Foreign Films

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Foreign Films2018-07-27T11:07:41+00:00

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“I think we are wise, we English speakers, to savor accents. They teach us things about our own tongue.”  – Anne Rice

The Little Death

(2014) The secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney reveal both the fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them.

Runtime: 1h 36m  Rated: 18A

Netflixguy Rating 90%

Here, I’ll say it….I think this is the funniest movie on Netflix. The laughter was constant and throughout the whole movie. The humour is dark and smart as the characters discover themselves and their really weird desires. Man humans are weird….lol. I was expecting another raunchy, silly, sex comedy, what I got was brilliant hilarity that exceeded all my expectations.

Happy Valley

(2014-) Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

Runtime: 2 seasons / 1 hour each episode

Netflixguy Rating 90%

This was a big surprise to me. This BBC and now Netflix series is really amazing. The script and the acting make this one not to be missed. Happy Valley is very dramatic and filled  with protagonists to root for and antagonists you want to just kill.  The Yorkshire accents are pretty thick so, if you need to, click your subtitles on English so you don’t miss any of that great dialogue. If you Give it more than one episode and you’ll be hooked.  This is what happens when your ask for a raise and don’t get it……

A Hijacking

(2012) The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.

Runtime: 1h 43m  Rated: R

Netflixguy Rating 80%

This is an excellent film scene through two sets of eyes. One being a family man who is a cook aboard the doomed ship.  The second view is of the corporate politics behind negotiating  with the desperate pirates for the protection and release of the company’s employees. This is an inside look into the dirty world of piracy. Great realistic, intense thriller. If you enjoyed Captain Philips you will love A Hijacking.


(2015) When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the county’s strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.

Runtime: 2h 8m  Rated: TV MA

Netflixguy Rating 85%

Admiral is based on a true story of one of the greatest Admirals in naval history. This is a great ride filled with rich history,  swashbuckling and the best naval war scenes I’ve seen in a while. I highly recommend this flick if not only because this battle was where the navy seals were invented and made their first appearance.