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World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 6th, 2020, 5:33 pm
by joachimt
This is match QFB of the fourth season of iCM Forum's Film World Cup.

CountryOriginal TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
IndiaElippathayamRat-Trap1982Riteshlinklink
GreeceRembetiko 1983burneyfanlinklink

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Elippathayam
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Rembetiko
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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 = Sep 20th
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.
- In case there's still a tie then, the next voter decides by sudden death.
Here's a quick summary of how the tournament worksShow
We start with 32 films from 32 countries. Each country has a manager who determines which movie will be watched. In the first round the countries are divided into 8 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 16 remaining countries will be divided into 8 matches of 2. The managers pick a new movie. The winner of each match proceeds to the next round. This continues 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 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 6th, 2020, 5:33 pm
by joachimt
1. Rembetiko 8/10
2. Elippathayam 7/10

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 6th, 2020, 11:15 pm
by Cocoa
1. Elippathayam 5/10
2. Rembetiko 4/10

Not a good match for me. I watched Elippathayam five years ago and it's a forgettable film for me. I just watched Rembetiko and I thought it was incredibly dull.

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 7th, 2020, 4:23 am
by Traveller
1. Rembetiko
2. Elippathayam

Both films were absolutely fantastic - strongest matchup in the World Cup for me so far. Rembetiko was a pleasant discovery.

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 7th, 2020, 6:22 am
by zhangalan
1. Elippathayam
2. Rembetiko

Two good films. I slightly prefer the Indian one.

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 7th, 2020, 8:23 am
by Mario Gaborović
1. Elippathayam
2. Rembetiko

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 7th, 2020, 7:54 pm
by 72aicm
1. Rembetiko
2. Elippathayam

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 7th, 2020, 8:13 pm
by klaus78
1. Elippathayam (India) 7/10
2. Rembetiko (Greece) 7/10

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 8th, 2020, 3:45 am
by weirdboy
Is this not match QF B?

The link at the top of the forum says A

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 8th, 2020, 5:46 pm
by joachimt
weirdboy wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 3:45 am
Is this not match QF B?

The link at the top of the forum says A
It says B now.

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 8th, 2020, 6:46 pm
by Angel Glez
1. Elippathayam
2. Rembetiko

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 8th, 2020, 6:48 pm
by beavis
1. Elippathayam - 8
2. Rembetiko - 7.5

Another strong match and close one for me!

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 10th, 2020, 3:18 pm
by Armoreska
1. Elippathayam 8-
2. Rembetiko 5+

Bharat 7-3 Ellada

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 10th, 2020, 5:48 pm
by Mario Gaborović
Image Elippathayam: 7
Image Rembetiko: 3

10.5 days left.

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 11th, 2020, 2:00 am
by zuma
01 - Elippathayam

02 - Rembetiko

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 12th, 2020, 12:33 am
by Smoover
1. Rembetiko 7/10
2. Elippathayam 6.5/10

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 13th, 2020, 1:42 pm
by hurluberlu
1. Elippathayam 7-
2. Rembetiko 6-

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 13th, 2020, 9:22 pm
by Muellwind
1. Elippathayam
2. Rembetiko

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 14th, 2020, 9:47 pm
by pitchorneirda
I have found a 150 min version of the film but iCM and IMDb both say it's 110 min long. Does anybody know why there's such a difference? Should I have known this earlier, I would have watched it when I had the time, it's gonna be hard for me to save 2h30 straight before the deadline, but I'll try to watch it in two parts

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 14th, 2020, 11:05 pm
by clemmetarey
pitchorneirda wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 9:47 pm
I have found a 150 min version of the film but iCM and IMDb both say it's 110 min long. Does anybody know why there's such a difference? Should I have known this earlier, I would have watched it when I had the time, it's gonna be hard for me to save 2h30 straight before the deadline, but I'll try to watch it in two parts
The film offers plenty of occasion to pause it, so watching it in more than two parts if you don't mind that is easily doable.


1. Elippathayam (1982) 8/10
2. Rembetiko (1983) 7/10

A very strong match, but Rat Trap is a favorite. Greece had great contenders this world cup edition, cheers burneyfan :cheers: (and Ritesh of course!)

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 16th, 2020, 12:55 pm
by pitchorneirda
1. Elippathayam 7-
Seen (too) long ago, I don't have anything to say that wouldn't be generic

2. Rembetiko 4-
Finally watched it in three or four parts, which I didn't mind to do because I was already so bored after 30 minutes, if it wasn't for the World Cup I probably wouldn't have finished it.
I like rembetiko (the music) but the film rested too heavily on it, I agree with Cocoa it was a bit dull and the genre mix of musical, historical epic and romance didn't work

PS: Seems like I listened to the OST of the film many times without realizing it, even if many songs were familiar to me. If you use Spotify, here is the link to the album:

Kegome Kegome is a highlight

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 17th, 2020, 9:23 pm
by Gorro
1. Elippathayam
2. Rembetiko

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 18th, 2020, 7:22 am
by Mario Gaborović
Image Elippathayam: 13
Image Rembetiko: 4

3 days left.

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 19th, 2020, 5:33 am
by Nathan Treadway
1. Rembetiko
2. Elippathayam

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 19th, 2020, 10:03 pm
by jvv
1. Rembetiko
2. Elippathayam

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 20th, 2020, 1:44 am
by zzzorf
1. Elippathayam
2. Rembetiko

Re: World Cup, Season 4, Match QFB: India vs Greece (Sep 20th)

Posted: September 20th, 2020, 7:48 am
by kingink
1. Rembetiko 9/10
2. Elippathayam 8/10

Oh that's too bad for Rebetiko. Not the not winning part, but the fact that many people didn't seem to connect with it. It is one of my favorite greek movies.