Best Foreign Comedies?

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Best Foreign Comedies?

Postby rps22001 » Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:31 am

I've only seen a few foreign comedies. What ones should I deffinitley check out?

Re: Best Foreign Comedies?

Postby auteur » Thu Jul 17, 2003 3:24 am

Tati's Mr. Hulot's Holiday is the most visually inventive foreign comedy, in my opinion. I'd also like to recommend two hilarious films few have seen:
-Emir Kusturica's Black Cat, White Cat
-Bertrand Blier's Menage (aka Tenue de soiree) with Depardieu, Michel Blanc and Miou-Miou.

Re: Best Foreign Comedies?

Postby Gaz » Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:41 am

La Cage aux Folles
Le Souffle au Coeur

(Y Tu Mama Tambien
The Man Without a Past)

and I found Le Mépris very funny.

Re: Best Foreign Comedies?

Postby dianem » Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:43 pm

Divorce Italian Style-classical Mastroianni directed by Pietro Germi.
Mi Manda Picone - Giancarlo Giannini directed by Nanny Loy.
Any early Alberto Sordi film - Il Vigile, Costa Azzurra, Polvere de Stelle...
Miseria and Nobilta, starring the great Toto


Re: Best Foreign Comedies?

Postby dianem » Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:45 pm

Also, check out Montenegro Tango by Dusan Makejevich, about a middle class woman who falls in with a pack of gypsies...the knife in the head scene is hilarious.

Re: Best Foreign Comedies?

Postby ksparent » Sat Jul 19, 2003 10:26 pm

I've always found it intereting that among movies that are successful overseas, comedies are much less represented. (Except for Hollywood films, as an American living in Korea, I find it absolutely embarrasing that there isn't a week that goes by where some Leslie Neilson movie doesn't play on cable.)

Of course, light-hearted (ie, Miramaxed) movies are a dime-a-dozen, but actually comedies are much rare compared to other genres.

That said, however, check out "Barking Dogs Never Bite" from Korea. It's somewhat of a black comedy, although it isn't all that dark.

Re: Best Foreign Comedies?

Postby aviv71 » Thu Jul 24, 2003 4:06 pm

Try Johnny Stechino,

Re: Best Foreign Comedies?

Postby mdipres » Thu Jul 24, 2003 11:40 pm

"Try Johnny Stechino"

Blech. Let's not and say we did.

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