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The unofficial 500<400 Challenge (2019 edition)

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Re: The unofficial 500<400 Challenge (2019 edition)

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » March 17th, 2020, 11:16 am

8. #24 The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce): 7.5 - This movie is about two hoodlums (with a young Martin Sheen making his debut) harassing metro passengers. The anxiety of something violent happening and the impotency to prevent or intervene is painfully relatable. The movies realistically deals with homophobia and racial tensions (Best moment is when the police do finally enter the metro they immediately attack the only black male). So while the last half of the movie is great, the movie takes unnecessary long to introduce all the different passengers. Also the mayhem progresses too orderly with the hoodlums bothering every character/couple one-by-one, because the plot has to check them all off.
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1. #176 They Made Me a Fugitive (1947, Alberto Cavalcanti): 6.8
2. #212 Goyangileul butaghae [Take Care of My Cat] (2001, Jae-eun Jeong): 8.0
3. #125 Vynález zkázy [Invention for Destruction] (1958, Karel Zeman): 6.5
4. #418 Intimni osvetleni [Intimate Lighting] (1966, Ivan Passer): 8.2
5. #128 La religieuse [The Nun] (1966, Jacques Rivette): 7.5
6. #214 Agantuk [The Stranger] (1991, Satyajit Ray): 8.0
7. #458 The Pumpkin Eater (1964, Jack Clayton): 8.2
Titles in bold are added to my <400 list.
Highest unseen: #4 Happy End (1967)

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#42

Post by Gordon_Gekko » March 18th, 2020, 2:20 pm

12. La main du diable (1943)
13. Martha (1974)
14. Die letzte Brücke (1954)
15. The Tall Target (1951)
16. Park Row (1952)
17. Intruder in the Dust (1949)
18. Man's Castle (1933)
19. La religieuse (1966)
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1. Rapt (1934)
2. État de siège (1972) (l)
3. Panique (1946)
4. Milano calibro 9 (1972)
5. Kocár do Vídne (1966)
6. The Grey Fox (1982)
7. Canyon Passage (1946)
8. No Name on the Bullet (1959)
9. Decision at Sundown (1957)
10. Cluny Brown (1946)
11. Blood on the Moon (1948)

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#43

Post by cinephage » March 31st, 2020, 11:33 am

Time to update my challenge...

02. Zert, by Jaromil Jires (1969) 7,5/10

03. Happy End, by Oldrich Lipsky (1967) 7,5/10

04. The Damned, by Joseph Losey (1962) 8/10

05. Preparez vos mouchoirs, by Bertrand Blier (1978) 7,5/10

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01. I Compagni, by Mario Monicelli (1963) 8/10

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Post by cinephage » April 6th, 2020, 1:01 pm

06. Comrade, by Bill Douglas (1986) 7,5/10

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01. I Compagni, by Mario Monicelli (1963) 8/10
02. Zert, by Jaromil Jires (1969) 7,5/10
03. Happy End, by Oldrich Lipsky (1967) 7,5/10
04. The Damned, by Joseph Losey (1962) 8/10
05. Preparez vos mouchoirs, by Bertrand Blier (1978) 7,5/10

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Post by AdamH » May 10th, 2020, 8:51 pm

1) J'attendrai le suivant... (2002) - 5/10
2) Spiegel van Holland (1950) - 7.5/10
3) Hamsarayan (1982) - 8.5/10
4) The Exquisite Corpus (2015) - 6/10
5) Plastic Bag (2009) - 8/10
6) Essai d'ouverture (1988) - 6.5/10
7) Now You Tell One (1926) - 7/10
8) World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (2017) - 5/10

Not counting them for this challenge but also re-watched:

1) Light Is Calling (2004) - 7/10
2) Thunder (1982) - 4/10
3) Året gjennom Børfjord (1991) - 8.5/10
4) Smale spor av et århundre (2003) - 7.5/10

And I watched, for the first time, ex-500<400 shorts:

1) Blight (1996) - 5/10
2) Go West (1923) - 6/10
3) The Fifth (2007) - 3/10

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#46

Post by cinephage » May 12th, 2020, 1:47 pm

Time for another update...

07. Les visiteurs du soir, by Marcel Carné (1942) 7/10

08. Calle Mayor, by Juan Antonio Bardem (1956) 8/10

09. L'homme qui ment, by Alain Robbe-Grillet (1968) 8/10

10. H-8..., by Nikola Tanhofer (1958) 9/10

11. Brumes d'automne, by Dimitri Korsakoff (1929) 7,5/10

12. Billy Budd, by Peter Ustinov (1962) 7,5/10

13. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag, by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1972) 9/10
This year's hidden gems (06)Show
01. I Compagni, by Mario Monicelli (1963) 8/10
02. Zert, by Jaromil Jires (1969) 7,5/10
03. Happy End, by Oldrich Lipsky (1967) 7,5/10
04. The Damned, by Joseph Losey (1962) 8/10
05. Preparez vos mouchoirs, by Bertrand Blier (1978) 7,5/10
06. Comrade, by Bill Douglas (1986) 7,5/10

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Post by AdamH » May 13th, 2020, 5:19 pm

9) Gasman (1998) - 8/10 (laughed at some reviews as people couldn't understand the accents)
10) Brumes d'automne (1929) - 6/5/10
11) The Signalman (1976) - 8/10

Re-watched:

1) Barres (1984) - 6/10
2) Moya lyubov (2006) - 8.5/10
3) De Düva: The Dove (1968) - 7/10
4) Son smeshnogo cheloveka (1992) - 9/10

Ex-400<500 shorts that I watched for the first time:

1) ...No Lies (1973) - 9/10 (I thought this one was excellent and it'll go high up in my list for September 2020. Hope it can get back into 500<400).

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1) J'attendrai le suivant... (2002) - 5/10
2) Spiegel van Holland (1950) - 7.5/10
3) Hamsarayan (1982) - 8.5/10
4) The Exquisite Corpus (2015) - 6/10
5) Plastic Bag (2009) - 8/10
6) Essai d'ouverture (1988) - 6.5/10
7) Now You Tell One (1926) - 7/10
8) World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (2017) - 5/10

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#48

Post by AdamH » May 17th, 2020, 9:16 pm

12) Vertical Features Remake (1978) - 4/10
13) Krysar (1986) - 8/10
14) Ice Cold in Alex (1958) - 9/10
15) Ghostwatch (1992) - 7.5/10
16) Tiger Bay (1959) - 9/10

Ex 500<400 films:
1) Deep Water (2006) - 7.5/10
2) H.M.S Defiant (1962) - 7.5/10

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1) J'attendrai le suivant... (2002) - 5/10
2) Spiegel van Holland (1950) - 7.5/10
3) Hamsarayan (1982) - 8.5/10
4) The Exquisite Corpus (2015) - 6/10
5) Plastic Bag (2009) - 8/10
6) Essai d'ouverture (1988) - 6.5/10
7) Now You Tell One (1926) - 7/10
8) World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (2017) - 5/10
9) Gasman (1998) - 8/10
10) Brumes d'automne (1929) - 6/5/10
11) The Signalman (1976) - 8/10

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#49

Post by Fergenaprido » July 3rd, 2020, 8:40 am

Lost steam on this one this year, but I did at least see the highest-ranked unseen film on the list. I may focus more on this the next few months before the 2020 poll.

10. #068 Pirosmani (1969) - 7.4
11. #232 Dni zatmeniya [Days of Eclipse] (1988) - 5.0
12. #214 Agantuk [The Stranger] (1991) - 8.4
F. #735 Finis terræ (1929) - 6.6
13. #014 Unter den Brücken [Under the Bridges] (1946) - 7.8
14. #302 Cluny Brown (1946) - 7.6
15. #078 Garde à vue [The Inquisitor/The Grilling] (1981) - 8.0

G. #727 Misery Loves Company (1993) - 2.4
16. #475 Tsigoineruwaizen [Zigeunerweisen] (1980) - 7.2
17. #024 The Incident (1967) - 8.4
H. #517 Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern [Hunting Scenes from Bavaria] (1969) - 6.0
I. #919 The Final Cut (1995) - 8.4

18. #008 Akai tenshi [Red Angel] (1966) - 7.6
J. #898 Bakumatsu taiyôden [A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era/Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era/Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate] (1957) - 7.6
19. #354 Our Man in Havana (1959) - 7.6
20. #289 Mossafer [The Traveller] (1874) - 7.6

K. #669 Mélo (1986) - 7.4
21. #129 Himiko (1974) - 6.4

Started out at 156/500 and 252/1000
Currently at 177/500 and 284/1000

Anything bold will make my list. Films in italics may appear.
Including films from 501-1000 as well, using letters instead of numbers.
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1. #215 World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Dreams (2017) - 7.8
A. #957 Nan va Koutcheh [The Bread and Alley] (1970) - 8.4
2. #415 Nagaya shinshiroku [The Record of a Tenement Gentleman] (1947) - 6.8
B. #653 Cowards Bend the Knee or The Blue Hands (2003) - 7.0
3. #368 Heremakono [Waiting for Happiness] (2002) - 7.6
4. #082 La main du diable [Carnival of Sinners/The Devil's Hand] (1943) - 7.6
C. #971 Återträffen [The Reunion] (2013) - 7.2
5. #044 Camp de Thiaroye [The Camp at Thiaroye] (1988) - 7.6
6. #481 Meandre [Meanders] (1966) - 5.0
7. Risttuules [In the Crosswind] (2914) - 5.8
D. Kajaki [Kilo Two Bravo] (2014) - 8.0
8. Turksib (1929) - 7.8

9. Essai d'ouverture [Trying to Open] (1988) - 7.6
E. So Is This (1982) - 6.4

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#50

Post by cinephage » July 3rd, 2020, 8:51 am

14. Tau ban no hoi / Boat People, by Ann Hui (1982) 9/10

I added this one to my list, this is really a masterpiece.
This year's hidden gems (13)Show
01. I Compagni, by Mario Monicelli (1963) 8/10
02. Zert, by Jaromil Jires (1969) 7,5/10
03. Happy End, by Oldrich Lipsky (1967) 7,5/10
04. The Damned, by Joseph Losey (1962) 8/10
05. Preparez vos mouchoirs, by Bertrand Blier (1978) 7,5/10
06. Comrade, by Bill Douglas (1986) 7,5/10
07. Les visiteurs du soir, by Marcel Carné (1942) 7/10
08. Calle Mayor, by Juan Antonio Bardem (1956) 8/10
09. L'homme qui ment, by Alain Robbe-Grillet (1968) 8/10
10. H-8..., by Nikola Tanhofer (1958) 9/10
11. Brumes d'automne, by Dimitri Korsakoff (1929) 7,5/10
12. Billy Budd, by Peter Ustinov (1962) 7,5/10
13. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag, by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1972) 9/10

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#51

Post by Melvelet » July 21st, 2020, 9:44 am

Browsing though the list makes me dream of a future when I don't "have to" watch any TSPDT movies anymore and can have this list (and also its past iterations) as my main focus :cheers:

1. Schaste 1935 — a.k.a. Happiness 7/10
2. The Sun Shines Bright 1953 6/10
3. La gueule ouverte 1974 — a.k.a. The Mouth Agape 6/10
4. Mossafer 1974 — a.k.a. The Traveler 7/10
5. Postava k podpírání 1963 — a.k.a. Joseph Kilian 8/10
6. Lu bian ye can 2015 — a.k.a. Kaili Blues 7/10

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » August 21st, 2020, 4:31 pm

9. #303 Kamera wo tomeruna! [One Cut of the Dead] (2017, Shin'ichirô Ueda): 7.0
10. #60 Les rendez-vous d'Anna [The Meetings of Anna] (1978, Chantal Akerman): 6.5
133/500Show
1. #176 They Made Me a Fugitive (1947, Alberto Cavalcanti): 6.8
2. #212 Goyangileul butaghae [Take Care of My Cat] (2001, Jae-eun Jeong): 8.0
3. #125 Vynález zkázy [Invention for Destruction] (1958, Karel Zeman): 6.5
4. #418 Intimni osvetleni [Intimate Lighting] (1966, Ivan Passer): 8.2
5. #128 La religieuse [The Nun] (1966, Jacques Rivette): 7.5
6. #214 Agantuk [The Stranger] (1991, Satyajit Ray): 8.0
7. #458 The Pumpkin Eater (1964, Jack Clayton): 8.2
8. #24 The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce): 7.5 -
Titles in bold are added to my <400 list.
Highest unseen: #4 Happy End (1967)

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » September 1st, 2020, 7:06 pm

11. #384 Acht Stunden sind kein Tag [Eight Hours Don't Make a Day] (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder): 9.0
134/500Show
1. #176 They Made Me a Fugitive (1947, Alberto Cavalcanti): 6.8
2. #212 Goyangileul butaghae [Take Care of My Cat] (2001, Jae-eun Jeong): 8.0
3. #125 Vynález zkázy [Invention for Destruction] (1958, Karel Zeman): 6.5
4. #418 Intimni osvetleni [Intimate Lighting] (1966, Ivan Passer): 8.2
5. #128 La religieuse [The Nun] (1966, Jacques Rivette): 7.5
6. #214 Agantuk [The Stranger] (1991, Satyajit Ray): 8.0
7. #458 The Pumpkin Eater (1964, Jack Clayton): 8.2
8. #24 The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce): 7.5 -
9. #303 Kamera wo tomeruna! [One Cut of the Dead] (2017, Shin'ichirô Ueda): 7.0
10. #60 Les rendez-vous d'Anna [The Meetings of Anna] (1978, Chantal Akerman): 6.5
Titles in bold are added to my <400 list.
Highest unseen: #4 Happy End (1967)

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Post by blocho » September 21st, 2020, 2:37 am

Looks like this challenge is almost done. Is the deadline the beginning of the poll results or the end?

12. The Bedford Incident
13. Ziemia Obiecana
14. Joe
15. Garde a Vue
16. Valkoinen Peura
17. Metro Manila
18. La Traversee de Paris
19. La Muerte de un Burocrata
20. The Tracker
21. P'tit Quinquin
22. Udoli Vcel
23. Yang Guang can lan de ri zi
24. Intruder in the Dust
25. Reise der Hoffnung
26. Obrazy Stareho Sveta

The Best: Metro Manila, Death of a Bureaucrat, Journey of Hope, Intruder in the Dust
The Worst: Garde a Vue, P'tit Quinquin

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Post by 72aicm » September 21st, 2020, 4:13 am

blocho wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 2:37 am
Looks like this challenge is almost done. Is the deadline the beginning of the poll results or the end?
The beginning. Hopefully someone will start a new challenge when the new poll have started.

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Post by cinephage » September 21st, 2020, 8:04 am

Well, it was high time for an update..

15. O Fovos, by Kostas Manoussakis (1966) 8,5/10

16. Mother Dao, the Turtlelike, by Vincent Monnikendam (1995) 8/10

This one left me with a strong impression...

17. Unter den Brucken, by Helmut Käutner (1946) 7/10

18. Araya, by Margot Benaceraf (1959) 7/10

19. Es geschah am hellichten Tag, by Ladislao Vajda (1958) 9/10

I really loved that one...

20. Girl Walk : All Day, by Jacob Krupnick (2011) 10/10

...And this one became an instant favorite !!

21. Akai tenshi, by Yasuzô Masumura (1966) 7/10

22. Die Parallelstrasse, by Ferdinand Khittl (1962) 4/10

23. Szindbád, by Zoltán Huszárik (1971) 7/10

24. Tih Minh, by Louis Feuillade (1918) 6,5/10

This year's hidden gems (14)Show
01. I Compagni, by Mario Monicelli (1963) 8/10
02. Zert, by Jaromil Jires (1969) 7,5/10
03. Happy End, by Oldrich Lipsky (1967) 7,5/10
04. The Damned, by Joseph Losey (1962) 8/10
05. Preparez vos mouchoirs, by Bertrand Blier (1978) 7,5/10
06. Comrade, by Bill Douglas (1986) 7,5/10
07. Les visiteurs du soir, by Marcel Carné (1942) 7/10
08. Calle Mayor, by Juan Antonio Bardem (1956) 8/10
09. L'homme qui ment, by Alain Robbe-Grillet (1968) 8/10
10. H-8..., by Nikola Tanhofer (1958) 9/10
11. Brumes d'automne, by Dimitri Korsakoff (1929) 7,5/10
12. Billy Budd, by Peter Ustinov (1962) 7,5/10
13. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag, by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1972) 9/10
14. Tau ban no hoi / Boat People, by Ann Hui (1982) 9/10

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Post by Melvelet » September 22nd, 2020, 8:45 am

Bold is 8/10 or better

7. Kawaki 2014 — a.k.a. The World of Kanako
8. Herutâ sukerutâ 2012 — a.k.a. Helter Skelter
9. Kamera wo tomeruna! 2017 — a.k.a. One Cut of the Dead
10. Midaregumo 1967 — a.k.a. Two in the Shadow
11. Kapò 1960
12. Manoel dans l'île des merveilles 1984 — a.k.a. Manuel on the Island of Wonders
13. Kapurush 1965 — a.k.a. The Coward
14. Spiegel van Holland 1950 — a.k.a. Mirror of Holland
15. J'attendrai le suivant... 2002 — a.k.a. I'll Wait for the Next One...
16. Gasman 1998
17. Sorok pervyy 1956 — a.k.a. The Forty-First
18. Smale spor av et århundre 2003
19. Essai d'ouverture 1988
20. Hamsarayan 1982 — a.k.a. The Chorus
21. Brumes d'automne 1929
22. Le grand amour 1969 — a.k.a. Le Grand Amour
23. Kreuzweg 2014 — a.k.a. Stations of the Cross (l)
24. Alone in the Wilderness 2004
25. O-bi, O-ba - Koniec cywilizacji 1985 — a.k.a. O-Bi, O-Ba - The End of Civilization
26. Le tempestaire 1947
27. Yek Etefagh sadeh 1974 — a.k.a. A Simple Event
28. Kamen 1992 — a.k.a. The Stone
29. Turksib 1929
30. Krynytsya dlya sprahlykh 1965 — a.k.a. A Well for the Thirsty
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1. Schaste 1935 — a.k.a. Happiness 7/10
2. The Sun Shines Bright 1953 6/10
3. La gueule ouverte 1974 — a.k.a. The Mouth Agape 6/10
4. Mossafer 1974 — a.k.a. The Traveler 7/10
5. Postava k podpírání 1963 — a.k.a. Joseph Kilian 8/10
6. Lu bian ye can 2015 — a.k.a. Kaili Blues 7/10
7. Kawaki 2014 — a.k.a. The World of Kanako
8. Herutâ sukerutâ 2012 — a.k.a. Helter Skelter
9. Kamera wo tomeruna! 2017 — a.k.a. One Cut of the Dead
10. Midaregumo 1967 — a.k.a. Two in the Shadow
11. Kapò 1960
12. Manoel dans l'île des merveilles 1984 — a.k.a. Manuel on the Island of Wonders
13. Kapurush 1965 — a.k.a. The Coward
14. Spiegel van Holland 1950 — a.k.a. Mirror of Holland
15. J'attendrai le suivant... 2002 — a.k.a. I'll Wait for the Next One...
16. Gasman 1998
17. Sorok pervyy 1956 — a.k.a. The Forty-First
18. Smale spor av et århundre 2003
19. Essai d'ouverture 1988
20. Hamsarayan 1982 — a.k.a. The Chorus
21. Brumes d'automne 1929
22. Le grand amour 1969 — a.k.a. Le Grand Amour
23. Kreuzweg 2014 — a.k.a. Stations of the Cross (l)
24. Alone in the Wilderness 2004
25. O-bi, O-ba - Koniec cywilizacji 1985 — a.k.a. O-Bi, O-Ba - The End of Civilization
26. Le tempestaire 1947
27. Yek Etefagh sadeh 1974 — a.k.a. A Simple Event
28. Kamen 1992 — a.k.a. The Stone
29. Turksib 1929
30. Krynytsya dlya sprahlykh 1965 — a.k.a. A Well for the Thirsty
Current recommendation: Angela (1995)


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Post by Lonewolf2003 » September 23rd, 2020, 1:18 pm

12. #312 Die Bergkatze [The Wildcat] (1921, Ernst Lubitsch): 7.0
135/500Show
1. #176 They Made Me a Fugitive (1947, Alberto Cavalcanti): 6.8
2. #212 Goyangileul butaghae [Take Care of My Cat] (2001, Jae-eun Jeong): 8.0
3. #125 Vynález zkázy [Invention for Destruction] (1958, Karel Zeman): 6.5
4. #418 Intimni osvetleni [Intimate Lighting] (1966, Ivan Passer): 8.2
5. #128 La religieuse [The Nun] (1966, Jacques Rivette): 7.5
6. #214 Agantuk [The Stranger] (1991, Satyajit Ray): 8.0
7. #458 The Pumpkin Eater (1964, Jack Clayton): 8.2
8. #24 The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce): 7.5 -
9. #303 Kamera wo tomeruna! [One Cut of the Dead] (2017, Shin'ichirô Ueda): 7.0
10. #60 Les rendez-vous d'Anna [The Meetings of Anna] (1978, Chantal Akerman): 6.5
11. #384 Acht Stunden sind kein Tag [Eight Hours Don't Make a Day] (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder): 9.0
Titles in bold are added to my <400 list.
Highest unseen: #4 Happy End (1967)

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