This week, TWQ (The Weekend Question) asks about favourite Foreign Language Movies
What are your favourite Foreign Language films (non-English language)? List as many as you wish.
My answers are:
1: The Lives Of Others: This German film, recently made is regarded as one of the best movies ever. It's about the East German Stasi, and a hardened officer who listened in on a suspect couple, and starts to sympathise with them. It won 'Best Foreign Language Movie' Oscar in 2007.
2: Pan's Labyrinth: This Spanish movie competed with the above for the Oscar. A fantasy/war movie that shows a little girl who slips into the fantasy world during the last war.
3: Sophie Scholl: This true German movie tells of Sophie Scholl, a member of the White Rose, an anti-Nazi group within Germany during WW2. A show trial follows, with an electrictifying performance by Sophie. A little known, but brillianty movie.
4: Seven Samurai: This Japanese movie, made in the 1950's was the inspiration for 'The Magnificent Seven'.
5: Raise The Red Lantern: This Chinese movie, which tells of the fourth wife to a rich man, who has to deal with the other three wives who live with him is unforgettable. Unable to get on Region 2 DVD with subtitles.
Now it's over to you...