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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)

Yesterday (2004)

7.8/10
Director: Darrell Roodt
Starring: Leleti Khumalo, Kenneth Khambula, Lihle Mvelase, Harriet Lenabe, Camilla Walker

The first major feature film to be made entirely in the Zulu language, writer/director Darrell Roodt returned to his homeland to tell a truly African... Read more

Yojimbo (1961)

8.3/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Eijiro Tono, Seizaburo Kawazu, Toshiro Mifune

Kurosawa's first full-length comedy. Toshiro Mifune is the unemployed samurai warrior who comes to a small village torn apart by two warring factions... Read more

You Are Not Alone (1978)

7.5/10
Director: Lasse Nielsen

A student strike at a Danish boys school is the backdrop of YOU ARE NOT ALONE. The leisurely paced tale explores the relationship between 14 year-old... Read more

Young Thugs: Innocent Blood (1997)

6.7/10
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Koji Chihara, Seiji Chihara, Sarina Suzuki, Kyosuke Yabe, Moeko Ezawa, Marie Kik...

A vaguely autobiographical and sometimes violent comedy/drama from the eclectic and prolific Takashi Miike which he followed with the prequel, 'Young... Read more

Young Thugs: Nostalgia (1998)

6.7/10
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Naoto Takenaka, Saki Takaoka, Yuki Nagata, Shonusuke Shofukutei

This prequel to 'Innocent Blood' has been called by director Takashi Miike his favourite of all his many films. Set in 1969 Japan, this gritty coming... Read more

Youth of the Beast (1963)

7.6/10
Director: Seijun Suzuki
Starring: Joe Shishido

Unique Japanese filmmaker Seijun Suzuki helms this audacious wild ride into the world of 1960s Japanese Yakuza. Police detective Jo Shishido winds up... Read more

Zatoichi 25: Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Starring: Shintaro Katsu, Yukiyo Toake, Takashi Shimura

After a long absence, Zatoichi returns to his home village, expecting to be greeted as a hero, only to find few actually remember him. Ostensibly the... Read more

Zazie Dans Le Metro (1960)

7.1/10
Director: Louis Malle
Starring: Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret

Funny in a bold, delicate, freakish, outrageous and occasionally night-marish way and crammed with sight gags and preposterous photographic stunts. 'A... Read more

Zelary (2003)

7.7/10
Director: Ondrej Trojan
Starring: Ana Geislerova, Gyorgy Cserhalmi, Ivan Trojan, Miroslav Donutil

Based on Kveta Legatova's novella about Eliska (Ana Geislerova) a nurse involved in the Czech resistance movement in Prague. When forced to flee into... Read more

Zhou Yu's Train (2003)

Director: Sun Zhou
Starring: Gong Li, Tony Leung (Ka Fai), Sun Honglei

This stylized romantic drama sees Zhou Yu (Gong Li) take a long train ride twice a week to meet her poet lover, Tony Leung. But accompanying her on t... Read more