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Need.. more... films like these!!!


I have been going through an asian film craze currentlly and I happened to come across this gem. In short I loved it. SO I was wondering if anybody could suggest me some more of these light-hearted, weird, dreamy, films like these.

Much appreciated.

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look for Katsuhito Ishii's movie he made the year right after this one.Naisu no Mori: The First Contact. ..or Funky Forest: The First Contact.from what i've seen. ..he even brings over a few actors/actresses from this into NnM:TFC

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Thank you for that!

But I have seen every Katsuhito Ishii film (with the exception of "My Darling of the Mountains").

The Funky Forest is a strange, and I mean STRANGE movie. It can be hard to watch at times. But on the 2-Disc special edition there is a great maing of feature, that almost makes it worth buying the dvd.



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3 Iron
2046 (though you may want to watch "Days of Being Wild" and "In the Mood For Love" first)
Last Life in the Universe

then, you might try some older ones

400 Blows
Jule & Jim

"Death, you are my bitch lover!"

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Kikkajiro (sorry if I spelled this wrong; it's a Takeshi Kitano film.. Actually, I reccomended all his films though they definitely all aren't light hearted)

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yep i was also going through an asian film craze before watching this film. it's now one of my faves. so simple and nostalgic. and hilarious.
try Ping Pong (directed by Fumihiko Sori). also one of my faves.

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I recommend these Japanese movies.

Tennen kokekkô (2007)
Seishun dendekedekedeke (1992)
Hula gâru (2006)

They are a little bit ordinary than ...

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I highly sugest Funuku, Show some love you losers! You have the weirdness, the country setting and in all an excellent movie albeit a very dark one.


They were Nazis, Dude?

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I second polysicsarebest and recomment Kikukjiro! :) And maybe The Birdpeople of China by Takashi Miike. Don't worry, there is not much typical Miike violence in this. Instead it is poetic, sometimes funny and the photography is gorgeous. It's not THAT lighthearted, though. And you might cry at the end but in a good way. Oh well, I cried too when they looked thought the beautiful drawings the granddad made for them so.

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I second Birdpeople of China- very nice film that I would also call 'poetic'!

EDIT- I really liked Kikukjiro too!

I highly recommend Hirakazu Koreeda (director). Someone else mentioned In the Mood for Love, that is a great movie. Anything by Wong Kar Wei is going to be in a similar vein (please check out Chungking Express.)

I wish these sorts of movies could be made in USA studios, I am sure the movies could be similarly engaging yet with their own flair.

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Obviously darker, but you might be into the weirdness of Terayama's films like Pastoral: To Die in the Country (or Pastoral Hide and Seek according to imdb) and Grass Labyrinth.



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