Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film: Argentine submissions

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1. The German Doctor (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, History, Thriller

62 Metascore

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.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening, Alan Daicz

Votes: 5,509 | Gross: $0.41M

2. Clandestine Childhood (2011)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

55 Metascore

Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamín Ávila | Stars: Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Oreiro, César Troncoso, Teo Gutiérrez Moreno

Votes: 2,103 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Six Shooters (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Fernando Spiner | Stars: Pablo Cedrón, Nazareno Casero, Claudio Rissi, Mariana Anghileri

Votes: 376

4. Carancho (2010)

Unrated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a ... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Martina Gusman, Carlos Weber, José Luis Arias

Votes: 6,987 | Gross: $0.09M

5. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 169,045 | Gross: $6.39M

6. Leonera (2008)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

An incarcerated woman struggles to raise her son from prison.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Martina Gusman, Elli Medeiros, Rodrigo Santoro, Laura García

Votes: 2,761 | Gross: $0.01M

7. XXY (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti

Votes: 12,037 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Family Law (2006)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Julieta Díaz, Arturo Goetz, Eloy Burman

Votes: 1,397 | Gross: $0.04M

9. The Aura (2005)

Not Rated | 134 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime.

Director: Fabián Bielinsky | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Manuel Rodal, Dolores Fonzi, Pablo Cedrón

Votes: 12,295 | Gross: $0.06M

10. Lost Embrace (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge D'Elía, Sergio Boris

Votes: 2,739 | Gross: $0.19M

11. Valentin (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving.

Director: Alejandro Agresti | Stars: Rodrigo Noya, Alejandro Agresti, Julieta Cardinali, Carmen Maura

Votes: 4,008 | Gross: $0.28M

12. Kamchatka (2002)

106 min | Drama

The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Cecilia Roth, Héctor Alterio, Fernanda Mistral

Votes: 3,035

13. Son of the Bride (2001)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

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, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco

Votes: 13,528 | Gross: $0.62M

14. Felicidades (2000)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Shows how several characters spend Christmas Eve in Buenos Aires, and how their lives intersect.

Director: Lucho Bender | Stars: Luis Machín, Gastón Pauls, Silke, Pablo Cedrón

Votes: 577

15. Manuelita (1999)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Animated Argentine film about a young girl turtle who gets lost on a balloon trip.

Director: Manuel García Ferré | Stars: Rosario Sánchez Almada, Pelusa Suero, Ariel Abadi, Enrique Conlazo

Votes: 350

16. Tango (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Musical

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.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Cecilia Narova, Mía Maestro, Juan Carlos Copes

Votes: 2,651 | Gross: $1.69M

17. Ashes of Paradise (1997)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Cecilia Roth, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Daniel Kuzniecka

Votes: 1,464

18. Eva Peron: The True Story (1996)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

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.

Director: Juan Carlos Desanzo | Stars: Esther Goris, Víctor Laplace, Cristina Banegas, Pepe Novoa

Votes: 382

19. Wild Horses (1995)

Unrated | 122 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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. While they're running away, they meet a ... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Cecilia Dopazo, Fernán Mirás

Votes: 1,318

20. A Shadow You Soon Will Be (1994)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

A computer programmer who, after his train breaks down, takes to wandering aimlessly through remote regions of La Pampa, Viedma and Carhue. he meets a succession of equally lost souls, ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Pepe Soriano, Martín Coria, Roberto Carnaghi

Votes: 79

21. Gatica, el mono (1993)

136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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.

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Edgardo Nieva, Horacio Taicher, Juan Costa, María Eva Gatica

Votes: 411

22. The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets... See full summary »

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, Sandra Ballesteros, Nacha Guevara, André Mélançon

Votes: 3,092

23. The Tombs (1991)

90 min | Drama

"El Pollo," a 13-year-old child in reform school, witnesses and experiences the brutalization of the guards and the other inmates.

Director: Javier Torre | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Federico Luppi, Jorge Mayor, Isabel Quinteros

Votes: 54

24. I, the Worst of All (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama

A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio, Lautaro Murúa

Votes: 534 | Gross: $0.05M

25. The Girlfriend (1988)

R | 110 min | Drama

María and Pancho are a happily married couple in a quiet, working-class suburb south of Buenos Aires, circa 1978. They share the grief over the disappearance of their eldest son Carlos.

Director: Jeanine Meerapfel | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Cipe Lincovsky, Federico Luppi, Lito Cruz

Votes: 66

26. Veronico Cruz (1988)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, War

A rural teacher in Jujuy, establishes a friendly relationship with the inhabitants of Chorcán , a small Andean village . Circumstances in EEE Outbreak of War of the Malvinas and one of his ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Pereira | Stars: Leopoldo Aban, Juan José Camero, Guillermo Delgado, Ana María González

Votes: 180

27. Man Facing Southeast (1986)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery

A patient in a mental hospital claims to be an extraterrestial. Could he be right?

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Lorenzo Quinteros, Hugo Soto, Inés Vernengo, Cristina Scaramuzza

Votes: 3,253 | Gross: $0.73M

28. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Musical

Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Marie Laforêt, Philippe Léotard, Miguel Ángel Solá, Marina Vlady

Votes: 505

29. The Official Story (1985)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War

After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

Votes: 6,465 | Gross: $0.03M

30. Camila (1984)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Susú Pecoraro, Imanol Arias, Héctor Alterio, Elena Tasisto

Votes: 991

31. Últimos días de la víctima (1982)

90 min | Crime, Mystery

The story of a hitman, a man who kills other people for money, and the dangers that come with the job.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Soledad Silveyra, Ulises Dumont, Julio De Grazia

Votes: 311

33. The Island (1980)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In New York, the journalist Blair Maynard convinces his editor to travel to Florida to investigate the mysterious disappearance of ships in the Bermuda's Triangle area. Maynard is divorced ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 3,439 | Gross: $15.72M



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