BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (84th Oscar)by hammed_del | created - 26 Dec 2011 | updated - 26 Dec 2011 | Public
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1. A Separation (2011)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Mystery
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Votes: 173,058 | Gross: $7.10M
Iran Asghar Farhadi, director
2. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.
Votes: 17,157 | Gross: $2.01M
Canada Philippe Falardeau, director
3. Jin ling shi san chai (2011)
R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance
An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Votes: 42,332 | Gross: $0.01M
China Zhang Yimou, director
4. Le Havre (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.
Votes: 17,065 | Gross: $0.61M
Finland Aki Kaurismäki, director
5. Pina (2011)
PG | 103 min | Documentary
A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.
Votes: 12,629 | Gross: $3.52M
Germny Wim Wenders, director
6. Hearat Shulayim (2011)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.
Votes: 4,971 | Gross: $2.01M
Israel Joseph Cedar, director
7. Terraferma (2011)
R | 88 min | Drama
A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Italy Emanuele Crialese, director
8. Et maintenant on va où? (2011)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.
Votes: 9,010 | Gross: $0.53M
Lebanon Nadine Labaki, director
9. Miss Bala (2011)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding.
Mexico Gerardo Naranjo, director
10. Sykt lykkelig (2010)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with... See full summary »
Votes: 2,701 | Gross: $0.04M
Norway Anne Sewitsky, director
11. Tatsumi (2011)
Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A story based on the life and short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a mangaka known for his gekiga style of alternate Japanese manga.
Singapor Eric Khoo, director
12. Pa negre (2010)
Unrated | 108 min | Crime, Drama
In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the forest. The authorities want his father to ... See full summary »
Spain Agusti Villaronga, director
13. Svinalängorna (2010)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.
Sweden Pernilla August, director