9 meaningful foreign films


  1. Hotel Rwanda – I felt deep sorrow, for this was the time we lived as neighbors to Rwanda . . . we hosted a “Hutu” for seven years after that.
  2. Most – a powerful Czech/Pol short film about the love of father and son.
  3. The Constant gardener – set in Kenya, about corruption in the pharmeceutical industry and testing of innocent AIDS victims that does them harm, and one woman’s quest and finally one man’s sacrifice to stop it.
  4. Chocolat – characters rich as the chocolate that Juliette Binochet doles out in the town during lent.
  5. Babette’s feast – beauty and sacrifice in the heart of a woman who shows gratitude by cooking up a feast for the entire village.
  6. The mission – a classic that will always stick in my consciousness.
  7. End of the spear – one of the best “missions” stories of the twentieth century, but the screenplay was not well written and executed, but still worth seeing (not saying I could do better, but it just wasn’t the quality of story that it could have been).
  8. Pride and prejudice – best dialogue in a movie I’ve seen in quite some time.
  9. The gods must be crazy – hilariously eye-opening and world view shifting.
  10. What’s one of yours to fill in the 10th?
By Greg Taylor Posted in Movies

4 comments on “9 meaningful foreign films

  1. Greg,

    I just discovered your blog and then discovered you have a new one. You may not remember me but we had a brief visit at Tulsa and we have a joint venture with John Mark in common (I coauthored Kingdom Come). I really enjoy the work with Wineskins. I invite you to stop by my blog at http://stoned-campbelldisciple.blogspot.com/

    Look forward to hearing from you. I will be back.

    Shalom,
    Bobby Valentine
    Milwaukee, WI

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  2. Keith–never heard of Amelie but will check it out! Thanks.

    Bobby–Of course I remember you and I have read chapters from Kingdom Come before press when John Mark sent them. I think it’s a very valuable book in the ancient-future category, helping us recover some lost doctrines and practices of those who’ve gone before.

    JAT–Yes, I love Life is Beautiful but haven’t seen it in long time. Will have rent sometime and see again. Good thing about my memory is that I forget plots and get surprised all over again 🙂

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