1997 Foreign Language Filmsby spebert12 | created - 20 Feb 2015 | updated - 20 Feb 2015 | Public
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1. Ashes of Paradise (1997)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who... See full summary »
2. The Unfish (1997)
90 min | Comedy, Romance
Sophie "inherits" her uncle's preserved whale and finds out that whoever sleeps in the whale's belly with her will be granted one wish. That causes chaos and hatred in the village.
3. Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
R | 88 min | Drama
Ludovic is an innocent seven-year-old child who provokes horror in his community when he dresses in girls clothes and insists he's a girl.
Votes: 8,178 | Gross: $2.28M
4. Four Days in September (1997)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History
Brazillian urban guerrilla fighters kidnap the American Ambassador. Now, the diplomat's life hangs in the balance - helplessly caught between a government unwilling to cooperate - and his fear of the captors themselves.
Votes: 4,311 | Gross: $0.31M
5. Cosmos (1996)
99 min | Comedy, Drama
Through an immigrant cab driver, our world collides with a nervous filmmaker, a lawyer whose new breasts her ex-boyfriend wants to see, a mystery man, a gay man who may or may not be ... See full summary »
6. La deuda (1997)
90 min | Drama
A usurer nicknamed The Turk is killed. Mysteriously, everyone in the village had problems with him and anyone could have been his killer.
7. Macadam tribu (1996)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
Democratic Republic of the Congo
8. Lapitch the Little Shoemaker (1997)
Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Fed up with the harsh treatment his master has given him, a brave little mouse (and later his dog, Brewster) sets off on an adventure.
9. Vertical Love (1997)
100 min | Comedy
The architecture student Estela (Silvia Aguila) makes a suicide attempt after her plans for solving Havana's housing shortage are rejected. This brings her into contact with earthy, cynical... See full synopsis »
10. Forgotten Light (1996)
105 min | Drama
Father Holy, a village priest, battles against the state and religious bureaucracies of 1980s Czechoslovakia in his fight to raise money for a new church roof. Permeated by his love for the... See full summary »
11. Barbara (1997)
143 min | Drama
Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the ... See full summary »
12. Destiny (1997)
135 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are ... See full summary »
13. The Collector (1997)
98 min | Drama, Thriller
Eevi's life isn't going the way she would want it to, so she runs away, leaving destruction in her wake. No one will ever say no to her again.
14. Western (1997)
TV-PG | 124 min | Comedy, Romance
Catalonian Paco is a traveling rep for a shoe manufacturer. When he stops to pick up Russian emigree hitchhiker Nino, Paco soon finds himself on the side of the road with everything stolen ... See full summary »
Votes: 994 | Gross: $0.20M
15. Beyond Silence (1996)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music
Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice... See full summary »
Votes: 3,962 | Gross: $0.17M
16. Slaughter of the Cock (1996)
155 min | Drama
Longing for a better life Evagoras and Onisilios, decide to emigrate to the Persian Gulf to earn enough money to start their own business. When they return home, the pair open a night club. However, their past catches up with them.
17. The Witman Boys (1997)
93 min | Drama, Thriller
Turn-of-the-century Hungary. Two young brothers, neglected by their cold and uncaring mother, descend deeper and deeper into psychosis, with tragic consequences.
18. Blossi/810551 (1997)
82 min | Drama
19. Guru (2007)
Not Rated | 166 min | Biography, Drama
A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.
Votes: 20,585 | Gross: $2.09M
20. Gabbeh (1996)
Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
When an old couple washes their gabbeh - a type of Persian rug - a young woman magically appears and tells them her life story.
Votes: 2,836 | Gross: $0.27M
21. Afula Express (1997)
95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
David is a garage electrician, who dreamt all of his life of becoming a magician, but had no luck in it. His girlfriend Batya wants an ordinary life, but David is still looking for his ... See full summary »
22. The Best Man (1997)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
Incredibly, the bride at the altar falls in love with the best man on first sight, and even though he makes efforts to avoid her infatuation with him, she is determined to annul her ... See full summary »
Votes: 392 | Gross: $0.09M
23. Princess Mononoke (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Votes: 307,877 | Gross: $2.38M
24. Elles (1997)
115 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy
Five women, all near the wrong side of forty, face life's ups and downs together with laughter, tears, and sometimes irony. Their only imperative: live, love and live some more.
25. Gypsy Magic (1997)
126 min | Comedy, Drama
In a Macedonian gypsy village local man meets an Indian UNPROFOR physician whom he sees as solution to all his troubles.
26. Deep Crimson (1996)
114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him.
27. Character (1997)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.
Votes: 10,091 | Gross: $0.71M
28. Junk Mail (1997)
83 min | Comedy, Thriller
A lazy postman puts his nose where it doesn't belong.
29. Milagros (1997)
130 min | Drama
Milagros is a prostitute who becomes the maid of a family of four men. With them, she finds the family she never had. With her, each man finds the salvation he needs. Together, they begin ... See full summary »
30. Love Stories (1997)
87 min | Romance, Comedy
Four stories of love: yearned-for, betrayed, found. In the confessional, a priest is confronted for the first time by his eleven-year-old daughter (and seeks advice from his mother); a ... See full summary »
31. Voyage to the Beginning of the World (1997)
91 min | Biography, Drama
Manoel is aging film director who travels with the film crew through Portugal in search of the origins of Afonso, a famous French actor whose father emigrated from Portugal to France and in... See full summary »
32. The Thief (1997)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama
A woman meets a man who isn't the right man for her - but she hasn't realised it yet...
Votes: 4,654 | Gross: $1.13M
33. Orbis Pictus (1997)
107 min | Drama, Fantasy
In Slovakia, the sixteen year-old Terezka is discharged from her school with a letter to her mother. Along her surrealistic journey to find her mother, Terezka entwines reality and fantasy ... See full summary »
34. Outsider (I) (1997)
100 min | Drama
A teenager, son of an army officer moves with his family to Ljubljana in the fall of 1979. In the new surroundings, he'll fall in love, make friends and discover the world of punk rock. The... See full summary »
35. Paljas (1997)
119 min | Drama
A family's life in the Karoo (a semi-desert area in South Africa) is changed when a travelling circus leaves behind a clown.
36. Secrets of the Heart (1997)
105 min | Drama
Javi and his friend Carlos snoop around an old house on the way home from school. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is ... See full summary »
37. Tic Tac (II) (1997)
96 min | Drama, Thriller
In a single night the paths of a random few are to cross which inevitably will seal their respective destinies. By dawn the city of Stockholm, though seemingly unchanged, to some is all very different - if they live to see it.
38. For Ever Mozart (1996)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Jean-Luc Godard's densely packed rumination on the need to create order and beauty in a world ruled by chaos is divided into four distinct but tangentially related stories, including the ... See full summary »
39. Wo de shen jing bing (1997)
114 min | Comedy
This is a four-part anthology comedy. The themes of four parts are: car, house, body and friendship. The central characters are a plastic surgeon Chen, a nurse, an experienced maid, three ... See full summary »
40. Sia dai 2 (1996)
90 min | Drama
41. The Bandit (1996)
TV-MA | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Baran the Bandit, released from prison after 35 years, searches for vengeance and his lover.
42. A Friend of the Deceased (1997)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Tolla takes out a contract on himself and then changes his mind.
Votes: 320 | Gross: $0.15M
43. One Life and Two Trails (1997)
100 min | Drama
The story of Romer, who on his 50th birthday, returns to the Andes where he grew up after he has a premonition that his mother has died. On his journey he comes to a fork in the road, and ... See full summary »