You probably look for English-language films. The offer is therefore overwhelming. Not for nothing lies the origin of the largest film studios in the United States. Every now and then there is a non-English production in the eye. In order to counterbalance, huge budgets are often thrown out!
10. Che: $ 58 million
In 2008, the biographical drama film ‘Che – The Argentine’ appeared. In the same year, the sequel also came out. It is a Spanish-language production. Both films show the story of Argentine Marxist warrior Ernesto Che Guevara. He was part of the group of Cuban rebels, who took over the power of the then dictator in 1959 – under the leadership of Fidel Castro. Part One was nominated for various film prizes.Chief role player Benicio Del Toro was allowed to receive a Golden Palm for best player. He also won a Goya Award. ‘Che – The Argentine’ is considered one of the best Spanish language films ever made.
9. The Monkey King: $ 60,000,000
In early 2014, ‘The Monkey King’ was premiered. For more than three years, the first recordings took place in Beijing. This Chinese Fantasy Movie – filmed in 3D – is based on a number of chapters of the classic ‘Journey to the West’ written by Wu Cheng’en. In ‘The Monkey King’ we see how the same-named main figure is fighting with Heaven’s ruler. The original languages spoken in this movie are the Mandarin and the Cantonese.
8. Mesrine: $ 60,000,000
Perhaps you have heard of Jacques Mesrine. In the 1960s and 1970s, this French man steadily built a reputation as a tough criminal. He is seen as one of France’s most feared criminals. Perform for movie producers! In 2008, two films were made about his life. In both French-language films, Vincent Cassel plays the role of Mesrine. Where the first part is based on autobiography (L’Instinct de mort), the second part goes on Mesrine’s criminal career after escaping from prison. His death also comes back.The second part shows similarities with the American film ‘Scarface’.
7. Dragon Blade: $ 65,000,000
Nobody less than Jackie Chan plays the lead in ‘Dragon Blade’. Although he has heard and seen in many English-language productions, he should speak his native language (Mandarin) in this film.Dragon Blade, which premiered in February 2015, cost over $ 65,000,000. In this historical action film we go back in time. To be exact to the Han Dynasty. This period took place around the beginning of the year. Perhaps the Romans then built a city – called Regum – in China. In the film we see how scientists make a reconstruction of this city. This is depicted in 3D.
6. The Monkey King 2: $ 68.4 million
At the time of writing, the movie “The Monkey King 2” is being worked on. In all likelihood, this action film – the sequel to ‘The Monkey King’ – starts in the cinemas in early 2016. According to good Chinese usage, the premiere will take place on the eve of the Chinese New Year. The creators promise even more spectacular actions! Not for nothing, they have asked the 3D crew of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to work with this production.
5. Asterix 4: $ 77.6 million
Where the Chinese screens with ‘The Monkey King’, the French do not get enough of ‘Asterix’. A number of films have been made of this comic strip. In ‘Asterix 4’ (2012) we follow Asterix and Obelix to Britain.The Roman army tried to live in this country. That made them nice. Then the Romans steered into a village where the inhabitants did not win. One of the residents was Asterix’s family. He switched the help of Asterix and Obelix. Of course, the two hears this request. In their own way, they offer resistance to the Roman rulers.
4. Red Cliff: $ 80,000,000
Like ‘Dragon Blade’, ‘Red Cliff’ also takes you back to the Han Dynasty period. But then to the last days.When the Emperor struggled with two nearby kingdoms, a great war arose. The two riches are tied together. Eventually, the battle fought with the Red Wall. The Emperor’s army had to win. This story is also described in a book called ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’. The film is called Mandarin.
3. Baahubali: $ 90,000,000
Baahubali is a bollywood movie that will run in theaters in the summer of 2015. It’s the most expensive bollywood movie ever. Baahubali gets the English title “The One With Strong Arms”. The film is about the battle between two brothers. The film is directed by SS Rajamouli, one of the most successful Bollywood directors of recent years. A whole look at stars has been drawn to join the film, the main roles for Prabhas Raju, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah.
3. The Bombing: $ 90,000,000
Although the title of the film suggests, “The Bombing” is a Chinese production. Another movie about World War II, you think maybe now. Special to ‘The Bombing’ is that it is about Chinese life during the Japanese occupation. The Japanese then kept their homes in their neighbors. Although the recordings still have to start, it is well known that Bruce Willis has been assigned the lead. He creeps into the skin of an American volunteer who teaches Chinese pilots how to beat the Japanese. This film is funded by the China Film Group. And by a large number of private investors.
2. The Flowers of War: $ 94,000,000
‘The Flowers of War’ is based on the same-name book written by Geling Yan. On the eve of World War II, to be precise in 1937, Nanking (China) played a major drama among a group of women. They were raped by Japanese. Some of them managed to escape. They sought shelter in a church. Here they experienced an anxious period. This film – spoken in Mandarin and Japanese – has been nominated for various foreign film prizes.
1. Asterix 3: $ 113,500,000
The most expensive non-English film is ‘Asterix 3’. This movie cost a total of $ 113,500,000! It is the third filming of one of the comic books from the Asterix comic strip. More specifically, it is about the album ‘Asterix and the Olympic Games’. There are also big differences between the story and the film. For example, there is no relationship between Irina and Hartstochtelix in the comic strip. Brutus does not play a part in the comic strip. Despite the huge budget, which is “Asterix 3”, the film was not well received.
TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE NON-ENGLISH MOVIES