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Foreign Movies I've Seen
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Date Written: 10/4/08 Last Updated: 9/24/17

Audition A producer has an audition for young actresses in order to secretly meet a future wife.  One is a lot more psychotic than anyone realizes.  Has some really frightening torture scenes.

Country: Japan
Chocolate Much like Ong�Bak.  Story of an autistic girl who does nothing but watch, play, and practice martial arts.  She fights the mafia, with whom her mother is no longer a part of.  Very enjoyable.

Country: Thailand
City of Lost Children Highly surreal.  In this city children have almost no childhood and are forced to grow up way to fast and with kidnappings happening so frequently and adults being more deceptive than honest or protective children are lucky to live to adulthood.  The beginning where we see a dream of a child is really scary, but otherwise the movie is about growing up way too fast.  A little sad.

Country: France
CJ7 A kid's comedy, but with very mature themes like bullying, cheating, death, and guilt.

Country: Hong Kong
Dark Floors A young autistic girl in a hospital is haunted by strange creatures.  Meanwhile time seems to be breaking.  Good, but confusing.

Country: Finland
Daywatch sequel to Night Watch

Country: Russia
Delicatessen A surreal movie where meat is very scarce.  Done by the same people that did City of Lost Children and Amelie.

Country: France
Diary A mentally disturbed girl mistakes a man on the street for the boyfriend who walked out of her life without a sound, only to find out just how deceiving appearances can be in director Oxide Pang's mind�bending psychological thriller.

Country: Hong Kong
Dororo only ok as I remember.  A demon hunter and a thief team up.

Country: Hong Kong
High Tension French movie about two girls being chased by a killer.

Country: France
House of Flying Daggers Feudal, Japanese, martial arts, love story.  Good.

Country: Hong Kong
Infection Japanese horror movie about a hospital where an infection quickly drives you insane.

Country: Japan
Ju-on Japanese version of the grudge.  Scary.

Country: Japan
Let The Right One In A vampire family moves in next door.  A nice drama.  Get the correct version.

Country: Sweden
Marebito Think H.P. Lovecraft.  The first 20 minutes of the movie is the best.  The last 3 minutes are freaky.  :shudder:

Country: Japan
Mr. Bean's Holiday classic bean style

Country: United Kingdom
Nightwatch A Russian scifi action movie.  Very very good.  Lots of special effects.  High tech fantasy.  You have to see it to understand.

Country: Russia
Nothing

2 losers discover that they have the ability to make the outside world disappear.

Country: Canada
Pan's Labyrinth Spanish fairytale movie about a girl in a bad family who discovers she is a fairy princess.  Very good movie.

Country: Mexico
Premonition Japanese movie.  Very good horror.  Do not watch the US version; it is very bad.

Country: Japan
Rasen The last movie and worst in the Japanese Ringu series.  Disappointing.  Ringu 0 was the third movie made and was the best in the series.

Country: Japan
Re�cycle A Japanese writer gets very involved with her stories only when she starts a horror book it becomes hard for her to distinguish reality from fiction.  Good movie, great ending, but low replay value.

Country: Japan
Repeaters

Three twenty�something friends at a drug rehab clinic are stuck repeating the same day over and over again.  What happens if one is evil and another is good?

Country: Canada
Retribution A Japanese horror about a ghost seeking revenge.  In Japanese horror I have noticed that the writers see horror on a much grander scale than most.  Spooky end of the world/universe scenarios.

Country: Japan
Returner  Japanese time travel scifi with a lot of action.  I love this movie

Country: Japan
Ringu the original Japanese version of the Ring, but not nearly as good as the US version.  Usually the Japanese version is light years better than the US version.  Here the opposite is true.

Country: Japan
Run Lola Run German groundhog day lasting only 20 minutes instead of 24 hours with bad consequences.

Country: Japan
Silent Hill Based on the video game of the same name for the Playstation.

Country: Canada
Timecrimes Man goes back in time 1 hour creating an unfortunate chain of events.

Country: Spain
The Eye Girl with corneal transplants can see dead people.  Meh.

Country: Japan
The Orphanage Spanish horror/mystery about a missing child.  ok

Country: Mexico
Zeiram II Fun.  A Japanese Scifi about a female bounty hunter hunting the Zeiram.  I enjoyed this one.

Country: Japan
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