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Poll: Greatest Foreign Language Film Trilogies of All Time

Which of these acclaimed foreign language (non-English) live action film trilogies do you think is the greatest?

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  1. Vote!

    Pather Panchali (1955)

    Apu Trilogy (India)

    List of Films:

    1. Pather Panchali (1955) (Song of the Little Road)

    2. Aparajito (1956) (The Unvanquished)

    3. Apur Sansar (1959) (The World of Apu)

    Director: Satyajit Ray

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    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

    Vengeance Trilogy (South Korea)

    List of Films:

    1. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance)

    2. Oldeuboi (2003) (Oldboy)

    3. Lady Vengeance (2005) (Lady Vengeance)

    Director: Chan-wook Park

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    Three Colors: Blue (1993)

    Three Colors Trilogy (France, Poland, Switzerland)

    List of Films:

    1. Three Colors: Blue (1993) (Three Colors: Blue)

    2. Three Colors: White (1994) (Three Colors: White)

    3. Three Colors: Red (1994) (Three Colors: Red)

    Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

    Millennium Trilogy (Sweden)

    List of Films:

    1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

    2. The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009) (The Girl Who Played with Fire)

    3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009) (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest)

    Director: Niels Arden Oplev, Daniel Alfredson

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    Infernal Affairs (2002)

    Infernal Affairs Trilogy (Hong Kong)

    List of Films:

    1. Infernal Affairs (2002) (Infernal Affairs)

    2. Mou gaan dou II (2003) (Infernal Affairs II)

    3. Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan (2003) (Infernal Affairs III)

    Director: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak

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    Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

    Trilogy of Faith or Silence of God Trilogy (Sweden)

    List of Films:

    1. Through a Glass Darkly (1961) (Through a Glass Darkly)

    2. Winter Light (1963) (Winter Light)

    3. The Silence (1963) (The Silence)

    Director: Ingmar Bergman

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    Late Spring (1949)

    Noriko Trilogy (Japan)

    List of Films:

    1. Late Spring (1949) (Late Spring)

    2. Early Summer (1951) (Early Summer)

    3. Tokyo Story (1953) (Tokyo Story)

    Director: Yasujirô Ozu

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    Khane-ye doust kodjast? (1987)

    Koker Trilogy (Iran)

    List of Films:

    1. Khane-ye doust kodjast? (1987) (Where is the Friend's Home?)

    2. Life, and Nothing More... (1992) (Life and Nothing More...)

    3. Through the Olive Trees (1994) (Through the Olive Trees)

    Director: Abbas Kiarostami

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    Der siebente Kontinent (1989)

    Glaciation Trilogy (Austria)

    List of Films:

    1. Der siebente Kontinent (1989) (The Seventh Continent)

    2. Benny's Video (1992) (Benny's Video)

    3. 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls (1994) (71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance)

    Director: Michael Haneke

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    Drifting Clouds (1996)

    Finland Trilogy (Finland)

    List of Films:

    1. Drifting Clouds (1996) (Drifting Clouds)

    2. The Man Without a Past (2002) (The Man Without a Past)

    3. Lights in the Dusk (2006) (Lights in the Dusk)

    Director: Aki Kaurismäki

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    The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978)

    BRD Trilogy (Germany)

    List of Films:

    1. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978) (The Marriage of Maria Braun)

    2. Veronika Voss (1982) (Veronika Voss)

    3. Lola (1981) (Lola)

    Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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    Pratidwandi (1970)

    Calcutta Trilogy (India)

    List of Films:

    1. Pratidwandi (1970) (The Adversary)

    2. Seemabaddha (1971) (Company Limited)

    3. Jana Aranya (1975) (The Middleman)

    Director: Satyajit Ray

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    L'Avventura (1960)

    Trilogy on Modernity and Its Discontents or Alienation Trilogy (Italy)

    List of Films:

    1. L'Avventura (1960) (The Adventure)

    2. La Notte (1961) (The Night)

    3. L'Eclisse (1962) (Eclipse)

    Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

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    Days of Being Wild (1990)

    Days of Being Wild Trilogy (Hong Kong)

    List of Films:

    1. Days of Being Wild (1990) (Days of Being Wild)

    2. In the Mood for Love (2000) (In the Mood for Love)

    3. 2046 (2004) (2046)

    Director: Kar-Wai Wong

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    Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)

    Dr. Mabuse Trilogy (Germany)

    List of Films:

    1. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922) (Dr. Mabuse the Gambler)

    2. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) (The Testament of Dr. Mabuse)

    3. The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960) (The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse)

    Director: Fritz Lang

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    A City of Sadness (1989)

    Taiwan Trilogy (Taiwan)

    List of Films:

    1. A City of Sadness (1989) (A City of Sadness)

    2. The Puppetmaster (1993) (In the Hands of a Puppet Master)

    3. Hao nan hao nu (1995) (Good Men, Good Women)

    Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou

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    The Decameron (1971)

    Trilogy of Life (Italy)

    List of Films:

    1. The Decameron (1971) (The Decameron)

    2. The Canterbury Tales (1972) (The Canterbury Tales)

    3. Arabian Nights (1974) (Arabian Nights)

    Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini

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    Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969)

    Goopy-Bagha Trilogy (India)

    List of Films:

    1. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969) (Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne)

    2. Heerak Rajar Deshe (1980) (Kingdom of Diamonds)

    3. Goopy Bagha Phire Elo (1991) (The Return of Goopy Bagha)

    Director: Satyajit Ray, Sandip Ray

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    Pusher (1996)

    Pusher Trilogy (Denmark)

    List of Films:

    1. Pusher (1996) (Pusher)

    2. Pusher II (2004) (Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands)

    3. Pusher III (2005) (Pusher III: I'm the Angel of Death)

    Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

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    Jamón, Jamón (1992)

    Iberian Trilogy (Spain)

    List of Films:

    1. Jamón, Jamón (1992) (Ham, Ham)

    2. Huevos de oro (1993) (Golden Balls)

    3. La teta y la luna (1994) (The Tit and the Moon)

    Director: Bigas Luna

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    Sånger från andra våningen (2000)

    Living Trilogy (Sweden)

    List of Films:

    1. Sånger från andra våningen (2000) (Songs from the Second Floor)

    2. You, the Living (2007) (You, the Living)

    3. En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (2014) (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence)

    Director: Roy Andersson

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    The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)

    The Human Condition Trilogy (Japan)

    List of Films:

    1. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959) (No Greater Love)

    2. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959) (Road to Eternity)

    3. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961) (A Soldier's Prayer)

    Director: Masaki Kobayashi

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    Miyamoto Musashi (1954)

    Samurai Trilogy (Japan)

    List of Films:

    1. Miyamoto Musashi (1954) (Musashi Miyamoto)

    2. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955) (Duel at Ichijoji Temple)

    3. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956) (Duel at Ganryu Island)

    Director: Hiroshi Inagaki

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    The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)

    Refugee Trilogy (India)

    List of Films:

    1. The Cloud-Capped Star (1960) (The Cloud-Capped Star)

    2. Komal Gandhar (1961) (A Soft Note on a Sharp Scale)

    3. Subarnarekha (1965) (The Golden Thread)

    Director: Ritwik Ghatak

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    Days of 36 (1972)

    Trilogy of History (Greece)

    List of Films:

    1. Days of 36 (1972) (Days of '36)

    2. O thiasos (1975) (The Travelling Players)

    3. Oi kynigoi (1977) (The Hunters)

    Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos

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    Taxidi sta Kythira (1984)

    Trilogy of Silence (Greece)

    List of Films:

    1. Taxidi sta Kythira (1984) (Voyage to Cythera)

    2. O melissokomos (1986) (The Beekeeper)

    3. Topio stin omihli (1988) (Landscape in the Mist)

    Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos

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    To meteoro vima tou pelargou (1991)

    Trilogy of Borders (Greece)

    List of Films:

    1. To meteoro vima tou pelargou (1991) (The Suspended Step of the Stork)

    2. To vlemma tou Odyssea (1995) (Ulysses' Gaze)

    3. Eternity and a Day (1998) (Eternity and a Day)

    Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos

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