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    Default Recommend Good Non-Chinese Asian Movies

    Here are some of my personal list :

    Japanese:
    Audition
    Battle Royale
    Samurai 1 : Musashi Miyamoto
    Samurai 2 : Duel at Ichijoji Temple
    Samurai 3 : Duel at Ganryu Island
    Seven Samurai
    All About Lili Chou Chou
    Ran
    Hidden Fortress
    Stereo Future
    Uzumaki
    Versus
    Zipang

    Korean:
    2009 Lost Memories
    Joint Security Area
    Musa
    Il Mare
    My Sassy Girl
    Shiri
    Saving My Hubby
    Nowhere to Hide
    Failan
    Friend
    Memento Mori
    Bichunmoo
    The Classic
    Over the Rainbow
    Champion
    Resurrection of a Little Match Girl
    I wish I had a Wife
    Bungee Jumping of Their Own
    The Quiet Family
    Volcano High
    My Wife is a Gangster
    Barking Dogs Never Bite
    Ditto

    Thai:
    Nang Nak
    Jan Dara
    Bang Rajan
    SuriyoThai
    The Iron Ladies
    Maebia

    Indonesian:
    Ada Apa Dengan Cinta
    Jelangkung
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    I want to add "My Tutor who is same age as mine" to Korean.
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    You have some Kurosawas on your list. I would also add on these two Kurosawas: Yojimbo and Rashomon.

    I would also add Ringu. It is also a good Japanese horror movie.(better than the US remake IMO)
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    Saving My Hubby was absolutely hilarious.

    Other movies to add:
    Just Do It (Korean)
    Welcome Back Mr McDonald (Japanese)
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    There's a new Thai martial arts movie that's supposed to be really awesome. It's about Kick Boxing competition in Thailand. Many reviewers said this movie is one of the best that ever came out of Asia in terms of martial arts.

    The movie is called ONG BAK

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    Temujin... apa kabar!

    Any other good Indonesian Movies you want to suggest?
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    Indonesian movies tend to be really bad and focus on cheap, ridiculious slap-stick comedies, low budget martial arts movies and sex explotation movies. For the last 10 years the movie industry in Indonesia has been hit like mega-tons bombs by Hollywood. Recently, however there have some new rejuvenation in the movie industry. New directors, some educated in the West, have gone home trying to visualize their ideas and styles to the ever-weakening, dying movie industry.

    There has not been any good movies, nowhere as excellent as even the still puny Thai movie industry, and it's still at least dedace away to play catch up with the excellent Korean movies or the prominent HK movie industry.
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    Thank you so much for the thought.

    I shall look forward to see better Indonesian Movies.
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    Here's the picture of ONG BAK, the new, explosive Thai martial arts movie.


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    Here are the pictures of the 2 reccomended Indonesian movies.




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    Go ma wo yo!
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    and the rest of the other Thai movies



    SuriyoThai



    The Iron Ladies



    Maebia
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    Bang Rajan



    Nang Nak



    Jan Dara starring Christy Chung

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    Have been looking for this particular Japanese movie that I watched a couple of years back. A bit difficult as I don't remember the movie title. Hoping if someone here can help...

    the story:
    Mother and daughter are on a bus trip when an accident happens. Mother dies. Daughter lives. However when daughter wakes from her coma, it's really the mother's spirit/soul. Thus, daughter on the outside, mother on the inside. And how the husband/dad struggles with his feelings for his wife whom he loves yet he can't bring himself to treat her as his wife because it is his daughter whom he sees. It's a heart-rending story that touches upon issues of incest, what is acceptable, what is not, etc.

    Any ideas as to the title?

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    Cool lots of movies I heard about but never dare to watch them because I don't know the languages so dont' want to rent something and it is not something I expected... (very hard to watch if you expect action but get drama)
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    Stray Dog - Akira Kurosawa

    Other non-Asian, non-English films:

    Four Days In September - Brazilian film

    Y Tu Mama Tambien - Mexican (if I am not worng)

    The Devil's Backbone - Spanish

    Habla Con Ella - Spanish (Pedro Almodovar)

    All Pedro Almodovar films are recommended.
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    Kagemusha by Kurosawa, a vastly underrated movie IMHO.
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    Originally posted by Temujin



    Maebia
    who's this actress? she's pretty looks like cecilia yip and someone else

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    Originally posted by the blur one
    Have been looking for this particular Japanese movie that I watched a couple of years back. A bit difficult as I don't remember the movie title. Hoping if someone here can help...

    the story:
    Mother and daughter are on a bus trip when an accident happens. Mother dies. Daughter lives. However when daughter wakes from her coma, it's really the mother's spirit/soul. Thus, daughter on the outside, mother on the inside. And how the husband/dad struggles with his feelings for his wife whom he loves yet he can't bring himself to treat her as his wife because it is his daughter whom he sees. It's a heart-rending story that touches upon issues of incest, what is acceptable, what is not, etc.

    Any ideas as to the title?

    i think eventually the daughter returned to the body but in actual,it was a lie the wife fabricated to her husband.....the last scene shows the female lead with a tear trickling down her cheek right??

    not good with japanese names but the female lead is called Ryoko Hirosue n the name of the movie is called "mi1 mi4"(secret)

    i am looking for this vcd but so far no luck
    http://us.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.asp...ode-j/aid-234/
    http://www.imdb.com/Title?0211413

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    Originally posted by sashimi
    i think eventually the daughter returned to the body but in actual,it was a lie the wife fabricated to her husband.....the last scene shows the female lead with a tear trickling down her cheek right??

    not good with japanese names but the female lead is called Ryoko Hirosue n the name of the movie is called "mi1 mi4"(secret)
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