I also enjoyed 'Enemy Mine' (1985)
Eats, shoots and leaves...
BORED FUCKING SHITLESS !!!
The Hour of the Pig is good. ( French ). Highly entertaining.
Tales From The Golden Age ( Romanian ) is in my machine right now - pretty funny in places.
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer. ( Peter Cook, 1970 )
Just a few to look into there.
A few more...
Kiss or Kill
Ballad of a Soldier
Probably a bit obscure by now but I think one of the best things ever put on TV, is Heimat, the German drama following a family in the Rineland from 1919 to recent times. Stunningly good. You'll be doing yourself a favour if you look into getting /renting this. First series is amazing, second is good but can plod / annoy, but needs to be watched leading up to the third series, which is amazing as the first in it's own way.
Eraserhead, Barton Fink
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Not sure exactly what constitutes obscure but
The earrings of madame de
The Scarlet Empress
all spring to mind
Btw I was delighted to see Darkstar mentioned- how could I have forgotten seeing that?
And though it was big when released in 1988, no-one remembers 'Young Einstein' so it now counts as obscure. A very silly film, which is why I like it.
Ko to tamo pevo (Who's that singing over there?) - Serbian comedy/character study centered around a bus trip to Belgrade on April 5th 1941, one day before the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia.
The King is Alive - A group of tourists stranded in the Namibian desert stage a production of King Lear.
And if you play Defender, I can be your hyperspace.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
- caught this on TV when off school sick as a kid - really struck a chord
- this is the ideal film to curl up with on the sofa when it's raining out and you've got a nice big mug of tea and a nice solid bit of toast.