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World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 3rd, 2019, 7:49 pm
by joachimt
This is match Quarter Final D of the third season of iCM Forum's Film World Cup.

CountryOriginal TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
CroatiaSlucajni zivotAccidental Life1969Mochardlinklink
USAThe Mudge Boy2003filmbanthalinklink

ScreenshotsShow
Slucajni zivot
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The Mudge Boy
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Voting Rules:
- You must watch both films before you vote.
- To vote, post which of the two movies is your favorite. (note: you're ranking the individual films, not the countries)

Voting deadline = Feb 17th
Countdown till deadline

The country that ends at 1st place proceeds to the next round. The ranking of the match will be decided using these rules:
- Movie with most votes wins.
- In case of a tie the match will have a 3 day extension.
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.
iCM-list of all movies in this World Cup

List of all topics related to the World Cup including previous seasons

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 3rd, 2019, 7:51 pm
by 72allinncallme
1. Slucajni zivot
2. The Mudge Boy

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 3rd, 2019, 8:59 pm
by Mario Gaborović
1. Slučajni život
2. The Mudge Boy

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 3rd, 2019, 9:05 pm
by Lilarcor
1. The Mudge Boy
2. Slucajni zivot

Two very opposite films when it comes to representation. One a "stylistic" but trite observation on male friendship, the other appearing to be a conventional American picture in its aesthetics but turns out to be something much more and daring in its depiction of male identity. I think some here will probably hate The Mudge Boy because of certain scenes, but it clearly intends to provoke, whether the provocations are worth it depends on the viewer, I guess. Anway, found it a pretty interesting film on sexuality, with great acting and fresh take on certain character types.

Never would have had The Mudge Boy on my radar if it wasn't for the WC, great choice, should be on some list(s)!

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 4th, 2019, 12:41 am
by tommy_leazaq
1. The Mudge Boy - 7. Emile Hirsch was brilliant in here
2. Accidental Life - 7

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 4th, 2019, 4:27 am
by Cocoa
'eh, Don't feel strongly about either.

1. The Mudge Boy 5/10
2. Slucajni zivot 5/10

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 4th, 2019, 12:25 pm
by edward5
1. Slucajni zivot. 6/10
2. The Mudge Boy. 6/10

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 4th, 2019, 1:18 pm
by Mario Gaborović
Image Slučajni život: 3
Image The Mudge Boy: 3

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 5th, 2019, 2:56 am
by zuma
01 - Slučajni život

02 - The Mudge Boy

A bad match for the chickens.

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 5th, 2019, 7:43 pm
by Muellwind
1. Slučajni život
2. The Mudge Boy

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 6th, 2019, 4:45 pm
by jvv
1. Slučajni život - 6/10
2. The Mudge Boy - 5/10

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 8th, 2019, 5:04 pm
by beavis
1. The Mudge Boy - 7,5
2. Slucajni Zivot - 7,5

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 8th, 2019, 7:17 pm
by joachimt
1. The Mudge Boy - 7/10
2. Slucajni Zivot - 6/10

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 10th, 2019, 10:50 am
by zhangalan
1. The Mudge Boy
2. Slucajni Zivot

Nice group with two interesting films. Also, must say that the acting is great in The Mudge Boy.

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 10th, 2019, 11:22 am
by tarr
1. Slucajni Zivot
2. The Mudge Boy

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 10th, 2019, 12:05 pm
by joachimt
This seems to be a close race.

Image Slucajni zivot: 7
Image The Mudge Boy: 6

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 11th, 2019, 8:05 pm
by klaus78
1. The Mudge Boy (USA) 6/10
2. Slucajni zivot (Croatia) 5/10

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 12th, 2019, 11:02 pm
by clemmetarey
1. Slucajni zivot (1969) 5/10
2. The Mudge Boy (2003) 5/10

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 14th, 2019, 3:44 pm
by burneyfan
1. The Mudge Boy (USA)
2. Slucajni zivot (Croatia)

Thanks to Mochard and filmbantha!

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 14th, 2019, 4:06 pm
by pitchorneirda
1. The Mudge Boy (USA) - 4/10
2. Slucajni zivot (Croatia) - 3/10

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 14th, 2019, 4:08 pm
by Armoreska
damm, that was an inauspicious start

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 14th, 2019, 10:08 pm
by filmbantha
1. The Mudge Boy (USA) - 8/10
2. Slucajni zivot (Croatia) - 6/10

Slucajni zivot was good but The Mudge Boy is a personal favourite of mine which is why I picked it in the first place. The Mudge Boy appears to be dividing people although I'm pleased to see some appreciation for it, so thanks to everyone who has watched it so far. It seems to be a very close race up to now. Good luck Mochard :)

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 15th, 2019, 8:32 pm
by Mario Gaborović
Image Slučajni život: 8
Image The Mudge Boy: 10

2.5 DAYS LEFT (till the end of quarterfinals).

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 16th, 2019, 10:09 am
by Angel Glez
1. The Mudge Boy
2. Slucajni zivot

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 16th, 2019, 1:21 pm
by Smoover
1. The Mudge Boy 6.5
2. Slucajni zivot 6.0

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 16th, 2019, 2:33 pm
by joachimt
Five votes in a row for The Mudge Boy results in a 4-votes lead.

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 16th, 2019, 7:22 pm
by Armoreska
The Mudge Boy 6-
Slucajni zivot 4

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 5:51 am
by Fergenaprido
1. The Mudge Boy - 7.8
2. An Accidental Life - 6.6

Really liked Hirsch's performance, and the story overall. Interested to see the short film it's based on. Accidental Life I saw a few years ago, and couldn't remember what it was about; skimmed through it again to jog my memory, and I don't think much would change on a rewatch, especially since the gulf between the scores is quite large. Glad to see Croatia made it this far, though :)

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 7:39 am
by funkybusiness
1. Slučajni život
2. The Mudge Boy

thanks, folks

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 10:56 am
by hurluberlu
1. Slučajni život 6+
2. The Mudge Boy 4+

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 12:00 pm
by Mario Gaborović
22 hours left.

Image Slučajni život: 10
Image The Mudge Boy: 14

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 1:46 pm
by wasabi
1. The Mudge Boy
2. An Accidental Life

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 2:40 pm
by Renegade
1. The Mudge Boy
2. Slučajni život

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 3:28 pm
by Lonewolf2003
1. The Mudge Boy (2003): 7.2 - Decent coming-of age drama exploring masculinity.
2. Slucajni zivot (1969): 5.2 - Very boring and more important horrible edited. I felt like every scene cut to soon to another without establishing the next scene first well. (And I don't feel this was done deliberately to enhance the viewers's sense of confusion). Apparently the director of this only made this and then became a professor in film theory; I guess the old 'those who can't, teach' idiom applies here.

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 3:57 pm
by Armoreska
Lonewolf2003 wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 3:28 pm
1. The Mudge Boy (2003): 7.2 - Decent coming-of age drama exploring masculinity.
2. Slucajni zivot (1969): 5.2 - Very boring and more important horrible edited. I felt like every scene cut to soon to another without establishing the next scene first well. (And I don't feel this was done deliberately to enhance the viewers's sense of confusion). Apparently the director of this only made this and then became a professor in film theory; I guess the old 'those who can't, teach' idiom applies here.
:thumbsup:

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 4:04 pm
by Lonewolf2003
Thanks, that's what you get for writing these fast. fixed it

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 6:01 pm
by Nathan Treadway
1. Slucajni zivot
2. The Mudge Boy

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 6:15 pm
by metaller
1. Slučajni život
2. The Mudge Boy

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 7:50 pm
by joachimt
Image Slucajni zivot: 12
Image The Mudge Boy: 17

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 10:12 pm
by weirdboy
1. The Mudge Boy (2003) - Michael Burke
2. Slucajni zivot AKA Accidental Life (1969) - Ante Peterlic