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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 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

The Third Wife (2018)

6.7/10
Director: Ash Mayfair
Starring: Hong Chuong Nguyen

In 19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is ready to become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Little does she know that her hidden de... Read more

The Tiger and the Snow (2005)

7.1/10
Director: Roberto Benigni
Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Jean Reno, Tom Waits, Emilia Fox, Giuseppe B...

Roberto Benigni directs and stars in this romantic comedy-drama set at the outbreak of the US invasion of Iraq. Benigni is an Italian poet who meets... Read more

The Tin Drum (1979)

7.6/10
Director: Volker Schlondorff
Starring: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler

The fantastic and moving tale about the Nazi regime as seen through the eyes of a 'man-boy'. David Bennett, is the child who 'refuses to grow,' in ord... Read more

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

8/10
Director: Ermanno Olmi
Starring: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoll, Antonio Ferrari

Ermanno Olmi's heartfelt look at peasant life in Lombardy, Italy at the turn of the century won the Golden Palm Award at Cannes. The story involves th... Read more

The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

7.6/10
Director: Robert Bresson
Starring: Florence Carrez, Jean-Claude Fourneau, Roger Honorat, Marc Jacquier

A masterful retelling of the trial of one of history's most famous martyrs, this beautiful film focuses on the psychological and physical torture Joan... Read more

The Tunnel (2001)

7.8/10
Director: Roland Suso Richter
Starring: Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch, Alexandra Maria Lara, Claudia Mi...

Based on the incredible true story of a massive underground escape attempt from East to West Berlin. Harry Melchior is a respected German athlete when... Read more

The Twilight Samurai (2002)

8.1/10
Director: Yoji Yamada
Starring: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Osugi, Mitsuru Fukikoshi

Set in the late nineteenth century as the feudal Shogun period was giving way to the Meiji Restoration, Seibei Iguchi (Hiroyuki Sanada) is a low-ranki... Read more

The Valet ( La Doublure ) (2006)

6.6/10
Director: Francis Veber
Starring: Gad Elmaleh, Daniel Auteuil, Alice Taglioni, Kristin Scott Thomas, Richard Berry...

Master of the French farce, Francis Veber, combines wacky slapstick with quick-fire dialogue in this tale of marital deception, as the ubiquitous Fran... Read more