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Your Favourite Obscure Films

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There's also some dutch gangster trilogy, which I can't remember the name of.. grrr
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[quote name='Cloth-Ears']Probably a bit obscure by now but I think one of the best things ever put on TV, is Heimat, the German drama following a family in the Rineland from 1919 to recent times. Stunningly good. You'll be doing yourself a favour if you look into getting /renting this. First series is amazing, second is good but can plod / annoy, but needs to be watched leading up to the third series, which is amazing as the first in it's own way.[/QUOTE]

I can well remember watching Heimat when it was on BBC2 late night on a Saturday, was very good.
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Eraserhead, Barton Fink
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Not sure exactly what constitutes obscure but

The earrings of madame de
Nashville
Johnny Guitar
The Scarlet Empress
Andrei Rublev
all spring to mind

Btw I was delighted to see Darkstar mentioned- how could I have forgotten seeing that?
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[quote name='griffo104']Loved Repoman. Watched [B]Repo Chick [/B](yes it's done by Alex Cox) last week and it's truly dreadful.[/QUOTE]

Surely not! Repo Man was most excellent. Especially loved Alex Coc's "clean no swearing" version - "flip you you flippin' melonfarmer!"
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[quote name='adamdea']Not sure exactly what constitutes obscure but

The earrings of madame de
Nashville
Johnny Guitar
The Scarlet Empress
Andrei Rublev
all spring to mind

Btw I was delighted to see Darkstar mentioned- how could I have forgotten seeing that?[/QUOTE]

Don't know if I would classify it as obscure, but Nashville is one of my favourite films:^
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[i]Ko to tamo pevo (Who's that singing over there?)[/i] - Serbian comedy/character study centered around a bus trip to Belgrade on April 5th 1941, one day before the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia.

[i]The King is Alive[/i] - A group of tourists stranded in the Namibian desert stage a production of [i]King Lear[/i].
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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

- caught this on TV when off school sick as a kid - really struck a chord

- this is the ideal film to curl up with on the sofa when it's raining out and you've got a nice big mug of tea and a nice solid bit of toast.
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[quote name='rcook']Sole Survivor
And though it was big when released in 1988, no-one remembers [B]'Young Einstein' [/B]so it now counts as obscure. A very silly film, which is why I like it.[/QUOTE]

Is that the one which starred the Tasmanian in-bred Yahoo Serious ?
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Old Boy - should be obscure, most Korean films are - but I looked it up after Hoops used the Soundtrack at Scalford a couple of years ago, and it is a work of genius.
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