5 After 5, Foreign Film Edition

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Welcome to the second edition of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was 5 things beside your bed right now and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here.

Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.

I've turned this series into a link party, so be sure to get your own 5 things added below (or leave your answers in today's comments if you're not a blogger).  I loved reading everyone's comments from last week and I really can't wait to see what you share today!

List 5 foreign films you love

Gosh, I have so many that I really love - which makes it very difficult to narrow down my list to just five - but here are my top picks:

1.  He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not (French)

Fans of 
Amélie will definitely enjoy watching the adorable Audrey Tautou star in this dark comedy about love, but my favorite aspect of this movie was how much it surprised me with its innovative perspective twist.  I would love to hear your reaction - so let me know when you watch it!

2.  North Face (German)


I have never had a movie keep me on the edge of my seat quite like this one did - and I really envy G, who got to experience this film on the big screen when it appeared in his local theater down in Miami.  After watching this suspenseful action feature based on a true story, this outdoor adventurist gal can never approach a mountainside the same way again!

3.  A Town Called Panic (French)

This was the first foreign film G and I ever watched together and it had us cracking up the entire time.  We've made it a tradition to watch this wacky stop-motion picture (think Wallace & Gromit) every year, and I'm sure we'll be introducing it to Gv in the near future.

4.  The Valet (French)

This hilarious comedy from the director of another of my favorite movies (The Dinner Game) had me laughing for days after we watched it for the first time.  If you haven't seen many foreign films, check out this gem to understand why I think the French do farcical comedy so much better than Hollywood.

5.  Bride and Prejudice (British)

Maybe it was the fact that I watched this movie during my first flight overseas, or all the amazing colors and dancing that accompany its fun soundtrack, but this introduction to the world of Bollywood had me hooked from the start.  Director Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) does a bang-up job with this musical adaptation of the classic Jane Austen story - I promise you won't be able to watch it without springing up out of your seat to hop around a bit, too!

I can't wait to see what foreign movies you love!  

And for next week:

List 5 Jobs You've Had (Career or Otherwise)

These could be jobs you've loved, jobs you've hated, jobs that have raked in the big bucks, or jobs that you've done for free.  If you're only working in your first official "job" right now, remember that you can always round out your list with things like "school safety patrol officer" and "table-setter."   

Even if you're not a blogger, I hope you participate. Start thinking of your list!

What's your list?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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