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

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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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Voting Rules:
- You must watch all 3 films before you vote.
- To vote, rank the 3 films from most favorite to least favorite. (note: you're ranking the individual films, not the countries)

Voting deadline = Dec 16th
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:
- 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 works
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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1. Deveti krug 8/10
2. Filantropica 8/10
3. Lie huo qing chun 6/10
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1. Deveti krug
2. Lie huo qing chun
3. Filantropica
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1. Filantropica
2. Deveti krug
3. Lie huo qing chun
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1. Deveti krug
2. Filantropica
3. Lie huo qing chun
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1. Filantropica (2002) 7/10
2. Deveti krug (1960) 6/10
3. Lie huo qing chun (1982) 5/10
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1. Deveti krug 7/10
2. Lie huo qing chun 4/10
3. Filantropica 3/10
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That's pretty low, even for your standards, Cocoa. :o
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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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1. Lie huo qing chun 8/10
2. Deveti krug 8/10
3. Filantropica 6.5/10
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1. Deveti krug
2. Lie huo qing chun
3. Filantropica
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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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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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1. Filantropica - 8/10
2. Deveti krug - 7/10
3. Lie huo qing chun - 3/10
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01. Deveti krug

02. Filantropica

03. Lie huo qing chun
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1. Deveti krug
2. Filantropica
3. Lie huo qing chun
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Image Deveti krug: 20-4
Image Filantropica: 11-13
Image Lie huo qing chun: 5-19
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1. Deveti krug - 8/10
2. Lie huo qing chun - 5.5/10
3. Filantropica - 3/10
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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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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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Mario has weird taste in women :/

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Deveti krug 7
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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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1. Filantropica - 7,5
2. Deveti krug - 7
3. Lie huo qing chun - 6,5
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1. Deveti krug (Croatia)
2. Filantropica (Romania)
3. Lie huo qing chun (Hong Kong)

Thanks to clemmetarey, Mochard, and Smoover!
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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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1. Deveti krug
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1. Deveti krug
2. Filantropica
3. Lie huo qing chun
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1. Filantropica. 7/10
2. Deveti krug. 6/10
3. Lie huo qing chun. 4/10
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3.5 days left till the end of Round 2.
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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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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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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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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:
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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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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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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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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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A breathe of fresh air with HK and Romania films, finally, thanks for that !

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Filantropica: 7
Deveti krug: 6
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:D Only took 15 minutes to break the perfect record
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/forum.icmforum.com/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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