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World Cup, Season 3, Match 1C: Hungary vs South Korea vs Rom

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This is match 1C of the third season of iCM Forum's Film World Cup.

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HungaryMegáll az idöTime Stands Still1982tarrlinklink
South KoreaSplash Splash Love2015mjf314linklink
RomaniaPadurea spânzuratilorForest of the Hanged1965clemmetareylinklink
Uruguay25 Watts2001toro913linklink

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- You must watch all 4 films before you vote.
- To vote, rank the 4 films from most favorite to least favorite. (note: you're ranking the individual films, not the countries)

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The countries that end at 1st and 2nd place proceed to the next round. The ranking of the match will be decided using these rules:
- Ranked by lowest average ranking.
- In case of a tie between two movies, head-to-head determines the winner (how many people thought A>B and how many thought B>A).
- In case there's still a tie after the previous rule or there is a tie between three or four movies, most #1-votes determines the winner.
- Still a tie? Fewest #4-votes determines the winner.
- Still a tie? The match will have a 3 day extension (except when the tie is only between #3 and #4).
Here's a quick summary of how the tournament works
We start with 48 films from 48 countries. Each country has a manager who determines which movie will be watched. In the first round the countries are divided into 12 groups of 4. From each group the countries that end up at #1 and #2 proceed to the next round. In the 2nd round the 24 remaining countries will be divided into 8 groups of 3. The managers pick a new movie. The winner of each group proceeds to the next round. The final 8 countries compete one-on-one in the quarter finals (with a new movie of course) and so on till the final.
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1. Pădurea spânzuraţilor [Forest of the Hanged] (1964)
2. Megáll az idő [Time Stands Still] (1982)
3. 25 watts (2001)
4. Splish Splash Love (2015)

Splish Splash Love was the worst thing I've seen in 2017.
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XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 4 2018, 03:30:28 PM wrote:Splish Splash Love was the worst thing I've seen in 2017.
Did you finish it?
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Right, gotta fix these damn subs
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joachimt on Feb 4 2018, 03:41:34 PM wrote:
XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 4 2018, 03:30:28 PM wrote:Splish Splash Love was the worst thing I've seen in 2017.
Did you finish it?
I couldn't. Saw the first half and that was enough.
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XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 4 2018, 03:42:29 PM wrote:
joachimt on Feb 4 2018, 03:41:34 PM wrote:
XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 4 2018, 03:30:28 PM wrote:Splish Splash Love was the worst thing I've seen in 2017.
Did you finish it?
I couldn't. Saw the first half and that was enough.
Was afraid so. You told that when the movie was revealed as a WC entry. I hoped you would be honest enough to finish it. Not really fair to vote for a movie if you've only seen half of it.
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Armoreska on Feb 4 2018, 03:42:07 PM wrote:Right, gotta fix these damn subs
Which?
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joachimt on Feb 4 2018, 03:44:23 PM wrote:
XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 4 2018, 03:42:29 PM wrote:
joachimt on Feb 4 2018, 03:41:34 PM wrote:Did you finish it?
I couldn't. Saw the first half and that was enough.
Was afraid so. You told that when the movie was revealed as a WC entry. I hoped you would be honest enough to finish it. Not really fair to vote for a movie if you've only seen half of it.
Lol.

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joachimt on Feb 4 2018, 03:44:54 PM wrote:
Armoreska on Feb 4 2018, 03:42:07 PM wrote:Right, gotta fix these damn subs
Which?
http://www.icmforum.com/single/?p=10115455&t=10374127

Doesnt help that the movie is the length of two
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1. Padurea spânzuratilor 6/10
2. Splash Splash Love 5/10
3. 25 Watts 5/10
4. Megáll az idö 4/10

I did not expect Splash Splash Love to be in my top two, but the others were even worse ^_^ I would be surprised if South Korea advances because I feel like Splash Splash Love was not a good nomination choice. Although, it is the most memorable film out of this group. I'm not going to go into detail about the other films because they're more meh'able than memorable.

I've seen at least two films in each of the first round matches (there's only 7 films I still need to watch), so I can say that all the other matches have at least one film I rated higher than 6/10, thus this is without a doubt one of the worst matches for me.
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1. Megall az ido 8.5/10
2. Padurea spanzuratilor 8.5/10
3. 25 watts 6/10
4. Splish Splash Love 5/10

I'm really pleased with the romanian pick. I was affraid the manager will go with something from the new wave.
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Oh come on! Even the russian subber translated this line as this:

Antitank Antiquarian, as my grandfather, as my father, in Vienna, in the basement of the house...

My toddler-level romanian is coming handy :whistling:
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1. 25 Watts
2. Time stands still
3. Forest for the hanged
4. Splash splash love
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1. Padurea spânzuratilor (1965) 7/10

2. 25 Watts (2001) 5/10
Maybe my rating was a bit harsh, it was quite decent. It wouldn't change its rank though.

3. Megáll az idö (1982) 5/10
I lost interest after the first half.

4. Splash Splash Love (2015) 5/10
Very ballsy choice.
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1. 25 Watts
2. Padurea spânzuratilor
3. Megáll az idö



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4. Splash Splash Love

I truly don't get how could a normal person splashsplashlove this kind of film. <_< Armoreska, remember your scolding me for picking that Mozambican film while you watch this.
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Image Padurea spânzuratilor 14-4
Image 25 Watts 11-7
Image Megáll az idö 9-9
Image Splash Splash Love 2-16
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LOL I'll see about that.

Almost finished going through the subs for Padurea, only managed less than 1 hour yesterday, so was expecting that it would take me 3 days, but today it's much easier, though still somehow taking up most of the day. Took me too long to realize that the russian dub makes a bit more sense than the sub, so I have 3 versions now.
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Thanks, Armoreska! I'm waiting for your subs before I start watching it.
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Ditto. And very much appreciative of the effort you are making to let us enjoy/understand this film as much as possible. :)
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Well I tried but there's still so many places where neither version brings total sense to dialogue.
In some cases both have different things and neither seems definitely correct and most likely both are not.
Anyway even after watching it for 6-8 hours I cant say I like the movie and certainly dont think it belongs on DTC. :hmph: Although thats probably many movies for me.

Really poor effort by romanian subbers to bring their Cannes-winning movie to international audience.

If you find something in the first half making little sense, let me now and I'll consult the dub version. Also I just found a bunch more typos I missed, so fix if found! Also some timings seem to start just as the other ends. Subtitle edit doesn't paint them red, so I did nothing with that.
Timings were left untouched mostly.

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Thanks to the managers,

1. Padurea spânzuratilor
2. Megáll az idö
3. 25 Watts
4. Splash Splash Love
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Mario Gaborović on Feb 6 2018, 08:11:08 AM wrote:4. Splash Splash Love

I truly don't get how could a normal person splashsplashlove this kind of film.
Maybe these reviews will help you understand why so many people like it:
https://thefangirlverdict.com/2015/12/2 ... lash-love/
http://www.kchatjjigae.com/2016/01/10/s ... -spoilers/
https://asiareviewermaniac.wordpress.co ... existence/
https://purplebass.wordpress.com/2016/0 ... lash-love/
https://www.silverpetticoatreview.com/2 ... ve-review/
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Well, well! I just finished Splash Splash Love.

It's very saccharine, but besides it's just The Princess Bride meets Midnight in Paris, or something like that, tailor-made for 15 year old girls. I don't see why that would make it a bad movie. I guess it's even quite good for its standards. And the cinematography was solid.

Edit: and there's no way you can call this essentially worse than most Hollywood films. It's just aiming at a very mainstream and young public, but it does so quite efficiently.
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Gershwin on Feb 7 2018, 02:38:46 PM wrote:Well, well! I just finished Splash Splash Love.

It's very saccharine, but besides it's just The Princess Bride meets Midnight in Paris, or something like that, tailor-made for 15 year old girls. I don't see why that would make it a bad movie. I guess it's even quite good for its standards. And the cinematography was solid.

Edit: and there's no way you can call this essentially worse than most Hollywood films. It's just aiming at a very mainstream and young public, but it does so quite efficiently.
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Meh I'm all for silly movies mixing up the usual WC drama, but it's hard to find a good one. SSL was a typical community theatre TV production and way too long of course. There was the time when Italy went with that old people comedy (at least an official check then), then Mozambique and now this.
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Armoreska on Feb 7 2018, 02:58:16 PM wrote:Meh I'm all for silly movies mixing up the usual WC drama, but it's hard to find a good one. SSL was a typical community theatre TV production and way too long of course. There was the time when Italy went with that old people comedy (at least an official check then), then Mozambique and now this.
I don't see your name among The Wraith checkers. Please do watch the most entertaining film of all time. -_-
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Mario Gaborović on Feb 7 2018, 03:01:00 PM wrote:
Armoreska on Feb 7 2018, 02:58:16 PM wrote:Meh I'm all for silly movies mixing up the usual WC drama, but it's hard to find a good one. SSL was a typical community theatre TV production and way too long of course. There was the time when Italy went with that old people comedy (at least an official check then), then Mozambique and now this.
I don't see your name among The Wraith checkers. Please do watch the most entertaining film of all time. -_-
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1. 25 Watts
2. Megáll az idö
3. Padurea spânzuratilor
4. Splash Splash Love
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Wait, it's called Splash Splash? Man the title doesn't even make sense. Splish Splash is the usual saying for it.
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XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 7 2018, 06:14:15 PM wrote:Wait, it's called Splash Splash? Man the title doesn't even make sense. Splish Splash is the usual saying for it.
I bet you loved those K-pop sequences. :party:
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Mario Gaborović on Feb 7 2018, 06:31:45 PM wrote:
XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 7 2018, 06:14:15 PM wrote:Wait, it's called Splash Splash? Man the title doesn't even make sense. Splish Splash is the usual saying for it.
I bet you loved those K-pop sequences. :party:
:hmph:

Lots of modern South Korean stuff, especially their music, is just mainstream American stuff that people like more because it's foreign.

EDIT: I mean hell, they even have laws against communism in South Korea. Can't get more American than that.
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XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 7 2018, 06:33:35 PM wrote:Lots of modern South Korean stuff, especially their music, is just mainstream American stuff that people like more because it's foreign.
Yeah though the mini-series itself looks rather like a Hindi soap opera Bollywood type of thing. Only with Koreans.

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1. Megall az ido 7.0
2. Padurea spanzuratilor 6.5
3. 25 watts 6.0
4. Splash Splash Love 4.0
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1. Padurea spânzuratilor (Romania)
2. 25 Watts (Uruguay)
3. Megáll az idö (Hungary)
4. Splash Splash Love (South Korea)

Tough choices again. Thanks so much to tarr, mjf, clemmetarey, and toro for their submissions. It's been a pleasure.
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1. Megall az ido - 7.5
2. Padurea spanzuratilor - 7.5
3. 25 watts - 5,5
4. Splish Splash Love - 5
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XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 4 2018, 03:30:28 PM wrote:Splish Splash Love was the worst thing I've seen in 2017.
Allow me to second that. It's pretty awful indeed - and don't get me started on those atrocious K-pop power ballads that are copiously featured in this train wreck. Gotta give Splishy Splashy one thing though - the production values are half-decent.

On a sidenote, I'm curious as to what convinced mjf this would make a strong contender with the users here...
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monty on Feb 10 2018, 04:18:01 PM wrote:
XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 4 2018, 03:30:28 PM wrote:Splish Splash Love was the worst thing I've seen in 2017.
Allow me to second that. It's pretty awful indeed - and don't get me started on those atrocious K-pop power ballads that are copiously featured in this train wreck. Gotta give Splishy Splashy one thing though - the production values are half-decent.

On a sidenote, I'm curious as to what convinced mjf this would make a strong contender with the users here...
I can't second it. It's not the worst I've seen in 2017, because I've seen it in 2018. :P
I have to admit there were some cute moments, but the whole thing was waaaaaay too long. In the end I was very close to not hitting the dislike button, because I enjoyed some moment, even though the music was horrendous. But then came the last 15 minutes. The movie was over, but it went on with some unnecessary romantic shots with even worse music. During the last minutes my wife walked in. She couldn't see the screen. I unplugged my headphone so she could hear the music. She immediately responded "OMG, that's awful. :yucky: Turn it off!!" I had to listen to that for 140 minutes. :(

Really, I tried going into this open minded. I had low expectations because of the first responses here, but I really tried to give it a fair chance. 4/10

Still need to see Padurea and 25 Watts. Seen Megall a while ago. 7+
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Image Padurea spânzuratilor: 1.727 (25-8)
Image Megáll az idö: 2.182 (20-13)
Image 25 Watts: 2.273 (19-14)
Image Splash Splash Love: 3.818 (2-31)

So far it looks like Megall and 25 Watts will be battling for 2nd place.
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