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on 15 Apr 2011 01:47

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Dark Movies: No Cure For Depression

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Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 17 11:05
Good list,bravo!
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 17 14:50
Nice list!
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 18 9:08
Suggestions:

Haneke's The Seventh Continent. It's about a family who comitts a suicide. Director's interview about this film is also interesting.

Moodysson's Lilja 4-ever about a girl who's mother goes to USA and leaves her daugther to live on her own. Lilja gets entangled in prostitution and eventually kills herself. The setting is located in "somewhere in post communist eastern europe". The atmosphere is really depressing. Some people think it's overloaded with bad luck and irrational Lilja's actions and therefore the film looks too fictional but as someone from that region I think it's a very realistic film.

P.S. Both movies are based on real stories.

P.P.S. this comment turned out into a little review but whatever.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 18 10:19
@noctem: Thak you for your comment (small review in fact). Yes, I fully agree that "Lilja 4-ever" is a keeper but somehow I forgot to meniton it.

I had no chance to see "The Seventh Continent" yet, so it could not be on my list which is entirely based on my own impressions and memories.

There are also some movies which deserve honourable mention but I decided to drop them from the list for various reasons: "Bittersweet Life" (rough and sad, but packed with too much action), "Gone Baby Gone", "Lost In Translation", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "Get Low", "Happiness"...
Edit: 3 years, 4 months ago
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 22 0:42
nice list
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Apr 26 7:48
Fucking awesome posters!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 26 1:32
Great list and choose of posters :)
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Oct 22 2:30
Just sign up to comment that I like your list and i've been followed it c;
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 12 6:06
you're on the downers eh?

I agree with Noctem, The 7th Continent epitomizes this list, right up your alley smalltux. I believe that film had the hardest hitting and longest lasting affect on me than any other.

Seen any Cassevetes works? I think both Husbands and Woman Under the Influence attack decency though from opposite angles. Mikey and Nicky too.

Have you seen Enter the Void? G. Noe

Love is the Devil - Francis Bacon's emotional sadism. Dismal and wicked.

Kinski/Herzog - Cobra Verde and Aguirre.

About time to get another list going eh?

Bad Lieutenant (Keitel)

some cinematic self mutilation for you. message me if you feel like discussing!
Edit: 2 years, 7 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 5 4:17
Grave of the Fireflies is the most depressing movie I've ever seen.

Also you should add 'Legends of the Fall'
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 5 18:28
Death Sentence with kevin bacon is pretty depressing movie
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 5 23:04
Suggestions-
Buddy Boy, Directed by Mark Hanlon

The Living & the Dead, Directed by Simon Rumley (extraordinarily depressing)

Red, White, & Blue, Directed by Simon Rumley

Breaking the Waves, Directed by Lars Von Trier

Dancer in the Dark, Directed by Lars Von Trier

Long Pigs (Can't remember the names of the directors right now)

Antibodies, Directed by Christian Alvert

Thirst, Directed by Chan-Woo Park

Nobody Knows (Japanese)

Trainspotting, Directed by Danny Boyle

A.I. Artificial Intelligence, DIrected by Steven Spielberg


Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 22 14:44
Updated... Could not put everything on the list, only movies I have already seen
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Feb 26 0:27
you forgot death sentence with kevin bacon and the kid from tron/four brothers
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Dec 3 21:02
i love this
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Mar 23 18:04
Salo - great film but one hell of an endurance to get through

Pulse (Kairo) its the overwhelming loneliness and apocalyptic which is dark as hell
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jun 4 4:52
Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, The Day After, and to top it all off...Threads
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Oct 28 23:47
great list
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Oct 29 5:02
taxi driver?!?
Posted: 9 months, 1 week ago at Nov 12 20:05
Taxi Driver, of course, my mistake
Posted: 7 months, 3 weeks ago at Dec 27 20:37
amazing list
Posted: 7 months ago at Jan 18 9:50
nice list!
Posted: 6 months, 1 week ago at Feb 9 12:59
You could add:
-Tyrannosaur
-Another Year
-The Sea Inside
Posted: 4 months, 3 weeks ago at Mar 28 17:39
Nice list!

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