Foreign Language Film Submissions to the 68th Academy Awards held in 1996 to get an Oscar Nomination in the Best Non-English Movie Category

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41 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 1995 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR!

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1. Dust of Life (1995)

87 min | Drama

Based on a true story, after the US withdrawal and the fall of South Vietnam to the communist forces in 1975, many people are sent to reeducation camps. Several desperate boys in one of the camps begin planing their escape.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Daniel Guyant, Gilles Chitlaphone, Jehan Pagès, Eric Nguyen

Votes: 88

ALGERIA | Status: nominated

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2. 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: 1,358

ARGENTINA | Status: submitted

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3. Die Ameisenstraße (1995)

87 min | Comedy

In the middle of Vienna stands an old tenement building, and time has left its mark both on the house and its inhabitants. Here, time passes at a strange pace. Floor by floor, the visitor ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Glawogger | Stars: Robert Meyer, Bibiane Zeller, Nikolaus Paryla, Monika Tajmar

Votes: 87

AUSTRIA | Status: submitted

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4. Manneken Pis (1995)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man having lost his familiy as a boy in an accident comes to Brussels. There he falls in love with a girl who drives trams.

Director: Frank Van Passel | Stars: Frank Vercruyssen, Antje de Boeck, Ann Petersen, Wim Opbrouck

Votes: 622

BELGIUM | Status: submitted

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5. Jonah and the Pink Whale (1995)

92 min | Drama

A schoolteacher in the small city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra has a passionate affair with his frigid wife's sister--despite the risk of having to confront not only his wife, but also his dubious father-in-law.

Director: Juan Carlos Valdivia | Stars: Dino García, María Renée Prudencio, Claudia Lobo, Julieta Egurrola

Votes: 112

BOLIVIA | Status: submitted

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6. O Quatrilho (1995)

92 min | Romance, Drama

Two couples of Italian immigrants are part of a game that leads to treason and brings serious consequences to those who lose.

Director: Fábio Barreto | Stars: Glória Pires, Patricia Pillar, Alexandre Paternost, Bruno Campos

Votes: 1,206

BRAZIL | Status: nominated

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7. The Confessional (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel, 16, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Millette, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 1,482 | Gross: $0.58M

CANADA | Status: submitted

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8. Red Cherry (1995)

120 min | Drama, War

It is 1940. Chuchu and Luo Xiaoman are Chinese students who have been sent to study in Moscow, at the International School. She is 13; he is 12. Xiaoman is from Yanan, Mao's base after the ... See full summary »

Director: Daying Ye | Stars: Ke-Yu Guo, Xiao-Li Xu, Vladmill Nizmiroff, Hsiao-Ling Hsu

Votes: 639

CHINA | Status: submitted

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9. Washed Out (1995)

87 min | Drama, Romance

Jagoda is young woman who lives in poor section of Zagreb together with her disfunctional family. Mother is dying, father cares only about fishing, brother is an alcoholic and uncle is a ... See full summary »

Director: Zrinko Ogresta | Stars: Katarina Bistrovic-Darvas, Filip Sovagovic, Josip Kuchan, Mustafa Nadarevic

Votes: 193

CROATIA | Status: submitted

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10. Díky za kazdé nové ráno (1994)

100 min | Comedy

This film is about life of a family, which lived in Prague since since 1968 to 1980. Father of the family comes from Ukraine and so every year someone from Ukraine to visit this family and ... See full summary »

Director: Milan Steindler | Stars: Ivana Chýlková, Franciszek Pieczka, Alena Vránová, Tereza Brodská

Votes: 245

CZECH REPUBLIC | Status: submitted

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11. Nueba Yol (1995)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

The humble and hardworking Orodoto Balbuena finally gets an opportunity of realizing his lifelong dream of reaching New York and living the "American Dream", but soon finds out that things aren't as pretty as he thought.

Director: Ángel Muñiz | Stars: Luisito Martí, Caridad Ravelo, Raúl Carbonell, Rafael Villalona

Votes: 417 | Gross: $0.98M

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Status: submitted

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12. Underground (1995)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, War

A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac

Votes: 51,456 | Gross: $0.17M

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA | Status: submitted

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13. Kivenpyörittäjän kylä (1995)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

Pekka returns to his native village to attend a wedding. The village has lost its younger generations, and the movie tells the story of the last wedding in the village.

Director: Markku Pölönen | Stars: Martti Suosalo, Henrika Andersson, Matti Varjo, Tanja Kortelainen

Votes: 808

FINLAND | Status: submitted

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14. French Twist (1995)

R | 104 min | Comedy

After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again.

Director: Josiane Balasko | Stars: Victoria Abril, Josiane Balasko, Alain Chabat, Ticky Holgado

Votes: 4,339 | Gross: $1.40M

FRANCE | Status: submitted

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15. Brother of Sleep (1995)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

In the beginning of the 19th century, Johannes Elias Alder is born in a small village in the Austrian mountains. While growing up he is considered strange by the other villagers and ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: André Eisermann, Dana Vávrová, Ben Becker, Jochen Nickel

Votes: 1,475

GERMANY | Status: submitted

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16. Ulysses' Gaze (1995)

Unrated | 176 min | Drama, War

An exiled filmmaker finally returns to his home country where former mysteries and afflictions of his early life come back to haunt him once more.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Maia Morgenstern, Erland Josephson, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 5,654 | Gross: $0.04M

GREECE | Status: submitted

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17. Summer Snow (1995)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

The Suns are a typical Hong Kong family: May, forty something, works for a trading company; her husband, Bing, works as a low-grade civil servant, and Allen, their teenage son, is still at ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Hui | Stars: Josephine Siao, Kar-Ying Law, Allen Ting, Roy Chiao

Votes: 503

HONG KONG | Status: submitted

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18. A részleg (1995)

82 min | Drama

Gizella Weisz is an middle-aged office worker, who gets a promotion one day. Her boss told her that a new outpost is waiting for her. There she would be heading a new section. She travels ... See full summary »

Director: Péter Gothár | Stars: Mari Nagy, József Szarvas, Valentin Teodosiu, Misu Dimvale

Votes: 106

HUNGARY | Status: submitted

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19. Tears of Stone (1995)

110 min | Biography, Drama

About the Icelandic composer Jon Leifs (1899-1968) who spent much of his life in Germany before WWII. The film begins in the 1930s after he has married the daughter of an industrialist, ... See full summary »

Director: Hilmar Oddsson | Stars: Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Ruth Olafsdottir, Winfried Wagner, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 97

ICELAND | Status: submitted

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20. Kuruthipunal (1995)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Suave and scintillating, this fast-paced spy thriller follows the adventures and investigations of a group of honest police officers, who go undercover to bring down a terror network.

Director: P.C. Sreeram | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Arjun Sarja, Nassar, Gautami

Votes: 3,218

INDIA | Status: submitted

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21. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska

Votes: 6,067 | Gross: $0.47M

IRAN | Status: submitted

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22. Lovesick on Nana Street (1995)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

The touching story of Victor, who lives with his mother in the REALLY bad part of town and runs an illegal TV cable station. One day he sees the beautiful Michaela and falls madly in love ... See full summary »

Director: Savi Gabizon | Stars: Avigail Ariely, Asher Atlas, Hanna Azoulay Hasfari, Shmil Ben Ari

Votes: 193

ISRAEL | Status: submitted

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23. The Star Maker (1995)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

A photographer and the types of people he encounters.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Tiziana Lodato, Franco Scaldati, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 4,521 | Gross: $0.12M

ITALY | Status: nominated

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24. Deep River (1995)

130 min | Drama

Three Japanese pilgrims arrive in India. Miss Naruse is looking for Otsu, a Catholic priest, her lover ten years before; after time in France and Israel, he has come to Benares where he ... See full summary »

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Kumiko Akiyoshi, Eiji Okuda, Hisashi Igawa, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 57

JAPAN | Status: submitted

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25. Midaq Alley (1995)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama

Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Fons | Stars: Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo, Salma Hayek, Bruno Bichir

Votes: 2,565

MEXICO | Status: submitted

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26. Antonia's Line (1995)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir, Veerle van Overloop, Els Dottermans

Votes: 7,759 | Gross: $4.82M

NETHERLANDS | Status: won

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27. 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: 926

NORWAY | Status: submitted

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28. Harvest Home (1995)

103 min | Drama

Set in a quiet, rural Filipino village, tale revolves around a sibling rivalry between Jacinta, a woman who appears to be the ultimate dutiful daughter and wife, and Clarita, her more ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Siguion-Reyna | Stars: Maricel Soriano, Snooky Serna, Eric Quizon, Tirso Cruz III

Votes: 32

PHILIPPINES | Status: submitted

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29. Crows (1994)

66 min | Drama

A thin child of about 10, nicknamed "Crow" because she mimics the bird, has no friends and rejects a teacher's hug. At home, she is left on her own, her mom locks her out while entertaining... See full summary »

Director: Dorota Kedzierzawska | Stars: Karolina Ostrozna, Katarzyna Szczepanik, Malgorzata Hajewska, Anna Prucnal

Votes: 523

POLAND | Status: submitted

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30. God's Comedy (1995)

170 min | Comedy, Drama

João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise). Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and... See full summary »

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Cláudia Teixeira, João César Monteiro, Manuela de Freitas, Raquel Ascensão

Votes: 1,076

PORTUGAL | Status: submitted

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31. Musulmanin (1995)

110 min | Drama

A Russian soldier who spent ten years in captivity in Afghanistan, returns to his home village and shocks all its inhabitants because of his conversion to Islam. During his absence, his ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Khotinenko | Stars: Evgeniy Mironov, Aleksandr Baluev, Nina Usatova, Ivan Agafonov

Votes: 430

RUSSIA | Status: submitted

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32. The Garden (1995)

99 min | Comedy

Jakub's life arrived at a dead-end. He leaves his job, and gets into conflict with his father. The trouble just grows by his relation with a married woman. Breaking out, Jakub realizes the ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Roman Luknár, Zuzana Sulajová, Jana Svandová, Marián Labuda

Votes: 1,718

SLOVAKIA | Status: submitted

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33. 301/302 (1995)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Two obsessive-compulsives, a chef and an anorexic writer, are neighbors in an apartment building. The chef (301) tries to entice her neighbor to eat with fabulous meals. The writer (302) ... See full summary »

Director: Cheol-su Park | Stars: Eun-jin Pang, Sin-hye Hwang, Chu-Ryun Kim

Votes: 937

SOUTH KOREA | Status: submitted

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34. The Flower of My Secret (1995)

R | 103 min | Drama

75 Metascore

Leo writes trashy romance novels under a pseudonym but as she struggles in her relationship with her husband, she finds her output becoming darker.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Juan Echanove, Carme Elias, Rossy de Palma

Votes: 9,483 | Gross: $1.16M

SPAIN | Status: submitted

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35. All Things Fair (1995)

Unrated | 130 min | Drama, Romance, War

Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen, Karin Huldt

Votes: 5,170

SWEDEN | Status: nominated

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36. Adultery: A User's Guide (1995)

91 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Twenty-four hours in the life of a couple, engulfed in the harsh world of a big city. At the end of these twenty-four hours, Bruno and Fabienne may have touched on the possible solution to ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Pascal | Stars: Richard Berry, Karin Viard, Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Halimi

Votes: 212

SWITZERLAND | Status: submitted

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37. Super Citizen Ko (1995)

121 min | Drama

At an old age, a former political prisoner is determined to find out where his fellow sufferers have laid since their secret execution, while Taiwan embarks on a tumultuous path of democratization.

Director: Jen Wan | Stars: Chiu-Yen Chen, I-Chen Ko, Yang Lin, Ming-Ming Su

Votes: 172

TAIWAN | Status: submitted

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38. Once Upon a Time... This Morning (1994)

140 min | Drama

Once upon a time, a group of children venture away from their homes and find a castle. Having no idea the castle is owned by an evil witch, the children are all turned into animals after ... See full summary »

Director: Bhandit Rittakol | Stars: Santisuk Promsiri, Chintara Sukapatana, Ronnarong Buranat, Martang Jantranee

Votes: 65

THAILAND | Status: submitted

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TUNISIA | Status: submitted

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40. Branwen (1995)

94 min | Drama

A poignant drama set in both the Wales and Northern Ireland of 1990. Loosely based on the story of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, one of the Welsh myths.

Director: Ceri Sherlock | Stars: Morfudd Hughes, Richard Lynch, J.O. Roberts, Robert Gwyn Davin

Votes: 14

UNITED KINGDOM | Status: submitted

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41. Sicario (1994)

R | 107 min | Drama

Jairo, sick of living on the fringes of society, fed up with poverty and a terrible family life, enters the world of crime as a Hired Assassin. Once he is really deep into the world of killing for money and dying if necessary, he decides to change the course of his life. But it is too late: he is on a road of no return, and there is no way he can escape his fate.

Director: Joseph Novoa | Stars: Laureano Olivares, Herman Gil, Néstor Terán, Melissa Ponce

Votes: 308

VENEZUELA | Status: submitted

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