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)

Attack the Gas Station (1999)

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)

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)

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)

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

Bad Education (2004)

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martinez, Lluis Homar, Javier Camara, Daniel Gimenez Ca...

From acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar ("Talk to Her") comes an outrageous tale of desire, revenge and murder. Filmmaker Enrique (Fele Martinez) gets... Read more

Baise-Moi (2000)

Director: Virginie Despentes

Two young women, marginalised by society, go on a destructive tour of sex and violence. Breaking norms and killing men - and shattering the complacenc... Read more

Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Director: Grigori Chukhrai
Starring: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova

Aloysha is a frightened young soldier fighting the Germans when, more by good luck than good management, he disables two enemy tanks. As a reward he... Read more

Ballad of Narayama (1958)

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yuko Mochizuki, Danko Ichikawa, Keiko Ogasawara

Based on the novel by Shichiro Fukazawa, and recounting an ancient Japanese custom whereby, in times of hardship, the young inhabitants of a remote vi... Read more

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)

Director: Dai Sijie
Starring: Xun Zhou, Chen Kun, Liu Ye

Set in China during the Cultural Revolution of the 1970s, the story follows Luo (Chen Kun) and Ma (Liu Ye), two young men from the city who are sent t... Read more

Bandit Queen (1994)

Director: Shekhar Kapur
Starring: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Manoj Bajpai

Based on the true-life of Phoolan Devi, a lower-class woman who was sold at age 11 by her family as a child bride but later escaped. Challenging her c... Read more