Foreign Language Film Submissions to the 52nd Academy Awards held in 1980 to get an Oscar Nomination in the Best Non-English Movie Category

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23 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 1979 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR!

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1. The Island (1979)

106 min | Drama

Follows the lives of several patients at an isolated psychiatric ward. The film focuses on the relationship between a young man who comes out of a coma and a young woman who is terrified of the outside world.

Director: Alejandro Doria | Stars: Selva Alemán, Hugo Arana, Aldo Barbero, Héctor Bidonde

Votes: 35

ARGENTINA | Status: submitted

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2. Tales from the Vienna Woods (1979)

90 min | Drama

In Vienna, in 1930, a young woman falls in love with a gambler and leaves her fiancé, a common butcher. They become a couple and have a baby, but he gets bored and leaves them. Without means to support herself, her downfall begins.

Director: Maximilian Schell | Stars: Birgit Doll, Hanno Pöschl, Helmut Qualtinger, Jane Tilden

Votes: 125

AUSTRIA | Status: submitted

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3. Woman in a Twilight Garden (1979)

111 min | Drama, Romance, War

The story of a woman's love for two young men. Antwerp, Belgium, 1940. Lieve (Marie-Christine Barrault) marries Adriaan (Rutger Hauer), a Flemish idealist, who is drawn towards Germany by ... See full summary »

Director: André Delvaux | Stars: Marie-Christine Barrault, Rutger Hauer, Roger Van Hool, Senne Rouffaer

Votes: 192

BELGIUM | Status: submitted

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4. Barierata (1979)

148 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In this picture, the barrier epitomizes the line between reality and dreams, the pattern of harmony and happiness. The delicate, pretty, sensitive Dorotea and the sedate middle-aged ... See full summary »

Director: Christo Christov | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Vania Tzvetkova, Yevgeniya Barakova, Maria Dimcheva

Votes: 167

BULGARIA | Status: submitted

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5. A Scream from Silence (1979)

96 min | Drama

A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womenhood in general, and the... See full summary »

Director: Anne Claire Poirier | Stars: Julie Vincent, Germain Houde, Paul Savoie, Monique Miller

Votes: 147

CANADA | Status: submitted

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6. Afanti (1979)

96 min | Drama

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Director: Lang Xiao | Stars: Abake, Guzelinuer, Tuhadi, Tuyigong

Votes: 15

CHINA | Status: submitted

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7. Those Wonderful Movie Cranks (1979)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

Returning home to Prague, the magician Pasparte (Rudolf Hrusínský), an owner of a circus caravan, meets his dying colleague who entrusts his beautiful daughter Aloisie (Hana Buresová) to ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Fabiánová, Blazena Holisová, Vladimír Mensík

Votes: 188

CZECHOSLOVAKIA | Status: submitted

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8. Johnny Larsen (1979)

100 min | Romance, Drama

The coming of age of a young man in the 1950s.

Director: Morten Arnfred | Stars: Allan Olsen, Ole Dupont, Aksel Erhardtsen, Jannie Faurschou

Votes: 187

DENMARK | Status: submitted

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9. Alexandria... Why? (1979)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

"Yahia", a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Between his dreams, which up to Hollywood, and constraints of his life in the middle class, trying to be a ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Naglaa Fathi, Ahmed Zaki, Farid Shawqi, Mahmoud Al Meleji

Votes: 1,157

EGYPT | Status: submitted

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10. A Simple Story (1978)

110 min | Drama, Romance

A simple story about simple people. A 38 year old divorced woman (Marie), who now has a lover (Serge) but decides to leave him, abort his baby, and then returns with her ex-husband (Georges... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Romy Schneider, Claude Brasseur, Bruno Cremer, Roger Pigaut

Votes: 1,024

FRANCE | Status: nominated

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11. Raining in the Mountain (1979)

120 min | Action, Drama

An esquire and a General eyes a priceless handwritten scroll by Tripitaka, held in a Temple library. The Abbot of the Temple selects his successor.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Feng Hsu, Yueh Sun, Chun Shih, Feng Tien

Votes: 646

HONG KONG | Status: submitted

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12. Angi Vera (1979)

96 min | Drama, Romance

Vera Angi works as a nurse in a hospital after WWII in communist Hungary. Because she speaks up about the terrible conditions in which the nurses and doctors have to work, she's placed in a six-month education course.

Director: Pál Gábor | Stars: Vera Pap, Erzsi Pásztor, Éva Szabó, Tamás Dunai

Votes: 273

HUNGARY | Status: submitted

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13. Moments de la vie d'une femme (1979)

92 min | Drama

Anne, a Parisian, visits her friend Yola in Tel Aviv, where Yola lives with her husband Avi and their son. There's tension in the air and the attraction between the two women is palpable. ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Bat-Adam | Stars: Michal Bat-Adam, Dahn Ben Amotz, Brigitte Catillon, Assi Dayan

Votes: 56

ISRAEL | Status: submitted

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14. To Forget Venice (1979)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

A gay brother visits his childhood home where his lesbian sister still lives. They reminisce about the better past and their parents.

Director: Franco Brusati | Stars: Mariangela Melato, Eleonora Giorgi, Erland Josephson, Nerina Montagnani

Votes: 268

ITALY | Status: nominated

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JAPAN | Status: submitted

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16. Een vrouw als Eva (1979)

113 min | Drama

Young mother of two Eva is send on holiday to France by her husband to relief her stress. There she meets lesbian Liliane who lives in a commune.

Director: Nouchka van Brakel | Stars: Monique van de Ven, Maria Schneider, Marijke Merckens, Peter Faber

Votes: 274

NETHERLANDS | Status: submitted

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17. The Maids of Wilko (1979)

118 min | Drama, Romance

Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Anna Seniuk, Maja Komorowska, Stanislawa Celinska

Votes: 1,068

POLAND | Status: nominated

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18. Autumn Marathon (1979)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

School teacher is cheating on his wife and lies about it.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya | Stars: Oleg Basilashvili, Natalya Gundareva, Marina Neyolova, Evgeniy Leonov

Votes: 2,638

SOVIET UNION | Status: submitted

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19. Mama Turns 100 (1979)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Amparo Muñoz, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Norman Briski

Votes: 1,025

SPAIN | Status: nominated

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20. A Respectable Life (1979)

102 min | Documentary

About a couple of friends in Stockholms drug world.

Director: Stefan Jarl | Stars: Kenneth 'Kenta' Gustafsson, Gustav 'Stoffe' Svensson, Eva Blondin, Patric Gustafsson

Votes: 1,034

SWEDEN | Status: submitted

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SWITZERLAND | Status: submitted

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22. The Tin Drum (1979)

R | 142 min | Drama, War

63 Metascore

In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 21,285

WEST GERMANY | Status: won

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23. The Man to Kill (1979)

105 min | Fantasy, History

After the murder of the Russian Emperor Peter III, who was succeeded by Empress Catherine, Satan decides that the balance between good and evil on Earth has been destabilized. In order to ... See full summary »

Director: Veljko Bulajic | Stars: Zvonimir Crnko, Vladimir Popovic, Charles Millot, Ranko Kovacevic

Votes: 226

YUGOSLAVIA | Status: submitted

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