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
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
Confrontation (1974)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Rolf Lyssy
 
7.
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
 
8.
Les petites fugues (1979)
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(140 mins.)
Director: Yves Yersin
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
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
 
15.
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
 
16.
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... (115 mins.)
Director: Claude Goretta
 
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My Dear Subject (1988)
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(96 mins.)
 
19.
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
 
22.
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
 
23.
Three Colors: Red (1994)
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A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
The Lambs (1996 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
 
27.
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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A 12-year-old piano prodigy, suffocating from his parent's big dreams for him, decides to make his escape and with the aid of his grandfather chase his own dreams instead. (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
 
36.
The Friend (2008)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Micha Lewinsky
 
37.
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.)