Monoglot Movie Club: Stockholm Syndrome

Part of an occasional series in which Spank The Monkey travels to foreign countries, watches films in unfamiliar languages, and then complains about not understanding them “I’m a man on the move,” says Sir Les Patterson at the start of his book The Traveller’s Tool: “I wouldn’t have had two shits in the same toilet.” I … Continue reading Monoglot Movie Club: Stockholm Syndrome

Monoglot Movie Club: A Poor Second To Belgium

Part of an occasional series in which Spank The Monkey travels to foreign countries, watches films in unfamiliar languages, and then complains about not understanding them You’re so sadly neglected And often ignored A poor second to Belgium When going abroad Finland, Finland, Finland The country where I quite want to be –       Monty Python, … Continue reading Monoglot Movie Club: A Poor Second To Belgium

Monoglot Movie Club: The Guldbagge Variations

Part of an occasional series in which Spank The Monkey travels to foreign countries, watches films in unfamiliar languages, and then complains about not understanding them Sweden! Land of Bergman, Garbo and Abba The Movie. There are some countries where I struggle to find local films in the cinemas, but not here. Stockholm in January … Continue reading Monoglot Movie Club: The Guldbagge Variations

Monoglot Movie Club: Stupid Sexy Flanders

by Spank The Monkey Part of an occasional series in which Spank The Monkey travels to foreign countries, watches films in unfamiliar languages, and then complains about not understanding them What could be more Christmassy than Brussels? I’m talking about the European city, of course, not the green bollocky things that take up space on … Continue reading Monoglot Movie Club: Stupid Sexy Flanders

Monoglot Movie Club: Pining For The Fjords

Part of an occasional series in which Spank The Monkey travels to foreign countries, watches films in unfamiliar languages, and then complains about not understanding them Like any regular business traveller, I have a checklist that I work through whenever I enter a new hotel. Does the room have tea and coffee making facilities? Is … Continue reading Monoglot Movie Club: Pining For The Fjords

Monoglot Movie Club: Japanese Screens

Part of an occasional series in which Spank The Monkey travels to foreign countries, watches films in unfamiliar languages, and then complains about not understanding them I’m full of Asahi in a Tokyo restaurant, and I’m drunkenly attempting to explain the concept of Monoglot Movie Club to one of The Belated Birthday Girl’s Japanese mates. … Continue reading Monoglot Movie Club: Japanese Screens

Monoglot Movie Club: LOLs of Arabia

Part of an occasional series in which Spank The Monkey travels to foreign countries, watches films in unfamiliar languages, and then complains about not understanding them Some countries make this job easy. When I’m travelling, I usually have to rely on a combination of Google Movies and individual cinema websites to get a decent idea of … Continue reading Monoglot Movie Club: LOLs of Arabia