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If/When this challenge runs again, which system would you prefer?

People can choose any of the countries listed on the imdb page
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The World is Not Enough
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea
20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti
21. The Orator (2011) Samoa
22. Speed Kills (2018) Puerto Rico
23. Unstoppable (2004) Aruba
24. ThuleTuvalu (2014) Tuvalu
25. School Good! (2017) Solomon Islands
26. Den Muso (1975) Mali
27. Fevers (2013) Morocco
28. Jit (1990) Zimbabwe
29. Pili (2017) Tanzania
30. Yaaba (1989) Burkina Faso
31. Red Scorpion (1988) Namibia
32. Cairo Station (1958) Egypt
33. Bal poussière (1989) Ivory Coast
34. Bye Bye Africa (1999) Chad
35. Life is Waiting (2015) Western Sahara

36. Affair in Havana (1957) Cuba

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Barely distinguishable from the average 50s noir out there despite the exotic setting. The story is familiar, with a young pianist who becomes obsessed with a wheelchair-bound rich man's much younger wife. Questions arise throughout the film as to whether the pianist, the wife or someone else will try to bump off the old man for his fortune, but the film never muscles up much tension. The beachside vistas of Havana look great though at dusk/night.

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1. El ángel exterminador (Mexico, 1962) - 9/10
2. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (USA, 1999) - 6/10
3. Zombi 2 (Italy, 1979) - 6/10
4. Noce Blanche (France, 1989) - 8/10
5. Bashu, gharibeye koochak (Iran, 1989) - 7/10
6. Novyy Vavilon (Russia, 1929) - 2/10
7. Hævnens Nat (Denmark, 1916) - 9/10
8. Ritzar bez bronya (Bulgaria, 1966) - 5/10
9. Kajaki (UK, 2014) - 7/10
10. The Man With the Iron Fists (Hong Kong, 2012) - 7/10
11. Swiss Army Man (Sweden, 2016) - 7/10
12. Kumonosu-jô (Japan, 1957) - 7/10
13. Ba wang bie ji (China, 1993) - 7/10
14. Glomdalsbruden (Norway, 1926) - 6/10
15. Prem Sanyas (India, 1925) - 6/10
16. Bloodfist (Philippines, 1989) - 5/10
17. Heritage (Australia, 1935) - 7/10
18. Ilo Ilo (Singapore, 2013) - 7/10
19. Risttuules (Estonia, 2014) - 6/10
20. Hidalgo (Morocco, 2004) - 7/10
21. Beat the Drum (South Africa, 2003) - 7/10
22. Why Shoot the Teacher (Canada, 1977) - 2/10
23. Zemlya (Ukraine, 1930) - 2/10
24. Schuhpalast Pinkus (Germany, 1916) - 5/10
25 La tortue rouge (Netherlands, 2016) - 7/10
26. Sibirska Ledi Magbet (Serbia, 1962) - 7/10
27. The Doll 2 (Indonesia, 2017) - 8/10
28. Ginger & Rosa (Croatia, 2012) - 2/10
29. The Way Back (United Arab Emirates, 2010) - 6/10
30. The Last Days on Mars (Ireland, 2013) - 5/10
31. Du saram-yida (South Korea, 2007) - 7/10
32. Black Venus (Bahamas, 1983) - 7/10

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17. Deportation Class (Germany, 2017) - 5/10
18. Hamaca Paraguaya (Paraguay, 2006) - 8/10
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1. Why Shoot the Teacher? (Canada, 1977) - 6/10
2. Kajaki (UK, 2014) - 7/10
3. Paradise Island (Sierra Leone, 2009) - 6/10
4. Yaaba (Burkina Faso, 1989) - 7/10
5. Chi l'ha Vista Morire? (Italy, 1972) - 7/10
6. Bashu, gharibeye koochak (Iran, 1989) - 7/10
7. Exists (USA, 2014) - 6/10
8. Al hayatt al yawmiyah fi quariah suriyah (Syria, 1976) - 7/10
9. Kataude mashin gâru (Japan, 2008) - 6/10
10. Rapt (Switzerland, 1934) - 7/10
11. Red Christmas (Australia, 2016) - 6/10
12. Gandu (India, 2010) - 7/10
13. Muna Moto (Cameroon, 1975) - 7/10
14. Os Fuzis (Brazil, 1964) - 7/10
15. Aniki Bóbó (Portugal, 1942) - 6/10
16. Tajouj (Sudan, 1977) - 6/10
17. Deportation Class (Germany, 2016) - 5/10
18. Hamaca Paraguaya (Paraguay, 2006) - 8/10
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1. Parasite (South Korea)
2. Mission: Impossible Fallout (USA)
3. The Death of Stalin (UK)
4. Tears of the Black Tiger (REWATCH, Thailand)
5. Shoplifters (Japan)
6. Ip Man 3 (Hong Kong)
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29. Mitt liv som hund/ My Life as a Dog (1985) 102 min. (Sweden)

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1. Respiro (2002) * 95 min. (Italy)
2. Lonely Hearts (1982) * 95 min. (Australia)
3. Mifunes sidste sangMifune's Last Song (1999) * 97 min. (Denmark)
4. Calamari Union (1985) * 81 min. (Finland)
5. Love Me (2013) * 90 min. (Ukraine)
6. In the Empty City (2004) * 88 min. (Angola)
7. Unbreakable (2019) * 119 min. (Philippines)
8. Knives Out (2019) * 130 min. (US)
9. ContratiempoThe Invisible Guest (2016) * 106 min. (Spain)
10. Cô Hâu GáiThe Housemaid (2016) * 105 min. (Vietnam)
11. Das Leben der Anderen/ The Lives of Others (2006) * 137 min. (Germany)
12. Essential Killing (2010) * 85 min. (Poland)
13. Taegukgi hwinalrimyeoTae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) * 148 min. (South Korea)
14. Macunaima (1969) * 103 min. (Brazil)
15. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) * 84 min. (UK)
16. Pendekar Tongkat EmasThe Golden Cane Warrior (2014) 112 min. (Indonesia)
17. Chiyari FujiBloody Spear at Mount Fuji (1955) * 94 min. (Japan)
18. MestRevenge (1989) * 99 min. (Kazakhstan-Soviet Union)
19. Barakah yoqabil BarakahBarakah Meets Barakah (2016) * 88 min. (Saudi Arabia)
20. Double Happiness (1994) * 87 min. (Canada)
21. Um Filme FaladoA Talking Picture (2003) * 91 min. (Portugal)
22. De sidste mænd i Aleppo/ Last Men in Aleppo (2017) * 109 min. (Syria)
23. Ying hung boon sik/ A Better Tomorrow (1986) 91 min. (Hong Kong)
24. Boy (2010) * 88 min. (New Zealand)
25. Kino-pravda no. 19 - Chernoe more - Ledovityi okean - Moskva (1924) * 17 min. (Russia-Soviet Union)
Kino-pravda no. 20 - Pionerskaia pravda (1924) * 16 min. (Russia-Soviet Union)
Zhuravlinye peryaCrane's Feathers (1977) * 10 min. (Russia-Soviet Union)
BalaganCabaret (1981) * 21 min. (Russia-Soviet Union)
26. Zhi You Yun Zhi DaoOnly Cloud Knows (2019) * 132 min. (China)
27. Canoa (1976) * 115 min. (Mexico)
28. Deux jours, une nuit/ Two Days, One Night (2014) * 95 min. (Belgium)

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The World is Not Enough
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea
20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti
21. The Orator (2011) Samoa
22. Speed Kills (2018) Puerto Rico
23. Unstoppable (2004) Aruba
24. ThuleTuvalu (2014) Tuvalu
25. School Good! (2017) Solomon Islands
26. Den Muso (1975) Mali
27. Fevers (2013) Morocco
28. Jit (1990) Zimbabwe
29. Pili (2017) Tanzania
30. Yaaba (1989) Burkina Faso
31. Red Scorpion (1988) Namibia
32. Cairo Station (1958) Egypt
33. Bal poussière (1989) Ivory Coast
34. Bye Bye Africa (1999) Chad
35. Life is Waiting (2015) Western Sahara
36. Affair in Havana (1957) Cuba

37. Sorry We Missed You (2019) France

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This French/UK co-production is a typically solidly and emotionally devastating working class drama from Ken Loach, cut from the same cloth as I, Daniel Blake with the same screenwriter on hand. I didn't particularly like the son's character development here, but the mother, father and daughter are all developed very well and the performances by all three are spot-on. Kris Hitchen definitely deserves some awards season recognition.

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37. Talking About Trees (Suhaib Gasmelbari, 2019) [Sudan] 7+
38. The Gardener (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2012) [Israel] 6-
39. El ruido son la casas (Luciana Foglio, 2018) [Argentina] 6
40. Volcano (Roman Bondarchuk, 2018) [Ukraine] 7
41. I Still Hide to Smoke / À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer (Rayhana Obermeyer, 2016) [Algeria] 7-

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1. In the Crosswind / Risttuules (Martti Helde, 2014) [Estonia] 6
2. Okko's Inn / Waka Okami wa Shogakusei! (Kitaro Kosaka, 2018) [Japan] 6+
3. Times and Winds / Bes Vakit (Reha Erdem, 2006) [Turkey] 7-
4. Baden Baden (Rachel Lang, 2016) [Belgium] 7+
5. Caddyshack (Harold Ramis, 1980) [USA] 5-
6. Bashu, the Little Stranger / Bashu, gharibeye koochak (Bahram Beizai, 1989) [Iran] 7-
7. Kilo Two Bravo / Kajaki (Paul Katis, 2014) [UK] 7
8. Why Shoot the Teacher? (Silvio Narizzano, 1977) [Canada] 6-
9. El húsar de la muerte (Pedro Sienna, 1925) [Chili] 6
10. Entre Nous / Coup de foudre (Diane Kurys, 1983) [France] 7+
11. Ice Palace / Is-slottet (Per Blom, 1987) [Norway] 9
12. They Call Me Jeeg / Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot (Gabriele Mainetti, 2015) [Italy] 6
13. Pictures of the Old World / Obrazy starého sveta (Dusan Hanák, 1972) [Slovakia] 7+
14. Ezra (Newton I. Aduaka, 2007) [Nigeria] 6-
15. Insiang (Lino Brocka, 1976) [Philippines] 8
16. Deaf Mute Heroine / Long ya jian (Ma Wu, 1971) [HK] 7
17. The Invitation / L'Invitation (Claude Goretta, 1973) [Switzerland] 6+
18. Twenty Years Later / Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (Eduardo Coutinho, 1984) [Brazil] 7+
19. Tigers Are Not Afraid / Vuelven (Issa López, 2017) [Mexico] 7-
20. Lion (Garth Davis, 2016) [Australia] 6-
21. It All Started at the End / Todo comenzó por el fin (Luis Ospina, 2015) [Colombia] 5
22. Margarita, with a Straw (Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar, 2014) [India] 6
23. Shutter (Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom, 2004) [Thailand] 5
24. Camp de Thiaroye (Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow, 1988) [Senegal]
25. [61mins] Shorts
Los Espejos del Silencio (Sonia Fritz, 1989) [Puerto Rico] 7-
Modesta (Benjamin Doniger, 1956) [Puerto Rico] 6+
26. Graves Without a Name / Les tombeaux sans noms (Rithy Panh, 2018) [Cambodia] 8+
27. A Drifting Life / Chun hua meng lu (Cheng-sheng Lin, 1996) [Taiwan]
28. Wild Growth /Samorastniki (Igor Pretnar, 1963) [Slovenia]
29. My Dearest Senorita / Mi querida señorita (Jaime de Armi, 1972) [Spain] 7-
30. Remote Control / Sódóma Reykjavík (Óskar Jónasson, 1992) [Iceland] 6+
31. Identity Pieces /Pièces d'identités (Mweze Ngangura, 1998) [Democratic Republic Of Congo ] 7-
32. Oxhide / Niu Pi (Jiayin Liu, 2005) [China] 7+
33. Meanders / Meandre (Mircea Saucan, 1966) [Romania] 7
34. West of Memphis (Amy Berg, 2012) [New Zealand] 8
35. The Return of the Prodigal Son / Awdat al ibn al dal (Youssef Chahine, 1976) [Egypt] 8+
36. The Berliner / Berliner Ballade (Robert A. Stemmle, 1948) [Germany] 7

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103. Yemen - Janapar (2012)
104. Nigeria - Goat Lover (2011)

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Around the world in 31 days
1. Caesar Must Die (2012, Italy)
2. La flaca Alejandra (1994, Chile)
3. The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution (2018, Canada)
4. The Great Hack (2019, USA)
5. Fart: A Documentary (2016, UK)
6. Haxan (1922, Sweden)
7. Das Netz/The Net (2003, Germany)
8. Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989, Iran)
9. Senorita Extraviada (2001, Mexico)
10. Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web (2017, New Zealand)
11. Scrum (2015, Australia)
12. Barbecue (2017, Armenia)
13. Cholesterol, the Great Bluff (2016, France)
14. You Laugh But It's True (2011, South Africa)
15. Do You Trust this Computer? (2018, Japan)
16. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013, Netherlands)
17. Over the Limit (2017, Poland)
18. Risttuules (2014, Estonia)
19. Samsara (2011, UAE)
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Where I Travel in December
01. Bulgaria: Kozijat rog a.k.a. The Goat Horn -- Andonov, 1972.
02. Germany: Phoenix -- Petzold, 2014.
03. UK: Shooting Dogs a.k.a. Beyond the Gates -- Caton-Jones, 2005.
04. Iran: Ansuyeh Atash a.k.a. Beyond the Fire -- Ayari, 1990.
05. Brazil: O Canto do Mar a.k.a. Song of the Sea -- Cavalcanti, 1953.
06. Russia: Ne zabud... Stantsiya Lugovaya a.k.a. Don't Forget... Lugovaya Station -- Kurikhin & Menaker, 1966.
07. Netherlands: De stilte rond Christine M. a.k.a. A Question of Silence -- Gorris, 1982.
08. Japan: Kojiro tsubamegaeshi a.k.a. Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut -- Tasaka, 1961.
09. Czech Republic: Kladivo na carodejnice a.k.a. Witchhammer -- Vávra, 1970.
10. USA: The Big Sleep -- Winner, 1978.
11. France: De bruit et de fureur a.k.a. Sound and Fury -- Brisseau, 1988.
12. South Korea: Sarangbang sonnimgwa eomeoni a.k.a. My Mother and Her Guest -- Shin, 1961.
13. Papua New Guinea: Man Without Pigs -- Owen, 1991.
14. Greece: Politiki kouzina a.k.a. A Touch of Spice -- Boulmetis, 2003.
15. Canada: Why Shoot the Teacher? -- Narizzano, 1977.
16. Portugal: Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família a.k.a. Doomed Love -- Oliveira, 1978.
17. China: Shun liu ni liu a.k.a. Time and Tide -- Tsui, 2000.
18. India: Kanchana Sita a.k.a. Golden Sita -- Aravindan, 1977.
19. Peru: La muralla verde a.k.a. The Green Wall -- Robles Godoy, 1969.
20. Belgium: La fille inconnue a.k.a. The Unknown Girl -- Dardenne Brothers, 2016.
21. Hong Kong: Ngo joh ngan gin do gwai a.k.a. My Left Eye Sees Ghosts -- To, 2002.
22. Switzerland: Juventude Em Marcha a.k.a. Colossal Youth -- Costa, 2006.
23. Taiwan: Feng gui lai de ren a.k.a. The Boys from Fengkuei -- Hou, 1983.
24. Bangladesh: Matir moina a.k.a. The Clay Bird -- Masud, 2002.
25. Finland: Komisario Palmun erehdys a.k.a. Inspector Palmu's Error -- Kassila, 1960.
26. Spain: Caídos del cielo a.k.a. Fallen from Heaven -- Lombardi, 1990.
27. Bhutan: Phörpa a.k.a. The Cup -- Norbu, 1999.
28. Estonia: Risttuules a.k.a. Crosswinds -- Helde, 2014.
29. Ukraine: Volshebnaya lampa Aladdina a.k.a. Aladdin and His Magic Lamp -- 1966.
30. Cambodia: La terre des âmes errantes a.k.a. The Land of the Wandering Souls -- Panh, 2000.
31. Denmark: En forårsdag i Helvede a.k.a. A Sunday in Hell -- Leth, 1977.
32. Indonesia: Gie -- Riza, 2005.
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1. 1917 (2019, England/UK) 7/10
2. Nocturama (2016, France) 6/10
3. A Vida Invisível — a.k.a. The Invisible Life (2019, Brazil) 7.5/10
4. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016, Canada) 6/10
5. The Biggest Little Farm (2018, USA) 7/10
6. Munmo tashi khyidron aka "Honeygiver Among the Dogs" (2016, Bhutan) 5/10
7. The Perfect Candidate (2019, Saudi Arabia) 7/10
8. Unbreakable (2019, Philippines) 3/10
9. Blood, Passion & Coffee / Café con sabor a mi tierra (2019, Honduras) 5.2/10
10. En Brazos de un Asesino/In the Arms of an Assassin (2019, Dominican Republic) 5.2/10
11. The Magic Life of V (2019, Bulgaria) 7/10
12. The Whistleblower (2019, Australia) 5/10
13. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018, South Korea) 6/10
14. Ash Is Purest White / Jiang hu er nü (2018, China)
15. Tsumetai nettaigyo/Cold Fish (2010, Japan) 7.5/10
16. Chez jolie coiffure (2018, Belgium) 6/10
17. Les deux visages d'une femme Bamiléké (2018, Cameroon) 7/10
18. Grzeli nateli dgeebia /In Bloom (2013, Georgia) 4/10
19. La famiglia (1987, Italy) 6.25/10
20. Tizoc (Amor indio) (1957, Mexico) 5.5/10 - Gained 50%/Bronze on the Ariel list
21. Rue princesse (1994, Côte d'Ivoire) 6/10
22. Sallah Shabati (1964, Israel) 5.5/10 - Gained 50%/Bronze on UNESCO
23. Honeyland (2019, Republic of Macedonia) 1/10
24. Sameblod (2016, Norway) 5/10
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Hey Everyone -- With the challenge closing in a couple of days, I've added a poll question, which you can find at the top of the page. Compared to the previous version of this challenge, I switched to a system for this edition where people determine the nationality of a movie by picking one of the countries listed on that movie's imdb page. In the previous edition of the challenge, people just declared the nationality of a movie based entirely on what they thought most appropriate.

Please vote for the system you prefer, which will be useful if and when this challenge runs again.

Just as background info, I moved to the new system because I wanted to simplify the process of determining nationality. Using a comprehensive external source, I thought, would eliminate the occasionally tedious discussion of whether a movie was more Austrian or Italian, as well as the even more tedious discussions about the sovereign status of places like Greenland and Western Sahara. The drawback is that imdb has a very loose policy with nationality, which means that sometimes movies are listed under countries that seem a bit strange.

By the way, does anyone know how to add a second poll question? For some reason, I'm only able to create a poll with one question.
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blocho wrote: December 29th, 2019, 6:19 am Hey Everyone -- With the challenge closing in a couple of days, I've added a poll question, which you can find at the top of the page. Compared to the previous version of this challenge, I switched to a system for this edition where people determine the nationality of a movie by picking one of the countries listed on that movie's imdb page. In the previous edition of the challenge, people just declared the nationality of a movie based entirely on what they thought most appropriate.

Please vote for the system you prefer, which will be useful if and when this challenge runs again.

Just as background info, I moved to the new system because I wanted to simplify the process of determining nationality. Using a comprehensive external source, I thought, would eliminate the occasionally tedious discussion of whether a movie was more Austrian or Italian, as well as the even more tedious discussions about the sovereign status of places like Greenland and Western Sahara. The drawback is that imdb has a very loose policy with nationality, which means that sometimes movies are listed under countries that seem a bit strange.

By the way, does anyone know how to add a second poll question? For some reason, I'm only able to create a poll with one question.
On your last question, IIRC, not possible - the imperfect workaround is to ask X questions and allow for up to X answers (e.g., with the Oscar reruns we do on the forum).

For your system of countries, I have a love/hate (mostly love) relationship with it - I hate it because I'm counting weird things for weird countries (e.g., Samsara is NOT a UAE movie, but it's listed there), and it seems weird counting it that way.

But I love it from both a participant and host perspective, as it makes participation really easy - it's new, so there's the obvious transition issues, but I thought this was a brilliant insight into how to host a challenge like this (I promise I was going to say this when the challenge was over). It's not the most obvious, nor is it the most intuitive way to do it. BUT, the rules make for a perfectly clear explanation of what's included and not. This leads to some gamification aspects (which I'm all for) of the challenges. And with the relative ubiquity of IMDB, a good excuse to at least check that site.

In short and from my own personal perspective, this was the smartest-hosted challenge I've seen.
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maxwelldeux wrote: December 29th, 2019, 6:59 am In short and from my own personal perspective, this was the smartest-hosted challenge I've seen.
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Yeah I agree with Max on this. This decision was a very nice surprise and for me, it worked out perfectly. It's a shame we won't be doing this challenge next year.
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blocho wrote: December 29th, 2019, 7:31 am
maxwelldeux wrote: December 29th, 2019, 6:59 am In short and from my own personal perspective, this was the smartest-hosted challenge I've seen.
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Well, the other question I wanted to ask in a poll was whether people liked the new system of dealing with historical countries (choosing the present-day analogue for that country), or would people prefer a challenge where they can include no-longer-existing countries like East Germany and North Yemen?
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A third option was used last time I think. ‘Only first IMDb country listed counts’. That’s my prefered option, but this was fun too. :)
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Last time the methodology was not just to let people choose what they found appropriate: there was some guidance, coming from even earlier challenge I believe, and I liked quite a bit:
PeacefulAnarchy wrote: May 11th, 2012, 6:49 am What I've been looking it is 1) Where are the actors/director from? 2) where was it filmed? 3) Where was it financed? 4) Where is it set?

1) is a must and I'd say two of the other three would be enough.
This year some reports made me cringe, I am more for a traveling experience than for a gaming one I guess.
blocho wrote: December 29th, 2019, 7:59 am Well, the other question I wanted to ask in a poll was whether people liked the new system of dealing with historical countries (choosing the present-day analogue for that country), or would people prefer a challenge where they can include no-longer-existing countries like East Germany and North Yemen?
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I like your choices as host this time around, as having it this way lessens the burden as host. I remember my exchanges with sortile over Latvia and Wales a couple of years ago, haahaa. It's really up to the individual players to not exploit the system and simply railroad into the challenge European or American films with tenuous links to the countries they assign them to. I see that in this challenge and I do think it takes away from the potential for vibrancy and exploration that a challenge such as this is meant to foster. I can see the appeal of the gamification aspect as well that Maxwell alludes to, though.

I need to update my progress with my recent travels. I'll hope to do that today.
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36. November (2017) Estonia
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I don't trust imdb, so any movie with more than one country, I will doublecheck the info before watching it.
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14 Brazil: Twenty Years Later (1984)

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01 Finland: Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)
02 USA: American Factory (2019)
03 Canada: La région centrale (1971)
04 UK: 63 Up (2019)
05 France: Who Killed Little Gregory? (2019)
06 Germany: Meeting Gorbachev (2018)
07 Congo: Virunga (2014)
08 Spain: Klaus (2019)
09 Mexico: Alamar (2009)
10 Sweden: Life Overtakes Me (2019)
11 Italy: Divorce Italian Style (1961)
12 Denmark: Into Eternity (2010)
13 Chile: Nostalgia for the Light
14 Brazil: Twenty Years Later (1984)
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The World is Not Enough
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea
20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti
21. The Orator (2011) Samoa
22. Speed Kills (2018) Puerto Rico
23. Unstoppable (2004) Aruba
24. ThuleTuvalu (2014) Tuvalu
25. School Good! (2017) Solomon Islands
26. Den Muso (1975) Mali
27. Fevers (2013) Morocco
28. Jit (1990) Zimbabwe
29. Pili (2017) Tanzania
30. Yaaba (1989) Burkina Faso
31. Red Scorpion (1988) Namibia
32. Cairo Station (1958) Egypt
33. Bal poussière (1989) Ivory Coast
34. Bye Bye Africa (1999) Chad
35. Life is Waiting (2015) Western Sahara
36. Affair in Havana (1957) Cuba
37. Sorry We Missed You (2019) France

38. For Y'ur Height Only (1981) Philippines

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While 84cm tall Weng Weng never exudes half the charisma of Connery or Moore, he has some stellar fight scenes here as he jumps off, under and around all the villains and henchmen in this 007 parody. There are some cool gadgets too and the mimicked Bond theme is pretty decent. The plot is a mess though, the acting is third rate and there are some uncomfortable height jokes, but this more entertaining and a less exploitative than it sounds.

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30. Eshtebak/ Clash (2016) * 94 min. (Egypt)
31. Las doce sillas/ The Twelve Chairs (1962) * 94 min. (Cuba) 

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1. Respiro (2002) * 95 min. (Italy)
2. Lonely Hearts (1982) * 95 min. (Australia)
3. Mifunes sidste sangMifune's Last Song (1999) * 97 min. (Denmark)
4. Calamari Union (1985) * 81 min. (Finland)
5. Love Me (2013) * 90 min. (Ukraine)
6. In the Empty City (2004) * 88 min. (Angola)
7. Unbreakable (2019) * 119 min. (Philippines)
8. Knives Out (2019) * 130 min. (US)
9. ContratiempoThe Invisible Guest (2016) * 106 min. (Spain)
10. Cô Hâu GáiThe Housemaid (2016) * 105 min. (Vietnam)
11. Das Leben der Anderen/ The Lives of Others (2006) * 137 min. (Germany)
12. Essential Killing (2010) * 85 min. (Poland)
13. Taegukgi hwinalrimyeoTae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) * 148 min. (South Korea)
14. Macunaima (1969) * 103 min. (Brazil)
15. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) * 84 min. (UK)
16. Pendekar Tongkat EmasThe Golden Cane Warrior (2014) 112 min. (Indonesia)
17. Chiyari FujiBloody Spear at Mount Fuji (1955) * 94 min. (Japan)
18. MestRevenge (1989) * 99 min. (Kazakhstan-Soviet Union)
19. Barakah yoqabil BarakahBarakah Meets Barakah (2016) * 88 min. (Saudi Arabia)
20. Double Happiness (1994) * 87 min. (Canada)
21. Um Filme FaladoA Talking Picture (2003) * 91 min. (Portugal)
22. De sidste mænd i Aleppo/ Last Men in Aleppo (2017) * 109 min. (Syria)
23. Ying hung boon sik/ A Better Tomorrow (1986) 91 min. (Hong Kong)
24. Boy (2010) * 88 min. (New Zealand)
25. Kino-pravda no. 19 - Chernoe more - Ledovityi okean - Moskva (1924) * 17 min. (Russia-Soviet Union)
Kino-pravda no. 20 - Pionerskaia pravda (1924) * 16 min. (Russia-Soviet Union)
Zhuravlinye peryaCrane's Feathers (1977) * 10 min. (Russia-Soviet Union)
BalaganCabaret (1981) * 21 min. (Russia-Soviet Union)
26. Zhi You Yun Zhi DaoOnly Cloud Knows (2019) * 132 min. (China)
27. Canoa (1976) * 115 min. (Mexico)
28. Deux jours, une nuit/ Two Days, One Night (2014) * 95 min. (Belgium)
29. Mitt liv som hund/ My Life as a Dog (1985) 102 min. (Sweden)

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26. Finland Valkoinen peura [The White Reindeer] (Erik Blomberg, 1952) - 6/10
27. Chile Una Mujer Fantástica [A Fantastic Woman] (Sebastián Lelio, 2017) - 7/10
28. Palestine Omar (Hany Abu-Assad, 2013) - 9/10
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1. Italy Paura nella città dei morti viventi [City of the Living Dead] (Lucio Fulci, 1980) - 6/10
2. USA Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, 2019) - 9/10
3. Sweden Törst [Thirst] (Ingmar Bergman, 1949) - 7/10
4. UK The Phantom of the Opera (Terence Fisher, 1962) - 7/10
5. Greece Kynodontas [Dogtooth] (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009) - 4/10
6. Mexico El ángel exterminador [The Exterminating Angel] (Luis Buñuel, 1962) - 7/10
7. Denmark Hævnen [In a Better World] (Susanne Bier, 2010) - 6/10
8. France La belle et la bête [Beauty and the Beast] (Jean Cocteau, René Clément, 1946) - 6/10
9. Japan Ugetsu monogatari [Ugetsu] (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953) - 8/10
10. Czech Republic Otesánek [Little Otik] (Jan Svankmajer, 2000) - 6/10
11. Norway Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjærg, 1997) - 6/10
12. Algeria La battaglia di Algeri [The Battle of Algiers] (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966) - 9/10
13. Spain El espíritu de la colmena [The Spirit of the Beehive] (Víctor Erice, 1973) - 7/10
14. South Korea Salinui chueok [Memories of Murder] (Bong Joon Ho, 2003) - 8/10
15. Argentina El secreto de sus ojos [The Secret in Their Eyes] (Juan José Campanella, 2009) - 7/10
16. New Zealand Braindead (Peter Jackson, 1992) - 8/10
17. Germany Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927) - 6/10
18. Thailand Shutter (Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom, 2004) - 3/10
19. Indonesia Serbuan Maut 2: Berandal [The Raid 2] (Gareth Evans, 2014) - 5/10
20. Serbia Srpski film [A Serbian Film] (Srdjan Spasojevic, 2010) - 6/10
21. Canada Shivers (David Cronenberg, 1975) - 7/10
22. Australia Roadgames (Richard Franklin, 1981) - 5/10
23. Russia Russkiy kovcheg [Russian Ark] (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2002) - 7/10
24. Hong Kong Jung on zo [Crime Story] (Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan, 1993) - 6/10
25. Iran Gaav [The Cow] (Dariush Mehrjui, 1969) - 9/10
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37. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Sweden
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32. U mong pa meung/ At the Gate of the Ghost (2011) 107 min.

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1. Respiro (2002) * 95 min. (Italy)
2. Lonely Hearts (1982) * 95 min. (Australia)
3. Mifunes sidste sangMifune's Last Song (1999) * 97 min. (Denmark)
4. Calamari Union (1985) * 81 min. (Finland)
5. Love Me (2013) * 90 min. (Ukraine)
6. In the Empty City (2004) * 88 min. (Angola)
7. Unbreakable (2019) * 119 min. (Philippines)
8. Knives Out (2019) * 130 min. (US)
9. ContratiempoThe Invisible Guest (2016) * 106 min. (Spain)
10. Cô Hâu GáiThe Housemaid (2016) * 105 min. (Vietnam)
11. Das Leben der AnderenThe Lives of Others (2006) * 137 min. (Germany)
12. Essential Killing (2010) * 85 min. (Poland)
13. Taegukgi hwinalrimyeoTae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) * 148 min. (South Korea)
14. Macunaima (1969) * 103 min. (Brazil)
15. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) * 84 min. (UK)
16. Pendekar Tongkat EmasThe Golden Cane Warrior (2014) 112 min. (Indonesia)
17. Chiyari FujiBloody Spear at Mount Fuji (1955) * 94 min. (Japan)
18. MestRevenge (1989) * 99 min. (Kazakhstan-Soviet Union)
19. Barakah yoqabil BarakahBarakah Meets Barakah (2016) * 88 min. (Saudi Arabia)
20. Double Happiness (1994) * 87 min. (Canada)
21. Um Filme FaladoA Talking Picture (2003) * 91 min. (Portugal)
22. De sidste mænd i AleppoLast Men in Aleppo (2017) * 109 min. (Syria)
23. Ying hung boon sikA Better Tomorrow (1986) 91 min. (Hong Kong)
24. Boy (2010) * 88 min. (New Zealand)
25. Kino-pravda no. 19 - Chernoe more - Ledovityi okean - Moskva (1924) * 17 min. (Russia-Soviet Union)
Kino-pravda no. 20 - Pionerskaia pravda (1924) * 16 min. (Russia-Soviet Union)
Zhuravlinye peryaCrane's Feathers (1977) * 10 min. (Russia-Soviet Union)
BalaganCabaret (1981) * 21 min. (Russia-Soviet Union)
26. Zhi You Yun Zhi DaoOnly Cloud Knows (2019) * 132 min. (China)
27. Canoa (1976) * 115 min. (Mexico)
28. Deux jours, une nuitTwo Days, One Night (2014) * 95 min. (Belgium)
29. Mitt liv som hundMy Life as a Dog (1985) 102 min. (Sweden)
30. EshtebakClash (2016) * 94 min. (Egypt)
31. Las doce sillasThe Twelve Chairs (1962) * 94 min. (Cuba)

*First time viewing

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105. Malaysia - Apa khabar orang kampung (2007)
106. Poland - Na srebrnym globie (1988)

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RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: December 29th, 2019, 10:24 am I like your choices as host this time around, as having it this way lessens the burden as host. I remember my exchanges with sortile over Latvia and Wales a couple of years ago, haahaa. It's really up to the individual players to not exploit the system and simply railroad into the challenge European or American films with tenuous links to the countries they assign them to. I see that in this challenge and I do think it takes away from the potential for vibrancy and exploration that a challenge such as this is meant to foster. I can see the appeal of the gamification aspect as well that Maxwell alludes to, though.
I certainly haven't been paying too much attention to the film/country combos people are posting, but I haven't noticed too many posts with tenuous links to countries. I just looked through my 19 watches for this challenge, and I think there are only three where I recorded a different country in my spreadsheet (where I only record the primary country) than what I reported in the thread here [Barbecue - posted for Armenia, recorded for Australia; Samsara - posted for UAE, recorded for USA; Do You Trust this Computer? - posted for Japan, recorded for USA]. I just think there are different motivations for exploration. Personally, I'm focused on documentaries and learning more about different topics, so that's where I explore - I'm just reporting here according to the rules in the OP. I would certainly see myself choosing different films and a different approach were I to focus on this challenge. I just like the rules for their simplicity and clarity, and how they can be easily and consistently applied to everyone.

@blocho: I think a rule allowing for extinct countries (e.g., West Germany) would add a cool layer to the gamification and further simplify the hosting.

Of course, one additional rule to encourage wider exploration might be cool, too (e.g., you can't count more than 5 countries/continent until you've watched a film from each of the 6 continents).
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The World is Not Enough
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea
20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti
21. The Orator (2011) Samoa
22. Speed Kills (2018) Puerto Rico
23. Unstoppable (2004) Aruba
24. ThuleTuvalu (2014) Tuvalu
25. School Good! (2017) Solomon Islands
26. Den Muso (1975) Mali
27. Fevers (2013) Morocco
28. Jit (1990) Zimbabwe
29. Pili (2017) Tanzania
30. Yaaba (1989) Burkina Faso
31. Red Scorpion (1988) Namibia
32. Cairo Station (1958) Egypt
33. Bal poussière (1989) Ivory Coast
34. Bye Bye Africa (1999) Chad
35. Life is Waiting (2015) Western Sahara
36. Affair in Havana (1957) Cuba
37. Sorry We Missed You (2019) France
38. For Y'ur Height Only (1981) Philippines

39. Sabine Kleist, Age 7 (1982) Germany

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If not especially realistic, the journey here makes for a fascinating personal identity tale as a runaway girl reassesses her place in the world, trying to take on the roles of surrogate daughter, sister and granddaughter to various strangers. In the lead role, Petra Lämmel absolutely shines in her only ever big screen performance. It is a complex role too, being so vulnerable, and yet acting so adult when others (especially a lost boy) are more vulnerable.

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I like the simplicity of the rules as well, Maxwell. I wasn't highlighting anyone in particular with my comment. Having the rules like this gives participants a bit of leeway to explore in their favourite directions but it also places the onus of good judgment on their shoulders.

I would also be in favour of former countries being allowed, but that might lead to a muddying of the waters in cases such as Yugoslavia or Czechoslovakia. This is quite a clean and clear set-up as it is at present and I do think it has worked a treat!
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The World is Not Enough
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea
20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti
21. The Orator (2011) Samoa
22. Speed Kills (2018) Puerto Rico
23. Unstoppable (2004) Aruba
24. ThuleTuvalu (2014) Tuvalu
25. School Good! (2017) Solomon Islands
26. Den Muso (1975) Mali
27. Fevers (2013) Morocco
28. Jit (1990) Zimbabwe
29. Pili (2017) Tanzania
30. Yaaba (1989) Burkina Faso
31. Red Scorpion (1988) Namibia
32. Cairo Station (1958) Egypt
33. Bal poussière (1989) Ivory Coast
34. Bye Bye Africa (1999) Chad
35. Life is Waiting (2015) Western Sahara
36. Affair in Havana (1957) Cuba
37. Sorry We Missed You (2019) France
38. For Y'ur Height Only (1981) Philippines
39. Sabine Kleist, Age 7 (1982) Germany

40. The Corridor (1995) Lithuania

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With minimal dialogue and only occasional music, this Lithuanian motion picture is more of a mood piece than anything resembling a traditional narrative as we are taken around a rundown tenement building. Apparently, the film is meant to be a metaphor for uncertainty in Lithuania upon exiting the Soviet Union. The high contrast black and white photography is superb and having an androgynous teenage boy as a key character is interesting.

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26. 'Poyut zhavoronki' / 'The Skylarks are Singing' / 1953, Vladimir Korsh, Konstantin Sannikov / 7 or 7.5/10 / Belarus (USSR)
27. 'Dirkie' / 'Lost in the Desert' / 1969, Jamie Uys / 8 or 8.5/10 / South Africa
28. 'Bab Al-Sama Maftuh' / 'A Door To the Sky' / 1989, Farida Benlyazid / 8/10 / Morocco
29. 'Agua fria de mar' / 'Cold Water of the Sea' / 2010, Paz Fábrega / 6.5/10 / Costa Rica | France | Spain | Netherlands | Mexico
30. 'The Ground We Won' / 2015, Christopher Pryor / 8/10 / New Zealand

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1. El ángel exterminador (Mexico, 1962) - 9/10
2. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (USA, 1999) - 6/10
3. Zombi 2 (Italy, 1979) - 6/10
4. Noce Blanche (France, 1989) - 8/10
5. Bashu, gharibeye koochak (Iran, 1989) - 7/10
6. Novyy Vavilon (Russia, 1929) - 2/10
7. Hævnens Nat (Denmark, 1916) - 9/10
8. Ritzar bez bronya (Bulgaria, 1966) - 5/10
9. Kajaki (UK, 2014) - 7/10
10. The Man With the Iron Fists (Hong Kong, 2012) - 7/10
11. Swiss Army Man (Sweden, 2016) - 7/10
12. Kumonosu-jô (Japan, 1957) - 7/10
13. Ba wang bie ji (China, 1993) - 7/10
14. Glomdalsbruden (Norway, 1926) - 6/10
15. Prem Sanyas (India, 1925) - 6/10
16. Bloodfist (Philippines, 1989) - 5/10
17. Heritage (Australia, 1935) - 7/10
18. Ilo Ilo (Singapore, 2013) - 7/10
19. Risttuules (Estonia, 2014) - 6/10
20. Hidalgo (Morocco, 2004) - 7/10
21. Beat the Drum (South Africa, 2003) - 7/10
22. Why Shoot the Teacher (Canada, 1977) - 2/10
23. Zemlya (Ukraine, 1930) - 2/10
24. Schuhpalast Pinkus (Germany, 1916) - 5/10
25 La tortue rouge (Netherlands, 2016) - 7/10
26. Sibirska Ledi Magbet (Serbia, 1962) - 7/10
27. The Doll 2 (Indonesia, 2017) - 8/10
28. Ginger & Rosa (Croatia, 2012) - 2/10
29. The Way Back (United Arab Emirates, 2010) - 6/10
30. The Last Days on Mars (Ireland, 2013) - 5/10
31. Du saram-yida (South Korea, 2007) - 7/10
32. Black Venus (Bahamas, 1983) - 7/10
33. Grand comme le Baobab (Senegal, 2012) - 6/10

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The World is Not Enough
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea
20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti
21. The Orator (2011) Samoa
22. Speed Kills (2018) Puerto Rico
23. Unstoppable (2004) Aruba
24. ThuleTuvalu (2014) Tuvalu
25. School Good! (2017) Solomon Islands
26. Den Muso (1975) Mali
27. Fevers (2013) Morocco
28. Jit (1990) Zimbabwe
29. Pili (2017) Tanzania
30. Yaaba (1989) Burkina Faso
31. Red Scorpion (1988) Namibia
32. Cairo Station (1958) Egypt
33. Bal poussière (1989) Ivory Coast
34. Bye Bye Africa (1999) Chad
35. Life is Waiting (2015) Western Sahara
36. Affair in Havana (1957) Cuba
37. Sorry We Missed You (2019) France
38. For Y'ur Height Only (1981) Philippines
39. Sabine Kleist, Age 7 (1982) Germany
40. The Corridor (1995) Lithuania

41. Jojo Rabbit (2019) New Zealand

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Taking some very serious topics regarding Nazi Germany, Taika Waititi gets a delicate balance between comedy and drama perfect here. While the propaganda, over-enthusiastic Nazis and Hitler imaginary friend get lots of laughs, the film also really explores the mindset of the indoctrinated youth and others around him. Sam Rockwell is particularly effective as a gung-ho soldier who we gradually realise is more disillusioned than he seems.

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38. Dancer in the Dark (2000) Iceland
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26. De helaasheid der dingen (2009) - Belgium
27. Back to God's Country (1919) - Canada
28. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) - Sweden
29. Gisaengchung (2019) - South Korea
30. Sadko (1953) - Russia
31. Dirkie (1969) - South Africa

Spoiler
01. Kajaki (2014) - United Kingdom
02. Respiro (2002) - Italy
03. Madagascar (1995) - Cuba
04. Chun hua meng lu (1996) - Taiwan
05. Sleepwalkers (1992) - USA
06. Tian shu qi tan (1983) - China
07. Mi tío Jacinto (1956) - Spain
08. Nezabyvayemoye (1967) - Ukraine
09. Hvítur, hvítur dagur (2019) - Iceland (l)
10. A Alma do Osso (2004) - Brazil
11. Der goldene Handschuh (2019) - Germany
12. Last Cab to Darwin (2015) - Australia
13. S čerty nejsou žerty (1985) - Czech Republic
14. F20 (2018) - Croatia
15. El incidente (2014) - Mexico
16. Cent mille dollars au soleil (1964) - France
17. Egy erkölcsös éjszaka (1977) - Hungary
18. Pijavice (2019) - Serbia
19. I fotografia (1986) - Greece
20. Sellaisena kuin sinä minut halusit (1944) - Finland
21. Korczak (1990) - Poland
22. Tsigoineruwaizen (1980) - Japan
23. Dzhgan (2016) - North Macedonia
24. Züğürt Ağa (1985) - Turkey
25. Bizim Cəbiş müəllim (1969) - Azerbaijan
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Previously watched...
1. Brick (Johnson, 2005, USA) Image 6/10
2. Extra Ordinary (Loughman-Ahern, 2019, Ireland) Image 4/10
3. Kick-Ass 2 (Wadlow, 2013, UK-USA) Image
For this sequel the directing and writing reigns have been handed from Matthew Vaughan and Jane Goldman to Jeff Wadlow, a director of low-budget, poorly-received genre fare, with predictable results. Despite being weaker across the board than its predecessor, there's still pieces of the original carried over which remind me of why I loved the first so much: acting, cinematography, music, casting... but it never delivers on the level it should.
4/10

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4. Femme Fatale (De Palma, 2002, France-Switzerland) Image
The plot contrivances are easy to mock but its cool aesthetic and neo-noir style help to make up for it, although it never comes close to topping the opening heist. I'm not quite convinced that the supreme silliness of the ending is meant to be a comment on these contrivances or a more banal statement about the power of dreams.
5/10

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5. Krótki film o zabijaniu / A Short Film About Killing (Kieslowski, 1988, Poland) Image
Takes a long time to make its simplistic point, but in retrospect it does derive power from its bleak photography and direction.
6/10

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6. Mugen no jûnin / Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017, Japan) Image
Manga adaptation, that has a stop-start feel presumably reflecting the original chapters. The plot is generic fighting story, but Miike orchaestrates some impressive action scenes as Manji racks up a body count in the hundreds.
5/10

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7. Nostalgia de la luz / Nostalgia for the Light (Guzmán, 2010, Chile) Image
An essay documentary, contrasting the search for the disappeared of Pinochet's regime with the search for stars in the sky. Part inspiring and part depressing, it's done very well although it distorts the science to link calcium in bones with calcium in stars.
7/10

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8. Amintiri din epoca de aur / Tales from the Golden Age (Marculescu-Popescu-Mungiu-Uricaru-Höfer, 2009, Romania) Image
Lightly amusing anthology of satirical tales of bureaucracy and rackets that occurred in communist Romania. There are no bad episodes, but there's no stand out either. I kept wanting one to finish with a great twist, but the endings are more in the vein of a shrug of the shoulders at the crazy things that happened.
5/10

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107. Bolivia - Cocalero (2007)

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