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World Cup, Season 3, Match 2H: Romania vs Croatia vs Hong Kong (Dec 16th)

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World Cup, Season 3, Match 2H: Romania vs Croatia vs Hong Kong (Dec 16th)

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Post by joachimt » November 25th, 2018, 3:46 pm

This is match 2H of the third season of iCM Forum's Film World Cup.

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RomaniaFilantropicaPhilanthropy2002clemmetareylinklink
CroatiaDeveti krugThe Ninth Circle1960Mochardlinklink
Hong KongLie huo qing chunNomad1982Smooverlinklink

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- To vote, rank the 3 films from most favorite to least favorite. (note: you're ranking the individual films, not the countries)

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The country that ends at 1st place proceeds to the next round. The ranking of the match will be decided using these rules:
- Ranked by lowest average ranking.
- In case of a tie between two movies, head-to-head determines the winner (how many people thought A>B and how many thought B>A).
- In case there's still a tie after the previous rule or there is a tie between 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).
Here's a quick summary of how the tournament worksShow
We start with 48 films from 48 countries. Each country has a manager who determines which movie will be watched. In the first round the countries are divided into 12 groups of 4. From each group the countries that end up at #1 and #2 proceed to the next round. In the 2nd round the 24 remaining countries will be divided into 8 groups of 3. The managers pick a new movie. The winner of each group proceeds to the next round. The final 8 countries compete one-on-one in the quarter finals (with a new movie of course) and so on till the final.
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Post by 72allinncallme » November 25th, 2018, 5:36 pm

1. Deveti krug 8/10
2. Filantropica 8/10
3. Lie huo qing chun 6/10

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Post by Nathan Treadway » November 27th, 2018, 5:15 am

1. Deveti krug
2. Lie huo qing chun
3. Filantropica

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Post by Mario Gaborović » November 27th, 2018, 10:56 pm

1. Filantropica
2. Deveti krug
3. Lie huo qing chun

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Post by Muellwind » November 28th, 2018, 3:48 pm

1. Deveti krug
2. Filantropica
3. Lie huo qing chun

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Post by clemmetarey » November 29th, 2018, 1:12 am

1. Filantropica (2002) 7/10
2. Deveti krug (1960) 6/10
3. Lie huo qing chun (1982) 5/10

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Post by Cocoa » November 29th, 2018, 10:25 pm

1. Deveti krug 7/10
2. Lie huo qing chun 4/10
3. Filantropica 3/10

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Post by joachimt » November 30th, 2018, 7:56 pm

That's pretty low, even for your standards, Cocoa. :o
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Post by Cocoa » November 30th, 2018, 9:53 pm

I hated the characters in Filantropica. It's supposed to be a comedy, but I didn't laugh once. Lie huo qing chun is a forgettable experience for me. Watched the film two months ago and I can't recall much about the film, but I know it was lackluster. Deveti krug was the last film I watched in the group and I knew within a minute that it was likely going to rank first for me, and luckily I enjoyed the film so this match wasn't a complete waste.

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Post by Smoover » December 2nd, 2018, 10:41 am

1. Lie huo qing chun 8/10
2. Deveti krug 8/10
3. Filantropica 6.5/10

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Post by zhangalan » December 2nd, 2018, 1:07 pm

1. Deveti krug
2. Lie huo qing chun
3. Filantropica

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Post by joachimt » December 3rd, 2018, 8:19 pm

1. Deveti krug 8/10
2. Filantropica 6/10
I enjoyed it although the lead character started to annoy me more and more during the movie, but not in a funny way.
3. Lie huo qing chun 4/10
For almost the entire movie it felt like I was watching some cheap softcore movie, except that I didn't see any boobs. The opening scene in the swimming pool was stupid. It had uninteresting characters, bad music and soapy romantic scenes. The last 15 minutes was completely different. Didn't make it any better though.
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Post by jvv » December 3rd, 2018, 8:46 pm

joachimt wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 8:19 pm
3. Lie huo qing chun 4/10
For almost the entire movie it felt like I was watching some cheap softcore movie, except that I didn't see any boobs.
Exactly what I was thinking when I watched it.

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Post by jvv » December 3rd, 2018, 11:32 pm

1. Filantropica - 8/10
2. Deveti krug - 7/10
3. Lie huo qing chun - 3/10

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Post by zuma » December 4th, 2018, 2:01 am

01. Deveti krug

02. Filantropica

03. Lie huo qing chun

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Post by Lilarcor » December 6th, 2018, 9:19 pm

1. Deveti krug
2. Filantropica
3. Lie huo qing chun

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Post by Mario Gaborović » December 6th, 2018, 9:53 pm

Image Deveti krug: 20-4
Image Filantropica: 11-13
Image Lie huo qing chun: 5-19

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Post by Mochard » December 7th, 2018, 3:27 am

1. Deveti krug - 8/10
2. Lie huo qing chun - 5.5/10
3. Filantropica - 3/10

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Post by tommy_leazaq » December 7th, 2018, 3:10 pm

1. Deveti krug - 7.25 - Dušica Žegarac :wub:
2. Filantropica - 7 - Fine comedy
3. Lie huo qing chun - 3 - Looked like pg13 version of a soft porn film like numerous mainstream Bollywood/Kollywood films I have grown up with. :facepalm:

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Post by Mario Gaborović » December 7th, 2018, 3:39 pm

tommy_leazaq wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 3:10 pm
1. Deveti krug - 7.25 - Dušica Žegarac :wub:
Actually I don't find her much attractive in this very film. But later on she grew into this: (D:)
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Post by Armoreska » December 8th, 2018, 6:00 pm

Mario has weird taste in women :/

Filantropica 7+
Deveti krug 7
Lie huo qing chun 5
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Post by Mario Gaborović » December 8th, 2018, 8:39 pm

Armoreska wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Mario has weird taste in women :/
What do you mean by that? I said she turned from mildly good-looking to extremely hot (the shot I posted is from 1966 movie). Even later, as main hero's mother in The Promising Boy
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Post by beavis » December 9th, 2018, 8:57 pm

1. Filantropica - 7,5
2. Deveti krug - 7
3. Lie huo qing chun - 6,5

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Post by burneyfan » December 10th, 2018, 2:20 pm

1. Deveti krug (Croatia)
2. Filantropica (Romania)
3. Lie huo qing chun (Hong Kong)

Thanks to clemmetarey, Mochard, and Smoover!

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Post by joachimt » December 10th, 2018, 7:53 pm

Image Deveti krug: 1.353 (28-6)
Image Filantropica: 2 (17-17)
Image Lie huo qing chun: 2.647 (6-28)
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Post by Gorro » December 12th, 2018, 8:07 am

1. Deveti krug
2. Filantropica
3. Lie huo qing chun

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Post by Renegade » December 12th, 2018, 9:19 pm

1. Deveti krug
2. Filantropica
3. Lie huo qing chun

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Post by edward5 » December 13th, 2018, 5:56 am

1. Filantropica. 7/10
2. Deveti krug. 6/10
3. Lie huo qing chun. 4/10

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Post by Mario Gaborović » December 13th, 2018, 8:27 pm

3.5 days left till the end of Round 2.

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Post by mjf314 » December 16th, 2018, 6:07 am

I'm a few minutes into Filantropica. The restaurant bill is 3,200,000 lei, but I'm wondering how much is that in USD? (I guess based on the 2002 exchange rate, but I'm not sure if that's when the film is set)

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Post by tarr » December 16th, 2018, 7:35 am

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Post by tarr » December 16th, 2018, 7:35 am

mjf314 wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 6:07 am
I'm a few minutes into Filantropica. The restaurant bill is 3,200,000 lei, but I'm wondering how much is that in USD? (I guess based on the 2002 exchange rate, but I'm not sure if that's when the film is set)
Around 100USD.

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Post by joachimt » December 16th, 2018, 7:43 am

Was I the only one who didn't understand the scheme for a while?
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The first few times I was thinking: How can they make money if they get someone else to pay for their bill? It took me a while to get that the waiter was into the scheme as well and they didn't actually eat any meal, so there was no bill to pay. I felt so stupid. :facepalm:
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Post by Armoreska » December 16th, 2018, 8:52 am

joachimt wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 7:43 am
Was I the only one who didn't understand the scheme for a while?
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The first few times I was thinking: How can they make money if they get someone else to pay for their bill? It took me a while to get that the waiter was into the scheme as well and they didn't actually eat any meal, so there was no bill to pay. I felt so stupid. :facepalm:
There was a brief scene showing them
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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
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Post by joachimt » December 16th, 2018, 9:34 am

Armoreska wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 8:52 am
joachimt wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 7:43 am
Was I the only one who didn't understand the scheme for a while?
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The first few times I was thinking: How can they make money if they get someone else to pay for their bill? It took me a while to get that the waiter was into the scheme as well and they didn't actually eat any meal, so there was no bill to pay. I felt so stupid. :facepalm:
There was a brief scene showing them
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getting paid
I don't remember the order of things exactly, but I think that scene
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didn't make me realize. I still thought: How can they get paid for having dinner and let someone else pay for it? There was another scene where the woman said something like "take it easy, we still have to drink coffee here for at least two hours". That's when I realized they were only having coffee.
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Post by Angel Glez » December 16th, 2018, 10:42 am

1. Deveti krug
2. Lie huo qing chun
3. Filantropica

It is therefore not surprising that I'm dying to see Stiglic's Na svoji zemlji. :rolleyes:

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Post by joachimt » December 16th, 2018, 11:02 am

One day left

Image Deveti krug: 1.318 (37-7)
Image Filantropica: 2 (22-22)
Image Lie huo qing chun: 2.682 (7-37)
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Post by joachimt » December 16th, 2018, 11:03 am

Number of #1-votes
Image Filantropica: 6
Image Deveti krug: 15
Image Lie huo qing chun: 1

Number of #3-votes
Image Filantropica: 6
Image Deveti krug: 0 !!!
Image Lie huo qing chun: 16
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Post by hurluberlu » December 16th, 2018, 11:18 am

A breathe of fresh air with HK and Romania films, finally, thanks for that !

Lie huo qing chun: 7+
Filantropica: 7
Deveti krug: 6
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Post by Armoreska » December 16th, 2018, 11:44 am

:D Only took 15 minutes to break the perfect record
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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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