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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)

A Taxing Woman (1987)

7.4/10
Director: Juzo Itami
Starring: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Masahiko Tsugawa

Juzo Itami's hilarious follow-up to 'Tampopo' is a satiric comedy of ambition, greed and the battle of the sexes. A disarming and dedicated woman tax... Read more

A Thousand Months (2003)

6.3/10
Director: Faouzi Bensaidi
Starring: Fouad Labied, Nezha Rahil, Mohammed Majo

Set during Ramadan in 1981, "A Thousand Months" tells the story of Medhi, a seven-year-old boy (Fouad Labied) who lives in the Atlas Mountains. His jo... Read more

A Time for Drunken Horses (2001)

7.7/10
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Starring: Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi

Lyrical, emotional and bleak drama about several siblings of a poverty stricken Kurdish family desperately trying to find funding for the treatment of... Read more

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

7.7/10
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld, Clovis...

In 1919, Mathilde (Audrey Tautou) was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiance Manech (Gaspard Ulliel) left for the front at the Somme. Like millio... Read more

A Weatherwoman (1995)

Director: Tomoaki Hosoyama
Starring: Kei Mizutami, Kunihiko Ida, Eisei Amamoto

This over-the-top farce about greed, power, and Japan's national obsession with weather reports stars a gorgeous Kei Mizutami playing a very unusual w... Read more

A Woman's Life (2016)

6.5/10
Director: Stephane Brize
Starring: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau

A fragmented account of the life of Jeanne as she sets out on the path of adult life and gradually experiences the harsh realities of a woman's life i... Read more

A World Without Thieves (2004)

7.3/10
Director: Feng Xiaogang
Starring: Andy Lau, Rene Liu, Ge You, Baoqiang Wang, Bingbing Li

Bo (Andy Lau) and Li (Rene Liu) play a pair of expert grifters who have just amassed a large wad of cash, prompting Li to say she wants out of the biz... Read more

A Young Prisoner's Revenge (2002)

Director: Mu Deyuan
Starring: Zhao Youliang, Chen Si Cheng, Xi Mei Juan

A fifteen year old boy is charged with a robbery, in order to reduce his sentence the family offer the judge a bribe, but unbeknowns to them the lawye... Read more

Abnormal Beauty (2004)

Director: Oxide Pang
Starring: Anson Leung, Race Wong, Rosanne Wong

The Pang Brothers cast sisters from Hong Kong rock group 2Rs as lesbian lovers in this their latest mood horror. Photographer Jin is dissatisfied wit... Read more

Abouna (2002)

6.7/10
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Starring: Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, Zara Haroun, Hamza Moctar Aguid

A.k.a. "Our Father". Set in the director's native Chad, the sensuous "Abouna" begins with the striking image of a man in Western dress crossing a dese... Read more