foreign film masterpieces of the past 20 years

A Listmania! list by Eric M. Eiserloh "emeiserloh" (San Rafael, California)
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Blue
1.  Blue DVD ~ Juliette Binoche
The list author says:
  "Most compeling filmmaker of the past 20 years- (first of trilogy). See also The Dekalog, and Double Life Of Veronique"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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Wings of Desire (Special Edition)
2.  Wings of Desire (Special Edition) DVD ~ Bruno Ganz
The list author says:
  "Saw this film the year I began making them, and it made an indelible impression"
$15.95   Used & New from: $5.96
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Dom za vesanje / Time of the Gypsies (PAL/R5 - Russian DVD release)
3.  Dom za vesanje / Time of the Gypsies (PAL/R5 - Russian DVD release) DVD ~ Emir Kusturica
The list author says:
  "Magical realist rendering of an epic Gypsy tale in the hands of a cinematic master, sadly unavailable in region 1"
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Before the Rain (The Criterion Collection)
4.  Before the Rain (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Grégoire Colin
The list author says:
  "Devastating account of the human condition amidst religious conflict.  See also "The Perfect Circle (about the Balkan War)," if you can find it"
$25.49   Used & New from: $20.95
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mother and Son
5.  Mother and Son DVD ~ Aleksei Ananishnov
The list author says:
  "Amazing real-time portrait of a man at his mother's deathbed- pure poetry on film"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Cabeza De Vaca
6.  Cabeza De Vaca DVD ~ Juan Diego
The list author says:
  "History of latin america in a nutshell- full of incredible shamanic realizations"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Sex and Lucia (Unrated Edition)
7.  Sex and Lucia (Unrated Edition) DVD ~ Paz Vega
The list author says:
  "Fantastic narrative mixing passion with the creative process"
$18.01   Used & New from: $6.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

In the Mood for Love (The Criterion Collection)
8.  In the Mood for Love (The Criterion Collection) 
The list author says:
  "Poetic genius about unrealized love and romantic loss from Wan Kar Wai.  Also see followup 2046"
$36.99   Used & New from: $10.83
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Moment of Innocence
9.  A Moment of Innocence DVD ~ Mohsen Makhmalbaf
The list author says:
  "film within a film & favorite of iranian new wave. Also try "Gabbeh""
$59.49   Used & New from: $35.81
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Cyclo
10.  Cyclo DVD ~ Le Van Loc
The list author says:
  "A descent into hell from a master more known for creating soft beauty on film.  For the later try "Scent of Green Papaya""
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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The Return
11.  The Return DVD ~ Vladimir Garin
The list author says:
  "Great first film and best one I saw in 2003- full of cinematic wonders"
$18.46   Used & New from: $5.34
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Breaking the Waves
12.  Breaking the Waves DVD ~ Emily Watson
The list author says:
  "Cutting edge filmmaker and beginning of Dogme (also see earlier ZENTROPA and Dancer In The Dark)"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Code Unknown
13.  Code Unknown DVD ~ Juliette Binoche
The list author says:
  "Brilliant mosaic about the communication disfunctions (cross cultural, generational, interpersonal etc.) so prevalent in modern life"
$17.96   Used & New from: $3.20
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Amores Perros
14.  Amores Perros DVD ~ Emilio Echevarría
The list author says:
  "Stunning new filmmaker comes crashing on to the scene.  Try also "City Of God" (a Brazilian "Goodfellas")"
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Taste of Cherry (The Criterion Collection)
15.  Taste of Cherry (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Homayoun Ershadi
The list author says:
  "Like drifting sands, this film reveals itself over time. Also try "The Wind Will Carry Us""
$20.49   Used & New from: $9.98
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
16.  Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown DVD ~ Carmen Maura
The list author says:
  "First great Almodovar, and there are many good ones thereafter"
$29.99   Used & New from: $1.93
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

The City of Lost Children
17.  The City of Lost Children DVD ~ Briac Barthelemy
The list author says:
  "One of the most original of modern day fantasy films. Director of "Amelie," & "A Very Long Engagement.""
$10.92   Used & New from: $2.91
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Lamerica
18.  Lamerica DVD ~ Enrico Lo Verso
The list author says:
  "Best Italian film of the past 20 years."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Maborosi
19.  Maborosi DVD ~ Makiko Esumi
The list author says:
  "Favorite film from Koreada, Japan's most interesting contemporary filmmaker"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Brothers
20.  Brothers DVD ~ Connie Nielsen
The list author says:
  "Most powerful film of 2005 continues the relevance of dogme films"
$4.99   Used & New from: $0.45
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

The Holy Girl
21.  The Holy Girl DVD ~ Mercedes Moran
The list author says:
  "Eavesdropping cinema that builds to precipice and leaves you there to stew in its comic /tragic dilemma."
$4.99   Used & New from: $1.99
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Raise the Red Lantern (MGM World Films)
22.  Raise the Red Lantern (MGM World Films) DVD ~ Li Gong
The list author says:
  "Best of Zhang Yimou that I've seen"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Behind The Sun (2001)
23.  Behind The Sun (2001) DVD ~ Jose Dumont
The list author says:
  "Favorite film by Salles. Try also "Central Station.""
$19.98   Used & New from: $0.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Carnage
24.  Carnage DVD ~ Chiara Mastroianni
The list author says:
  "Great first film and tribute to Bunuel among others. Try also "A Man Facing Southeast""
$17.78   Used & New from: $1.00
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Y Tu Mama Tambien
25.  Y Tu Mama Tambien DVD ~ Maribel Verdú
The list author says:
  "More than just a coming of age film."
$13.57   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (372 customer reviews)

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Anyone know what's added in this "Signature Series" edition? 1 Oct 17, 2013
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"Before the Rain" Soundtrack 0 Oct 8, 2009
WWII theme in Wings of Desire 0 Jul 27, 2007
So do I 0 Sep 10, 2006
Criterion? 0 May 22, 2006
Soundtrack 0 Apr 22, 2006
English sub 0 Apr 1, 2006
 
   

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