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iCM Forum World Cup - Season 3 - Round 2 schedule

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Post by joachimt » August 18th, 2018, 10:03 am

Welcome to the schedule of iCM Forum World Cup - Season 3 - Round 2. If you don't know what this is. Read the preparation topic.

Rules in the second round:
- You must watch all 3 films of a match before you vote.
- To vote, rank the 3 films from most favorite to least favorite. (note: you're ranking the individual films, not the countries)
- Don't vote in this thread. Each match will have its own thread according to the schedule.
- The top movie of each group will proceed to the next round.
The winners of the match will be decided using these rules:
  • Ranked by lowest average ranking.
  • In case of a tie between two movies, head-to-head determines the winner (how many people thought A>B and how many thought B>A).
  • In case there's still a tie after the previous rule or there is a tie between all three movies, most #1-votes determines the winner.
  • Still a tie? Fewest #3-votes determines the winner.
  • Still a tie? The match will have a 3 day extension (except when the tie is only between #2 and #3).
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Round 2 scheduleShow
Group A: 2018-8-19 till 2018-9-9Show
CountryOriginal TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
FranceAlexandre le bienheureuxAlexander1968klaus78linklink
USAThe Last Command1928filmbanthalinklink
TaiwanDao cao renStrawman1987mjf314linklink
Group B: 2018-9-2 till 2018-9-23Show
CountryOriginal TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
GreeceO drakosThe Ogre of Athens1956tommy_leazaqlinklink
SpainBelle EpoqueThe Age of Beauty1992beavislinklink
BrazilBicho de Sete CabeçasSeven-Headed Beast2001Gorrolinklink
Group C: 2018-9-16 till 2018-10-7Show
CountryOriginal TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
GermanyDas Kaninchen bin ichThe Rabbit Is Me1965Lilarcorlinklink
HungaryKörhintaMerry-Go-Round1956tarrlinklink
LebanonSous les bombesUnder the Bombs2007Armoreskalinklink
Group D: 2018-9-30 till 2018-10-21Show
CountryOriginal TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
GeorgiaNatvris kheThe Wishing Tree1977tarrlinklink
MexicoLake Tahoe2008Daviddoeslinklink
Burkina FasoTilaïThe Law1990hurluberlu linklink
Group E: 2018-10-14 till 2018-11-4Show
CountryOriginal TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
ChinaPlease Vote for Me2007hurluberlulinklink
England10 Rillington Place1971funkybusinesslinklink
BoliviaYvy MaraeyLand Without Evil: Ivy Maraey2013burneyfanlinklink
Group F: 2018-10-28 till 2018-11-18Show
CountryOriginal TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
PolandMiejsce urodzeniaBirthplace1992sebbylinklink
CzechiaRukaThe Hand1965Carmel98linklink
IndiaThithi2015tommy_leazaqlinklink
Group G: 2018-11-11 till 2018-12-2Show
CountryOriginal TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
JapanButa to gunkanPigs and Battleships1961montylinklink
SwitzerlandRaptThe Kidnapping1934Nathan Treadwaylinklink
AustriaDer KnochenmannThe Bone Man2009metallerlinklink
Group H: 2018-11-25 till 2018-12-16Show
CountryOriginal TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
RomaniaFilantropicaPhilanthropy2002clemmetareylinklink
CroatiaDeveti krugThe Ninth Circle1960Mochardlinklink
Hong KongLie huo qing chunNomad1982Smooverlinklink

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Post by joachimt » August 18th, 2018, 10:05 am

iCM-list updated. I've seen 11/24. Quite a lot. There are several movies from 500<400 and Unesco chosen.

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Post by Armoreska » August 18th, 2018, 10:19 am

Group A: France-USA-Taiwan - also the most official list inclusions with 11 (1-8-2)
Group D: Georgia-Mexico-Burkina Faso
Well some have all the luck.
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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo

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Post by Armoreska » August 18th, 2018, 10:24 am

There's two countries doomed with documentaries already:
China with an interesting title Please Vote for Me
and Poland got saddled with a near-short Miejsce urodzenia
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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo

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Post by clemmetarey » August 18th, 2018, 10:38 am

I've seen 5/24, looks like an interesting lot of films.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » August 18th, 2018, 12:34 pm

I've seen 6/24, including 2/3 in the first round.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » August 18th, 2018, 12:44 pm

Armoreska wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 10:24 am
There's two countries doomed with documentaries already:
China with an interesting title Please Vote for Me
and Poland got saddled with a near-short Miejsce urodzenia
I wouldn't count them out yet. Birthplace is actually pretty good. China? The title doesn't seem too subtle, does it? :lol:

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Post by hurluberlu » August 18th, 2018, 12:56 pm

Nathan Treadway wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Armoreska wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 10:24 am
There's two countries doomed with documentaries already:
China with an interesting title Please Vote for Me
and Poland got saddled with a near-short Miejsce urodzenia
I wouldn't count them out yet. Birthplace is actually pretty good. China? The title doesn't seem too subtle, does it? :lol:
Yeah, nothing is doomed, voters will decide. That’s what Please Vote for Me is about, a great piece of film and the meta title was just cherry on the cake. :whistling:
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Post by zuma » August 18th, 2018, 1:20 pm

Strange how random selection works...big names competing in that first match.

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Post by beavis » August 18th, 2018, 1:50 pm

seen 10/24
and group D in its entirety. Natvris Khe being the favorite for me there, and one of the strongest of those I've seen. But nothing bad anyway amongst any of them. Cool to have a Patrick Tam for Hong Kong, even if it's not my favorite of his movies.

Of the other 14 only Das Kaninchen bin ich was already on my watchlist. There are some movies in there I would not have go for myself and a few that got me interested. Most interested in Thithi and 10 Rillington Place I think. Going by titles on the Doubling list I should also really look forward to Alexandre le Bienheureux, Strawman, Birthplace and Rapt.

So, all in all, seems like a very solid selection!
Looking forward to it as always

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Post by edward5 » August 18th, 2018, 5:14 pm

I am happy to see Toon Wang here. it could be perfect if it was Wu yan de shan qiu(Hill of No Return).
And Alexandre le bienheureux is my favorite one from group A. It's nice to see a comedy here in WC.
And The Last Command is in 8 Official lists, that's a strong group.

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Post by monty » August 18th, 2018, 7:52 pm

How did Switzerland and Ausria end up in the same match?

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Post by monty » August 18th, 2018, 7:53 pm

Also, kudos to carmel for his brave choice!

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Post by Armoreska » August 18th, 2018, 8:13 pm

Yeah, group F is weird. A short, a documentary near-short and a weird Indian comedy
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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
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Post by Mario Gaborović » August 19th, 2018, 1:16 am

monty wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 7:52 pm
How did Switzerland and Ausria end up in the same match?
Based on performances in the R1; Switzerland fell somewhere in the middle while Austria barely snatched Pot 3 slot.

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Post by sebby » August 19th, 2018, 6:31 am

Armoreska wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 8:13 pm
Yeah, group F is weird. A short, a documentary near-short and a weird Indian comedy
we may be weird, but we love ourselves and that is all that matters.

poland's loss will fall right in the middle of my birthday period, which will make it even sweeter (srsly tho, i couldn't have had a better draw. there's no way a 47-min doc would have won in a typical round -- like if i was matched against pigs and battleships? forget it -- but in an oddball round there's an outside shot i guess).

really though just put it on your <400 list if you like it. exposure is all i want. i coulda went with hourglass sanatorium and cake-walked into the next rd, but why? no fun in that.

also please vote for me is amazing. i hope doc bias doesn't keep it from winning its match.

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Post by monty » August 19th, 2018, 7:12 am

sebby wrote:
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also please vote for me is amazing.
Yeah, it's good stuff!

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Post by mjf314 » August 19th, 2018, 7:20 am

edward5 wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 5:14 pm
I am happy to see Toon Wang here. it could be perfect if it was Wu yan de shan qiu(Hill of No Return).
I haven't seen Hill of No Return. I did watch Red Persimmon on Thursday but I didn't like it as much as Strawman.

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Post by Gershwin » August 19th, 2018, 12:38 pm

I think I'll vote for the documentaries, if only because I've already lost a few times (partly) because of the documentary bias.
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Post by 72allinncallme » August 21st, 2018, 6:13 pm

Armoreska wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 10:24 am
There's two countries doomed with documentaries already:
China with an interesting title Please Vote for Me
and Poland got saddled with a near-short Miejsce urodzenia
Both docs really good though. They will most likely get my vote. If sebby goes through he should choose another short doc tehe

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Post by sebby » August 21st, 2018, 8:05 pm

72allinncallme wrote:
August 21st, 2018, 6:13 pm
Armoreska wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 10:24 am
There's two countries doomed with documentaries already:
China with an interesting title Please Vote for Me
and Poland got saddled with a near-short Miejsce urodzenia
Both docs really good though. They will most likely get my vote. If sebby goes through he should choose another short doc tehe
I love that one, too. But I think it's too breezy and care-free to win. Birthplace has a real dramatic oomph to it that I think will at least give it a puncher's chance.

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