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Waves from Around the World Challenge (Official, March 2021)

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Thanks for the stats, update, Melv! :worship:

Things should only get more interesting as this challenge becomes more active. :shifty:
Breaking the Waves
1. Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) Hong Kong New Wave
2. Black Test Car (1962) Japanese New Wave
3. Heroes Three (1983) Hong Kong New Wave
4. Shura / Demons (1971) Japanese New Wave
5. The Head Hunter (1982) Hong Kong New Wave

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Little emphasis is oddly placed on the chemistry and tension between the romantic leads here, with the film madly hopping back and forth between two subplots involving each. On one hand, there is the guy trying to avoid attempts on his life by a soldier; on the other hand, the girl is investigating a poison gas incident that the government may be covering up. Either subplot could be okay on its own, but with so much crammed in, this feels overstuffed.
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2. A New Leaf (1971, Elaine May) New Hollywood
3. 3-Iron (2004, Ki-duk Kim) South Korean New Wave
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(Screenshots from 'A Vida Provisória' & 'Symptoma'),

(Thank you for ruling on the Greek Weird Wave eligibility, Melvelet!)

Brazilian New Wave: Cinema Novo

5. Garota de Ipanema (Girl of Ipanema, Leon Hirszman, 1967) 8/10
6. A Vida Provisória (The Provisitional Life, Maurício Gomes Leite 1968) 9/10
7. Longo Caminho da Morte (Long Road of Death, Júlio Calasso, 1972) 8.5/10

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Greek Weird Wave

8. Symptoma (Symptom, Angelos Frantzis, 2015) 7.5/10
9. Oi entyposeis enos pnigmenou (Impressions of a Drowned Man, Kyros Papavassiliou, 2015) 7.5/10
10. Órnithes (í Pós na gíneis poulí) (Birds (or How to Be One), Babis Makridis, 2020) 8/10

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German New Wave - Neuer Deutscher Film

1. Das Unheil (Havoc, Peter Fleischmann, 1972) 8.5/10
2. Laokoon & Söhne (Laocoon & Sons, Ulrike Ottinger & Tabea Blumenschein, 1975) 8.5/10
3. Die Atlantikschwimmer (The Atlantic Swimmers, Herbert Achternbusch, 1976) 9/10
4. Die Reise nach Lyon (Blind Spot, Claudia von Alemann, 1981) 8.5/10
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Breaking the Waves
1. Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) Hong Kong New Wave
2. Black Test Car (1962) Japanese New Wave
3. Heroes Three (1983) Hong Kong New Wave
4. Shura / Demons (1971) Japanese New Wave
5. The Head Hunter (1982) Hong Kong New Wave
6. The Paper Will Be Blue (2006) Romanian New Wave

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Set during the 1989 Romanian Revolution, this drama follows a group of soldiers trying to track down a member of their platoon who deserted them during a night of rioting and violent protests in the streets. While the film paints a vivid picture of just how dangerous the night in question was for those who experienced it, this is a film probably better appreciated by those more familiar with the events and time period depicted. Still, this was fairly engaging.
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1. Die bleierne Zeit (1981) 6/10 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
2. Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962) 7/10 French New Wave
3. La Pointe-Courte (1955) 7/10 French New Wave
4. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) 8/10 British New Wave
5. Billy Liar (1963) 7/10 British New Wave
6. Hotel (2004) 4/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
7. O necem jiném (1963) 4/10 Czechoslovak New Wave
8. A Taste of Honey (1961) 7/10 British New Wave
9. The Servant (1963) 8/10 British New Wave
10. The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968) 5/10 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
11. The Forest for the Trees (2003) 7/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
12. A Hard Day's Night (1964) 7/10 British New Wave
13. Sehnsucht (2006) 6/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
14. Georgy Girl (1966) 7/10 British New Wave
15. Ovoce stromu rajských jíme (1970) 7/10 Czechoslovak New Wave
16. Victim (1961) 8/10 British New Wave
17. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975) 8/10 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
18. Sons and Lovers (1960) 6/10 British New Wave
19. Marseille (2004) 4/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
20. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) 7/10 British New Wave
21. The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978) 6/10 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
22. Hell Is a City (1960) 7/10 British New Wave
23. Nachmittag (2007) 4/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
24. A Kind of Loving (1962) 8/10 British New Wave
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German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film (#1)
23. 48 Stunden bis Acapulco (1967, Klaus Lemke) 7/10
24. Mord und Totschlag (1967, Volker Schlöndorff) 5/10
25. Baal (1970, Volker Schlöndorff) 7/10
26. Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach (1971, Volker Schlöndorff)
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German New Wave: Berliner Schule
1. Die Beischlafdiebin (1998, Christian Petzold) 5/10
2. In den Tag hinein (2001, Maria Speth) 6/10
3. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen (2003, Maren Ade) 7/10
4. Kroko (2003, Sylke Enders) 7/10
5. Sehnsucht (2006, Valeska Grisebach) 6/10
6. Der Räuber (2010, Benjamin Heisenberg) 7/10
7. Schlafkrankheit (2011, Ulrich Köhler) 5/10
8. Das Glück meiner Schwester (1995, Angela Schanelec) 6/10
9. Der traumhafte Weg (2016, Angela Schanelec) 5/10
10. Ich war zuhause, aber (2019, Angela Schanelec) 4/10
11. Unter dir die Stadt (2010, Christoph Hochhäusler) 7/10

Yugoslav Black Wave
12. Skupljaci perja (1967, Aleksandar Petrovic) 6/10

British New Wave
13. The League of Gentlemen (1960, Basil Dearden) 7/10
14. Victim (1961, Basil Dearden) 7/10
15. A Taste of Honey (1961, Tony Richardson) 6/10

Brazilian New Wave: Cinema Novo
16. Vidas Secas (1963, Nelson Pereira dos Santos) 7/10
17. Macunaíma (1969, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade) 4/10

Soviet New Wave: Khrushchev Thaw
18. Sudba cheloveka (1959, Sergey Bondarchuk) 7/10
19. Devyat dney odnogo goda (1962, Mikhail Romm) 6/10
20. Ya shagayu po Moskve (1964, Georgiy Daneliya) 7/10
21. Korotkie vstrechi (1967, Kira Muratova) 7/10
22. Dolgie provody (1971, Kira Muratova) 6/10#

German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
23. 48 Stunden bis Acapulco (1967, Klaus Lemke) 7/10
24. Mord und Totschlag (1967, Volker Schlöndorff) 5/10
25. Baal (1970, Volker Schlöndorff) 7/10
26. Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach (1971, Volker Schlöndorff)
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3. Tale of Cinema / Geuk jang jeon (Sang-soo Hong, 2005) [South Korean New Wave] 7
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1. Coogan's bluff (Don Siegel, 1968) [American New Wave: New Hollywood] 6
2. April (Otar Iosseliani, 1961) [Soviet New Wave] 7+
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1. Busting (1974) * 92 min. American New Wave: New Hollywood

I wasn't planning on participating in this challenge because of the extra work to figure out if something qualifies (outside of the French New Wave, which is easy), but when I looked at the lists for New Hollywood, I realized that there were quite a few movies I intended to or would like to watch this month, and I had already watched this without realizing it was eligible, so I figured why not? There are probably at least nine other waves that I may watch something from as well.

Busting seemed a bit unfocused at first, but became interesting as I realized where it was going. Robert Blake seemed too laid back, but Elliott Gould can certainly carry a movie.

*First time viewing.
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Breaking the Waves
1. Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) Hong Kong New Wave
2. Black Test Car (1962) Japanese New Wave
3. Heroes Three (1983) Hong Kong New Wave
4. Shura / Demons (1971) Japanese New Wave
5. The Head Hunter (1982) Hong Kong New Wave
6. The Paper Will Be Blue (2006) Romanian New Wave
7. Shoot the Piano Player (1960) French New Wave

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While it is tempting to say that the title is the best aspect of the film, the final twenty or so minutes are superb here, especially a lengthy stare final shot. The first hour though? There is some innovative editing - most notably, a series of dreamy dissolves and jump cuts as he lies in bed with his philosophising girlfriend - but the first hour felt too focused on romances and past relationships to me. I felt that it only really warmed up once the crime angle ramps up.
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Breaking the Waves
1. Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) Hong Kong New Wave
2. Black Test Car (1962) Japanese New Wave
3. Heroes Three (1983) Hong Kong New Wave
4. Shura / Demons (1971) Japanese New Wave
5. The Head Hunter (1982) Hong Kong New Wave
6. The Paper Will Be Blue (2006) Romanian New Wave
7. Shoot the Piano Player (1960) French New Wave
8. Birds (or how to be one) (2020) Greek Weird Wave

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Various persons who wish they were birds are interviewed in this fascinating Greek documentary. The film is divided into chapters for steps needed to become a bird, including "dealing with gravity". The director nicely does not dissect his subjects and rather lets them speak their minds in a nonjudgmental fashion. The film also brings both Brewster McCloud and Peter Greenaway's The Falls to mind, though this is less cohesive and a little all-over-the-place.
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8. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen a.k.a. The Forest for the Trees (2003) German New Wave

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9. Dai-bosatsu tôge a.k.a. Sword of Doom (1966) Japanese New Wave[/b]
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1. Geuk jang jeon a.k.a. Tale of Cinema (2005) Korean New Wave
2. Fung gip a.k.a. The Secret (1979) Hong Kong New Wave
3. Brewster McCloud (1970) American New Wave
4. Yuke yuke nidome no shojo a.k.a. Go Go Scond Time Virgin (1969) Japanese New Wave
5. Naechureol siti a.k.a. Natural City (2003) Korean New Wave
6. A Taste of Honey (1961) British New Wave
7. Pido nunmuldo eobshi a.k.a. No Blood No Tears (2002) Korean New Wave
8. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen a.k.a. The Forest for the Trees (2003) German New Wave
9. Dai-bosatsu tôge a.k.a. Sword of Doom (1966) Japanese New Wave
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4. Made in USA (1966, Jean Luc Godard) French New Wave
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Yugoslav Black Wave

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How subversive can you be before you get banned by a totalitarian regime? The Yugoslav Black Wave is undoubtedly one of the bravest and most subversive film movements in the history of cinema - and through a shockingly long and successful output they manage to throw not just subvert, obscured and abstracted critique - but firebombs in the faces of the censors.

The movement is unified by a shared lack of optimism, and breaking down the facade on the world they lived in - painting instead a picture of restless or anguished youth, despair, criminality, corruption and oppression.

Due to the breadth of cinema present, I decided to dive down into the film that gave the movement its name, as well as the film often cited as starting it all, the 3 filmmakers involved. 

Interestingly, the most known names of the movement, Dušan Makavejev and Aleksandar Petrovic, were involved in neither event - and as so much has been written about Makavejev in the past (and honestly, because it is such a long time since I saw these films) he will not be included - but, I will set off the time to seek out a few Petrovic films I have not yet seen (to be added later).


7. Rani radovi / Early Works (1969, Zelimir Zilnik)

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Early Works was, shockingly enough Zelimir Zilnik's debut, and he would never be allowed to make another film in Yugoslavia.

Upon seeing his work, writer and journalist Vladimir Jovičić called foul with an article titled "The Black Wave in Our Cinema" - citing Anarchistic under and over-tones emerging over the last decade - and with that, the gig was up. Things started to changed - and the label started to be applied to films and directors in both a positive and negative way.

So, what about the film itself?

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Early Works has phenomenal energy and feels like a raw mixture of Jakubisko's Birds, Orphans & Fools coupled with Godard's political work. It is black and white, and clearly low budget - but with quotes, chants, play - not to mention political slogans pushed in intertitles - it feels like a film very much of its time - if not ahead of it. 

Its revolutionary protagonists are jesters, playing, shooting blanks, staging scenes - nothing is as it might seem - and you rarely know what is intended for jokes and what has more serious overtones. While very rough around the edges - it really delivers, and had it not been for the ending (and some of the other treatment of the female protagonist) leaving a bad taste in my mouth I may have proclaimed it as great - THOUGH - this is also a film it is really hard to dissect - and get a good read on.

Our female lead - Jugoslava - is likely standing for Yugoslavia itself - and it can be hard to see the exact mean and intention of each scene and acting - leaving this as a film I'd cautiously recommend to anyone interested in the Black Wave. 7/10.


8. Grad / City (1963, Marko Babac, Zivojin Pavlovic, Vojislav 'Kokan' Rakonjac)

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Grad opens with screaming, yelling drama as a man, close to the camera, holds up his arms and argues - before running - literally running into the city. It is dramatic, and we're hooked. The rawness of it gets us. 

This is the opener of Vojislav 'Kokan' Rakonjac's "Love" - the first of 3 stories comprising Grad - and in my opinion the strongest - showing a collapsing relationship, with a cinematic drama. Marko Babac follows up with a more low-key hangout in a room, with nowhere to go - and strong hints at decay - while Zivojin Pavlovic explodes in a near plotless exercise in city-wide rustling. 

The unified voice is clear - especially in retrospect - something is a little wrong ... but it was quiet enough about it to get past the censors. This is a good quote from a review I read recently:

And with this, the black wave had (potentially) unofficially started (by some counts).

*City is actually the second omnibus film created by Marko Babac, Zivojin Pavlovic and Vojislav 'Kokan' Rakonjac


Vojislav 'Kokan' Rakonjac

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Kokan Rakonjac only got to make 6 solo features before his early death in 1969. He was only 34 years only. 

His deaths seem to me to a great loss, as the degree of creativity, both in plotting, structure, form and visuals he brought to the medium is thoroughly impressive.

Even in his opening scene in Grad it is his cinematic tension that grabs us, and this degree of power only continues.


9. Nemirni / The Naughty Ones (1968, Vojislav 'Kokan' Rakonjac)

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The Naughty Ones is a surprisingly vague and clever mystery that simply loves playing with our minds, while also delivering fairly clear systematic critique - and getting away with it.

We open up with an accident - a man is screaming, calling out it is not his fault - and we feel the exact same degree of cinematic power and prowess as in Grad. The film opens up to us, grabs us with its intensity - the blood on the street - the police - and the look for the car that sped away. 

But this is not where it gets interesting: The car stops, a woman leaves the car and will "call her father" to clear it all up - we only see her legs - that's all - and when chaos ensues, the car is "stopped" and they realize someone is missing - there is a frenzy to figure out who - and here, the film chooses to play with us.
 
We are presented with potential candidates, each with their own stories, and all trapped on the road going in one direction - away from the police - and without knowing who they really are - and who is truly connected to who we start to see the three journeys, combined with the police investigation, which creates a beautifully vague portrait that showcases clear class differences and clear differences in power - while keeping the mode stylistically clever and playful throughout.


10. Pre istine / Before the Truth (1967, Vojislav 'Kokan' Rakonjac)

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Dreamlike and visually stunning - at times almost experimental - Before the Truth draws together a simultaneously complex and vague net of unknown actions and ties as a disgraced party official is ushered through an increasingly strange journey - ending with an encounter with a man he was meant to execute during WW2.

I don't want to throw around this comparison lightly, but it almost has a sense of Last Year at Marienbad - with our two characters having widely different interpretations of the past - and a present that almost seems to fold over itself - to the point that you can even question what is real - and what we are meant to look at. 

Massive protests, seemingly about Vietnam, rage in the streets, while our leads are slumming it in strip clubs, meeting hookers, fighting in bars and streets - never quite sure of what the relationship between them will truly be - their intentions, and what is the actual target. Is our lead, for instance, the very being of Yugoslavia/the communist party? Are these two men really different? Is one better than the other? While ending on a somewhat slight note, this is a film I'm quite likely to revisit, and it has so incredibly much to offer, and perhaps even more to be uncovered. 8.5/10.


Marko Babac 

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Despite being so tied to the origins of the Black Wave, Marko Babac ended up onlymanaging to make one solo feature, and is because of this considered a minor figure of the movement.

He would continue to be involved in the film industry as an editor - but the below film was the only work he was allowed to create on his own.


11. Ko puca otvorice mu se / Shoot and It Shall Open (1965, Marko Babac)

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Marko Babac's solo debut takes on youth delinquents, with an overt sense of ease and play. We follow three youths, two men and a woman - the latter being the daughter of a high ranking party member, the men being low-level hoodlums. 

It has a similar energy to the early Godard and Truffaut films, not to mention the early youth delinquent part of the Japanese New Wave. A kind of restless, aimless youth that simply exist - with no clear motivation - with added fun/play coming from the fact that our trio is mainly hanging out and speaking in quotes, rhymes and jokes. 

It is well shot and in surprisingly good condition compared to most other black wave films. It has an interesting view on power structures, where the police are actively attempting to shelter the girl until things go too far - and it sneaks in this power dynamic is such a light way it slipped through the censors. The overall idea of restless youth is also light enough to not be seen as overly critical. 

It feels somewhat slight and easy in terms of themes and storytelling, but it has enough to offer in play and creativity to be thoroughly enjoyable. 7/10.


Zivojin Pavlovic  

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Zivojin Pavlovic is possibly the bravest of the Yugoslav Black Wave filmmakers, and while films got censored his career was not only the most prolific, he was one of very few members that did not emigrate to the west.

His likely bravest film is Red Harvest, which sadly got banned, but had the gots to show a communist official forcing and even murdering in the name of collectivization - and have this as its key plotline - the key to attempting to get away with it being that he was acting on state pressure to get this done rather than state orders to break the law. 

I have also previously seen his strong and bombastic Ambush, which showcased the brutal, unflinching and immoral/amoral acts and behaviour of those fighting against the nazis - and that it is not necessarily the heroes that would go on to better things - far from it.

I loved neither film, but both are good, and in this set of 4 I could see his bravery on far clearer display.


12. Neprijatelj / The Enemy (1965, Zivojin Pavlovic)

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I think it speaks volumes that when Pavlovic adapts Dostoevsky we open with a premise more similar to a reverse Lulu the Tool - with an overly idealistic worker living for the work and his principles - a mentality only overridden by an interest in the bosses' daughter.

Pavlovic's character has lost touch with most around him - his friends think he does not know how to live - and the idea of the life of the worker giving himself to the work rendering life meaningless is strong throughout - even as the more psychological and trippy overtones of the double start to mix in. It is bleak, yet darkly comedic - and while it feels a little underdeveloped all the individual elements work quite well. 7/10.


13. Povratak / The Return (1966, Zivojin Pavlovic)

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Slightly rougher than mot of Pavlovic's other films, and only clocking in at the hour mark, The Return follows "Al Capone" - an old gangbanger shipped off for 6 years and who may or may not want to turn straight. Once again it is a world filled with crooks, and here the existential anguish is turned up several notches - with one of the most horrifying sequences being the new "Al Capone", putting fire to the saddle of a horse just because he can (don't worry, no actual animal abuse as I could tell, but it threads the line in our mind).

It is rushing through the numbers, certainly, but this raw world certainly kicks in the face of the country Yugoslavia wanted to be - and looks at the cycle of criminality, and how there really doesn't seem to be any end - mixed in with despair and melancholy. While a little slight, if only due to its length, it still packs a decent punch and was a good viewing. 6/10.


14. Budjenje pacova / The Rats Woke Up (1967, Zivojin Pavlovic)

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The Rats Woke Up steps up the darkly comedic undertones present in Pavlovic's previous films and enter Coen brothers territory in its tale of a middle-aged man haunted by his past. This is a world where everyone is a "snitch" - to the point that they introduce themselves as one - and where a criminal underbelly is rampant. It feels far more cinematically polished than his previous work and takes absolute delight in painting awkward situations. A fun, strong romp. 7.5/10.


15. Kad budem mrtav i beo / When I Am Dead and Gone (1967, Zivojin Pavlovic)

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Now this is something else! (and the key inspiration to Midnight Cowboy)

When I Am Dead and Gone is not only darkly comedic, it is extremely raunchy and kept subverting all expectations.

We open with absolute poverty as workers are ushered away after a job is completed - there is no stability, no jobs and no hope. Our lead, Dzimi, dragging a potentially pregnant fiancee (possibly not his child) with him takes us across a dark Yugoslavia - where only tricks can get you by.

Yet, it is not as miserable a film as you may at first think - and through a series of "lively" encounters Dzimi ends up styling himself as a mediocre singer - even going so far as to enter a singing contest. The tempo is high, and we fly from scenario to scenario, encounter to encounter as our anti-hero wanders, wayward but with aims, however intangible. It feels utterly irreverent, clashes with decent etiquette and is simultaneously darkly hilarious and crudely bleak. 8-8.5/10.
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German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film (#2)
27. Bübchen (1968, Roland Klick) 6/10
28. Fata Morgana (1971, Werner Herzog) 7/10
29. Der große Verhau (1971, Alexander Kluge) 4/10
30. Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6. Flotte (1972, Alexander Kluge) 4/10
31. Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt (1971, Rosa von Praunheim) 5/10
Waves from Around the World
German New Wave: Berliner Schule
1. Die Beischlafdiebin (1998, Christian Petzold) 5/10
2. In den Tag hinein (2001, Maria Speth) 6/10
3. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen (2003, Maren Ade) 7/10
4. Kroko (2003, Sylke Enders) 7/10
5. Sehnsucht (2006, Valeska Grisebach) 6/10
6. Der Räuber (2010, Benjamin Heisenberg) 7/10
7. Schlafkrankheit (2011, Ulrich Köhler) 5/10
8. Das Glück meiner Schwester (1995, Angela Schanelec) 6/10
9. Der traumhafte Weg (2016, Angela Schanelec) 5/10
10. Ich war zuhause, aber (2019, Angela Schanelec) 4/10
11. Unter dir die Stadt (2010, Christoph Hochhäusler) 7/10

Yugoslav Black Wave
12. Skupljaci perja (1967, Aleksandar Petrovic) 6/10

British New Wave
13. The League of Gentlemen (1960, Basil Dearden) 7/10
14. Victim (1961, Basil Dearden) 7/10
15. A Taste of Honey (1961, Tony Richardson) 6/10

Brazilian New Wave: Cinema Novo
16. Vidas Secas (1963, Nelson Pereira dos Santos) 7/10
17. Macunaíma (1969, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade) 4/10

Soviet New Wave: Khrushchev Thaw
18. Sudba cheloveka (1959, Sergey Bondarchuk) 7/10
19. Devyat dney odnogo goda (1962, Mikhail Romm) 6/10
20. Ya shagayu po Moskve (1964, Georgiy Daneliya) 7/10
21. Korotkie vstrechi (1967, Kira Muratova) 7/10
22. Dolgie provody (1971, Kira Muratova) 6/10

German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
23. 48 Stunden bis Acapulco (1967, Klaus Lemke) 7/10
24. Mord und Totschlag (1967, Volker Schlöndorff) 5/10
25. Baal (1970, Volker Schlöndorff) 7/10
26. Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach (1971, Volker Schlöndorff) 7/10
27. Bübchen (1968, Roland Klick) 6/10
28. Fata Morgana (1971, Werner Herzog) 7/10
29. Der große Verhau (1971, Alexander Kluge) 4/10
30. Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6. Flotte (1972, Alexander Kluge) 4/10
31. Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt (1971, Rosa von Praunheim) 5/10
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10. Jjakpae a.k.a. The City of Violence (2006) South Korean New Wave

11. Mogholha a.k.a. The Mongols (1973) Iranian New Wave

12. Nan guo zai jian, nan guo a.k.a. Goodbye South Goodbye (1996) Taiwanese New Wave

13. Iklimler a.k.a. Climates (2006) Turkish New Wave
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1. Geuk jang jeon a.k.a. Tale of Cinema (2005) Korean New Wave
2. Fung gip a.k.a. The Secret (1979) Hong Kong New Wave
3. Brewster McCloud (1970) American New Wave
4. Yuke yuke nidome no shojo a.k.a. Go Go Scond Time Virgin (1969) Japanese New Wave
5. Naechureol siti a.k.a. Natural City (2003) Korean New Wave
6. A Taste of Honey (1961) British New Wave
7. Pido nunmuldo eobshi a.k.a. No Blood No Tears (2002) Korean New Wave
8. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen a.k.a. The Forest for the Trees (2003) German New Wave
9. Dai-bosatsu tôge a.k.a. Sword of Doom (1966) Japanese New Wave
10. Jjakpae a.k.a. The City of Violence (2006) Korean New Wave
11. Mogholha a.k.a. The Mongols (1973) Iranian New Wave
12. Nan guo zai jian, nan guo a.k.a. Goodbye South Goodbye (1996) Taiwan New Wave
13. Iklimler a.k.a. Climates (2006) Turkish New Wave
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Breaking the Waves
1. Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) Hong Kong New Wave
2. Black Test Car (1962) Japanese New Wave
3. Heroes Three (1983) Hong Kong New Wave
4. Shura / Demons (1971) Japanese New Wave
5. The Head Hunter (1982) Hong Kong New Wave
6. The Paper Will Be Blue (2006) Romanian New Wave
7. Shoot the Piano Player (1960) French New Wave
8. Birds (or how to be one) (2020) Greek Weird Wave
9. Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) Japanese New Wave

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Part documentary, part fragmented narrative, this Japanese New Wave film is appropriately nonconforming in approach as it focuses on Tokyo drag queens who cope with love and heartbreak while navigating a world where they do not conform. At its most experimental, we get sequences with animated speech bubbles (see above), interviews with cast members, and so on. The whole thing sometimes feels random and disjointed, but the ending is superb.
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St. Gloede wrote: March 13th, 2021, 10:51 pm Yugoslav Black Wave
Just a few notes that you've probably missed or ain't well-known:

- The number of films associated with the movement exceeds much beyond those 15-20 features, let's say about 30 not counting shorts.

- There's a sequel to Pre istine/Before the Truth, which is called Zazidani/Walled In - the main protagonist is in jail, related by reminders like flashbacks from the previous film + voiceover by Branko Pleša, who borrowed the voice to the character played by Danilo Bata Stojkovic (the prison guard). Immediately after this film, Rakonjac suffered a heart stroke after taking a shower and died. He was also known as the second husband of Milena Dravić, who later married Dragan Nikolić - after Velimir 'Bata' Živoinovic, this acting couple are the most recognizable faces of Yugoslav cinema. Her first husband was Mladomir Puriša Đorđević (director of Jutro, and many other Black Wave films), whom she divorced.

- Vrane/Crows (not sure if this film was being mentioned here) is a Black Wave classic shown at 11 film festivals across the globe, but never in Belgrade. That much about censorship. The director's duo was mostly known as screenwriters, but only on this occasion they directed a film as well. One of them, Gordan Mihić, is the most prolific screenwriter of the local production in ANY of the countries, having his name below 200 scripts for TV and film. His best work is my favourite series of all time, Sivi dom/Grey Home (1984).

- Lazar Stojanović's only film cost him 3 years in jail (he was first sentenced to 2 years, but then the state prolonged his stay for additional year). The main character in this film is Zagreb-based artist Tomislav Gotovac, who was the major figure of Yugoslav conceptual art. One of his most notorious performances was put into this very film we're talking about, "Plastic Jesus", when he was running butt-naked through Belgrade in 1971. He did the same (walking, though) in Zagreb in 1981, as a part of his performance named "Zagreb, I Love You" - while also kissing the streets. He is an author of many avant-garde shorts.
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- Čudna devojka/Strange Girl (1962) could also be associated by the movement, because it first started as a censored theatre play in 1957. The depiction of free-spirited girl is obviously what annoyed the patriarchal establisment. Its director was considered as 'less provocative' than others mentioned above, though.
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Cheers.

Yes, I still have a decent number of Black Wave films to see. I caught 3 films by Petrovic yesterday, and aim to add my write-ups today. I was also strongly considering seeking out the remaining subtitled films by Rakonjac, but the quality of the prints look quite poor. Given his visual prowess it would be quite sad seeing them in this state and would prefer to wait for restorations. If you don't think that is likely to happen I'll see them shortly.

Thank you for the recommendations, I'll try to seek them out. The only Black Wave film I have sectively disliked was Jovan Jovanovic's Young and Healthy As a Rose - but been about a decade since I saw it. Also liked, but didn't love Jutro, Plastic Jesus, etc. Going into this set I had only planned to see 4-5, but I kept wanting to see more - a very good sign to be the least - and Rakonjac was a wonderful discovery. His films can stand side by side of Makavajev's early work in my opinion.

If you could make a more complete list that the current Black Wave list I'd really appreciate it.

BTW, do you consider The Master and Margaret (Petrovic, 1972, Last film he made before going into exile) a part of the movement?
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This list seems to be the most complete of them all (although I would eliminate the last four):
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls020395781/?ref_=rltls_33

There's also a few films made later who were strongly influenced by the movement, such as Dečko koji obećava (1981) and Život i smrt porno bande (2009), as well as some precursors made in the late 1950s.

Maestro and Marguerite is not really a good film IMO. I guess once you established yourself internationally, whatever you make will be screened all over the place.

I don't think you should wait for restoration - they do it very slow, like 1 film a year and it's usually some better known classics from the 1980s. But these films are very often shown at something called KlasikTV, and huge number of these made their way to KG.

As a matter of fact, Živojin Pavlović was forced to move as well, although not abroad - because Slovenia was not a foreign country at the time. This explains why Red Wheat and the next several films were made in Slovene production/language (I guess you being Norwegian couldn't tell the difference). The exact reason for his move was The Ambush - it was just too much. Kinda looks absurd that the state-owned companies (for there was no private businesses in socialism) financed and produced such a in-your-face criticism...

One of the interesting directors was Miroslav Antić, who directed two films. Sveti pesak tells about life in Goli otok, a gulag for political prisoners... The film was shown at 8'oclock in the morning in a dusty provincial theater, and then put in 'bunker' for 27 years - nobody knew where the copies were, until some local festival's organizers got it from the secret police (who hid them). Antić's film career was also destroyed but later he made a name as a children's poet.

In the end I find sad that the local production has yet to make it official on ICM - while regions with lesser cinematic tradition consistently do.
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1. Die bleierne Zeit (1981, von Trotta) 8 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
2. Adoption (1975, Mészáros) 7 Hungarian New Wave

Not sure if Muratova is considered Soviet New Wave or whether 1977 Varda counts as French New Wave.
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2. Daisies (1966) 76 min. Czechoslovak New Wave: Československá nová vlna

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1. Busting (1974) * 92 min. American New Wave: New Hollywood
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5. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960, Karel Reisz) British New Wave
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German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film (#3)
32. Der Tod der Maria Malibran (1972, Werner Schroeter) 6/10
33. Die Moral der Ruth Halbfass (1972, Volker Schlöndorff) 4/10
34. Bremer Freiheit (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 7/10
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German New Wave: Berliner Schule
1. Die Beischlafdiebin (1998, Christian Petzold) 5/10
2. In den Tag hinein (2001, Maria Speth) 6/10
3. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen (2003, Maren Ade) 7/10
4. Kroko (2003, Sylke Enders) 7/10
5. Sehnsucht (2006, Valeska Grisebach) 6/10
6. Der Räuber (2010, Benjamin Heisenberg) 7/10
7. Schlafkrankheit (2011, Ulrich Köhler) 5/10
8. Das Glück meiner Schwester (1995, Angela Schanelec) 6/10
9. Der traumhafte Weg (2016, Angela Schanelec) 5/10
10. Ich war zuhause, aber (2019, Angela Schanelec) 4/10
11. Unter dir die Stadt (2010, Christoph Hochhäusler) 7/10

Yugoslav Black Wave
12. Skupljaci perja (1967, Aleksandar Petrovic) 6/10

British New Wave
13. The League of Gentlemen (1960, Basil Dearden) 7/10
14. Victim (1961, Basil Dearden) 7/10
15. A Taste of Honey (1961, Tony Richardson) 6/10

Brazilian New Wave: Cinema Novo
16. Vidas Secas (1963, Nelson Pereira dos Santos) 7/10
17. Macunaíma (1969, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade) 4/10

Soviet New Wave: Khrushchev Thaw
18. Sudba cheloveka (1959, Sergey Bondarchuk) 7/10
19. Devyat dney odnogo goda (1962, Mikhail Romm) 6/10
20. Ya shagayu po Moskve (1964, Georgiy Daneliya) 7/10
21. Korotkie vstrechi (1967, Kira Muratova) 7/10
22. Dolgie provody (1971, Kira Muratova) 6/10

German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
23. 48 Stunden bis Acapulco (1967, Klaus Lemke) 7/10
24. Mord und Totschlag (1967, Volker Schlöndorff) 5/10
25. Baal (1970, Volker Schlöndorff) 7/10
26. Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach (1971, Volker Schlöndorff) 7/10
27. Bübchen (1968, Roland Klick) 6/10
28. Fata Morgana (1971, Werner Herzog) 7/10
29. Der große Verhau (1971, Alexander Kluge) 4/10
30. Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6. Flotte (1972, Alexander Kluge) 4/10
31. Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt (1971, Rosa von Praunheim) 5/10
32. Der Tod der Maria Malibran (1972, Werner Schroeter) 6/10
33. Die Moral der Ruth Halbfass (1972, Volker Schlöndorff) 4/10
34. Bremer Freiheit (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 7/10
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1. Die bleierne Zeit (1981) 6/10 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
2. Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962) 7/10 French New Wave
3. La Pointe-Courte (1955) 7/10 French New Wave
4. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) 8/10 British New Wave
5. Billy Liar (1963) 7/10 British New Wave
6. Hotel (2004) 4/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
7. O necem jiném (1963) 4/10 Czechoslovak New Wave
8. A Taste of Honey (1961) 7/10 British New Wave
9. The Servant (1963) 8/10 British New Wave
10. The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968) 5/10 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
11. The Forest for the Trees (2003) 7/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
12. A Hard Day's Night (1964) 7/10 British New Wave
13. Sehnsucht (2006) 6/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
14. Georgy Girl (1966) 7/10 British New Wave
15. Ovoce stromu rajských jíme (1970) 7/10 Czechoslovak New Wave
16. Victim (1961) 8/10 British New Wave
17. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975) 8/10 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
18. Sons and Lovers (1960) 6/10 British New Wave
19. Marseille (2004) 4/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
20. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) 7/10 British New Wave
21. The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978) 6/10 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
22. Hell Is a City (1960) 7/10 British New Wave
23. Nachmittag (2007) 4/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
24. A Kind of Loving (1962) 8/10 British New Wave
25. The Knack ...and How to Get It (1965) 6/10 British New Wave
26. Le bonheur (1965) 7/10 French New Wave
27. The Swimmer (1968) 6/10 American New Wave
28. Girl with Green Eyes (1964) 7/10 British New Wave
29. Beat Girl (1960) 7/10 British New Wave
30. The Last Detail (1973) 8/10 American New Wave
31. The Warriors (1979) 7/10 American New Wave
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Breaking the Waves
1. Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) Hong Kong New Wave
2. Black Test Car (1962) Japanese New Wave
3. Heroes Three (1983) Hong Kong New Wave
4. Shura / Demons (1971) Japanese New Wave
5. The Head Hunter (1982) Hong Kong New Wave
6. The Paper Will Be Blue (2006) Romanian New Wave
7. Shoot the Piano Player (1960) French New Wave
8. Birds (or how to be one) (2020) Greek Weird Wave
9. Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) Japanese New Wave
10. The Butterfly Murders (1979) Hong Kong New Wave

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The killer butterfly premise is awesome here and the attack scenes are eerily shot with the swarms appearing to consume their victims. That said, the butterfly attack scenes are few and far between with more time dedicated to a masked killer; dressed in black leather from head to toe, he is a bit unnerving and his kills (including death by vase) are kind of inventive, but it all feels so generic given how out-there the killer butterflies are.
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So, Gloede informs me that this one is eligible for this challenge too. He's a mod. You have to take his word for it. Check and mate.*
Breaking the Waves
1. Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) Hong Kong New Wave
2. Black Test Car (1962) Japanese New Wave
3. Heroes Three (1983) Hong Kong New Wave
4. Shura / Demons (1971) Japanese New Wave
5. The Head Hunter (1982) Hong Kong New Wave
6. The Paper Will Be Blue (2006) Romanian New Wave
7. Shoot the Piano Player (1960) French New Wave
8. Birds (or how to be one) (2020) Greek Weird Wave
9. Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) Japanese New Wave
10. The Butterfly Murders (1979) Hong Kong New Wave
11. Western (2017) Berliner Schule

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While not a western in the traditional sense, the main character rides a horse who he deeply bonds with, spends his off time sitting on a porch smoking, intervenes to stop woman being exploited and bonds with the locals here. Arguable parallels to traditional westerns aside though, I didn't find a lot of interest here. There is the often the sense of tension about to erupt, but little really ever happens, however, Meinhard Neumann has a nice quiet intensity.

*yes, I'll exclude it if you disagree, but he's busy sending me "evidence" links as we speak (!)
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Aleksandar Petrović - Yugoslav Black Wave

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Aleksandar Petrović may not have the cult status that Makajev built for himself with later films like W.R and Sweet Movie, but during the 60s he was the most respectable name of the Black Wave, enjoying consistent International praise. 

He was frequently competing for the Palme d'Or and his two most recognized films, Three and I Even Saw a Happy Gypsy, were both nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards.

He was denounced by the Communist Party in 1973 and just as Makavajev he had to find a career in Europe - but with much less success.


16. Dvoje / And Love Has Vanished (1961)

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Dvoje is the solo debut of Aleksandar Petrović and predates the general start dates of the Black Wave - though, interestingly, it does offer an alternative origin story - one coming from a very similar vein as that of the French New Wave. Petrović shoots on the streets, mainly at night, and while the sound can be a little rough, he creates great atmosphere as the somewhat thin romance starts to unfold. Is it critical of the conditions in Yugoslavia? Not overtly. It focuses in on the fleeting sense of love, and is truly just a dark romance story - though one that enjoys showing that it is merely an echo of a society looking for love. We also get the wayward/restless youth - but it does feel smoother and less confrontational than what we see from the other directors - possibly even of a "different class" - not concerning itself with poverty - but plays and cafe's. A very interesting, but slight start for Petrovic.


17. Dani / Days (1963)

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Days climbs closer to the tension and focus of the Black Wave and refreshingly switches the focus from wayward men lost in fulfilling lives - to a woman trapped in the same situation. It is a very fitting follow-up to And Love Has Vanished continuing the New Wave aesthetics, but with greater production values and even more striking images. 

From the very beginning, we enjoy great long shots, often looking down at people, even masses of people - we also get street views not too dissimilar to those of Dvoje - and far more expressionistic shots and sequences that may just blow you away - most impressively a long car ride on a runway that focuses in on our protagonists' hands in the light - a spectacular sequences.

The plots of Dvoje and Days are quite similar, a woman, already in a relationship, strikes up a new romance, and we spend a few days with them as the passion grows. The films are so close that at one point they stop in front of literal posters of Dvoje, with our protagonist dismissing it as a "tea-boiler" - and by comparison, it is. Days is a far more mature piece, allowing our lead far more character - and letting her carry us into her life - while the romance and especially visual energy comes across as far more striking. It still feels just a little slight, but a wonderful step up.

It is also where Petrović appears to learn the value of intersecting action with music, a relatively unique trait he would clearly develop more later. 7/10.


18. Bice skoro propast sveta / It Rains in My Village (1968)

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It Rains in My Village is a fairly mean and nasty film, that borders on poverty porn, and keeps wanting to poke you with its brutish nastiness - complete with a band of comedic travelling players - singing sarcastic songs to the actions of the villagers. And frankly, it works brilliantly. If you enjoy mean films - check this one out!

It is impressive that it not only managed to intersect this village's immorality with literal Yugoslavian flag-waving and patriotism - as direct contrast - and even worked in the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Events happen around our village - but do they care? Do they even have the proper agency to care? Have their lives been lifted by the Yugoslavian regime?

The actual plot concerns a swine-herder, who essentially gets put on the spot into marrying a woman seen as the town fool. Nasty, from the beginning. Well, actually, the film starts with our Travelling Players coming in, and their female singer being sent away because the town doesn't need a woman to sing. Lovely! Anyhow, this "idyllic" state is uprooted when the new teacher comes to town, and even more so when a pilot crashes into a three. With sex, "love", cheating, jealousy and more on the line - and our toothless, jeering players singing away - this film is only headed one way - as the players repeat again and again - doomsday (and as they always say, "won't matter much anyway").


19. Majstor i Margarita /  The Master and Margaret (1972, Aleksandar Petrovic)

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The Master and Margaret feels like an utterly left-field decision, if not from Petrovic, from the state studio that supported the project - especially as it would end up as a prophecy - in more ways than one. History can be ironic! The tale is "simple" - that is the great state beaurocracy steps in to stop a master playwright from putting on a play that could be seen as criticizing power structures - which in turns could of course be seen criticizing power structures - and which in turn - well - Petrovic may not have shared the master's ultimate fate - but the parallels are one too many.

Even odder - it is a full-blown international co-production between Yugoslavia and Italy, with Ugo Tognazzi in the lead role, American turned European mini-sensation Mimsy Farmer as Margaret - and an ageing Alain Cuny as the devil himself - and may I see - frustratingly silly henchmen aside - he makes a phenomenal devil.

Oh, speaking of Italy - this is of course where Petrovic would make his sole exile film.

The film itself starts off strong, with a great focus on censorship with a magical realist twist - though as it progresses it does become a little more juvenile and empty. The presence of the devil almost becomes a symbol of justice, with the devil standing up to tyranny ... with more tyranny. It is an odd one, and feels quite wayward by the end - but consistently well made and shot - and quite a few fun and clever ideas thrown into the mix. 6/10.
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Hey Gloede I forgot to mention Tople godine, one of my favs. Lazić is known for having a steep decline in quality of his movies, so you shouldn't go beyond this film.
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6. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962, Tony Richardson) British New Wave
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14. Wu gong zhou a.k.a. Centipede Horror (1982) Hong Kong New Wave

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15. Dong dong de jiàqi a.k.a. A Summer at Grandpa's (1984) Taiwanese New Wave
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1. Geuk jang jeon a.k.a. Tale of Cinema (2005) Korean New Wave
2. Fung gip a.k.a. The Secret (1979) Hong Kong New Wave
3. Brewster McCloud (1970) American New Wave
4. Yuke yuke nidome no shojo a.k.a. Go Go Scond Time Virgin (1969) Japanese New Wave
5. Naechureol siti a.k.a. Natural City (2003) Korean New Wave
6. A Taste of Honey (1961) British New Wave
7. Pido nunmuldo eobshi a.k.a. No Blood No Tears (2002) Korean New Wave
8. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen a.k.a. The Forest for the Trees (2003) German New Wave
9. Dai-bosatsu tôge a.k.a. Sword of Doom (1966) Japanese New Wave
10. Jjakpae a.k.a. The City of Violence (2006) Korean New Wave
11. Mogholha a.k.a. The Mongols (1973) Iranian New Wave
12. Nan guo zai jian, nan guo a.k.a. Goodbye South Goodbye (1996) Taiwan New Wave
13. Iklimler a.k.a. Climates (2006) Turkish New Wave
14. Wu gong zhou a.k.a. Centipede Horror (1982) Hong Kong New Wave
15. Dong dong de jiàqi a.k.a. A Summer at Grandpa's (1984) Taiwanese New Wave
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French New Wave: Nouvelle Vague (incl. Left Bank)

11. Strip-tease (Jacques Poitrenaud, 1963) 7.5/10
12. Anna (Pierre Koralnik, 1967) 8/10

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Finnish New Wave

13. Asfalttilampaat (The Asphalt Lambs, Mikko Niskanen, 1968) 8/10
14. Kesäkapina (Summer Rebellion, Jaakko Pakkasvirta, 1970) 8.5/10

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German New Wave - Neuer Deutscher Film

1. Das Unheil (Havoc, Peter Fleischmann, 1972) 8.5/10
2. Laokoon & Söhne (Laocoon & Sons, Ulrike Ottinger & Tabea Blumenschein, 1975) 8.5/10
3. Die Atlantikschwimmer (The Atlantic Swimmers, Herbert Achternbusch, 1976) 9/10
4. Die Reise nach Lyon (Blind Spot, Claudia von Alemann, 1981) 8.5/10

Brazilian New Wave: Cinema Novo

5. Garota de Ipanema (Girl of Ipanema, Leon Hirszman, 1967) 8/10
6. A Vida Provisória (The Provisitional Life, Maurício Gomes Leite 1968) 9/10
7. Longo Caminho da Morte (Long Road of Death, Júlio Calasso, 1972) 8.5/10

Greek Weird Wave

8. Symptoma (Symptom, Angelos Frantzis, 2015) 7.5/10
9. Oi entyposeis enos pnigmenou (Impressions of a Drowned Man, Kyros Papavassiliou, 2015) 7.5/10
10. Órnithes (í Pós na gíneis poulí) (Birds (or How to Be One), Babis Makridis, 2020) 8/10
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Mario Gaborović wrote: March 15th, 2021, 4:53 pm Hey Gloede I forgot to mention Tople godine, one of my favs. Lazić is known for having a steep decline in quality of his movies, so you shouldn't go beyond this film.
Cheers, will be sure to check out each of the films you recommended (as long as I can find them with subtitles) by the end of the month.

The IMDb list is a great resource as well.
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7. The Driver (1978, Walter Hill) New Hollywood
8. Take Care of My Cat (2001, Jae-eun Jeong) South Korean New Wave
9. The Parallax View (1974, Alan J Pakula) New Hollywood
10. Vengeance is Mine (1979, Shohei Imamura) Japanese New Wave
11. The Servant (1963, Joseph Losey) British New Wave
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German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film (#4)
35. Das Kaffeehaus (1970, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 6/10
36. Wildwechsel (1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 8/10
37. Sylvie (1973, Klaus Lemke) 6/10
Waves from Around the World
German New Wave: Berliner Schule
1. Die Beischlafdiebin (1998, Christian Petzold) 5/10
2. In den Tag hinein (2001, Maria Speth) 6/10
3. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen (2003, Maren Ade) 7/10
4. Kroko (2003, Sylke Enders) 7/10
5. Sehnsucht (2006, Valeska Grisebach) 6/10
6. Der Räuber (2010, Benjamin Heisenberg) 7/10
7. Schlafkrankheit (2011, Ulrich Köhler) 5/10
8. Das Glück meiner Schwester (1995, Angela Schanelec) 6/10
9. Der traumhafte Weg (2016, Angela Schanelec) 5/10
10. Ich war zuhause, aber (2019, Angela Schanelec) 4/10
11. Unter dir die Stadt (2010, Christoph Hochhäusler) 7/10

Yugoslav Black Wave
12. Skupljaci perja (1967, Aleksandar Petrovic) 6/10

British New Wave
13. The League of Gentlemen (1960, Basil Dearden) 7/10
14. Victim (1961, Basil Dearden) 7/10
15. A Taste of Honey (1961, Tony Richardson) 6/10

Brazilian New Wave: Cinema Novo
16. Vidas Secas (1963, Nelson Pereira dos Santos) 7/10
17. Macunaíma (1969, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade) 4/10

Soviet New Wave: Khrushchev Thaw
18. Sudba cheloveka (1959, Sergey Bondarchuk) 7/10
19. Devyat dney odnogo goda (1962, Mikhail Romm) 6/10
20. Ya shagayu po Moskve (1964, Georgiy Daneliya) 7/10
21. Korotkie vstrechi (1967, Kira Muratova) 7/10
22. Dolgie provody (1971, Kira Muratova) 6/10

German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
23. 48 Stunden bis Acapulco (1967, Klaus Lemke) 7/10
24. Mord und Totschlag (1967, Volker Schlöndorff) 5/10
25. Baal (1970, Volker Schlöndorff) 7/10
26. Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach (1971, Volker Schlöndorff) 7/10
27. Bübchen (1968, Roland Klick) 6/10
28. Fata Morgana (1971, Werner Herzog) 7/10
29. Der große Verhau (1971, Alexander Kluge) 4/10
30. Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6. Flotte (1972, Alexander Kluge) 4/10
31. Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt (1971, Rosa von Praunheim) 5/10
32. Der Tod der Maria Malibran (1972, Werner Schroeter) 6/10
33. Die Moral der Ruth Halbfass (1972, Volker Schlöndorff) 4/10
34. Bremer Freiheit (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 7/10
35. Das Kaffeehaus (1970, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 6/10
36. Wildwechsel (1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 8/10
37. Sylvie (1973, Klaus Lemke) 6/10
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16. Kuchizuke a.k.a. Kisses (1957) Japanese New Wave

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17. Prípad pro zacínajícího kata a.k.a. Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970) Czech New Wave
Spoiler
1. Geuk jang jeon a.k.a. Tale of Cinema (2005) Korean New Wave
2. Fung gip a.k.a. The Secret (1979) Hong Kong New Wave
3. Brewster McCloud (1970) American New Wave
4. Yuke yuke nidome no shojo a.k.a. Go Go Scond Time Virgin (1969) Japanese New Wave
5. Naechureol siti a.k.a. Natural City (2003) Korean New Wave
6. A Taste of Honey (1961) British New Wave
7. Pido nunmuldo eobshi a.k.a. No Blood No Tears (2002) Korean New Wave
8. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen a.k.a. The Forest for the Trees (2003) German New Wave
9. Dai-bosatsu tôge a.k.a. Sword of Doom (1966) Japanese New Wave
10. Jjakpae a.k.a. The City of Violence (2006) Korean New Wave
11. Mogholha a.k.a. The Mongols (1973) Iranian New Wave
12. Nan guo zai jian, nan guo a.k.a. Goodbye South Goodbye (1996) Taiwan New Wave
13. Iklimler a.k.a. Climates (2006) Turkish New Wave
14. Wu gong zhou a.k.a. Centipede Horror (1982) Hong Kong New Wave
15. Dong dong de jiàqi a.k.a. A Summer at Grandpa's (1984) Taiwanese New Wave
16. Kuchizuke a.k.a. Kisses (1957) Japanese New Wave
17. Prípad pro zacínajícího kata a.k.a. Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970) Czech New Wave
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1. Die bleierne Zeit (1981) 6/10 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
2. Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962) 7/10 French New Wave
3. La Pointe-Courte (1955) 7/10 French New Wave
4. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) 8/10 British New Wave
5. Billy Liar (1963) 7/10 British New Wave
6. Hotel (2004) 4/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
7. O necem jiném (1963) 4/10 Czechoslovak New Wave
8. A Taste of Honey (1961) 7/10 British New Wave
9. The Servant (1963) 8/10 British New Wave
10. The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968) 5/10 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
11. The Forest for the Trees (2003) 7/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
12. A Hard Day's Night (1964) 7/10 British New Wave
13. Sehnsucht (2006) 6/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
14. Georgy Girl (1966) 7/10 British New Wave
15. Ovoce stromu rajských jíme (1970) 7/10 Czechoslovak New Wave
16. Victim (1961) 8/10 British New Wave
17. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975) 8/10 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
18. Sons and Lovers (1960) 6/10 British New Wave
19. Marseille (2004) 4/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
20. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) 7/10 British New Wave
21. The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978) 6/10 German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
22. Hell Is a City (1960) 7/10 British New Wave
23. Nachmittag (2007) 4/10 German New Wave: Berliner Schule
24. A Kind of Loving (1962) 8/10 British New Wave
25. The Knack ...and How to Get It (1965) 6/10 British New Wave
26. Le bonheur (1965) 7/10 French New Wave
27. The Swimmer (1968) 6/10 American New Wave
28. Girl with Green Eyes (1964) 7/10 British New Wave
29. Beat Girl (1960) 7/10 British New Wave
30. The Last Detail (1973) 8/10 American New Wave
31. The Warriors (1979) 7/10 American New Wave
32. Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966) 5/10 British New Wave
33. Perlicky na dne (1965) 4/10 Czechoslovak New Wave
34. My Brilliant Career (1979) 7/10 Australian New Wave
35. The Entertainer (1960) 7/10 British New Wave
36. Paper Moon (1973) 7/10 American New Wave
37. Look Back in Anger (1959) 7/10 British New Wave
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Breaking the Waves
1. Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) Hong Kong New Wave
2. Black Test Car (1962) Japanese New Wave
3. Heroes Three (1983) Hong Kong New Wave
4. Shura / Demons (1971) Japanese New Wave
5. The Head Hunter (1982) Hong Kong New Wave
6. The Paper Will Be Blue (2006) Romanian New Wave
7. Shoot the Piano Player (1960) French New Wave
8. Birds (or how to be one) (2020) Greek Weird Wave
9. Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) Japanese New Wave
10. The Butterfly Murders (1979) Hong Kong New Wave
11. Western (2017) Berliner Schule
12. Suntan (2016) Greek Weird Wave

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The first half of this film feels a tad roundabout, mostly consisting of nude bathing and drunk partying spliced together. Makis Papadimitriou is pretty great in the lead role though, especially as he gradually overcomes his body issues and discomfort about being nude himself. It is in the second half of the film that the story really gets going though. That said, it is hard to ever really feel for Papadimitriou whose delusions/illusions seem downright childish.
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Soviet New Wave
3. Krylya (1966, Shepitko) 7
4. Nachalo nevedomogo veka (1967, Gabay/Shepitko/Smirnov) 7
5. Ty i ya (1971, Shepitko) 9
German New Wave: Berlin School
6. Ich bin den Sommer über in Berlin geblieben (1994, Schanelec) 6
7. Das Glück meiner Schwester (1995, Schanelec) 7
8. Plätze in Städten (1998, Schanelec) 6
Czechoslovakia New Wave
9. Pytel blech (1962, Chytilová) 7
10. O necem jinem (1963, Chytilová) 8
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18. Mayis Sikintisi a.k.a. Clouds of May (1999) Turkish New Wave

19. La carrière de Suzanne a.k.a. Suzanne's Career (1963) French New Wave
20. Eric Rohmer Shorts (1958-1966) French New Wave
20a. La boulangère de Monceau (1963)
20b. Nadja à Paris (1963)
20c. Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak (1960)
20d. Véronique et son cancre (1958)
20e. Une étudiante d'aujourd'hui (1966)
Not all of these are in the New Wave lists but given they're made by Rohmer in the same period as the films that are on there, I assume they'd be included.
Spoiler
1. Geuk jang jeon a.k.a. Tale of Cinema (2005) Korean New Wave
2. Fung gip a.k.a. The Secret (1979) Hong Kong New Wave
3. Brewster McCloud (1970) American New Wave
4. Yuke yuke nidome no shojo a.k.a. Go Go Scond Time Virgin (1969) Japanese New Wave
5. Naechureol siti a.k.a. Natural City (2003) Korean New Wave
6. A Taste of Honey (1961) British New Wave
7. Pido nunmuldo eobshi a.k.a. No Blood No Tears (2002) Korean New Wave
8. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen a.k.a. The Forest for the Trees (2003) German New Wave
9. Dai-bosatsu tôge a.k.a. Sword of Doom (1966) Japanese New Wave
10. Jjakpae a.k.a. The City of Violence (2006) Korean New Wave
11. Mogholha a.k.a. The Mongols (1973) Iranian New Wave
12. Nan guo zai jian, nan guo a.k.a. Goodbye South Goodbye (1996) Taiwan New Wave
13. Iklimler a.k.a. Climates (2006) Turkish New Wave
14. Wu gong zhou a.k.a. Centipede Horror (1982) Hong Kong New Wave
15. Dong dong de jiàqi a.k.a. A Summer at Grandpa's (1984) Taiwanese New Wave
16. Kuchizuke a.k.a. Kisses (1957) Japanese New Wave
17. Prípad pro zacínajícího kata a.k.a. Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970) Czech New Wave
18. Mayis Sikintisi a.k.a. Clouds of May (1999) Turkish New Wave
19. La carrière de Suzanne a.k.a. Suzanne's Career (1963) French New Wave
20a. La boulangère de Monceau (1963)
20b. Nadja à Paris (1963)
20c. Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak (1960)
20d. Véronique et son cancre (1958)
20e. Une étudiante d'aujourd'hui (1966)
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German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film (#5)
38. Dorothea's Rache (1974, Peter Fleischmann) 5/10
39. Nora Helmer (1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 8/10
40. Unter dem Pflaster ist der Strand (1975, Helma Sanders-Brahms) 7/10
41. Der starke Ferdinand (1976, Alexander Kluge) 7/10
Waves from Around the World
German New Wave: Berliner Schule
1. Die Beischlafdiebin (1998, Christian Petzold) 5/10
2. In den Tag hinein (2001, Maria Speth) 6/10
3. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen (2003, Maren Ade) 7/10
4. Kroko (2003, Sylke Enders) 7/10
5. Sehnsucht (2006, Valeska Grisebach) 6/10
6. Der Räuber (2010, Benjamin Heisenberg) 7/10
7. Schlafkrankheit (2011, Ulrich Köhler) 5/10
8. Das Glück meiner Schwester (1995, Angela Schanelec) 6/10
9. Der traumhafte Weg (2016, Angela Schanelec) 5/10
10. Ich war zuhause, aber (2019, Angela Schanelec) 4/10
11. Unter dir die Stadt (2010, Christoph Hochhäusler) 7/10

Yugoslav Black Wave
12. Skupljaci perja (1967, Aleksandar Petrovic) 6/10

British New Wave
13. The League of Gentlemen (1960, Basil Dearden) 7/10
14. Victim (1961, Basil Dearden) 7/10
15. A Taste of Honey (1961, Tony Richardson) 6/10

Brazilian New Wave: Cinema Novo
16. Vidas Secas (1963, Nelson Pereira dos Santos) 7/10
17. Macunaíma (1969, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade) 4/10

Soviet New Wave: Khrushchev Thaw
18. Sudba cheloveka (1959, Sergey Bondarchuk) 7/10
19. Devyat dney odnogo goda (1962, Mikhail Romm) 6/10
20. Ya shagayu po Moskve (1964, Georgiy Daneliya) 7/10
21. Korotkie vstrechi (1967, Kira Muratova) 7/10
22. Dolgie provody (1971, Kira Muratova) 6/10

German New Wave: Neuer Deutscher Film
23. 48 Stunden bis Acapulco (1967, Klaus Lemke) 7/10
24. Mord und Totschlag (1967, Volker Schlöndorff) 5/10
25. Baal (1970, Volker Schlöndorff) 7/10
26. Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach (1971, Volker Schlöndorff) 7/10
27. Bübchen (1968, Roland Klick) 6/10
28. Fata Morgana (1971, Werner Herzog) 7/10
29. Der große Verhau (1971, Alexander Kluge) 4/10
30. Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6. Flotte (1972, Alexander Kluge) 4/10
31. Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt (1971, Rosa von Praunheim) 5/10
32. Der Tod der Maria Malibran (1972, Werner Schroeter) 6/10
33. Die Moral der Ruth Halbfass (1972, Volker Schlöndorff) 4/10
34. Bremer Freiheit (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 7/10
35. Das Kaffeehaus (1970, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 6/10
36. Wildwechsel (1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 8/10
37. Sylvie (1973, Klaus Lemke) 6/10
38. Dorothea's Rache (1974, Peter Fleischmann) 5/10
39. Nora Helmer (1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 8/10
40. Unter dem Pflaster ist der Strand (1975, Helma Sanders-Brahms) 7/10
41. Der starke Ferdinand (1976, Alexander Kluge) 7/10
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