foreign language movies

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Ghost in the Shell - (2017 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219827/
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A special agent combat-cyborg pursues a cyber criminal who comes to have a special interest in her.

Although I like it, I suspect it's because I like the original so much and I can't be unbiased. I also think Scarlett is hot.

I became even more interested in seeing this movie in light of the incorrectly-supposed-whitewashing of the lead character. Antisocial injustice is actually pretty good at recommending things.



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Boda Secreta - (1989 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094774/

A man wakes up naked with amnesia and seeks out his fiance from years ago.

Not great and not recommended. It's got a shaky story and a weakly-portrayed world. Both the movie's world and the film quality are particularly low. Its acting and speech are stiff.

  • In English, the title is Secret Wedding.



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Versus - (2000 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275773/
http://movie.softgarage.com/versus/

In a forest where any who die rise as zombies, an escaped convict does something something.

I got 1/3 in and got bored. It's too over-the-top.



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Robotrix - (1991 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102562/

An evil scientist constructs a robot surrogate and transfers his consciousness into it to carry out his plans for global domination by kidnapping a very wealthy sheikh's son.

A watchable moderate-budget movie which somehow still falls into an 80s-cheese style. It's rare to find such a bold movie, even with it being unashamedly graphic to the point of dark comedy. I think that's why I like it.

It's worth watching once.



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Fist of Legend - (1994 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110200/

Upon hearing of his master's death, a man returns to Shanghai amidst tensions from its Japanese occupation, and learns there was foul play.

Quite a good movie, with all the basic elements. There's next to none of the B-movie cheese that's pervasive of such films, so it's good enough for everyday people.



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Le Samouraï - (1967 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062229/

A hitman is witnessed just after a job, and becoming a suspect pushes his employers put a hit out on him.

While I can imagine this being really cool at the time, it certainly isn't any more. It has a slow moody atmosphere with a main character stiff enough to be a walking corpse. It's also just shy of being a silent film.

I only finished watching it because of the similarity Ghost Dog - (1999 movie) has with it, because I like that movie.



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lourdes-2009-movie-poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1405809/

A woman in a wheelchair goes on vacation alongside various religious tourists.

I couldn't get to the half-way point without succumbing to boredom. This movie has a kind of absence of flavour that drones on like one unwavering tone. I don't know how the hell this movie got into my inbox, perhaps as a reality-questioning movie. Maybe it got into interesting things later, but I was unwilling to give it that chance.

It had no explosions or lasers.



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timecrimes-2007-poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480669/

Having moved into a new place, a man gets caught in terrible circumstances when he discovers his neighbour is a research facility which built a prototype time machine.

A great movie. In the tradition of lower-budget movies, it emphasises atmosphere, writing and acting than special effects. In, in fact, has no special effects whatsoever.. and they're not missed.

Highly recommended for fans of time travel movies. For others not familiar with this sub-genre, this'll probably play like a mild mystery-horror.

  • In Spanish, Los cronocrímenes



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agent-hamilton-but-not-if-it-concerns-your-daughter-2012-poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856047/
(homepage)

An agent's god-daughter is kidnapped under political circumstances, and complexities necessitate him forming his own team to rescue her.

Quite a good movie. Excellent pacing and music.



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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856014/
(website)

A Swedish intelligence agent tracks a missing shipment of arms, uncovering a link to a mercenary organization.

Exceptional. This is not Jame Bond-style, but is a proper adult movie.



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