Submissions from Norway to the Academy Awards to get an Oscar Nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film Category

by CineasticusBorealis | created - 30 Sep 2014 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

A detailed text on Norwegian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film will follow as soon as I have some more time to create it. Please be patient!

............................................................................................. This list is chronologically sorted in reverse by years of participation!

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1. What Will People Say (2017)

106 min | Drama

69 Metascore

Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father... See full summary »

Director: Iram Haq | Stars: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna, Rohit Saraf

Votes: 1,602 | Gross: $0.04M

91st ACADEMY AWARDS (2018) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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2. Thelma (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

74 Metascore

A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Votes: 17,955 | Gross: $0.15M

90th ACADEMY AWARDS (2017) | Status: submitted

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3. Kongens nei (2016)

133 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

On the 9th of April 1940, the German war machine arrive in the city of Oslo. The Norwegian King faces a choice that will change his country forever.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 4,870 | Gross: $0.11M

89th ACADEMY AWARDS (2016) | Status: shortlisted

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4. Bølgen (2015)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Edith Haagenrud-Sande

Votes: 25,100 | Gross: $0.18M

88th ACADEMY AWARDS (2015) | Status: submitted

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5. 1001 Gram (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Ane Dahl Torp, Laurent Stocker, Hildegun Riise, Stein Winge

Votes: 1,233

87th ACADEMY AWARDS (2014) | Status: submitted

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6. Jeg er din (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

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. Constantly looking for love, Mina ... See full summary »

Director: Iram Haq | Stars: Amrita Acharia, Ola Rapace, Prince Singh, Rabia Noreen

Votes: 603

86th ACADEMY AWARDS (2013) | Status: submitted

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7. Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History

62 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 40,566 | Gross: $1.52M

85th ACADEMY AWARDS (2012) | Status: nominated

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8. Sykt lykkelig (2010)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with... See full summary »

Director: Anne Sewitsky | Stars: Agnes Kittelsen, Joachim Rafaelsen, Maibritt Saerens, Henrik Rafaelsen

Votes: 2,795 | Gross: $0.04M

84th ACADEMY AWARDS (2011) | Status: submitted

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9. Engelen (2009)

97 min | Drama

As the film opens, a doped-up Lea (Maria Bonnevie) makes an extremely bad impression on her baby daughter's foster parents; later, flashbacks reveal her disturbing youth and young adulthood... See full summary »

Director: Margreth Olin | Stars: Maria Bonnevie, Gunilla Röör, Antti Reini, Benjamin Helstad

Votes: 759

83rd ACADEMY AWARDS (2010) | Status: submitted

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10. Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama

60 Metascore

The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ken Duken

Votes: 24,438

82nd ACADEMY AWARDS (2009) | Status: submitted

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11. O'Horten (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

A drama focused on a life-changing moment in 67-year-old train engineer Odd Horten's existence: the evening of his retirement.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Baard Owe, Espen Skjønberg, Ghita Nørby, Henny Moan

Votes: 3,549 | Gross: $0.30M

81st ACADEMY AWARDS (2008) | Status: submitted

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12. Gone with the Woman (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A woman moves into a young man's home and starts to run his life -- a process that makes him fall hopelessly in love with her.

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Trond Fausa, Marian Saastad Ottesen, Peter Stormare, Louise Monot

Votes: 1,930

80th ACADEMY AWARDS (2007) | Status: submitted

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13. Reprise (2006)

R | 105 min | Drama

79 Metascore

Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Espen Klouman Høiner, Viktoria Winge, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 8,554 | Gross: $0.55M

79th ACADEMY AWARDS (2006) | Status: submitted

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14. Vinterkyss (2005)

R | 84 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

After her son is hospitalized, a doctor cheats on her husband with a snow plow driver who is a suspect in her investigation of the recent death of a young Arab boy.

Director: Sara Johnsen | Stars: Annika Hallin, Kristoffer Joner, Fridtjov Såheim, Göran Ragnerstam

Votes: 745

78th ACADEMY AWARDS (2005) | Status: submitted

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15. Hawaii, Oslo (2004)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo. We follow Frode and Milla. ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Trond Espen Seim, Jan Gunnar Røise, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Stig Henrik Hoff

Votes: 4,355

77th ACADEMY AWARDS (2004) | Status: submitted

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16. Salmer fra kjøkkenet (2003)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Tomas Norström, Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg, Reine Brynolfsson

Votes: 7,564 | Gross: $0.35M

76th ACADEMY AWARDS (2003) | Status: submitted

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17. Tyven, tyven (2002)

92 min | Drama

A young father kidnaps his daughter, Lisa. But the mother, the police, media and Lisa ruins his plan. On a trip around the country, everyone must realize they have a fault in this.

Director: Trygve Allister Diesen | Stars: Jørgen Langhelle, Vera Rudi, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Kari Simonsen

Votes: 215

75th ACADEMY AWARDS (2002) | Status: submitted

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18. Elling (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jørgen Langhelle

Votes: 13,244 | Gross: $0.31M

74th ACADEMY AWARDS (2001) | Status: nominated

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19. Da jeg traff Jesus... med sprettert (2000)

88 min | Biography, Comedy

Little Oddemann uses every means available to find Jesus, including his slingshot. The film takes us to Norway in the late 30's, where we meet a series of burlesque and humorous characters,... See full summary »

Director: Stein Leikanger | Stars: Fredrik Stenberg Ditlev-Simonsen, Martin Eidissen, Frederick Paasche, Gjertrud L. Jynge

Votes: 369

73rd ACADEMY AWARDS (2000) | Status: submitted

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20. Suffløsen (1999)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Siv works as a prompter for the Norwegian opera. As the rehearsals for Aida starts, she marries a demanding man, Fred, who still has a strong connection to his ex-wife. Starting at her ... See full summary »

Director: Hilde Heier | Stars: Hege Schøyen, Sven Nordin, Philip Zandén, Anne-Lise Berntsen

Votes: 207

72nd ACADEMY AWARDS (1999) | Status: submitted

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21. Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)

98 min | Drama, Family

"Only Clouds..." is a film about eleven year old Maria, who has lost her little brother. Her mother disappears into her own sorrow, then Maria meets Jacob.

Director: Torun Lian | Stars: Thea Sofie Rusten, Jan Tore Kristoffersen, Anneke von der Lippe, Anders T. Andersen

Votes: 609

71st ACADEMY AWARDS (1998) | Status: submitted

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22. Junk Mail (1997)

83 min | Comedy, Thriller

A lazy postman puts his nose where it doesn't belong.

Director: Pål Sletaune | Stars: Robert Skjærstad, Andrine Sæther, Per Egil Aske, Eli Anne Linnestad

Votes: 1,890

70th ACADEMY AWARDS (1997) | Status: submitted

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23. The Other Side of Sunday (1996)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

The Other Side of Sunday criticizes the small, and often tight church community. We follow the Preachers Daughter; Maria, in her journey to liberate herself from the stiff church community and her strict religious father.

Director: Berit Nesheim | Stars: Marie Theisen, Hildegun Riise, Bjørn Sundquist, Sylvia Salvesen

Votes: 1,086

69th ACADEMY AWARDS (1996) | Status: nominated

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24. Kristin Lavransdatter (1995)

180 min | Drama

Kristin is the daughter of a prominent landowner in medieval Norway. She grows up in total harmony with the ideals of the time: strong family ties, social pride and devout Christianity. She... See full summary »

Director: Liv Ullmann | Stars: Linus Aaberg, Gisken Armand, Berard Arnø, Bernhard Arnø

Votes: 907

68th ACADEMY AWARDS (1995) | Status: submitted

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25. Ti kniver i hjertet (1994)

96 min | Drama

The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60s Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Martin Dahl Garfalk, Trond Halbo, Jan Devo Kornstad, Ingar Helge Gimle

Votes: 618

67th ACADEMY AWARDS (1994) | Status: submitted

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26. Telegrafisten (1993)

102 min | Drama

Mack is the most important man in a little society in North Western Norway around 1900. Telegrapher Rolandsen is a smart, funny and charming the ladies, even Mack's daughter.

Director: Erik Gustavson | Stars: Bjørn Floberg, Marie Richardson, Jarl Kulle, Ole Ernst

Votes: 594

66th ACADEMY AWARDS (1993) | Status: submitted

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27. Krigerens hjerte (1992)

102 min | Drama, War

A Norwegian nurse falls in love with a Finnish soldier in the Winter War of 1939/40 between Finland and the Soviet Union. After settling down WW2 erupts, and he is lost in Finland, as she falls in love with the German soldier Maximilian.

Director: Leidulv Risan | Stars: Anneke von der Lippe, Peter Snickars, Thomas Kretschmann, Mona Hofland

Votes: 82

65th ACADEMY AWARDS (1992) | Status: submitted

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28. Frida - med hjertet i hånden (1991)

113 min | Comedy, Romance

Frida, aged 13, has discovered a book by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm called "The art of loving". Using it as a reference she sets out to better the love lives of her family and friends. But ... See full summary »

Director: Berit Nesheim | Stars: Maria Kvalheim, Ellen Horn, Helge Jordal, Andreas Bratlie

Votes: 383

64th ACADEMY AWARDS (1991) | Status: submitted

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29. Herman (1990)

88 min | Drama, Family

"Herman", based on Lars Saabye Christensen's novel of the same name, tells the story of the young boy Herman who suddenly loses his hair and becomes bald at the age of eleven. He follows ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Gustavson | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Frank Robert, Elisabeth Sand, Kai Remlow

Votes: 468

63rd ACADEMY AWARDS (1990) | Status: submitted

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30. En håndfull tid (1989)

97 min | Drama

Gothic thriller about Old Martin who heeds the voice of Anna, who calls him back to the mountain cabin where he left her to die while she gave birth to their surviving son.

Director: Martin Asphaug | Stars: Espen Skjønberg, Nicolay Lange-Nielsen, Camilla Strøm Henriksen, Per Jansen

Votes: 245

62nd ACADEMY AWARDS (1989) | Status: submitted

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31. Is-slottet (1987)

78 min | Mystery, Drama

In a remote Norwegian mountain-area in the 1930s, two 12 year old girls Siss and Unn meet. They are friends, but for Unn it is more serious. She admits to having secret and indecent ... See full summary »

Director: Per Blom | Stars: Line Storesund, Hilde Nyeggen Martinsen, Merete Moen, Sigrid Huun

Votes: 487

61st ACADEMY AWARDS (1988) | Status: submitted

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32. Pathfinder (1987)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjudes," roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: Mikkel Gaup, Ingvald Guttorm, Nils Utsi, Henrik H. Buljo

Votes: 4,466

60th ACADEMY AWARDS (1987) | Status: nominated

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33. Hard asfalt (1986)

109 min | Drama

Suburban teenager Ida grows up outside Oslo, is starting off with drugs and meets the homeless alcoholic charmer Knut, which soon is her big love. Destined for a hard life in drugs and alcohol, how can they turn their lives around?

Director: Sølve Skagen | Stars: Kristin Kajander, Frank Krog, Marianne Nielsen, Morten Faldaas

Votes: 53

59th ACADEMY AWARDS (1986) | Status: submitted

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34. Hustruer - ti år etter (1985)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

Ten years have passed since our three heroines' first outing in 1975. Now the women meet at yet another class reunion. Not surprisingly, they are still unwilling to call it a night after ... See full summary »

Director: Anja Breien | Stars: Frøydis Armand, Katja Medbøe, Anne Marie Ottersen, Mathias Armand

Votes: 106

58th ACADEMY AWARDS (1985) | Status: submitted

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35. Høvdingen (1984)

120 min | Drama

A love story about an actor, Arne Strømberg, which struggles with the changes between love and anger, and his roles as a macho man, family father and husband.

Director: Terje Kristiansen | Stars: Terje Kristiansen, Vibeke Løkkeberg, Tonje Kleivdal Kristiansen, Eva von Hanno

Votes: 44

57th ACADEMY AWARDS (1984) | Status: submitted

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36. Leve sitt liv (1982)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

The middle aged widowed Victoria has had to quit job due to work injuries. Helping people is her new goal in life. One days she meets young Carl, suffering from a difficult past, giving her an unforgettable experience.

Directors: Petter Vennerød, Svend Wam | Stars: Wenche Foss, Pål Øverland, Arne Bang-Hansen, Monna Tandberg

Votes: 20

55th ACADEMY AWARDS (1982) | Status: submitted

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37. Julia Julia (1981)

99 min | Comedy, Crime

Julia washes trains coupes for a living, when she one day meets the married Karl-Henrik, the secretary of the minister of justice. Falling in love with him, she also are involved in his criminal activity.

Directors: Petter Vennerød, Svend Wam | Stars: Gunilla Olsson, Knut Husebø, Audun Meling, Thomas Robsahm

Votes: 39

54th ACADEMY AWARDS (1981) | Status: submitted

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38. Liv og død (1980)

83 min | Drama

When a married doctor brings home a gay medical student that he's smitten with, his wife goes along and the three try to build a non-traditional relationship. Then society's homophobia intervenes.

Directors: Petter Vennerød, Svend Wam | Stars: Bjørn Skagestad, Kjersti Døvigen, Sossen Krohg, Knut Husebø

Votes: 24

53rd ACADEMY AWARDS (1980) | Status: submitted

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39. Kalde spor (1962)

96 min | Drama, War

Wartime 1944. Oddmund stays at a remote cabin in the high mountains, about to lead 12 refugees out of the country. But he also awaits the most important person is his life, Ragnhild, which isn't coming.

Director: Arne Skouen | Stars: Toralv Maurstad, Henny Moan, Alf Malland, Ragnhild Hald

Votes: 83

35th ACADEMY AWARDS (1962) | Status: submitted

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40. Nine Lives (1957)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape from the German army from the coast of Northern Norway and across the border to the ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Skouen | Stars: Jack Fjeldstad, Henny Moan, Alf Malland, Joachim Holst-Jensen

Votes: 1,444

30th ACADEMY AWARDS (1957) | Status: nominated

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