Nordic Submissions in 2010s for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

This list includes all the films submitted to AMPAS for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film by the 6 Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) in 2010s, including Greenland's first submission ever.
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1.
In a Better World (2010)
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The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. (119 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
“ Danish submission for the 83rd Academy Awards.
Won Oscar. ” - thebalkabaa
 
2.
The Hunt (2012)
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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
“ Danish submission for the 86th Academy Awards.
Nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
3.
A Royal Affair (2012)
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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
“ Danish submission for the 85th Academy Awards.
Nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
4.
Kon-Tiki (2012)
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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.)
“ Norwegian submission for the 85th Academy Awards.
Nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
5.
Force Majeure (2014)
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A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche. (120 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
“ Swedish submission for the 87th Academy Awards.
Made the Shortlist. ” - thebalkabaa
 
6.
The Deep (2012)
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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.)
“ Icelandic submission for the 85th Academy Awards.
Made the Shortlist. ” - thebalkabaa
 
7.
Superclásico (2011)
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Christian is a Copenhagen wine seller on the brink of bankruptcy. Equally unsuccessful in just about every other aspect of life... (99 mins.)
“ Danish submission for the 84th Academy Awards.
Made the Shortlist. ” - thebalkabaa
 
8.
Simple Simon (2010)
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Younger brother with asperger syndrome help his older brother find a girlfriend. (85 mins.)
Director: Andreas Öhman
“ Swedish submission for the 83rd Academy Awards.
Made the Shortlist. ” - thebalkabaa
 
9.
Sorrow and Joy (2013)
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In SORROW AND JOY filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine... (107 mins.)
Director: Nils Malmros
“ Danish submission for the 87th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
10.
Concrete Night (2013)
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A fourteen-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother. (96 mins.)
Director: Pirjo Honkasalo
“ Finnish submission for the 87th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
11.
Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
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Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage... (129 mins.)
“ Icelandic submission for the 87th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
12.
1001 Grams (2014)
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When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. (93 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
“ Norwegian submission for the 87th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
13.
The Disciple (2013)
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In 1939 the 13-year-old Carl arrives at the lighthouse Lågskär in the Åland Islands, for a position as lighthouse disciple. He is trained by the demanding lighthouse keeper. (93 mins.)
Director: Ulrika Bengts
“ Finnish submission for the 86th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
14.
Of Horses and Men (2013)
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A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses' perception. (81 mins.)
“ Icelandic submission for the 86th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
15.
I Am Yours (2013)
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Mina is a young single mother living in Oslo with her 6 year old son Felix. She is of Norwegian Pakistani descent with a troubled family relationship... (100 mins.)
Director: Iram Haq
“ Norwegian submission for the 86th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
16.
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
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A young Eastern European immigrant, working in Sweden, is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of efficiencies. (104 mins.)
“ Swedish submission for the 86th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
17.
Purge (2012)
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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.)
“ Finnish submission for the 85th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
18.
Inuk (2010)
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Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again. (90 mins.)
Director: Mike Magidson
“ Greenlandic submission for the 85th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
19.
The Hypnotist (2012)
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A detective pairs himself with a famous psychologist on a case involving a traumatized young witness to a crime. (122 mins.)
“ Swedish submission for the 85th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
20.
Le Havre (2011)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ Finnish submission for the 84th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
21.
Volcano (2011)
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Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past. (99 mins.)
“ Icelandic submission for the 84th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
22.
Happy, Happy (2010)
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Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living... (85 mins.)
Director: Anne Sewitsky
“ Norwegian submission for the 84th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
23.
Beyond (2010)
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A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism. (99 mins.)
Director: Pernilla August
“ Swedish submission for the 84th Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
24.
Steam of Life (2010 Documentary)
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Finnish men in sauna, speaking straight from the heart. (81 mins.)
“ Finnish submission for the 83rd Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
25.
Nuummioq (2009)
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A love-struck man discovers he has an incurable illness shortly after meeting the woman of his dreams. (95 mins.)
“ Greenlandic submission for the 83rd Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
26.
Mamma Gógó (2010)
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A film director's personal journey experiencing his mother's disappearance into the Alzheimer disease, a film with essential Fridriksson's ingredients, humour, compassion and strong visual style. (90 mins.)
“ Icelandic submission for the 83rd Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa
 
27.
The Angel (2009)
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As the film opens, a doped-up Lea (Maria Bonnevie) makes an extremely bad impression on her baby daughter's foster parents; later... (97 mins.)
Director: Margreth Olin
“ Norwegian submission for the 83rd Academy Awards.
Not nominated. ” - thebalkabaa