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

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Post by joachimt » September 6th, 2020, 5:33 pm

This is match QFB of the fourth season of iCM Forum's Film World Cup.

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IndiaElippathayamRat-Trap1982Riteshlinklink
GreeceRembetiko 1983burneyfanlinklink

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- In case of a tie the match will have a 3 day extension.
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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.
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Post by joachimt » September 6th, 2020, 5:33 pm

1. Rembetiko 8/10
2. Elippathayam 7/10
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Post by Cocoa » September 6th, 2020, 11:15 pm

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.

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Post by Traveller » September 7th, 2020, 4:23 am

1. Rembetiko
2. Elippathayam

Both films were absolutely fantastic - strongest matchup in the World Cup for me so far. Rembetiko was a pleasant discovery.
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Post by zhangalan » September 7th, 2020, 6:22 am

1. Elippathayam
2. Rembetiko

Two good films. I slightly prefer the Indian one.

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Post by Mario Gaborović » September 7th, 2020, 8:23 am

1. Elippathayam
2. Rembetiko

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Post by 72aicm » September 7th, 2020, 7:54 pm

1. Rembetiko
2. Elippathayam

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Post by klaus78 » September 7th, 2020, 8:13 pm

1. Elippathayam (India) 7/10
2. Rembetiko (Greece) 7/10
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Post by weirdboy » September 8th, 2020, 3:45 am

Is this not match QF B?

The link at the top of the forum says A

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Post by joachimt » September 8th, 2020, 5:46 pm

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.
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Post by Angel Glez » September 8th, 2020, 6:46 pm

1. Elippathayam
2. Rembetiko

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Post by beavis » September 8th, 2020, 6:48 pm

1. Elippathayam - 8
2. Rembetiko - 7.5

Another strong match and close one for me!

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Post by Armoreska » September 10th, 2020, 3:18 pm

1. Elippathayam 8-
2. Rembetiko 5+

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Post by Mario Gaborović » September 10th, 2020, 5:48 pm

Image Elippathayam: 7
Image Rembetiko: 3

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Post by zuma » September 11th, 2020, 2:00 am

01 - Elippathayam

02 - Rembetiko

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Post by Smoover » September 12th, 2020, 12:33 am

1. Rembetiko 7/10
2. Elippathayam 6.5/10

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Post by hurluberlu » September 13th, 2020, 1:42 pm

1. Elippathayam 7-
2. Rembetiko 6-
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Post by Muellwind » September 13th, 2020, 9:22 pm

1. Elippathayam
2. Rembetiko

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Post by pitchorneirda » 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

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Post by clemmetarey » September 14th, 2020, 11:05 pm

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!)

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Post by pitchorneirda » September 16th, 2020, 12:55 pm

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

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Post by Gorro » September 17th, 2020, 9:23 pm

1. Elippathayam
2. Rembetiko

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Post by Mario Gaborović » September 18th, 2020, 7:22 am

Image Elippathayam: 13
Image Rembetiko: 4

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Post by Nathan Treadway » Yesterday, 5:33 am

1. Rembetiko
2. Elippathayam

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Post by jvv » Yesterday, 10:03 pm

1. Rembetiko
2. Elippathayam

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Post by zzzorf » Today, 1:44 am

1. Elippathayam
2. Rembetiko

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Post by kingink » 26 minutes ago

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.

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