Thursday Movie Picks: Non-English Language Movies

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today we’re gonna talk about non-English language movies. It did a little theme within the theme and went with French productions only!

#1  La Mariée était en noir (The Bride Wore Black)

This movie has some serious Tarantino vibes (even though he claims he doesn’t know it and Kill Bill wasn’t inspired by it).

#2 L’Été meurtrier (One Deadly Summer)

I remember stumbling across this randomly on German TV. It’s a really interesting movie and Isabelle Adjani is stunning in it.

#3 À bout de souffle (Breathless)

I actually had to watch this one for a class as University once. It’s another intriguing film and kinda got me into Jean-Luc Godard movies!

What’s your favorite film that’s non-English? Let me know in the comments!

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14 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: Non-English Language Movies

  1. I love The Bride Wore Black!! I was a little worried when I started to watch since the previous Truffaut film I’d seen-Jules and Jim-had been praised to the skies and I’d found it diffuse and frustrating. So since this one had also been highly recommended I was leery but I was pulled in right away. Jules and Jim seems to have been an anomaly, I’ve liked all the other Truffauts I’ve caught up with so far.

    I liked Breathless, not as much as Bride but it has style for days and a very captivating lead performance by Belmondo. It certainly reinvigorated Jean Seberg’s career.

    I haven’t seen the other but I do like Isabelle Adjani so I’ll add it to my too see list.

    Mine don’t have as much of a French accent as yours though I did select one from that country, I went with three that I’d seen recently each from a different land.

    Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)-An Italian police inspector (Gian Maria Volonte) held in high regard within the department and community murders his mistress and then insinuates himself into the homicide investigation that follows. Believing he is above suspicion he takes it as a game to plant clues at the crime scene to test the competence and integrity of Italian law enforcement. Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

    A Colt is My Passport (1967)-Hitman Shuji Kamimura (Joe Shishido) and his partner Shun Shiozaki (Jerry Fujio) are hired by yakuza boss Senzaki to kill a rival whose greed has become a problem. The job comes off but then the pair runs into complications that seem to be headed in a deadly direction. This pastiche of noir/yakuza/spaghetti Western takes you on a wild ride.

    Orpheus (1950)-During an altercation in a Parisian Cafe involving the poet Orphée (Jean Marais) rival poet Cègeste (Edouard Dermithe) is killed. A mysterious princess (María Casares) appears and insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphée soon finds himself in the underworld, where the Princess announces that she is, in fact, Death. Orpheus escapes in the Rolls back to the land of the living but at a cost. Jean Cocteau directed this surrealistic updating of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

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  2. I love the trailers which are so different from the Hollywood ones. I haven’t seen any of these but I have wanted to see breathless for years. The other 2 sound really good and that first one…the music reminds me of Bernard Herrmann with its sense of danger. Great women in the main roles.

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