Swiss submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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1.
Die Schatten werden länger (1961)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
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First Love (1970)
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Based on Ivan Turgeyev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman... (89 mins.)
 
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The Salamander (1971)
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Two men, arty though somewhat staid, are drawn to the spirited and quixotic Rosemonde, a young working-class... (124 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
 
4.
The Invitation (1973)
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After the death of his mother, middle-aged insurance employee inherits her small cottage surrounded by a garden... (100 mins.)
Director: Claude Goretta
 
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The Middle of the World (1974)
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Paul is married, a successful engineer, and a conservative candidate in an upcoming local election. He falls in love with Adriana... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
 
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Confrontation (1976)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Rolf Lyssy
 
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Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
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The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several... (116 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
 
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Les petites fugues (1979)
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(140 mins.)
Director: Yves Yersin
 
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Every Man for Himself (1980)
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An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations. (87 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
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Das Boot ist voll (1981)
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During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany... (101 mins.)
Director: Markus Imhoof
 
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Yol (1982)
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A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave... (114 mins.)
 
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In the White City (1983)
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A Swiss sailor jumps ship in Lisbon, tired of the noisy engine room, the ship "a floating factory of crazy people." He rents a room and does little... (108 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
 
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Dangerous Moves (1984)
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Two masters of chess duel each other not only in their game but also in their different ideologies.... (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Dembo
 
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Alpine Fire (1985)
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A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi... (119 mins.)
Director: Fredi M. Murer
 
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Der schwarze Tanner (1985)
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Rival families of farmers disagree about which is the most suitable crop to plant. (107 mins.)
Director: Xavier Koller
 
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If the Sun Never Returns (1987)
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In a mountainside village, where the sun never shines in winter, the old prophet Anzevui announces that...
Director: Claude Goretta
 
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My Dear Subject (1988)
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(96 mins.)
 
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Journey of Hope (1990)
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The story of a poor Turkish family who try to emigrate illegally to Switzerland. (110 mins.)
Director: Xavier Koller
 
20.
Der Berg (1990)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Markus Imhoof
 
21.
Hors saison (1992)
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The formerly great Swiss hotel which Valentin's family owned when he was a boy has been emptied and is about to be torn down. He revisits the magical site's empty halls and ballrooms. (95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Schmid
 
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The Diary of Lady M (1993)
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She's a beautiful gifted performer, but her work is not the sort that invites popular acclaim. Despite the fact that she is unlikely to become famous... (120 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
 
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Three Colors: Red (1994)
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Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
 
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Adultery: A User's Guide (1995)
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Twenty-four hours in the life of a couple, engulfed in the harsh world of a big city. At the end of these twenty-four hours... (91 mins.)
 
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Les agneaux (1999 TV Movie)
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In a village of the French Juras, Daniel, 15, and Marie, 14, live in the shadow of their brutal, domineering father... (90 mins.)
 
26.
For Ever Mozart (1996)
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Jean-Luc Godard's densely packed rumination on the need to create order and beauty in a world ruled... (84 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
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War in the Highlands (1999)
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In the winter of 1797-98, the troops of Napoleon and their revolutionary allies in the Pays de Vaud... (105 mins.)
Director: Francis Reusser
 
28.
Beresina oder Die letzten Tage der Schweiz (1999)
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An innocent Russian call girl believes that she would make use of her influential contacts to get Swiss nationality. (108 mins.)
Director: Daniel Schmid
 
29.
Gripsholm (2000)
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The summerly adventures of Kurt (Tucholsky) and girl friend staying in a Swedish castle whilst the political changes in Germany in the thirties. (100 mins.)
Director: Xavier Koller
 
30.
In Praise of Love (2001)
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In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young... (97 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
31.
A Loving Father (2002)
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While the whole world thinks writer Léo Shepherd is dead, he is kidnapped by his son Paul. (103 mins.)
Director: Jacob Berger
 
32.
My Name Is Bach (2003)
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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is introduced to King Frederick II of Prussia in 1747. The aging composer and the young monarch clash and a battle of egos ensues. (97 mins.)
 
33.
Tout un hiver sans feu (2004)
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Six months after losing their five years old daughter in a fire in the barn of their little farm, Jean... (88 mins.)
Director: Greg Zglinski
 
34.
Vitus (2006)
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The film tells the story of a highly-gifted boy whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him - they want him to become a pianist... (100 mins.)
Director: Fredi M. Murer
 
35.
Late Bloomers (2006)
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Centers around four older ladies from the Emmental region. When four older women decide to turn the local corner shop into a chic lingerie store, the whole community is thrown into disarray. (90 mins.)
Director: Bettina Oberli
 
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The Little Bedroom (2010)
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One day, a bad fall forces Edmond to accept Rose's help. Eventually, the two grow closer. The young... (87 mins.)