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Boffo foreign films

Boffo foreign films

“Boffo,” a term that means “successful,” and is often followed by “box office,” is rarely seen these days in conjunction with “foreign films.” But this summer, as I do my part to bang the drum for international movies, I find that I’m recommending subtitled selections to folks who don’t generally see them.

A clutch of terrific foreign films have crossed over into mainstream success:

The French thriller, “Tell No One,” is going strong at $2.3 million. The Kazakh epic, “Mongol,” has hit $5.4 million. Holocaust drama, “The Counterfeiters,” is at $5.5 million. Still also reporting grosses, so in some theaters, are the French mystery, “Roman de Gare,” 1.7 million and comedy, “Priceless,” 2.1 million.

Expand your horizons. See a foreign film today.

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