Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film: Argentine submissions

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1.
The German Doctor (2013)
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The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucía Puenzo
 
2.
Clandestine Childhood (2011)
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Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name... (112 mins.)
 
3.
Six Shooters (2010)
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Aballay was a bad tempered gaucho. After killing a man, the terrified look of the victim's son raised his consciousness about his savagery. Years go by, that kid's look doesn't leave him. Aballay knows that the kid will look for him. (100 mins.)
Director: Fernando Spiner
 
4.
Carancho (2010)
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In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is... (107 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
5.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
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A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. (129 mins.)
 
6.
Lion's Den (2008)
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An incarcerated woman struggles to raise her son from prison. (113 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
7.
XXY (2007)
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The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition. (86 mins.)
Director: Lucía Puenzo
 
8.
Family Law (2006)
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As he adjusts to being a husband and father, Ariel Perelman meditates on the ways in which he is similar -- and so very different -- from his own dad. (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Burman
 
9.
The Aura (2005)
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A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime. (134 mins.)
 
10.
Lost Embrace (2004)
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In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University... (99 mins.)
Director: Daniel Burman
 
11.
Valentin (2002)
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An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving. (86 mins.)
 
12.
Kamchatka (2002)
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The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know... (106 mins.)
 
13.
Son of the Bride (2001)
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At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother... (123 mins.)
 
14.
Felicidades (2000)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Lucho Bender
 
15.
Manuelita (1999)
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Animated Argentine film about a young girl turtle who gets lost on a balloon trip. (86 mins.)
 
16.
Tango (1998)
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Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango. (115 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
17.
Ashes of Paradise (1997)
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A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three... (116 mins.)
 
18.
Eva Peron: The True Story (1996)
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Drama based on the life of Eva Peron, an obscure actress, who rose to become wife of Argentine strong-man President Juan Peron and one of the most powerful figures in Argentina until her death in 1952 at age 33. (120 mins.)
 
19.
Wild Horses (1995)
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A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away... (122 mins.)
 
20.
A Shadow You Soon Will Be (1994)
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A computer programmer who, after his train breaks down, takes to wandering aimlessly through remote regions of La Pampa... (105 mins.)
Director: Héctor Olivera
 
21.
Gatica, el mono (1993)
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An Argentina film, which narrates the life of Argentine boxer José María Gatica, from his childhood until his tragic death in Buenos Aires in 1963. (136 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Favio
 
22.
The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)
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Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising... (127 mins.)
Director: Eliseo Subiela
 
23.
The Tombs (1991)
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"El Pollo," a 13-year-old child in reform school, witnesses and experiences the brutalization of the guards and the other inmates. (90 mins.)
Director: Javier Torre
 
24.
I, the Worst of All (1990)
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A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695)... (105 mins.)
 
25.
The Girlfriend (1988)
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(110 mins.)
 
26.
Veronico Cruz (1988)
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A rural teacher in Jujuy, establishes a friendly relationship with the inhabitants of Chorcán , a small Andean village ... (96 mins.)
Director: Miguel Pereira
 
27.
Man Facing Southeast (1986)
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A patient in a mental hospital claims to be an extraterrestial. Could he be right? (105 mins.)
Director: Eliseo Subiela
 
28.
Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
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Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star. (119 mins.)
 
29.
The Official Story (1985)
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After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is. (112 mins.)
Director: Luis Puenzo
 
30.
Camila (1984)
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In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao... (107 mins.)
 
31.
Últimos días de la víctima (1982)
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The story of a hitman, a man who kills other people for money, and the dangers that come with the job. (90 mins.)
 
32.
The Underground Man (1981)
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(110 mins.)
 
33.
The Island (1980)
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In New York, the journalist Blair Maynard convinces his editor to travel to Florida to investigate the... (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie