Oscar 2004: Best Foreign-Language Film Submissionsby huqing208 | created - 01 Feb 2014 | updated - 01 Feb 2014 | Public
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1. Osama (2003)
PG-13 | 83 min | Drama
After the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the restriction of women in public life, a pre-teen girl is forced to masquerade as a boy in order to find work to support her mother and grandmother.
Votes: 8,147 | Gross: $1.13M
2. Valentin (I) (2002)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving.
Votes: 3,980 | Gross: $0.28M
3. Vodka Lemon (2003)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
In a remote, isolated Yazidi Kurdish village in post-Soviet Armenia, Hamo, a widower with a pitiful pension and three worthless sons, travels daily to his wife's grave. There he meets the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,783 | Gross: $0.06M
4. Böse Zellen (2003)
120 min | Drama, Romance
A young Austrian survives the crash of a commercial airliner. Six years later, she's a clerk, a mother, happy. Then she dies in a car accident. Over the next year, we follow her daughter, ... See full summary »
Votes: 488 | Gross: $0.00M
5. Sea of Silence (2003)
105 min | Drama, History
Caro, a 9 year old girl, wants to understand the mysteries of the world around her. However, her religious education and the modern world don't always seem to make a good match.
7. Gori vatra (2003)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
Two years after the Bosnian war, a town that is slowly rebuilding itself must whip together a democracy when it's announced the U.S. President Bill Clinton might be paying a visit.
8. Carandiru (2003)
R | 145 min | Drama, Crime
Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »
Votes: 15,959 | Gross: $0.21M
9. Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
112 min | War, Drama
Two German-Jewish children flee Nazi Germany in the early 1940s and try to escape to Palestine via Bulgaria. When their uncle dies during the journey, they are taken in by a troupe of travelling performers.
10. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.
Votes: 26,613 | Gross: $3.43M
11. Los Debutantes (2003)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The story of two brothers who get involved with a sexy stripper and her boss, the nightclub king of Santiago, as told from three perspectives. Sexy, gritty, emotional.
12. Tian di ying xiong (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Votes: 3,924 | Gross: $0.08M
13. La primera noche (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.
14. Svjedoci (2003)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War
When 3 soldiers discover a man inside a home they are bombing, they easily kill him. But, when a 2nd witness is discovered, she proves a bigger challenge, setting in motion a riveting game ... See full summary »
15. Suite Habana (2003)
80 min | Documentary
Dawn breaks in La Habana, and as the day advances we follow the simple lives of ten ordinary Cubans, with only sounds and images accompanied by music.
16. Zelary (2003)
R | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War
A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,103 | Gross: $0.33M
17. Reconstruction (2003)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance
A young man who thought himself already in love with a nice girl is drawn into a literary drama when he is captured by a deep and stimulating love affair.
Votes: 6,693 | Gross: $0.07M
19. Elina - Som om jag inte fanns (2002)
77 min | Drama, Family
In rural Sweden of the early 1950s, little Elina goes to school again after recovering from tuberculosis, the same illness that has killed her father a few years earlier. Elina's family ... See full summary »
20. Bon voyage (2003)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
An actress, a writer, a student, and a government worker band together in an effort to escape Paris as the Nazis move into the city.
Votes: 4,501 | Gross: $2.35M
21. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Votes: 126,743 | Gross: $4.06M
22. Tha to metanioseis (2002)
100 min | Comedy, Romance
All indications were that Maraki was made for great things, for honor and distinctions. And yet contrary to all expectations our heroine cops out. She refuses to take the university ... See full summary »
23. Infernal Affairs (2002)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.
Votes: 109,379 | Gross: $0.17M
25. Nói albinói (2003)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama
Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,527 | Gross: $0.06M
26. Biola tak berdawai (2003)
99 min | Drama, Romance
A woman with a dark past dedicates herself to taking care of multi-handicapped children. When a young musician comes into her life, she is forced to face her history, or it will destroy her future.
27. Nafas-e amigh (2003)
86 min | Drama
This is about two guys who are departed from their family in totally different ways, they are anti social and try to live in a large city without any money, one of them fall in love and another one got addicted.
30. Tasogare Seibei (2002)
129 min | Drama, History
As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing 2 young daughters, an aged mother, clan loyalties, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.
32. The Kite (2003)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama
A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the... See full summary »
33. I Always Wanted to Be a Saint (2003)
G | 90 min | Drama
"Thereâ€TMs a balance in the world. Itâ€TMs like a boomerang! If I do good around me, nothing bad will ever happen to me. When I do good around me, it always comes back to meâ... See full summary »
34. Aro Tolbukhin - En la mente del asesino (2002)
95 min | Drama
Aro Tolbukhin is a hungarian inmigrant that sets fire to seven people in an infirmary in a Mission in Guatemala, the movie traces back to see what made him do it, from his arrival in Guatemala to his childhood in Hungary.
35. Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel (2003)
PG | 93 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind.
Votes: 5,697 | Gross: $1.74M
36. Muna Madan (2003)
133 min | Drama
An epic tragedy, based on Nepal's most famous epic poem. Madan, a lower-class worker, is forced by poverty and mounting debts to go to Lhasa, Tibet, leaving behind his lonely mother and ... See full summary »
37. De tweeling (2002)
R | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War
Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.
Votes: 6,055 | Gross: $0.00M
38. Salmer fra kjøkkenet (2003)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him.
Votes: 7,563 | Gross: $0.35M
40. Paper Dove (2003)
90 min | Drama
Juan, a young man convicted of terrorism, is given amnesty from a Lima prison; he boards a bus to return home and, in his mind's eye, recalls events in his village near Huaraz when he was ... See full summary »
42. Pornografia (2003)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War
Two intellectuals, a writer and a director, begin to play a mysterious psychological game in a peaceful countryside manor house during the Nazi occupation.
43. Um Filme Falado (2003)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Lisbon, Marseilles, Naples, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Aden, and Bombay. Along with a university teacher and her little daughter, we embark on a long journey, experiencing different cultures and civilizations.
Votes: 1,799 | Gross: $0.01M
44. The Return (2003)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces.
Votes: 37,138 | Gross: $0.50M
45. Profesionalac (2003)
104 min | Comedy, Drama
After the collapse of the Yugoslavian government, a former secret agent, now a taxi driver, enters the office of a former university professor, now a firm director.
46. König der Diebe (2003)
101 min | Drama
Two amateur circus kids from a poor Ukrainian village, ten-year-old Barbu and his older sister Mimma, are sold to a circus artist called Caruso who promises them a career in the West. ... See full summary »
47. Rezervni deli (2003)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
Embittered widower, Ludvik, spends his nights transporting illegal refugees in his van from Croatia, across Slovenia, and into Italy. The young and inexperienced Rudi acts as his helpmate. ... See full summary »
48. Mansion by the Lake (2002)
106 min | Drama
Very loosely based on Anton Chekov's the Cherry Orchard, the film follows a family of formerly wealthy, expatriate Sri Lankan landowners, now impoverished, as they return from England to ... See full summary »
49. Soldados de Salamina (2003)
119 min | Drama
When the professor and writer Lola Sánchez is assigned to write a column in the newspaper about the Spanish Civil War, she researches and finds for the first time about the shooting of ... See full summary »
50. Evil (2003)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama