Film Comment Magazine's Top 150 Unreleased Foreign Language Films of the Nineties (1997 Poll)

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Notes:

* "Unreleased" in the U.S. at the time this poll was conducted.

* I've also included films that didn't quite make the cut (from roughly 150 onwards; in alphabetical order)
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Key Pariticpants: John Anderson, David Ansen, Paul Arthur, Mike Atkinson, David Bordwell, Georgia Brown, Fred Camper, Fabiano Canosa, Jay Carr, Chris Chang, Richard Corliss, Mary Corliss, Gary Crowdus, Manohla Dargis, Roger Ebert, David Ehrenstein, Jim Emerson, Kathy Geritz, John Gianvito, Robert Haller, Piers Handling, Molly Haskell, J. Hoberman, Robert Horton, Jytte Jensen, Kent Jones, Larry Kardish, Dave Kehr, Ed Kelleher, Wendy Keys, Stuart Klawans, Phillip Lopate, Adrienne Mancia, Janet Maslin, Todd McCarthy, Ralph McKay, Richard Pena, John Powers, Leonard Quart, Terrence Rafferty, Peter Rainer, Berenice…

  • Nouvelle Vague

    1

  • The Lovers on the Bridge

    2

  • Life, and Nothing More...

    3

  • Cold Water

    4

  • Drifting Clouds

    5

  • Beyond the Clouds

    6

  • Close-Up

    7

  • The Puppetmaster

    8

  • The Quince Tree Sun

    9

  • Abraham's Valley

    10

  • Goodbye South, Goodbye

    11

  • Bullet in the Head

    12

  • The Suspended Step of the Stork

    13

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    14

  • Ashes of Time

    15

  • A Summer's Tale

    16

  • Days of Being Wild

    17

  • The Voice of the Moon

    18

  • Center Stage

    19

  • Madadayo

    20

  • Le Garçu

    21

  • Fallen Angels

    22

  • Coming to Terms with the Dead

    23

  • Smoking / No Smoking

    24

  • A Moment of Innocence

    25

  • Salaam Cinema

    26

  • From the East

    27

  • Lisbon Story

    28

  • Whispering Pages

    29

  • The Troubles We've Seen

    30

  • Boiling Point

    31

  • Good Men, Good Women

    32

  • On the Beat

    33

  • La mujer del puerto

    34

  • Joan the Maid I: The Battles

    35

  • Joan the Maid II: The Prisons

    36

  • A New Life

    37

  • Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the '60s in Brussels

    38

  • Rebels of the Neon God

    39

  • Fresh Bait

    40

  • I Don't Kiss

    41

  • Autumn Moon

    42

  • The Dark Side of the Heart

    43

  • Pretty Village, Pretty Flame

    44

  • Mahjong

    45

  • God's Comedy

    46

  • Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician

    47

  • Shakha Proshakha

    48

  • No, or the Vain Glory of Command

    49

  • A Confucian Confusion

    50

  • The Queen of the Night

    51

  • Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe

    52

  • Homework

    53

  • See How They Fall

    54

  • The Man Who Lost His Shadow

    55

  • Malina

    56

  • At Full Gallop

    57

  • Postman

    58

  • The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque

    59

  • Fate

    60

  • Gorilla Bathes at Noon

    61

  • Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead

    62

  • The Outpost

    63

  • Young Werther

    64

  • U.S. Go Home

    65

  • I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar

    66

  • Genesis: The Creation and the Flood

    67

  • The Perfume of Yvonne

    68

  • Paris Awakens

    69

  • Palms

    70

  • Scream of Stone

    71

  • Lessons of Darkness

    72

  • Sopyonje

    73

  • Dirty Like an Angel

    74

  • One, Two, Three, Sun

    75

  • Satan

    76

  • In the Heat of the Sun

    77

  • The House of Smiles

    78

  • The Day of the Beast

    79

  • Psy

    80

  • Schtonk!

    81

  • 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

    82

  • Travolta and Me

    83

  • The Voyage of Captain Fracassa

    84

  • Wild Horses

    85

  • Stone

    86

  • Au petit Marguery

    87

  • Citizen Langlois

    88

  • Red Rose White Rose

    89

  • Cows

    90

  • Liberators Take Liberties

    91

  • The Long Silence

    92

  • A Place in the World

    93

  • Spotted Dog Running at the Edge of the Sea

    94

  • Step Across the Border

    95

  • Betrayal

    96

  • The Deathmaker

    97

  • Famine-33

    98

  • Antigone

    99

  • La guerre sans nom

    100