Galwaymother Registered User
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Great thread!
I'm looking for the name of a (maybe black-and-white) movie from the 60s or 70s (could be much older though) about an inspiring male teacher in a isolated school, in a rural - cold- area. Might have been from Northern Europe. I watched it in France subtitled as a child, so don't remember much, but it gave me my vocation!
Anyone?

OldeCinemaSoz Registered User
#1,352

Some mother's son?

Galwaymother Registered User
#1,353

Is that for me?
Thanks but no, it's really a 'classroom' film, all about this teacher and I think a single-class group of children of different ages. I seem to remember they got stuck in the classroom because of a snow storm...
I do think it's a Scandinavian film. The role of the teacher was played by a dark-haired fellow. So specific, hey?
I've been looking for this film for ten years or more, so here's a puzzle for you experts!

wextext Registered User
#1,354

Galwaymother said:
Great thread!
I'm looking for the name of a (maybe black-and-white) movie from the 60s or 70s (could be much older though) about an inspiring male teacher in a isolated school, in a rural - cold- area. Might have been from Northern Europe. I watched it in France subtitled as a child, so don't remember much, but it gave me my vocation!
Anyone?

Could it be "När kärleken kom till byn" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042799/

wextext Registered User
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JaMarcus Hustle said:
I need some help proving my mother is not batshít insane.

She swears she seen a trailer for a film this week (could be cinema/dvd/tv trailer so don't know how new/old the film is) that had a young boy looking at a book - she says he was around 10 years old, maybe younger. Then you see him sitting down up really high, like on a crane or on some scaffolding or something, and many people below are looking at him. There's something about the time, and a black man says something about him having the key to the universe or something along those lines.

No idea, she's probably mad. She's been varnishing doors around the house this week, I'm sure its the fumes but is there any chance she's not raving? Any ideas?

That sounds a bit like Hugo. It has a young boy you keeps the clocks working, including one hanging from the ceiling, which he climbs into. He has a notebook that he uses to fix a robot and he also needs to find a heart shaped key to start it.

Galwaymother Registered User
#1,356

Wextext: "Could it be "När kärleken kom till byn" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042799/"
Could be, but it's hard to know, because I can't find anything on Youtube with that title, and the portraits I googled of the main actor don't look like my memory of the main actor.
I think it was called simply "Le professeur' in the translation of the title!

wextext Registered User
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Galwaymother said:
Wextext: "Could it be "När kärleken kom till byn" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042799/"
Could be, but it's hard to know, because I can't find anything on Youtube with that title, and the portraits I googled of the main actor don't look like my memory of the main actor.
I think it was called simply "Le professeur' in the translation of the title!


How about http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069120/

Galwaymother Registered User
#1,358

No, I would have remembered it being Delon. Plus it was definitely in a cold climate....I'm telling you, it's so obscure it's probably just a figment of my imagination!

Denerick Banned
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I'm looking for a British film, set in the 90s (I think) It was about a boy who moved to a new school and got horrendously bullied. He was friends with a fat kid who in one scene went into school without any shoes.

The real kicker is that Radiohead's 'Creep' played in the final scene of the film.

I watched it when I was a kid and would love to see it again, if anyone has any idea of its name please let me know.

patch Registered User
#1,360

JaMarcus Hustle said:
I need some help proving my mother is not batshít insane.

She swears she seen a trailer for a film this week (could be cinema/dvd/tv trailer so don't know how new/old the film is) that had a young boy looking at a book - she says he was around 10 years old, maybe younger. Then you see him sitting down up really high, like on a crane or on some scaffolding or something, and many people below are looking at him. There's something about the time, and a black man says something about him having the key to the universe or something along those lines.

No idea, she's probably mad. She's been varnishing doors around the house this week, I'm sure its the fumes but is there any chance she's not raving? Any ideas?


I LOL'd at the varnishing floors theory....
Anyways, it's Kiefer Sutherlands new tv series 'Touch'.
Cancel the men in white coats.

Sad Professor Information Retrieval
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Denerick said:
I'm looking for a British film, set in the 90s (I think) It was about a boy who moved to a new school and got horrendously bullied. He was friends with a fat kid who in one scene went into school without any shoes.

The real kicker is that Radiohead's 'Creep' played in the final scene of the film.

I watched it when I was a kid and would love to see it again, if anyone has any idea of its name please let me know.


Walking on the Moon.

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FuzzyFrog Registered User
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I have been racking my brains for ages Googling with no joy for a movie title. The movie itself was about this mysterious tribe who would dress in either wolf or bear skins and then attack a village. They would never leave their dead after a battle, so the villagers were never sure if the attackers were human or not as they only saw them in battle wearing these skins.

I can remember the whole thing being very mystical. When an attack would occur a large fog would preceed the arrival of the tribe in these animal skins and they'd have axes. I've nothing else other than that unfortunately. Does this trigger any memory for anyone?

ricero Registered User
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FuzzyFrog said:
I have been racking my brains for ages Googling with no joy for a movie title. The movie itself was about this mysterious tribe who would dress in either wolf or bear skins and then attack a village. They would never leave their dead after a battle, so the villagers were never sure if the attackers were human or not as they only saw them in battle wearing these skins.

I can remember the whole thing being very mystical. When an attack would occur a large fog would preceed the arrival of the tribe in these animal skins and they'd have axes. I've nothing else other than that unfortunately. Does this trigger any memory for anyone?

The 13th warrior.

FuzzyFrog Registered User
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Bang on! Cheers

pappyodaniel Registered User
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I'm not sure if this is from a movie or film but I remember seeing something years ago where this really nerdy looking guy was speaking in a really monotone voice and the memorable bit was how he pronounced the word 'nerd'.

Phonetically he pronounced it njerd, with a soft J
kinda like how you pronounce the word 'fjord'

It's bugging me.

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