Foreign movies, like books, offer the ultimate escape from the norm of daily life. Let's travel the world and go back in time with these great foreign movies:
White God (Fehér isten, 2014). This Hungary present-day film follows the life of Hagen, a mixed-breed dog. He is abandoned on the streets of Hungary after the father of his beloved owner, Lili, refuses to pay the mongrel tax on mixed-breed dogs. Hagen navigates the streets of Hungary searching for Lili, as the cruelty of humans make him hostile and vicious.
Innocent Voices (Voces Inocentes, 2004). In October 1976, El Salvador broke into a civil war that lasted 12 years. During that time, children were recruited against their will as child soldiers. Voces Inocentes follows 11-year-old Chava in his daily life from dodging bullets and gunfire during the night, and hiding his allegiances during the day while still trying to retain his childhood of excitement, adventure, and first love.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002). In 1931 Australia, three half-caste (mixed-race) girls are forcibly taken from their aboriginal community settlement in Jigalong, in an effort by the government to assimilate them into the dominant British culture. This film depicts the sister's harrowing escape and nine-week long journey home with only the rabbit proof fences as their guides.
Please note some subjects and scenes may be difficult for some viewers to see. Viewer discretion is advised.