Dark House (2009)
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The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in 1978... (105 mins.)
“ it was a drag to be born in communist poland ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
61.
Onibaba (1964)
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Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask. (103 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
62.
Vampyr (1932)
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A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire. (83 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
63.
The Celebration (1998)
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
“ taboo subject ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
64.
The Bench (2000)
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Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him. (93 mins.)
Director: Per Fly
“ alchoholism portrait delivered from of the finest danish actors ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
65.
After the Wedding (2006)
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A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret. (120 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
66.
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
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Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things. (98 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
“ kafkaesque, surrealistic, witty, a real gem. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
67.
Samsara (2001)
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A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's... (145 mins.)
Director: Pan Nalin
“ love flourish everywhere ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
68.
Noi the Albino (2003)
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Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland... (93 mins.)
Director: Dagur Kári
“ charismatic teenager in a barren emotionally land ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
69.
Still Life (2006)
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A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes. (111 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
“ cities beneath the river. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
70.
Man on the Roof (1976)
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Police lieutenant Nyman is murdered in his hospital bed and Martin Beck and his colleagues have another murder to solve... (110 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
71.
Raven's End (1963)
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An aspiring young writer lives in a bleak working class block in the late 1930's. (101 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
72.
Elvira Madigan (1967)
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The Danish tightrope dancer Elvira Madigan meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away. (91 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
“ soft focus ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
73.
Le Jour se Leve (1939)
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After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events the led him to the killing. (93 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
74.
The Holy Mountain (1973)
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In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. (114 mins.)
“ a real psychedelic trip ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
75.
The Secret of the Grain (2007)
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At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has... (151 mins.)
 
76.
Burnt by the Sun (1994)
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Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his... (135 mins.)
 
77.
Time to Leave (2005)
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A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him. (81 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
“ terminal sickness is a vehicle for change. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
78.
Le Doulos (1962)
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Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in... (108 mins.)
“ desolate landscapes characters who never smile, trench coats, incessant smoking,atmosphere of impending doom, melville universe and we like it! ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
79.
Deep Red (1975)
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After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried. (126 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
80.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
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A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. (129 mins.)
“ if this film have been made 60 years earlier it would have been today a classic ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
81.
Mephisto (1981)
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A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance... (144 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
“ excess in power drives someone mad. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
82.
Elling (2001)
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When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet... (89 mins.)
Director: Petter Næss
“ humorous and warm ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
83.
The Lives of Others (2006)
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In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. (137 mins.)
 
84.
The Seventh Continent (1989)
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A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ routine the extinguisher of life ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
85.
Loft (2008)
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Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder. (118 mins.)
Director: Erik Van Looy
“ suspence fast pace beautifully photographed ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
86.
Come and See (1985)
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II. (136 mins.)
Director: E. Klimov
“ not for the faint hearted. ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
87.
The White Ribbon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible? (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ taxonomy of fascist beliefs ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
88.
Lola (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Roland Cassard is a young man with no job and seemingly no prospects. By chance, he runs into his former girlfriend... (90 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
89.
La Promesse (1996)
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Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit illegal aliens. When one of the aliens is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders. (90 mins.)
 
90.
Rosetta (1999)
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Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job. (95 mins.)
 
91.
Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe... (138 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
92.
Caro diario (1993)
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Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters... (100 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
“ full of humanstic shots that dont help narrative but deliver warm emotions ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
93.
Monsieur Hire (1989)
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A recluse is accused of murdering a young woman simply because his neighbors think he is strange. (81 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
94.
Pauline at the Beach (1983)
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Marion is about to divorce from her husband and takes her 15-year-old niece Pauline on a vacation to Granville. She meets an old love... (94 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
95.
Flickering Lights (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Four small-time gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him... (109 mins.)
 
96.
La Vie de Bohème (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Three struggling artists try to make passable livings in Paris despite knock backs and tragedies. (100 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ shoestring bohemians, make city of light to look ordinary ” - ioannis kivernitis
 
97.
Hotel du Nord (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin... (95 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
98.
The Memory of a Killer (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Vincke and Verstuyft are the best detectives of the Antwerp police department. They are confronted with the murder on a leading executive and put all their effort to catch the murderer. (123 mins.)
Director: Erik Van Looy
 
99.
Il Divo (2008)
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The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946. (110 mins.)
 
100.
Taxidermia (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer. (91 mins.)
Director: György Pálfi