Six must watch 2016 foreign-language films

The Handmaiden

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The world is a magical place. With the word ‘exotic’ comes the unbeatable charm of the wonderful world we live in.

With different languages all around the world, the world becomes more magical and amazing.

Film-making is an art and it is present in every nook and corner of this world. Language might be a barrier in some cases but when it comes to art, the language adds to its beauty. With infinite number of languages in the world, imagine how many movies there are to watch!

Here are six foreign-language movies from all around the globe released in the year 2016 that you must watch to treat yourself with some quality cinema.

Aferim

Language: Romanian, Turkish

This Romanian drama film directed by Radu Jude showcases an adventurous journey of a local policeman as he is hired to find the gypsy slave who escapes from his master's estate.

Aquarius

Language: Portuguese

A 2016 Brazilian–French drama film directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho stars Sonia Braga as Clara who is the last resident of Aquarius building. The 65-year-old widow and retired music critic Clara vows to live in her apartment until she dies after a developer buys all of the units around her.

Neruda

Language: Spanish, French

Internationally co-produced biopic directed by Pablo Larraín, Neruda features a determined police inspector played by Gael García Bernal who searches for infamous Chilean politician Pablo Neruda played by Luis Gnecco after he goes into hiding in 1948.

Being 17

Language: French

The story is about Damien who lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

The Handmaiden

Language: Korean

This South Korean erotic psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook is inspired by the novel Fingersmith by Welsh writer Sarah Waters. Interestingly the setting in this film is changed from Victorian era Britain to Korea under Japanese colonial rule.

Elle

Language: French, German

It is a psychological thriller directed by Paul Verhoeven and is based on the novel Oh... by Philippe Djian. It teases one's mind and is a treat for those who wish to explore something different from the mainstream movies.

Dive into the exotic cinema world as it has so much to offer.

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