So foreigners like horror and grotesque flicks? "8 Must-see Japanese movies as selected by French website KANPAI"
7 Samurai (1954/Akira Kurosawa)
Audition (1999 / Takashi Miike)
Battle Royale (2000/Kinji Fukasaku)
Godzilla (1954-Ishirô Honda)
Hana-bi (1997/Takeshi Kitano)
Nobody Knows (2003/Hirokazu Kore-Eda)
Ring (1998/Hideo Nakata)
Tokyo Monogatari (1953/Yasujiro Ozu)
I knew 7 Samurai would make the list
If it's Fukasaku, he has a lot of must-see movies prior to Battle Royale, like Uchuu kara no message.
Don't they find Swallow Tail appealing?
Yeah, I guess Audition does seem like a French horror movie. Like how they depicted pain.
I thought that Audition would be a grotesque film, but got so disappointed when I watched it. Well, I guess that's as far as movies based on Japanese standards can go.
Well, I guess we can indeed be proud of 7 Samurai and Godzilla before the rest of the world!
Where's Sakura no ki no shita de and Hakujasho?
There's no Ping-pong and Ima ai ni yukimasu so this list has no credibility w
I thought that the French would choose Rashomon, but is it too difficult?
Ring is the only movie I've seen
Don't you think 7 Samurai is overrated?
Is Samurai really good? I saw a part of it, but stopped due to the bad sound.
If we're talking about Kurosawa films, then Yojimbo and Ikiru are enough
Old Kurosawa films have terrible audio, and you can't make out what they're saying so I hope they put subtitles
I did think that Taifuu Club had a chance to make the list
Hm? No Kiyoshi Kurosawa films? Wasn't he the most popular Japanese person in France until 15 years ago?
No point in watching everything apart from 1 and 8.
The picture used for Godzilla, that's for Godzilla Raids Again
There's nothing really that I want to make people watch. Just choose your own.
I'm surprised that Sonatine isn't included
Why Audition? Well, it wasn't really boring, though
What about the ranking of movies that Japanese people want foreigners to watch?
LOLing that there aren't any new ones
I thought that Ima ai ni yukimasu would be liked by French people.
The usual Kurosawa and Ozu wwww Then Takeshi and random ones, what a stupid list www What I'm saying is that someone should mention things like Kihachi Okamoto's Satsujinkyo jidai, Daibosatsu Touge, or Eburiman.
I've been a Japanese for decades, but I haven't seen anything other than 1. And Takeshi Kitano, isn't that guy a stand-up comic?
I'm surprised that there's not a single Mizoguchi movie in there
Where's Hotaru no haka?
I think La Maison de Himiko would appeal to French people, though
Aren't there any Westerners who can get the appeal of Yoshitaro Nomura's Giwaku, Kichiku, Yatsuhakamura, or Suna no utsuwa?
What did movie-lovers actually like about Battle Royale?
What's no. 2?
No objections as the important ones seem to be in the list. Well done for the French.
No one knows what the other movies are from 9 onwards, but we'll still see replies on this thread saying "I guess the French won't understand it".
Go watch Ten to Chi to
The movie Tanpopo was so erotic. I fapped to that when I was a kid.
This isn't really a survey. It's just the personal ranking of a blogger.
When you think about it, the only French movies I've seen are Emmanuelle and Dobermann so I really can't talk huge about the ranking
The movie that comes to mind when talking about French movies is Les Sous-doués Passent le Bac (The Under-Gifted)
What are the must-see French movies, then?
I wonder what the French people think of Lupin III.
I just wet myself with the picture they used for Ring
Looks like he's got the popular genres down by choosing a Kurosawa film, a Japanese horror, a Japanese kaiju movie, and a Kitano movie. I personally wanted him to include Ghibli to represent Japanese Anime and a Mitani movie to represent Japanese comedy.
Surprised that there's no Ghibli there
There's no way a French person can understand the good and the bad in Japanese movies. Well, that's also true for Japanese people trying to understand the subtle nuances in French movies.
Original Thread: フランス人が選んだ絶対に見るべき日本映画
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