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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)

The Stone Merchant (2006)

Director: Renzo Martinelli
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Jordi Molla, Jane March, F Murray Abraham

University professor, Alceo, teaches History of Terrorism, and draws from personal experience having lost both legs in the American Embassy bombing in... Read more

The Story Of Adele H. (1975)

7.4/10
Director: Francois Truffaut
Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott, Joseph Blatchley, Ivry Gitlis

Based on a true story, Adele (Isabelle Adjani), daughter of French author and patriot Victor Hugo ('Les Miserables', 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'), i... Read more

The Story of Marie and Julien (2003)

7/10
Director: Jacques Rivette
Starring: Emmanuelle Beart, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Anne Brochet, Nicole Garcia

Marie (Emmanuelle Beart), a beautiful woman with a mysterious past, is reunited with Julien (Jerzy Radziwilowicz), a shy clockmaker she met one year e... Read more

The Story of My Life (2004)

6.8/10
Director: Laurent Tirard
Starring: Edouard Baer, Marie-Josee Croze, Clovis Cornillac, Alice Taglioni, Eric Berger

A thoroughly engaging romantic comedy with successful ghost writer Raphael having a head-on collision with his past as he is assigned the 'autobiograp... Read more

The Story of O (1975)

5.4/10
Director: Just Jaeckin
Starring: Udo Kier, Anthony Steel, Christiane Minazzoli, Corinne Clery

Banned in New Zealand for 25 years! O (Corinne Clery) is taken by her boyfriend Rene (Udo Kier) to a mysterious club where a group of submissive women... Read more

The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)

7.6/10
Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Gong Li, Lei Lao Sheng, Ge Zhi Jun, Lui Pei Qi

In this beautiful and humourous film from the acclaimed director of 'Raise the Red Lantern', a peasant woman takes on the Chinese legal system when he... Read more

The Stroll (2003)

7.4/10
Director: Aleksei Uchitel
Starring: Irina Pegova, Pavel Barshak, Yevgeni Tsyganov

A.k.a. "Progulka". Olya (Irina Pegova) steps out of a luxurious car and begins a stroll through the streets of St Petersburg, striking up an acquainta... Read more

The Sword of Doom (1966)

8/10
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Yuzo Kayama, Toshiro Mifune, Michiyo Aratama, Yoko Naito

A brutal, amoral samurai, Ryunosuke (played brilliantly by Tatsuya Nakadai) is scheduled to fight an exhibition match. His opponent's wife offers her... Read more

The Terrorist (1998)

7.2/10
Director: Santosh Sivan
Starring: Ayesha Dharker, Vishna Vardhan, Bhana Prakash

A highly acclaimed offering about a teen terrorist (Ayesha Dharkar) who, being a veteran of killings during 30 covert operations with a resistance gro... Read more

The Thief (1997)

7.7/10
Director: Pavel Chukhraj
Starring: Vladimir Mashkov, Ekaterina Rednikova

This widely acclaimed film is arresting as both an intense drama about a troubling family dynamic and as an allegory about the tension that filled the... Read more