Foreign Language Films

Possibly Alice's strongest collection are the Foreign Language Films. Here you can totally immerse yourself in a veritable feast of titles from around the globe. We have divided this section into regional categories. There are many great films to be discovered within and they make for a preferred alternative to the steady input of Hollywood fodder that generally permeates our screens. Right: The wonderful "Manon Des Sources" ("Jean de Florette" Part 2)

Blood Feud (1973)

Director: Lina Wertmuller
Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Turi Ferro

A torrid story of love and revenge. Sophia Loren is a Neopolitan whose husband is gunned down and is befriended by Marcello Mastroianni, her Lawyer. T... Read more

Boccaccio 70 (1962)

Director: Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Vittorio De Sica, Mario Monicelli
Starring: Marisa Solinas, Anita Ekberg, Peppino De Filippo, Romy Schneider, Tomas Milian,...

This loose modern retelling of Boccaccio's Decameron is essentially four short films from four of Italy's finest directors. Fellini, Visconti, Monicel... Read more

Boiling Point (1990)

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Masahiko Ono, Yuriko Ishida

When the coach of a junior baseball team is severely injured by gangsters, two members of the team set off to purchase a gun to get revenge. While on... Read more

Bombon (2004)

Director: Carlos Sorin
Starring: Juan Villegas, Walter Donado, Gregorio the Dog

52-year-old Patagonian Juan 'Coco' Villegas has been a petrol attendant for 20 years when he suddenly finds himself unemployed. He does odd jobs and... Read more

Bon Voyage (2003)

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Gerard Depardieu, Virginie Ledoyen, Yvan Attal, Gregori Derange...

It is June 1940 and everyone who is anyone is hightailing it out of Paris to avoid the imminent Nazi occupation. Heading south, a motley group that in... Read more

Boystown (2007)

Director: Juan Flahn
Starring: Carlos Fuentes, Pablo Puyol, Concha Velasco, Pepon Nieto

Victor has a goal; he wants to turn the Chueca neighbourhood into a real estate paradise for hot-blooded gay couples. He'll do anything to make that h... Read more

Branded to Kill (1967)

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Starring: Annu Mari, Mariko Ogawa, Joe Shishido

A breathtaking blend of violence, eroticism and dark humour, 'Branded to Kill' saw director Seijun Suzuki's ('Tokyo Drifter') reinvention of the gangs... Read more

Bread and Tulips (2001)

Director: Silvio Soldini
Starring: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Antonio Catania, Giuseppe Battiston

Aka "Pane e Tulipani". After being left behind by her tour bus a bored housewife decides to hitchhike home, and after a few rides finds herself in Ven... Read more

Breaking News (2004)

Director: Johnnie To
Starring: Richie Jen, Kelly Chen, Nick Cheung

A violent gang of criminals take refuge in a Hong Kong apartment block - embarrassing the HKPD on local television by escaping from a whole battalion... Read more

Bride and Prejudice (2004)

Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson, Daniel Gillies, Anupam Kher, Nadira Babbar, Nav...

Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" gets the Bollywood treatment in this spectacular fusion of East meets West. Director Gurinder Chadha ("Bend It Lik... Read more