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What is the funniest foriegn film you have seen?

Postby firehorse » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:53 pm

The Dinner Game,
I almost pee'd when I saw this one.
Any others?

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Re: What is the funniest foriegn film you have seen?

Postby Lostie » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:17 am

sexmission

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Re: What is the funniest foriegn film you have seen?

Postby cagedwisdom » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:38 am

Lostie wrote:sexmission

Downloaded that about a year ago, still not seen it. Although actually, what I saw (skipped through it a bit to get a feel for it) seemed pretty decent.. Gotta love that, er, somewhat misleading title though. :P

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Re: What is the funniest foriegn film you have seen?

Postby djross » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:26 am

I find that a surprisingly difficult question to answer. There are some movies, such as The Idiots and Seven Beauties, which I consider masterpieces, and which are listed as comedies, but my thinking of them as masterpieces isn't really because I think of them as among the funniest movies of all time. I have to conclude that for me all the funniest movies are in English (or silent, but inevitably still American).

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Re: What is the funniest foriegn film you have seen?

Postby JooJoo » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:36 am

The Magic Flute is the only foreign film I can say I enjoyed mostly for comedic purposes.

not many lol moments come to think of it but a constant chuckle.

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Re: What is the funniest foriegn film you have seen?

Postby FitFortDanga » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:01 pm

Hard to pick just one. Kaurismaki is a riot, so maybe Leningrad Cowboys Go America. But Kusturica and Tati are really funny too. And jeez, can't forget Bunuel or Almodovar.

But yeah, in terms of LOLs per minute, I'd probably go with Leningrad Cowboys Go America.

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Re: What is the funniest foriegn film you have seen?

Postby miss jesus » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:44 pm

I probably laughed the most and the hardest at one of Stephen Chow's older comedies--King of Comedy, God of Cookery, King of Beggars, all hilarious.

Sammo Hung made some comic masterpieces too, but I guess they're just as much kung fu showcases as comedies...

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Re: What is the funniest foriegn film you have seen?

Postby edkrak » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:35 pm

Yeah, HK comedies are the best. Especially those with Stephen Chow - Man Tat Ng duo. Ngai Kai Lam's films are also funny as hell. Somehow I haven't seen anything by Sammo. Which ones do you recommend?

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Re: What is the funniest foriegn film you have seen?

Postby miss jesus » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:34 pm

I'm just getting into them and haven't seen a lot myself, but would recommend most without reservations to a Stephen Chow fan.

Magnificent Butcher is probably his most beloved action-comedy. It was directed by Hung and Yuen Woo Ping, and I wouldn't want to spoil anything, but it has some incredibly elaborate and creative fights that are very funny. I liked Knockabout quite a bit too, though not quite as well as MB.

My personal favorite is Gui da Gui/Spooky Encounter/Encounter of the Spooky Kind/whatever you want to call it. I feel like it must have been very influential on the Evil Dead films. It's got the same perfect mix of freaky scary stuff and loopy humor. But it's also got flesh-eating zombies, hopping vampires, and voodoo (or something like it).

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Re: What is the funniest foriegn film you have seen?

Postby chiphall72 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:47 pm

I love Dinner Game- but The Closet is also a classic.


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