Saturday, May 18, 2013

Dear Agassi, 14 Films ...

1) Female Protagonist;
2) whose age is around 29-30  (actually ranges from 15 to 40);
3) I have seen and can recommend.

All are available with English subtitles.
A few pass the Bechdel Test, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechdel_Test.
Stuff happens. Please let me know about any broken links in the Comments. Thanks.

Alphabetically:

Angel-A   (France, 2005)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473753/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=HRrFvapV4ms  (clip, 4:49)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=AIw5D1Hi_vk  (mix, 4:26)

Bread & Tulips   (Italy, 2009)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0237539/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=JVWLl6TBS1Q  (trailer, 2:09)

http://www.hulu.com/watch/206416  (Film, 1:56:30)

Choose Me   (U.S., 1984)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087054/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=uOAftLOT6Ck  (opening credits, 3:06)

Cold Comfort Farm   ('Britain', 1995)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112701/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=st5gmzmDFrw  (trailer, 2:05)
Cold Comfort Farm Sermon - No Butter in Hell  (scene, 2:21)

Duelist   (South Korea, 2005)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475616/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
Hyeongsa - Like A Dance  (Thanks AnnaTheLost, 2:34)
Duelist - MV - Forevermore  (Thanks yennchan69, 3:07)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=eGSgivQr1UI  (ending, 10:53)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=zIinft-gAeg  (Film, Part 1, 56:08) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=j8rLzmkz76k  (Film, Part 2, 55:47)

Hester Street   (U.S., 1975)
http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9506E4D71538EF34BC4851DFB667838E669EDE
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073107/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=zxhJfVq5QuQ  (clip, 3:36)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=TF5Tg-PGsLc  (Film, 1:29:09)

I Am Love   (Italy, 2009)
www.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/movies/18iamlove.html 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226236/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=TZBrWVvn9xA  (trailer, 2:10)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=UUXEAhJb_O0  (trailer, 2:03)
https://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/t-magazine/02talk-milan-t.html?pagewanted=all  (major film location setting)


My Brilliant Career   (Australia, 1979)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079596/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7X6a0DkSt28  (background info, 1:45)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=hf_NfeN1woU  (clip, 1:15)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=_FfZiEJ8Nu8  (trailer, 2:58)

http://www.hulu.com/watch/454407  (Film, 1:39:38)

Please Teach Me English   (South Korea, 2003)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381716/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=KDke6Uw_DZE  (trailer, 2:17)
http://www.viki.com/videos/190606v-please-teach-me-english  (Film, 1:53:09)

Quinceañera   (U.S., 2006)
www.nytimes.com/2006/08/04/movies/04quin.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451176/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=hHdVRShrNHc  (trailer, 1:51)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=E43fgtbhj7I  (trailer, 1:56) 

(An almost fifteen year old, virgin but pregnant ... )

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum   (Germany, 1975)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073858/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=bdnTXiiyedk  (trailer, not subtitled, 3:14)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=VK692Bw1A38  (commentary, :57)

https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=DDMqvsW12V4  (Film, Part 1, 11:58)
(Film is available on Hulu Plus) (Film is as relevant today as it was in 1975)

The Ramen Girl   (U.S., 2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0806165/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=rRDJ8WYhgU0  (trailer, 2:55)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=cAwgswOQJBo  (scene, 2:42)

Ramen Girl Learns The Secret To Ramen Mastery  (scene, 2:49)

The Syrian Bride   (Israel, 2004)
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A07E2D9103EF935A25752C1A9639C8B63 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423310/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=s0PkVJegZZM  (trailer, 2:02)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=X2lqQBXM0AI  (scene, 3:12)

https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=svXetQB_tz0  (ending, 3:59)
[In real life: Syrian Bride Crosses Into Israeli Zone to Marry  (Associated Press, 1:35)]

Twenty-four Eyes   (Japan, 1954)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047281/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=TWNl2IbVJMs  (trailer, 1:29)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=LU_Y52wNNK8  (scenes, 7:03)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=dGjtrZ3CAS0  (scene, 1:31)
https://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/movies/04takamine.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideko_Takamine

(Film is available on Hulu Plus)
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Meanwhile, just north of Hanyang:
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=O-hyVzTVDLg  (short, 3:50)
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Addendum 2013 October 20
How the Garcia Girls Spent their Summer  (U.S., 2005)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385006/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=BW_m5LL_sU0  (trailer, 2:15)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=dLr48RJXx5M  (scenes, 1:29)
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=UNeLg2lS0qQ  (scenes, 16:14)
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Addendum 2014 June 10
How to Use Guys with Secret Tips  (South Korea, 2013)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2934568/reviews
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S6WNXz1r9U  (trailer, 1:17)
http://www.hulu.com/watch/674057  (Film, 1:54:22)

1 comment:

  1. Hi sunbae, I have already included your list in my movie bucket... thank you for sharing this delights with me.. ^_^ -jediprincess

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