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World Cup, Season 2, Match 3rd place: Egypt vs Spain

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World Cup, Season 2, Match 3rd place: Egypt vs Spain

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Post by joachimt » March 5th, 2017, 2:30 pm

This is match 3rd place of the second season of iCM Forum's Film World Cup.

CountryOriginal TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
EgyptKit Kat1991tommy_leazaqlinklink
SpainTorremolinos 732003montylinklink

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

Voting deadline = Mar 19th
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The winner of the match is the film with the most #1-votes. Of there's a tie at the deadline, there'll be a three day extension.
Here's a quick summary of how the tournament worksShow
We start with 48 films from 48 countries.
The winning country from each match advances, and will be represented by a different film in the next round.
There are 5 rounds. In round 1 there are 3 films per match (only 1 advances). In rounds 2-5 there are 2 films per match.
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#2

Post by Lonewolf2003 » March 5th, 2017, 3:04 pm

I assume the Egyptian movie is about the famous snack.

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#3

Post by joachimt » March 5th, 2017, 3:11 pm

Lonewolf2003 on Mar 5 2017, 08:04:37 AM wrote:I assume the Egyptian movie is about the famous snack.
Try searching for "Kit Kat 1991" on Youtube. You get old commercials instead of the movie. :lol:
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Post by Armoreska » March 5th, 2017, 3:11 pm

Lonewolf2003 on Mar 5 2017, 08:04:37 AM wrote:I assume the Egyptian movie is about the famous snack.
Egypt advertising US product? I dont think so.
Again a real life place name
http://wikimapia.org/5625528/Kitkat
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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
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Post by monty » March 5th, 2017, 9:21 pm

1. Torremolinos '73


2. Kit Kat
(Man, this Egyptian potboiler was a hard-earned check. With an annoying-as-hell main character (not helped by the actor's insisting on hamming it up throughout), the film just kept dragging from one dreary scene to the next. And wherein lay the comedy value?)
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Post by Cocoa » March 5th, 2017, 10:08 pm

Torremolinos 73 has its good moments and then some... not so great moments. Sometimes I felt "Oh, maybe I'm actually enjoying this film ^_^ " ...and then the scene continues and the husband character does something that annoys me -_- Some of the scenes are done really well.

I would rather stare at a piece of a Kit Kat bar for two hours than to watch the Kit Kat film ever again.

1. Torremolinos 73 6/10
2. Kit Kat 4/10

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Post by monty » March 5th, 2017, 10:11 pm

@cocoa: In retrospect, I should probably have gone for a film that was even raunchier. Sorry for letting you down.

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Post by Mario Gaborović » March 5th, 2017, 10:44 pm

Cocoa on Mar 5 2017, 03:08:58 PM wrote:I would rather stare at a piece of a Kit Kat bar for two hours
I couldn't hold on not to eat it for more than 1 hour.

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#9

Post by monty » March 5th, 2017, 11:54 pm

Mario Gaborović on Mar 5 2017, 03:44:10 PM wrote:
Cocoa on Mar 5 2017, 03:08:58 PM wrote:I would rather stare at a piece of a Kit Kat bar for two hours
I couldn't hold on not to eat it for more than 1 hour.
I've never tried Kit Kats. Are they actually any good?

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Post by Armoreska » March 5th, 2017, 11:59 pm

monty on Mar 5 2017, 04:54:23 PM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Mar 5 2017, 03:44:10 PM wrote:
Cocoa on Mar 5 2017, 03:08:58 PM wrote:I would rather stare at a piece of a Kit Kat bar for two hours
I couldn't hold on not to eat it for more than 1 hour.
I've never tried Kit Kats. Are they actually any good?
I'd say they're nothing special
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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
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Post by sortile9io » March 6th, 2017, 12:02 am

Armoreska on Mar 5 2017, 04:59:26 PM wrote:
monty on Mar 5 2017, 04:54:23 PM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Mar 5 2017, 03:44:10 PM wrote:I couldn't hold on not to eat it for more than 1 hour.
I've never tried Kit Kats. Are they actually any good?
I'd say they're nothing special
I prefer Twix and Toblerone (L size).

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Post by tommy_leazaq » March 6th, 2017, 8:55 am

I love Kit Kat, the chocolate. Have not seen the film yet but I promised Monty a comedy film. So here you are!! Could it match the great heights of Hababams?? :lol:
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Post by joachimt » March 6th, 2017, 4:49 pm

IMDb-review of Kit Kat:
Maybe both pleased luck and watched cinematic masterpiece that has felt this .. This total immersion in the world your very enamored vocabulary .. those flavored Egyptian , which can not miss it eye or ear .. so enamored rest never charismatic Sheikh (Hosni) and that remain in your mind too much after the end of the movie .. those visual pleasure and mental and mental , which acquires exclusive you completely throughout watching the movie and perhaps lead you to reconsider a lot of things I thought she constants of life .. n short, the movie is not available to the Egyptian ( old or new ) All of these factors make it successful , which are closer to the completion .. Even movies ( David ) did subsequent approaching lofty level for this movie ..

This film was not made for watching once .. no .. Whenever offering your life where you will see new horizons never seen before ..
Does this make sense to anyone? Is there any correct sentence in this piece? :shrug:
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Post by sortile9io » March 6th, 2017, 6:59 pm

joachimt on Mar 6 2017, 09:49:23 AM wrote:IMDb-review of Kit Kat:
Maybe both pleased luck and watched cinematic masterpiece that has felt this .. This total immersion in the world your very enamored vocabulary .. those flavored Egyptian , which can not miss it eye or ear .. so enamored rest never charismatic Sheikh (Hosni) and that remain in your mind too much after the end of the movie .. those visual pleasure and mental and mental , which acquires exclusive you completely throughout watching the movie and perhaps lead you to reconsider a lot of things I thought she constants of life .. n short, the movie is not available to the Egyptian ( old or new ) All of these factors make it successful , which are closer to the completion .. Even movies ( David ) did subsequent approaching lofty level for this movie ..

This film was not made for watching once .. no .. Whenever offering your life where you will see new horizons never seen before ..
Does this make sense to anyone? Is there any correct sentence in this piece? :shrug:
There is one: "This film was not made for watching once". Although perhaps they actually meant "This film was not made for watching". I hope the film makes more sense than this review, otherwise I will start thinking it is nothing but tommy's revenge for having to do the sexy comedy round.

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Post by tommy_leazaq » March 6th, 2017, 7:11 pm

sortile9io on Mar 6 2017, 11:59:06 AM wrote:otherwise I will start thinking it is nothing but tommy's revenge for having to do the sexy comedy round.
Hey, it's an official check, mind you.. -_-

Also, it's pretty evident that people can't understand this movie without watching it more than once. So can we make an amendment in the rule people should watch this film at least twice before vote?

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#16

Post by jvv » March 6th, 2017, 7:35 pm

Torremolinos 73 - captures the feel of the 70s quite well
Kit Kat - apparently the Egyptian sense of humor doesn't quite align with mine

1. Torremolinos 73 6.5/10
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Post by joachimt » March 6th, 2017, 7:47 pm

jvv on Mar 6 2017, 12:35:54 PM wrote:Kit Kat - apparently the Egyptian sense of humor doesn't quite align with mine
I wonder how much is lost in the translation. The subs are not very good. There are a lot of lines where the subs clearly don't translate everything.
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Post by monty » March 6th, 2017, 8:18 pm

joachimt on Mar 6 2017, 12:47:32 PM wrote:
jvv on Mar 6 2017, 12:35:54 PM wrote:Kit Kat - apparently the Egyptian sense of humor doesn't quite align with mine
I wonder how much is lost in the translation. The subs are not very good. There are a lot of lines where the subs clearly don't translate everything.
Well, there's a lot of physical "comedy", like the rowing boat scene and the motorbike scene. I bet you loved those.
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Post by joachimt » March 6th, 2017, 9:33 pm

1. Torremolinos 73 (6/10)
2. Kit Kat (5/10)
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Post by brokenface » March 6th, 2017, 10:03 pm

joachimt on Mar 6 2017, 09:49:23 AM wrote:IMDb-review of Kit Kat:
Maybe both pleased luck and watched cinematic masterpiece that has felt this .. This total immersion in the world your very enamored vocabulary .. those flavored Egyptian , which can not miss it eye or ear .. so enamored rest never charismatic Sheikh (Hosni) and that remain in your mind too much after the end of the movie .. those visual pleasure and mental and mental , which acquires exclusive you completely throughout watching the movie and perhaps lead you to reconsider a lot of things I thought she constants of life .. n short, the movie is not available to the Egyptian ( old or new ) All of these factors make it successful , which are closer to the completion .. Even movies ( David ) did subsequent approaching lofty level for this movie ..

This film was not made for watching once .. no .. Whenever offering your life where you will see new horizons never seen before ..
Does this make sense to anyone? Is there any correct sentence in this piece? :shrug:
I think that's a google translate job.

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Post by beavis » March 6th, 2017, 10:26 pm

Torremolinos 73 - 7.5
Kit Kat - 4

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Post by monty » March 7th, 2017, 12:18 am

How did you guys find Mads Mikkelsen's pornstar turn?

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Post by Mario Gaborović » March 7th, 2017, 12:26 am

These two films are reason why comedy in the WC could be a risky venture.

1. Kit Kat 4.5/10
2. Torremolinos 73 4.5/10

ImageKit Kat - ImageTorremolinos 73: 1 - 5
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Post by monty » March 7th, 2017, 12:40 am

You need to explain that a bit more, Mario. I still think sex comedies are the way to go - if we somehow could get all managers in the next cup to do such a round, it would be the best thing to ever happen around here...

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Post by Mario Gaborović » March 7th, 2017, 12:50 am

monty on Mar 6 2017, 05:40:59 PM wrote:You need to explain that a bit more, Mario. I still think sex comedies are the way to go - if we somehow could get all managers in the next cup to do such a round, it would be the best thing to ever happen around here...
I'm not keen on sex comedies.It's black humor that entertains me the most.

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Post by monty » March 7th, 2017, 12:52 am

Mario Gaborović on Mar 6 2017, 05:50:38 PM wrote:
monty on Mar 6 2017, 05:40:59 PM wrote:You need to explain that a bit more, Mario. I still think sex comedies are the way to go - if we somehow could get all managers in the next cup to do such a round, it would be the best thing to ever happen around here...
I'm not keen on sex comedies.It's black humor that entertains me the most.
Weeell, did you not appreciate the intellectual twist to Torremolinos then?

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Post by RBG » March 7th, 2017, 1:03 am

i like kit kat. not gonna watch the sex comedy
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Post by monty » March 7th, 2017, 1:07 am

RBG on Mar 6 2017, 06:03:27 PM wrote:i like kit kat. not gonna watch the sex comedy
Why not?

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Post by Mario Gaborović » March 7th, 2017, 1:10 am

monty on Mar 6 2017, 05:52:47 PM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Mar 6 2017, 05:50:38 PM wrote:
monty on Mar 6 2017, 05:40:59 PM wrote:You need to explain that a bit more, Mario. I still think sex comedies are the way to go - if we somehow could get all managers in the next cup to do such a round, it would be the best thing to ever happen around here...
I'm not keen on sex comedies.It's black humor that entertains me the most.
Weeell, did you not appreciate the intellectual twist to Torremolinos then?
I stopped caring when I saw jackoff scene that intends to be funny. I'm too old to laugh at such poor attempts of humor.

What decided with me, is generally good feel althrough and totally disjointed direction in Egypt's film.
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Post by Mario Gaborović » March 7th, 2017, 2:03 am

Alright, I changed my mind. After I took more thinking, Egyptian film wins by a whisker.

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Post by monty » March 7th, 2017, 2:14 am

Mario Gaborović on Mar 6 2017, 07:03:44 PM wrote:Alright, I changed my mind. After I took more thinking, Egyptian film wins by a whisker.
Not surprised in the least. After all, your favorite possession is the Hababam platinum box set. :lol:
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Post by Mario Gaborović » March 7th, 2017, 2:19 am

monty on Mar 6 2017, 07:14:06 PM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Mar 6 2017, 07:03:44 PM wrote:Alright, I changed my mind. After I took more thinking, Egyptian film wins by a whisker.
Not surprised in the least. After all, your favorite possession is the Hababam platinum box set. :lol:
I never seen a single Hababam film. I'm psychologically preparing for that experience. -_-

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Post by Smoover » March 8th, 2017, 11:19 pm

Torremolinos 73 - 6.5
Kit Kat - 6

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Post by monty » March 9th, 2017, 2:30 pm

I wonder if my choice has scared off most of the American prudes? There's really no reason for that; after all, this film is by the director who did Blancanieves
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Post by jvv » March 9th, 2017, 2:36 pm

monty on Mar 9 2017, 07:30:33 AM wrote:I wonder if my choice has scared off most of the American prudes? There's really no reason for that; after all, this film is by the director who did Blancanieves
There even is a cameo of the dwarves.

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Post by Carmel1379 » March 9th, 2017, 8:18 pm

#1 Torremolinos 73 (2003, Pablo Berger)
#2 الكيت كات/Kit Kat (1991, Daoud Abdel Sayed)
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Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
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His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
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Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

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Post by monty » March 10th, 2017, 2:32 pm

ImageKit Kat - ImageTorremolinos 73: 1 - 7

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Post by BijitaQ » March 10th, 2017, 8:44 pm

1. Torremolinos 73 (2003)
2. الكيت كات [Kit Kat] (1991)

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Post by monty » March 11th, 2017, 12:42 am

Looking forward to RBG's review of Torremolinos...

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Post by Mario Gaborović » March 11th, 2017, 12:49 am

monty on Mar 10 2017, 05:42:39 PM wrote:Looking forward to RBG's review of Torremolinos...
I doubt she'll watch it, but she'll 99% vote for the Pharaohs.

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