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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)

Artemisia (1997)

6.8/10
Director: Agnes Merlet
Starring: Michel Serrault, Valentina Cervi, Maurice Garrel

A powerful biographic study of a talented Italian woman artist, Artemisia Gentileshi, struggling against the narrow mindedness of Renaissance attitude... Read more

As It Is In Heaven (2004)

7.6/10
Director: Kay Pollak
Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Lennart Jahkel, Ingela Olsson, Niklas Falk

Daniel (Michael Nyquist) is an internationally acclaimed, though temperamental and lonely, conductor when a physical break-down prompts him to return... Read more

Asoka (2001)

Director: Santosh Sivan
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa

A sweeping epic which traces the life of Emperor Asoka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya who ascended the throne of Magadha in the 3rd century B.C.... Read more

Asphalt (1929)

7.6/10
Director: Joe May
Starring: Betty Amann, Gustav Frohlich, Else Heller

One of the last great German Expressionist films of the silent era from acclaimed director Joe May. A by-the-book traffic cop (Gustav Frohlich) catche... Read more

Assassination ( aka Ansatsu ) (1964)

7.3/10
Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Starring: Shima Iwashita, Tetsuro Tamba, Eiji Okuda, Keiji Sada, Eitaro Ozawa

Based on the novel by Ryotaro Shiba, this samurai classic from director Masahiro Shinoda begins in the waning years of the Tokugawa Shogunate. As Ame... Read more

At Five in the Afternoon (2003)

6.9/10
Director: Samira Makhmalbaf
Starring: Agheleh Rezaie, Abdolgani Yousefrazi, Razi Mohebi, Marzieh Amiri

Samira Makhmalbaf's "At Five in the Afternoon" was the first film to be made in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban regime. Set in the ruine... Read more

Attack the Gas Station (1999)

7.1/10
Director: Sang-Jin Kim
Starring: Sung-jae Lee, Oh-seong Yu, Seong-jin Kang, Ji-tae Yu, Yeong-gyu Park, Jun Jeong,...

An imaginative and stylish Korean comedy, satirising the prolific Asian crime genre and South Korea's social turmoil. Four bored youths decide to rob... Read more

Au Petit Marguery (1997)

7/10
Director: Laurent Benegui
Starring: Stephane Audran, Michel Aumont, Alain Beigel

The restaurant Au Petit Marguery is a haven of friendship, a small paradise in Paris. Tonight a certain nostalgia fills the air. Tonight is closing ni... Read more

Autumn Spring (2002)

7.6/10
Director: Vladimir Michalek
Starring: Vlastimil Brodsky, Stella Zazvorkova, Stanislav Zindulka, Ondrej Vetchy, Zita Ka...

Fanda (Vlastimil Brodsky) is an incurable prankster, even when faced with his own imminent death and a bemused and ungrateful family, Fanda wants to c... Read more

Awarapan (2007)

7.3/10
Director: Mohit Suri
Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Mrinalini Sharma, Shriya Saran, Ashutosh Rana

Shivam (Emraan Hashmi) is a man with a broken-hearted past who has left his faith behind and now works for a gangster boss in Hong Kong. He is given... Read more