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iCM Forum World Cup - Semi Finals preparation

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iCM Forum World Cup - Semi Finals preparation

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Post by joachimt » January 4th, 2017, 7:45 pm

Welcome to the iCM Forum World Cup, season 2, Semi Finals! This is a tournament where we start with 48 countries, and they get eliminated until one country wins. There are 5 rounds and each round the winning films get replaced with other films from the same country. In the first round the countries fought each other in groups of three. From then on each match will be just one on one.
These are the countries that won their match in the Quarter Fina…Show
QF-A: Egypt (Al-boustaguy, tommy_leazaq)
QF-B: USA (The Swimmer, klaus78)
QF-C: Italy (I compagni, sortile9io)
QF-D: Spain (El cochecito, monty)
The managers who won their match can pick a movie for the semi-finals.
Rules for picking a movie:
- Maximum runtime = 180 minutes
- Less than 1000 checks on ICM when you select it
- In the whole tournament a director can't be chosen multiple times for the same country
- No movies that competed in the first season: ICM-list

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Only use this thread for recommendations and discussion. Nominations will be done secretly. Send me a PM with your choice. Please include an IMDB- or ICM-link. The schedule and movies will be revealed after the deadline.

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Post by joachimt » January 4th, 2017, 7:46 pm

Schedule:
SF-A: Jan 25th - Feb 8th
SF-B: Feb 5th - Feb 19th
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Post by sortile9io » January 19th, 2017, 12:35 pm

Namely the USA vs. the Mediterranean.
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Post by monty » January 19th, 2017, 1:22 pm

Sorti, pick this gem for the semis and you'll get to the finals easily.

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Post by Mario Gaborović » January 19th, 2017, 1:26 pm

monty on Jan 19 2017, 06:22:43 AM wrote:Sorti, pick this gem for the semis and you'll get to the finals easily.
Picks like that (as well as guilty pleasures & comedies of tricky acceptance) are for the 3rd place match, since it doesn't decide much. Not now when one is close to the championship title. -_-

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Post by sortile9io » January 19th, 2017, 1:49 pm

Mario Gaborović on Jan 19 2017, 06:26:14 AM wrote:
monty on Jan 19 2017, 06:22:43 AM wrote:Sorti, pick this gem for the semis and you'll get to the finals easily.
Picks like that (as well as guilty pleasures & comedies of tricky acceptance) are for the 3rd place match, since it doesn't decide much. Not now when one is close to the championship title. -_-
:think:

Let me see... So far I've chosen:

- Group stage: Vittorio Gassman, 1962
- 2nd round: Stefania Sandrelli, 1965
- QFs: Marcello Mastroianni, 1963

So now it is turn for a female star in a film from 1961 or 1964.
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Post by Mario Gaborović » January 19th, 2017, 1:53 pm

I hope it's gonna be La ragazza con la valigia, 'cause that's my favorite Italian film. :party:
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Post by Gershwin » January 19th, 2017, 2:06 pm

No female lead, but how about Il posto? I'll just keep trying. ;)
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Post by beavis » January 19th, 2017, 2:33 pm

Il Posto is a good one for 1961
or else https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/lassassino/

for 64, and Claudia, there is https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/gli+indifferenti/

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Post by Armoreska » January 19th, 2017, 6:32 pm

Mario Gaborović on Jan 19 2017, 06:53:41 AM wrote:I hope it's gonna be La ragazza con la valigia, 'cause that's my favorite Italian film. :party:
Sounds like a safe bet. Il posto as well.

Here's another lil movie with under 1000
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/la+terra+trema/
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Post by joachimt » January 19th, 2017, 8:52 pm

Winners of the quarter finals:
QF-A: Egypt (Al-boustaguy, tommy_leazaq)
QF-B: USA (The Swimmer, klaus78)
QF-C: Italy (I compagni, sortile9io)
QF-D: Spain (El cochecito, monty)
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Post by sortile9io » January 22nd, 2017, 1:47 pm

How many picks to go?

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Post by joachimt » January 22nd, 2017, 2:16 pm

sortile9io on Jan 22 2017, 06:47:43 AM wrote:How many picks to go?
4
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Post by joachimt » January 22nd, 2017, 7:35 pm

joachimt on Jan 22 2017, 07:16:42 AM wrote:
sortile9io on Jan 22 2017, 06:47:43 AM wrote:How many picks to go?
4
3
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Post by joachimt » January 22nd, 2017, 8:00 pm

joachimt on Jan 22 2017, 12:35:38 PM wrote:
joachimt on Jan 22 2017, 07:16:42 AM wrote:
sortile9io on Jan 22 2017, 06:47:43 AM wrote:How many picks to go?
4
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Post by monty » January 22nd, 2017, 8:52 pm

I'll need all the time I can get as there are so many Spanish sex comedies I'd like for you guys to see - really hard to just pick one.
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Post by joachimt » January 23rd, 2017, 4:03 pm

joachimt on Jan 22 2017, 01:00:26 PM wrote:
joachimt on Jan 22 2017, 12:35:38 PM wrote:
joachimt on Jan 22 2017, 07:16:42 AM wrote:4
3
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Post by monty » January 23rd, 2017, 4:38 pm

Does your daughter do the draw this time too, J?

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Post by joachimt » January 23rd, 2017, 5:01 pm

monty on Jan 23 2017, 09:38:16 AM wrote:Does your daughter do the draw this time too, J?
No. I used a list randomizer.
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