9. grande ecole (2004)
the film grande ecole is a french film that tells the story of paul, a rich graduate school student who fell in the depths and complications of both his girl friend's bet another person's love and even his own. the bet is all about who will able to seduce paul's new room mate, louis-arnault. they have decided that if agnes wins, paul will be forced not to explore his sexuality anymore, which was wins, agnes will leave him.
8.el crimen del padre amaro (2002)
a story of a newly ordained priest who was assigned to a remote village in mexico. there he would witness the ongoing poverty and prevailing rebellion among the people living in the periphery and understand the deterioration of the very institution he serves.
i say: the ending of this film is definitely outstanding and how it breaks the dogmatic view of the church.
7.amores perros (2000)
three different stories and how a car accident linked them together. it reflects the hostility by men to animal and tot hemselves.
i say: the film will make us realize how we are connected to one another despite the disparities of our differences.
it narrates the story and the struggle of a beautiful woman in italy during the second world war thorugh the voice of a boy admirer.
i say: a must watch. most especially the plaza scene. it will definitely break your heart and make you realize that being beautiful is not always a good thing.
the story of a group of chinese assasins who plotted to kill the king of the qin dynasty in three different versions that were differentiated through the use of the seasons' colors.
i say: great production and twist. i never realized that i would like a jet li movie before i have seen this film.
4. city of god (2002)
it is the life stories of people living in a slum area in brazil where poverty, crime, corruption, hostility and power crippled the place.
i say: unbelievably real.
3. rent (2005)
the story of a group of bohemian friends renting an apartment in the slum areas of new york city. there, they would tackle their issues of love, sexuality, AIDS, drug addiction and how to pay their rent.
i say: i haven't seen the broadway play yet. but if some will say its way better than the film then it will definitely be one of my watch outs and life list.
2.happy together (1997)
it tells the story of two lovers who ran for the sanctuary of argentina after their families didn't agree with their relationship. there, they would realize not only the complications of the relationship but with life itself.
i say: extremely depressing. not recommended for weak-hearted.