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Your Favourite Obscure Films

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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.

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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Loved Repoman. Watched Repo Chick (yes it's done by Alex Cox) last week and it's truly dreadful.

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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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?

Don't know if I would classify it as obscure, but Nashville is one of my favourite films:^

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Ko to tamo pevo (Who's that singing over there?) - Serbian comedy/character study centered around a bus trip to Belgrade on April 5th 1941, one day before the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia.

The King is Alive - A group of tourists stranded in the Namibian desert stage a production of King Lear.

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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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Sole Survivor

And though it was big when released in 1988, no-one remembers 'Young Einstein' so it now counts as obscure. A very silly film, which is why I like it.

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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