Official Foreign Language Oscar® Contenders for 85th Academy Awards in 2013

THIS IS THE FINAL LIST. ALL ENTRIES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED. THE FINAL 9 FILM SHORTLIST IS LISTED AT THE TOP ALPHABETICALLY BY COUNTRY NAME. THE REST OF THE OFFICIAL SUBMISSIONS ARE LISTED AFTERWARDS, ALSO ALPHABETICALLY BY COUNTRY NAME

What's happens next?:
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(1)With the contenders finalized, the Academy will soon begin its series of official screenings of each of the 71 submissions, to be attended by blocs of volunteer voters from the branch (The rules don't require all the voters to see all the films; rather, voters are divided into separate blocs and each bloc is assigned a portion of the 71 submissions to vote on).
(2) On December 21, the six top vote-getters from this process will be joined by three extra titles chosen by an executive committee, making up a nine-film shortlist.
(3) From January 4-January 6, the entire foreign language film branch of the Academy will view and vote on 3 of the 9 shortlisted films each day. The top five vote-getters from this process will determine the final five nominees which will be announced on January 10.

*Iran has officially boycotted the 2013 Oscars and will not submit their choice "A Cube of Sugar". Egypt and Lebanon have not made an official statement but they also did not submit films this year.
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1.
Amour (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ In the Running:Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL AUSTRIA SUBMISSION

STATUS: FINALIST (Selected for the 9 Film Shortlist)

Footage Released:
Trailer(with English Subtitles):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tuc3zjvJU8[/i]

Director's Oscar History: 5 Submissions (1989,1992,2001,2005,2009), 1 Nomination

Country's Oscar History: 1 Win, 3 Nominations, 35 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
2.
War Witch (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12. (90 mins.)
Director: Kim Nguyen
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL CANADA SUBMISSION

STATUS: FINALIST (Selected for the 9 Film Shortlist)

Footage Released:
Trailer 1 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKXEh_kfPCY
Trailer 2 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3bVO_rT9Ww

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 1 Win, 6 Nominations, 37 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
3.
No (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. (118 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL CHILE SUBMISSION

STATUS: FINALIST (Selected for the 9 Film Shortlist)

Footage Released:
Clip 1 (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFjxyBQ2AR4

Director's Oscar History: 1 Submission (2008), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 16 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
4.
A Royal Affair (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. (137 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL DENMARK SUBMISSION

STATUS: FINALIST (Selected for the 9 Film Shortlist)

Footage Released:
Trailer 1 (no English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00JLNhu5CoI
Trailer 2 (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiHnVMHk6YU
Clip (with English Subtitles):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0RLnlX9ajY&feature=g-u-u

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 3 Wins, 8 Nominations, 49 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
5.
The Intouchables (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL FRANCE SUBMISSION

STATUS: FINALIST (Selected for the 9 Film Shortlist)

Footage Released:
Trailer 1 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otpJgjrJ0ig
Trailer 2 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olhg1suvE60
Clip 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyShaZlFCg0
Clip 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjDCW3VO890

Director's Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 12 Wins, 36 Nominations, 59 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
6.
The Deep (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. (95 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL ICELAND SUBMISSION

STATUS: FINALIST (Selected for the 9 Film Shortlist)

Footage Released:
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2cXyRli7R4

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 3 Submissions (2002,2007,2008), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 1 Nominations, 32 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
7.
Kon-Tiki (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. (118 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL NORWAY SUBMISSION

STATUS: FINALIST (Selected for the 9 Film Shortlist)

Footage Released:
Teaser 1 (no English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01YDGLdLJU4&feature=channel&list=UL
Trailer 1 (no English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4DZ7svBw7I
Trailer 2 (no English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8RID64X218&feature=channel&list=UL

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2009), 0 Nominations (Writer has 2 Submissions (1990,1994), 0 Nominations)

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 4 Nominations, 33 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
8.
Beyond the Hills (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany. (150 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL ROMANIA SUBMISSION

STATUS: FINALIST (Selected for the 9 Film Shortlist)

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiJRGbCKCu0
Clip (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAt7gVFYXpw

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2007), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 27 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
9.
Sister (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests. (97 mins.)
Director: Ursula Meier
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL SWITZERLAND SUBMISSION

STATUS: FINALIST (Selected for the 9 Film Shortlist)

Footage Released:
Trailer 1 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mfnw4F3ZWU
Trailer 2 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFVTNTd2EL4

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2009), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 2 Wins, 5 Nominations, 39 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
10.
The Patience Stone (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before. (102 mins.)
Director: Atiq Rahimi
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL AFGHANISTAN SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XywUr9zBOWU

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2004), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 6 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
11.
Pharmakon (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In Joni Shanaj's multi-layered debut, a young man returns from his studies in the US, only to fall in... (134 mins.)
Director: Joni Shanaj
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL ALBANIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Teaser 1 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHnOdjNdIik&feature=plcp
Teaser 2 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OT6U3jrjYE&feature=plcp
Trailer 1 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7w70JDvyEQ&feature=plcp
Trailer 2 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCGUfNgrHFI&feature=plcp

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 6 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
12.
Zabana! (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
(107 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL ALGERIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNxhJz035-8

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 1 Wins, 5 Nominations, 15 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
13.
Clandestine Childhood (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name... (112 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL ARGENTINA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Teaser (nO English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjtjImcwA
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYXvxkuuDx8
Trailer 2 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQKwep5wuAU

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 2 Wins, 6 Nominations, 38 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
14.
If Only Everyone (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of friendship between an Armenian veteran of the Nagorno-Karabakh war and the daughter of one of his fallen comrades. (95 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL ARMENIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HuL5sIZj4E

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 3 Submissions [Includes Armenia SSR (1947-1991) & Independent Armenia (1992-Now)]  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
15.
Lore (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate. (109 mins.)
Director: Cate Shortland
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL AUSTRALIA SUBMISSION

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPo0bDh-AOY

Director's Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 5 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
16.
Buta (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
"Buta" is the story of a lonely 7-year old boy (named Buta), who lives in a mountain village with his grandmother... (98 mins.)
Director: Ilgar Najaf
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL AZERBAIJAN SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer 1 (no English subtitles):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15OawsqvhRo&feature=channel&list=UL
Trailer 2 (no English subtitles):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2BMJ6bgoN4&feature=channel&list=UL
Trailer 3 (no English subtitles):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxlz7Eq4uIs&feature=channel&list=UL

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 3 Submissions [Includes Azerbaijan SSR (1947-1991) & Independent Azerbaijan (1992-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
17.
Ghetu Putro Komola (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Story of a teenage boy who is hired by a colonial era landlord to entertain him until the annual flood is over. (101 mins.)
Director: Humayun Ahmed
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL BANGLADESH SUBMISSION

Footage Released: N/A

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2005), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 7 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
18.
Our Children (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children... (111 mins.)
Director: Joachim Lafosse
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL BELGIUM SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NahXt2OhS3Y

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 6 Nominations, 36 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
19.
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Siblings Rahima and Nedim are the Bosnian war orphans. She works as a restaurant chef and earns just enough money to survive. (90 mins.)
Director: Aida Begic
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Clip 1 (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSKhfDVF7S8
Clip 2 (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZHSG9NZ3ZQ&feature=channel&list=UL
Clip 3 (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMbRhuOJg3E&feature=channel&list=UL

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2008), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 1 Win, 7 Nomination, 40 Submissions [Includes SFR Yugoslavia (1947-1991) & Independent Bosnia/Herzegovina (1992-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
20.
The Clown (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Father and son work as clowns Puro Sangue/Valdemar and Pangare/Benjamin in a circus in the Brazilian countryside. Benjamin decides to follow a different path and meets several people on the way. (88 mins.)
Director: Selton Mello
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL BRAZIL SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFD0XK2Xods
56 Clips: http://www.youtube.com/user/OPalhacoOfilme?feature=CBQQwRs%3D

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 4 Nominations, 39 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
21.
Sneakers (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story of a Summer shared by six young people. It all begins with their escapes from the bleak and dreary City... (111 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL BULGARIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBQ24p4lfp8

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 22 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
22.
Lost Loves (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The heart wrenching true story of Leav Sila, just one of many countless mothers that did all they could to keep their family alive... (111 mins.)
Director: Bora Chhay
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL CAMBODIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaGhuJGnyTk

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 1 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
23.
Caught in the Web (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The story begins on a bus, when white-collar worker Ye refuses to give up her seat to a senior citizen... (117 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL CHINA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1su_kB-PFOs

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 3 Submissions (1993, 2005,2009), 1 Nomination (1993)

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 2 Nominations, 25 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
24.
The Snitch Cartel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The life of Andres Lopez Lopez during his years involved with the Colombian Cartel aka "Cartel Norte del Valle". (102 mins.)
Director: Carlos Moreno
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL COLUMBIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9vx8jpV2WY

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2008), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 20 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
25.
Vegetarian Cannibal (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A medical horror of corrupt gynecologists and true events from Croatian hospitals that will shock the public. (85 mins.)
Director: Branko Schmidt
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL CROATIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMOjFZ8U_-w

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 2 Submissions (1994,2001), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 6 Nominations, 49 Submissions [Includes SFR Yugoslavia (1947-1991) & Independent Croatia(1992-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
26.
In the Shadow (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar... (106 mins.)
Director: David Ondrícek
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL CZECH REPUBLIC SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Teaser (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF_2zsBLFTU
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atdSCNf7uss

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 3 Wins, 9 Nominations, 41 Submissions [Includes Czechoslovakia(1947-1992) & Independent Czech Republic(1993-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
27.
Check Mate (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(81 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Teaser (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZkUhZHNoi8
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=742HNcvLh68

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 4 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
28.
Mushrooming (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A journalist has gotten wind of corruption rumors involving a politician. On the day the journalist tries to contact him, he decides to go mushrooming with his wife. (93 mins.)
Director: Toomas Hussar
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL ESTONIAN SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYoXnkve_18

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 9 Submissions [Includes Estonian SSR (1947-1991) & Independent Estonia (1992-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
29.
Purge (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A tormented young woman is given a hiding place by an elderly lady and soon they are reminded of their mutual horrendous past. (125 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL FINLAND SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKNpZf776_4

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 1 Nominations, 25 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
30.
Keep Smiling (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
10 women, seven of them belonging to the poorest population, are desperately trying to win a beauty contest for mothers who have more than 3 children. The winner will get an apartment and $25000. (90 mins.)
Director: Rusudan Chkonia
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL GEORGIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VS3otW-h2c

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 1 Nominations, 11 Submissions [Includes Georgian SSR (1947-1990) & Independent Georgia (1991-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
31.
Barbara (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. (105 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL GERMANY SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer 1 (no English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_Pn9zwhJtI
Trailer 2 (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2tnZCoFcM4
Clip 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXuwviTy_DI&feature=channel&list=UL
Clip 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJxe6-7bf9E&feature=channel&list=UL
Clip 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyPdP8SCdRM&feature=channel&list=UL

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 3 Wins, 18 Nominations, 55 Submissions [Includes Independent East Germany(1949-1989), Independent West Germany(1949-1989), & Reunified Germany(1990-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
32.
Unfair World (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Sotiris is a police interrogator. One day he decides to pardon every poor person to whom life has been cruel... (107 mins.)
Director: Filippos Tsitos
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL GREECE SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Teaser (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUh_7_Jsrcg
Trailer 1 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z03jUku8Yrk
Trailer 2 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcgTVJWSOSE

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 5 Nominations, 31 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
33.
Inuk (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again. (90 mins.)
Director: Mike Magidson
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL GREENLAND SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fBkfXvhzTE

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 1 Submission ” - HLMPartDeux
 
34.
Life Without Principle (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three people - a criminal, a bank officer and a cop - end up in a catastrophic situation in the midst of a global economical crisis and are forced to betray any morals and principles to solve their financial problems. (107 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL HONG KONG SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer 1 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Ciogj4oKU
Trailer 2 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M7jj-SgyaI
Clip 1 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LV3amKBcL4&feature=relmfu
Clip 2 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2JEpZXnXl8&feature=relmfu
Clip 3 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9bpZ4ufqRE&feature=relmfu
Clip 4 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHPGfsfApmU&feature=relmfu

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 3 Submissions (2001,2004,2007), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 2 Nominations, 30 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
35.
Just the Wind (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Unknown racist murderers have already attacked four families. Some of them died. Who will be the next on this ordinary day? Inspired by a true story. (95 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL HUNGARY SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbEIsireE2I
Clip (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsonWqpZI6s

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2003), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 1 Win, 8 Nominations, 47 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
36.
Barfi! (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal. (151 mins.)
Director: Anurag Basu
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL INDIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZxrao3zou4
Promo (no English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnpNUhVR0U8

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 3 Nominations, 44 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
37.
The Dancer (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young teenagers Rasus and Srintil fall in loved amidst living in poverty in their small, poor village of Dukuh Paruk in 1960s... (112 mins.)
Director: Ifa Isfansyah
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL INDONESIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo9B_xPyc6k

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 14 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
38.
Fill the Void (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged levirate marriage to an older widower. (90 mins.)
Director: Rama Burshtein
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL ISRAEL SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer 1 (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hoxulGKQ7g
Trailer 2 (no English Subtitles):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAJeTV3r2Kk

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 10 Nominations, 44 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
39.
Caesar Must Die (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." (77 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL ITALY SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArYMATr0pZU
Clip 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2c1OIFIRTc
Clip 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88Fy9wFikl4&feature=channel&list=UL
Clip 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv5wmQr9QFM
Clip 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBYzuB7t_QM&feature=channel&list=UL

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (1982), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 13 Wins, 27 Nominations, 57 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
40.
Our Homeland (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Based on the director's own experience, Our Homeland follows a Korean family living in Japan, of which... (100 mins.)
Director: Yong-hi Yang
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL JAPAN SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CspYud16RiA

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 4 Wins, 12 Nominations, 58 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
41.
Zhauzhürek myng bala (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A universal story about the freedom of the human spirit and the struggle against slavery and despotism, about love, loss and betrayal. It is seen through the eyes of simple Kazakh kids and teenagers. (90 mins.)
Director: Aqan Sataev
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL KAZAKHSTAN SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Teaser (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnOcSrOPpBg
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYisrY9L18g

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2010), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 1 Nomination, 8 Submissions [Includes Kazakh SSR (1947-1991) & Independent Kazakhstan (1992-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
42.
Nairobi Half Life (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity. (96 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL KENYA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRjBLAnx2jU

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: N/A ” - HLMPartDeux
 
43.
Pustoy dom (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Kyrgyzstan. Ascel is engaged to Sultan, the local Mr Big with the grandest house. This looks like a palace to Ascel... (98 mins.)
Director: Nurbek Egen
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL KYRGYZSTAN SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sTOHKxyoOc

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2006), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 6 Submissions [Includes Kirghiz SSR (1947-1991) & Independent Kyrgyzstan (1992-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
44.
Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Adam's first wife Lilith is mentioned in ancient Oriental legends, in Talmud and in the medieval books of Cabala... (125 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL LATVIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO-Ptao-MK8
Trailer 2 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDq3TJJVXIY

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 3 Submissions [Includes Latvian SSR (1947-1990) & Independent Latvia (1991-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
45.
Ramin (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ramin Lomsadze, a 75-years old Georgian wrestler who once won seven matches in 55 seconds, is getting... (58 mins.)
Director: Audrius Stonys
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL LITHUANIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cc8JzKi7WQ

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 4 Submissions [Includes Lithuanian SSR (1947-1990) & Independent Lithuania (1991-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
46.
The Third Half (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change. (113 mins.)
Director: Darko Mitrevski
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL MACEDONIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Teaser 1 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEW_evSZKag
Teaser 2 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8SEoOVFCv8&feature=relmfu
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k6JFczOGZE

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (1998), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 7 Nominations, 39 Submissions [Includes SFR Yugoslavia(1947-1991) & Independent Macedonia(1992-Now)) ” - HLMPartDeux
 
47.
Bunohan: Return to Murder (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A complex story of murder, passion and haunting memories for three estranged brothers and their ailing father. (97 mins.)
Director: Dain Said
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL MALAYSIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OgrPtRhdnY

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 1 Submission ” - HLMPartDeux
 
48.
After Lucia (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind. (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Franco
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL MEXICO SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Teaser (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO6Ng5wvot8
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T6DCtKZYxo

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 8 Nominations, 44 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
49.
Death for Sale (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In Tetouan, at the northern edge of Morocco, three young men decide to rob a jewelry store. The heist goes awry, and their destinies part drastically. (117 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film -OFFICIAL MOROCCO SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIgmfC30w6c

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 7 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
50.
Kauwboy (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young boy and his father have a difficult relationship, but are trying to reach each other. They need a catalyst to make that happen. (81 mins.)
Director: Boudewijn Koole
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL NETHERLANDS SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Teaser (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_lQvrPgRcE&feature=relmfu
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2arjDF3hmo

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 3 Wins, 7 Nominations, 44 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
51.
When I Saw You (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope... (98 mins.)
Director: Annemarie Jacir
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBXFBPwL8JI
Clip 1 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBXFBPwL8JI

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2008), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 1 Nomination, 4 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
52.
The Bad Intentions (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young girl convinces herself that she will die on the same day that her brother will be born. (110 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL PERU SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhGOXNf6klU

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 1 Nomination, 18 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
53.
Bwakaw (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Comedy about growing old, fear of loneliness and coming out of the closet. Starring one of the Philippines' institution of cinema, Eddie Garcia. (110 mins.)
Director: Jun Robles Lana
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL PHILIPPINES SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer 1 (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7FZNfjksbs
Trailer 2 (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNgpY7Q5Jsc

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 24 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
54.
80 Millions (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Solidarity activists prepare a bravura heist, taking out 80 mln from a union bank account just before it is blocked by communist authorities. (102 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL POLAND SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI2mL6lgXZE

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 9 Nominations, 43 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
55.
Blood of My Blood (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week. (131 mins.)
Director: João Canijo
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL PORTUGAL SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvm2eTaz7Uc

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2005), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 28 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
56.
Belyy tigr (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction. (104 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL RUSSIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1NOtvzG4sk

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 2 Submissions (1989,2009), 0 Nomination

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 7 Nominations, 39 Submissions [Includes Soviet Union(1947-1991) & Russia(1992-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
57.
When Day Breaks (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins... (95 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL SERBIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeefEdh0T0

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 2 Submissions (1998,2005), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 6 Nominations, 47 Submissions [Includes SFR Yugoslavia(1947-1991), FR Yugoslavia(1992-2002), Serbia/Montenegro(2003-2005), & Independent Serbia(2006-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
58.
Yi Pao Er Hong (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A light hearted comedy about a girl from a small town in Malaysia who dreams of becoming a star in neighboring Singapore... (120 mins.)
Director: Michelle Chong
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL SINGAPORE SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX3mpoLvwlM

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 5 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
59.
Made in Ash (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A poignant story about a young girl named Dorotka, who hails from eastern Slovakia. Full of determination... (84 mins.)
Director: Iveta Grofova
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL SLOVAKIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qnt_v-Q02E

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A (Co-Writer has co-written 6 films that have been Submitted, None have been nominated however)

Country's Oscar History: 2 Wins, 6 Nominations, 38 Submissions [Includes Czechoslovakia(1947-1992) & Independent Slovakia(1993-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
60.
A Trip (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive? (85 mins.)
Director: Nejc Gazvoda
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL SLOVENIA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7lbusiWr-o

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 6 Nominations, 34 Submissions [Includes SFR Yugoslavia(1947-1991) & Independent Slovenia(1992-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
61.
Little One (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Sometimes healing comes from the most unexpected places. (84 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL SOUTH AFRICA SUBMISSION

Footage Released: N/A

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2004), 1 Nomination (2004)

Country's Oscar History: 1 Win, 2 Nominations, 8 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
62.
Pieta (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL SOUTH KOREA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer 1 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBfB7jDSuzU
Trailer 2 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRxHbzQryis
Clip 1 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHTaulN8FNI

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 1 Submission (2003), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 23 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
63.
Snow White (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter. (104 mins.)
Director: Pablo Berger
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL SPAIN SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Teaser (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvVr82PvbuI

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 4 Wins, 19 Nominations, 54 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
64.
The Hypnotist (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A detective pairs himself with a famous psychologist on a case involving a traumatized young witness to a crime. (122 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL SWEDEN SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNUDOKQ03yw

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Director's Oscar History in Other Categories:
"My Life as a Dog" - 2 nominations;
"What's Eating Gilbert Grape" - 1 nomination;
"Chocolat" - 5 nominations;
"The Cider House Rules" - 7 nominations, 2 wins

Country's Oscar History: 3 Wins, 14 Nominations, 50 Submissions  ” - HLMPartDeux
 
65.
Touch of the Light (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drama centered on the experiences of a blind piano prodigy. (110 mins.)
Director: Jung-chi Chang
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL TAIWAN SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFR0Vc5gL6E

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 1 Win, 3 Nominations, 37 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
66.
Headshot (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A cop who becomes a hitman for a group aimed at eliminating those who are above the law finds his world turned upside down by a single a devastating blow. (105 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL THAILAND SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer 1 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elQFUP01amI
Trailer 2 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW2Y7tQra4w
Trailer 3 (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTp_lBx5LKk

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: 3 Submissions (2000,2002,2003), 0 Nominations

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 18 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
67.
Where the Fire Burns (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
(105 mins.)
Director: Ismail Günes
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL TURKEY SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Teaser 1 (no English subtitles):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQgZJZUMHyE&feature=plcp
Teaser 2 (no English subtitles):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyeoUHBveYs&feature=plcp
Teaser 3 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l48YEcby1RQ&feature=plcp
Teaser 4 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ifoy_s5d8&feature=plcp
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APxs2YRrrjg&feature=plcp

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 18 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
68.
ToyKhtoProyshovKrizVohon (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Hero of the Soviet Union becomes a GULAG prisoner and then an Indian Chief. (110 mins.)
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL UKRAINE SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMYs4wcpC_M

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 1 Nomination, 6 Submissions [Includes Ukrainian SSR (1947-1991) & Independent Ukraine (1992-Now)] ” - HLMPartDeux
 
69.
The Delay (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A middle-aged, single mother of three cares for her eighty year old father, and they are pushed to the breaking point. (84 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Plá
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL URUGUAY SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mix29FIpVu8
Trailer 2 (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKgpFgdgWYA

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 11 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
70.
Rock, Paper, Scissors (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Christian kidnaps Hector's son by mistake, unleashing a chain of delicate events that will be tragic for everyone involved. (110 mins.)
Director: Hernán Jabes
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL VENEZUELA SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (with English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFPU7jtRRcI

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 0 Nominations, 21 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux
 
71.
The Scent of Burning Grass (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
(97 mins.)
Director: Huu Muoi Nguyen
“ In the Running: Best Foreign Language Film - OFFICIAL VIETNAM SUBMISSION

Footage Released:
Trailer (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrz9DA22pus&feature=related
Clip (no English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULw9Ey8rilg&feature=related

STATUS: FAILED TO MAKE SHORTLIST

Director's Foreign Language Oscar History: N/A

Country's Oscar History: 0 Wins, 1 Nomination, 9 Submissions ” - HLMPartDeux