1999 Foreign Language Filmsby spebert12 | created - 20 Feb 2015 | updated - 20 Feb 2015 | Public
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1. Manuelita (1999)
G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Animated Argentine film about a young girl turtle who gets lost on a balloon trip.
2. Nordrand (1999)
103 min | Drama
Vienna, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Valentin, Senad and Roman live near the northern border of Austria. Their lives repeatedly intersect and drift apart. The characters involved are young ... See full summary »
3. Rosetta (1999)
R | 95 min | Drama
Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Votes: 11,558 | Gross: $0.26M
4. The Cup (1999)
G | 93 min | Comedy, Sport
While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,772 | Gross: $1.07M
5. Orfeu (1999)
110 min | Crime, Drama, Music
In a dangerous but human Rio's slum, rises the love affair betwen Orfeu and Eurídice, provoking jealousy and violence in times of carnival.
Votes: 815 | Gross: $0.10M
6. Set Me Free (1999)
95 min | Drama, Romance
Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her ... See full summary »
Votes: 864 | Gross: $0.07M
7. Heart of China (1999)
105 min | Drama, War
The film tells the story of a grounded American pilot during the Second World War who learns about the noble spirit of the Chinese poeple when he is rescued by the communist-led Chinese ... See full summary »
8. Golpe de estadio (1998)
105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
An oil company has set up a camp for geological research in a small village in Colombia that have been named New Texas so it becomes the target of the guerrillas holding constant clashes ... See full summary »
9. Red Dust (1999)
105 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Wistful croquis of the neigborhood in western Zagreb at the beggining of the '90's.
10. The Idiot Returns (1999)
99 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama
Frantisek, the main character is returning to his family. Until now he's been, "successfully" avoiding all relationships. He is an ingenuous and a pure person and thus, is regarded as an ... See full summary »
11. Mifune (1999)
R | 98 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama
Kresten's dad dies and he returns to the farm on Lolland to take care of things incl. his retarded brother. He employs a hooker as maid. He loses wife and job due to lies. The maid's kid brother moves in and they're a family of 4.
Votes: 7,215 | Gross: $0.59M
12. The Tough Ones (1999)
105 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third ... See full summary »
13. East/West (1999)
PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, History
June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,381 | Gross: $2.78M
14. Ak tendeba (1998)
90 min | Drama
15. Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1943 Berlin, a Nazi officer's wife meets and starts a passionate affair with a Jewish woman.
Votes: 5,781 | Gross: $0.93M
16. From the Edge of the City (1998)
Unrated | 94 min | Crime, Drama
A group of Pontian Greek immigrant teenage dreamers dwelling marginalised in the notorious and lustreless wild suburbia, witness the city's repulsive face and an unrelenting world defined by prostitution, drugs, and inevitably, loss.
17. Ordinary Heroes (1999)
128 min | Drama
Ordinary Heroes is a 1999 Cantonese-language film directed by Ann Hui. It was co-produced by Hong Kong and China. It concerns social reform activists in Hong Kong. The film's Chinese title ... See full synopsis »
18. The Lord's Lantern in Budapest (1999)
103 min | Comedy, Drama
19. The Honour of the House (1999)
98 min | Drama
A hypocritical and selfish older sister holds power over her younger sister by hiding the shame of her pregnancy.
20. Earth (1998)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War
It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl witnesses tragedy as her ayah (nanny) is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Votes: 6,974 | Gross: $0.53M
21. Sri (1999)
102 min | Drama
Sri is a village girl married to Hendro, a 70-year old Javanese aristocrat. When Hendro falls ill, she has to nurse him back to health and negotiates with the God of Death not to take him away.
22. The Color of Paradise (1999)
PG | 90 min | Drama, Family
The story of Mohammed, a blind Iranian boy and his father, Hashem, who is always oscillating between accepting his son as he is and abandoning him, as he represents a burden for him, after the loss of his wife.
Votes: 14,192 | Gross: $1.81M
23. Yana's Friends (1999)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three parallel strories of immigrants in Tel Aviv during the Gulf War and about coming together while sealed in a room during the Scud attacks.
Votes: 522 | Gross: $0.06M
24. Not of This World (1999)
100 min | Drama
The rumpled owner of a dry-cleaning firm joins forces with a nun to care for an abandoned baby.
25. Railroad Man (1999)
112 min | Drama
A solitary middle-aged station manager is haunted by troubling memories of his past when he learns the line his station is on will be decommissioned for lack of profitability. He is visited... See full summary »
26. Around the Pink House (1999)
92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
La Maison Rose (The Pink House) is an old mansion in Beirut. It is the place where the Nawfal family found shelter during the Civil War and in which they feel good. Unfortunately for them, ... See full summary »
27. No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. ... See full summary »
28. Himalaya (1999)
108 min | Drama
An aging chief's last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against harsh Nature in Nepal's Dolpo. When his son dies returning from Tibet's salt lakes,... See full summary »
Votes: 4,847 | Gross: $2.48M
29. Madelief: Krassen in het tafelblad (1998)
85 min | Drama, Family
When Madelief's grandmother dies, her mother takes her to the funeral. She then visits her grandfather, but quickly gets bored, until Mischa tells her how much fun a rural summer can be. ... See full summary »
30. Suffløsen (1999)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Siv works as a prompter for the Norwegian opera. As the rehearsals for Aida starts, she marries a demanding man, Fred, who still has a strong connection to his ex-wife. Starting at her ... See full summary »
31. Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (1999)
R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama
The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his superiors to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the ... See full summary »
32. The Kite (1999)
85 min | Drama
Though widowed ex-cop Homer is a kindly father to his ten-year old son Rex, he is considered to be something of a bully in the poor Manila neighborhood that he lives. After mistaking a ... See full summary »
33. Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania (1999)
Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, History, Romance
In the early 1810s, Poles, part of Russia's client state of Lithuania, think independence will come if they join forces with Napoleon when he invades Russia. This unity of purpose, in one ... See full summary »
34. The Mutants (1998)
113 min | Drama
Three homeless teenage rejects struggle to survive together. Of them, Andreia is pregnant, while Pedro and Ricardo hustle, steal and are exploited by a pornographer.
35. The Famous Paparazzo (1999)
82 min | Drama, Action
A tabloid photographer is given the assignment to follow a politician suspected to have sexual relations with an underage girl.
36. Moloch (1999)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
In 1942, in Bavaria, Eva Braun is alone, when Adolf Hitler arrives with Dr. Josef Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels and Martin Bormann to spend a couple of days without talking politics.
37. All My Loved Ones (1999)
91 min | Drama, Music, War
Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prague in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power.
38. All About My Mother (1999)
R | 101 min | Drama
Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.
Votes: 81,212 | Gross: $8.26M
39. Under the Sun (1998)
130 min | Drama, Romance
Olof lives alone on a farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik. Olof advertises for a housekeeper, and Ellen arrives. During summer Olof's heart and Erik's desires develops.
Votes: 2,165 | Gross: $0.29M
40. Beresina oder Die letzten Tage der Schweiz (1999)
108 min | Comedy
An innocent Russian call girl believes that she would make use of her influential contacts to get Swiss nationality.
41. Luna Papa (1999)
107 min | Comedy, Drama
The unborn child of Mamlakat (Khamatova) is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother (... See full summary »
42. Tian ma cha fang (1999)
93 min | Drama, History, Romance
1945-1947, Taiwan. A teenage couple were deeply in love despite objections from the girl's family. Their tragic story is played out in travelling troupes, tea-houses and western-style cafes... See full summary »
43. Salkim Hanim'in Taneleri (1999)
120 min | Drama, History
Set during the period of the Varlik Vergisi (Property Tax-1942) where many non-Muslims were forced to pay higher taxes, often in an arbitrary and unrealistic way. Around two thousand ... See full summary »
44. Solomon & Gaenor (1999)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A tragic love story between a Jewish young man and a Welsh woman in the beginning of the century. The movie is mostly in English with parts in Welsh and Yiddish
Votes: 1,095 | Gross: $0.30M
45. Glue Sniffer (1999)
105 min | Drama
Oliver, an 11-year-old boy thrown out of his home by his abusive stepfather, joins a gang of street children and is exposed to narcotics, violence and sexual predators, and the world of crime seems to be the only road available.
46. Three Seasons (1999)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama
An American in Ho Chi Minh City looks for a daughter he fathered during the war. He meets Woody, a child who's a street vendor, and when Woody's case of wares disappears, he thinks the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,945 | Gross: $2.02M
47. The White Suit (1999)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
A sergeant officer lives a life of a loner, reads literary classics and dreams about acting. On his journey by train, he madly falls in love with a prostitute, but her pimp - another ... See full summary »