Posters are true cultural symbols of each country. We had already spoken to you not long ago about the types of films whose posters are similar depending on their subject, but this time we have chosen to focus on the differences in posters of the same film from one country to another. ‘other.
1. Crazy Raid: France vs. Japan
Dany Boon had a good time discovering the Japanese version of the poster for his film, which seems to have put aside the fact that it’s a comedy. The cool thing about this version is that you could ALMOST think the movie is not bad.
2. Fargo: France vs. Japan
Not much different in itself but just enough to give another cachet to the Cohen brothers’ film. The humorous side gives way to a more dramatic reading. You can’t say they have a strong sense of LOL in their posters.
3. Issuance: United States vs. Yugoslavia
Released in 72 in the United States, it was adapted in a particularly artistic way in Yugoslavia. Besides, there is a whole section of old period posters that offered a very original reading of the big hits that crossed their borders.
4. Twelve Years a Slave: United States vs. South Korea
Well there I admit we lose a little flavor. The Korean version shows the main characters in the foreground while the original poster simply shows Chiwetel Ejiofor (who plays Solomon Northup) running against a white background. Its sobriety probably fits better with the subject of the film.
5. Leon: France vs. UNITED STATES
Already the title differs a little and one wonders why the Americans do not keep the original title (apart from the fact perhaps that they are not really able to pronounce the sound [on]). In addition to that, we leave the very close-up for a chest shot, the face is no longer oblique but from the front (suddenly he looks even more stupid with his glasses which make him look close together), we can’t see the beard hairs anymore but we can see a halo of light in the background. In short, Léon has become a Christ figure.
6. The life of Adele: France vs. Korea
A beautiful dominant blue in this new Korean version where the friend Léa Seydoux has been ejected from the frame, Adèle remains alone on the poster, her head plunged into the water. I don’t know if this adaptation attenuates the lesbian theme of the film or the contrary, in any case it has something more poetic.
7. Untouchables: France vs. Korea
While the original poster hid the disability of the main character, in Korea we go full throttle so that the poster alone sums up the subject of the film. Ok, maybe it lacks a bit of mystery, but do we really need mystery to watch Untouchables ?
8. Snowpiercing: United States vs. France
On one side of black, dark, human. On the other, white, snow, and the train which is the main role of the film. Unfortunately, neither actually saves the base movie.
9. Mommy: Canada vs. Korea
The funny thing is that in the Korean version, it almost looks like the main character is obese like Baymax in BigHero. Anyway we are on a poster very far from the original.
10. The Lovers of the Pont-Neuf: Korea vs. France
It’s simple, we have a poster in black and one in white. But above all a photo taken from the film on one side and on the other a painting that we owe to Juliette Binoche who had also been in immersion with homeless people for several weeks to prepare for the film of his companion at the time Leos Carax.
11. A Night at the Museum 3: United States vs. Mexico
If at first glance, the Mexican poster looks frankly heavier with lots of detail and full of character, then we distinguish the recovery of the Penrose staircase by MC Escher. So, in the end, although radically different, it is rather well done.
12. Our Fault in the Stars: France vs. Thailand
What’s weird is not so much that the poster changes frame for its Thai version but rather that the actors are totally Photoshopped so as to have abnormally smooth skin. And that is creepy.
13. The Shining / One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: United States vs. Turkey
the crazy thing with this poster is that it takes all the scenes from The Shining while it’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Guys are strong.
14. Wolverine: USA vs. Japan
Clearly we have on one side a superhero in the midst of an identity crisis and on the other, a samurai version of this same character where the claws are replaced by sabers. WHOOPS.
15. Bad Lieutenant: USA vs. France
On one side we have a gun and a guy who looks quite ready to use it, on the other side we have a naked guy which shows once again that we are very focused on the ass and especially that of Harvey Keitel as much as possible.