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)

101 Reykjavik (2000)

Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Starring: Victoria Abril, Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Hanna Maria Karlsdottir, Baltasar Kormaku...

A young man's sexual impulses go haywire when he discovers that the woman he has just been to bed with happens to be his mother's lesbian lover. Set a... Read more

L'Ennui (1998)

Director: Cedric Kahn
Starring: Charles Berling, Sophie Guillemin, Arielle Dombasle, Robert Kramer, Alice Grey,...

Charles Berling plays Martin, a 40-something philosophy teacher in the throes of a mid-life crisis. This takes a turn when he begins an affair with Ce... Read more

Goodbye Lenin! (2002)

Director: Wolfgang Becker
Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Simon, Florian Lukas, Alexan...

Germany 1989, shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and a young East German dissident is arrested during a protest. His pro-Communist mother, up... Read more

The Other Side of the Bed (2002)

Director: Emilio Martinez Lazaro
Starring: Paz Vega, Guillermo Toledo, Alberto San Juan, Natalia Verbeke, Ernesto Alterio,...

"The Other Side of the Bed" is a raucous and sexy romantic comedy with a musical twist. The film tells the story of two couples, along with a collecti... Read more

Il Postino ( The Postman ) (1994)

Director: Michael Radford
Starring: Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Linda Moretti

Aka 'The Postman'. Massimo Troisi stars as a humble postman in a small beautiful Italian village, whose life is transformed by the simple powers of po... Read more

In The Realm Of The Senses (1976)

Director: Nagisa Oshima
Starring: Aio Nakajima, Eiko Matsuda, Tatsuya Fuji

Tells of the bizarre true-to-life love affair between a gangster and a prostitute in 1930s Japan. Highlighted by lush visuals and graphic sex, as well... Read more

The Man on the Train ( L'Homme Du Train ) (2002)

Director: Patrice Leconte
Starring: Johnny Hallyday, Jean Rochefort

Travelling to a small village to rob the local bank, an ageing criminal (Johnny Hallyday) strikes up an unlikely friendship with a retired poetry prof... Read more

Talk To Her (2002)

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Javier Camara, Dario Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Geraldine Chap...

In this ravishing tale of romantic obsession, loneliness and friendship, director Pedro Almodovar crafts a life affirming story of two tragic women an... Read more

Children of the Marshlands (1999)

Director: Jean Becker
Starring: Jacques Villeret, Michel Serrault, Jacques Gamblin

AKA 'Les Enfants Du Marais'. A charming, beautifully told tale set in a provincial French community in the 1930s which recalls the warm friendship of... Read more

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Loles Leon, Victoria Abril

In perhaps his most outrageous and controversial film, Pedro Almodovar follows the strange relationship that grows between an obsessive ex-mental pat... Read more