Colombia - Best Foreign Language Film

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Colombian submissions for the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film

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2. A Man of Principle (1984)

90 min | Drama

In Colombia, from the second half of the nineteenth century, two political parties; The traditional liberal and conservative ¸ fought a series of civil wars for almost one hundred years of ... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Norden | Stars: Frank Ramírez, Isabela Corona, Victor Hugo Morant, Santiago García

Votes: 281

3. Tiempo de morir (1985)

98 min | Drama

A man is released from prison, and after 18 years, returns to his "pueblo" (village). But in this village, time, in many ways, has stood still. The time served by Juan complied with the ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Alí Triana | Stars: Gustavo Angarita, Sebastián Ospina, Jorge Emilio Salazar, María Eugenia Dávila

Votes: 162

4. Confesión a Laura (1990)

90 min | Drama

The action is situated in Colombia on April 9, 1948, date in which took place the famous "Bogotazo". It is a story of love frustrated by political circumstances. Laura, a spinster ... See full summary »

Director: Jaime Osorio Gómez | Stars: Vicky Hernández, Gustavo Londoño, María Cristina Gálvez, Walter Rojas

Votes: 185

5. La estrategia del caracol (1993)

116 min | Comedy, Drama

A lot of people live in an abandoned house; after many years of quiet living, the owner of the house wants them out. They try whatever they can to avoid being evicted, without success. But ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Cabrera | Stars: Fausto Cabrera, Frank Ramírez, Delfina Guido, Vicky Hernández

Votes: 1,976

7. La deuda (1997)

90 min | Drama

A usurer nicknamed The Turk is killed. Mysteriously, everyone in the village had problems with him and anyone could have been his killer.

Directors: Nicolás Buenaventura, Manuel José Álvarez | Stars: Nicolás Buenaventura, Manuel José Álvarez, Vicky Hernández, Jairo Camargo

Votes: 67

8. The Rose Seller (1998)

116 min | Drama

13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother ... See full summary »

Director: Víctor Gaviria | Stars: Leidy María 'Lady' Tabares, Marta Correa, Mileider Gil, Diana Murillo

Votes: 1,539

9. Golpe de estadio (1998)

105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

An oil company has set up a camp for geological research in a small village in Colombia that have been named New Texas so it becomes the target of the guerrillas holding constant clashes ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Cabrera | Stars: Emma Suárez, Nicolás Montero, César Mora, Flavio Caballero

Votes: 367

10. Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin, Colombia and the gun-happy 16-year-old assassin ... See full summary »

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Germán Jaramillo, Anderson Ballesteros, Juan David Restrepo, Manuel Busquets

Votes: 3,569 | Gross: $0.53M

11. The Invisible Children (2001)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

A young boy and his friends attempt to become invisible to get closer to the girls they desire. They must steal the magic recipe and its ingredients without getting caught to perform the ritual.

Director: Lisandro Duque Naranjo | Stars: Guillermo Castañeda, Ingrid Cielo Ospina, Gustavo Angarita, Gustavo Camacho

Votes: 239

12. The First Night (2003)

94 min | Drama

A couple of farmers have been displaced from their land, a jungle area, isolated from the world, where lived his childhood and youth, and was brutally thrown to face the streets of an unfamiliar city, huge and ruthless.

Director: Luis Alberto Restrepo | Stars: Carolina Lizarazo, Jhon Álex Toro, Hernán Méndez, Enrique Carriazo

Votes: 153

13. El Rey (2004)

92 min | Action, Drama

Cali, Colombia, 1970s. The fictional story of Pedro Rey, the first drug trafficker and drug lord.

Director: Antonio Dorado | Stars: Fernando Solórzano, Cristina Umaña, Marlon Moreno, Olivier Pagès

Votes: 476

14. Wandering Shadows (2004)

90 min | Drama

Two men meet in downtown Bogotá; one is missing a leg, the other is a "silletero," a man who carries people around for money. Each character bears the burden of a bitter past life.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Lowin Allende, César Badillo, Julián Díaz, Andrés Gaitán

Votes: 392

15. A Ton of Luck (2006)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Based on a true story, a group of 147 overworked and underpaid Colombian soldiers find the treasure they didn't seek; $46 million. The film is a surreal black comedy and follows 4 of the ... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo Triana | Stars: Diego Cadavid, Juan Sebastián Aragón, Manuel José Chaves, Carlos Manuel Vesga

Votes: 830

16. Satanás (2007)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama

Based on the Mario Mendoza's book and inspired by true events, tells three interconnected stories happening in the eve of the infamous Pozzetto Massacre.

Director: Andrés Baiz | Stars: Marcela Valencia, Blas Jaramillo, Lucia Rengifo, Isabel Gaona

Votes: 1,495

17. Dog Eat Dog (2008)

106 min | Thriller

In the crime world of Colombia, there is an unwritten code. When Víctor and Eusebio, two hoods who bungle a shake-down job, break that code, they unwittingly sign their own death sentence.

Director: Carlos Moreno | Stars: Marlon Moreno, Óscar Borda, Álvaro Rodríguez, Blas Jaramillo

Votes: 1,520 | Gross: $0.00M

18. The Wind Journeys (2009)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Music

A musician travels a great distance to return an instrument to his elderly teacher.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Marciano Martínez, Yull Núñez, Agustin Nieves, Jose Luis Torres

Votes: 1,959

19. Crab Trap (2009)

95 min | Drama

A drama set in the black communities of Colombia's Pacific coast, where a man looking to flee the country by boat encounters a local fisherman.

Director: Oscar Ruiz Navia | Stars: Karent Hinestroza, Arnobio Salazar Rivas, Rodrigo Vélez

Votes: 391

20. The Colors of the Mountain (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos César Arbeláez | Stars: Hernán Mauricio Ocampo, Nolberto Sánchez, Genaro Aristizábal, Hernán Méndez

Votes: 1,335

21. The Snitch Cartel (2011)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The life of Andres Lopez Lopez during his years involved with the Colombian Cartel aka "Cartel Norte del Valle".

Directors: Carlos Moreno, Juancho Cardona | Stars: Manolo Cardona, Juana Acosta, Diego Cadavid, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Votes: 1,119

22. La Playa DC (2012)

90 min | Drama

Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city if exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger... See full summary »

Director: Juan Andrés Arango Garcia | Stars: Luis Carlos Guevara, Jamés Solís, Andrés Murillo, Einer Cotés

Votes: 318

23. Mateo (II) (2014)

R | 86 min | Drama

At the impressionable age of 16, young Mateo faces a dilemma about the direction his life will take when his corrupt uncle asks him to infiltrate a local Barrancabermeja theatre group to uncover its members' political activities.

Director: Maria Gamboa | Stars: Carlos Hernández, Felipe Botero, Samuel Lazcano, Miriam Gutiérrez

Votes: 142

24. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

Votes: 17,219 | Gross: $1.33M

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25. Alias Maria (2015)

TV-MA | 91 min | Drama, War

A vision of Colombia's inhuman armed conflict, seen through the eyes of a young - and pregnant - girl soldier.

Director: José Luis Rugeles | Stars: Carlos Clavijo, Anderson Gomez, Carmenza González, Lola Lagos

Votes: 332

26. Guilty Men (2016)

115 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

Mariana, Willington's eternal love, is preparing her marriage with René, the cousin of her ex boyfriend. While Willington tries to get her back, the rumour of a thief in town and a series ... See full summary »

Director: Iván Gaona | Stars: René Diaz Calderón, Willington Gordillo, Leidy Herrera, Alfonso López

Votes: 170

27. Birds of Passage (2018)

125 min | Drama

85 Metascore

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez

Votes: 3,739 | Gross: $0.51M

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