Foreign Language Film Submissions to the 62nd Academy Awards held in 1990 to get an Oscar Nomination in the Best Non-English Movie Category

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37 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 1989 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR!

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1. 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

ARGENTINA | Status: submitted

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2. Der siebente Kontinent (1989)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Birgit Doll, Dieter Berner, Leni Tanzer, Udo Samel

Votes: 10,742

AUSTRIA | Status: submitted

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3. Het sacrament (1989)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

The Heylen family's annual get-together to commemorate their mother derails completely.

Director: Hugo Claus | Stars: Ann Petersen, Carl Ridders, Jan Decleir, Hugo Van Den Berghe

Votes: 159

BELGIUM | Status: submitted

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4. Better Days Ahead (1989)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

Earning her living by dubbing American TV Series, a woman dreams of becoming an international Hollywood star.

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: Marília Pêra, Paulo José, Zezé Motta, José Wilker

Votes: 162

BRAZIL | Status: submitted

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5. Vreme na nasilie (1988)

R | 288 min | Drama

In the 17th century, a Bulgarian Christian region is selected by the Ottoman rulers to serve as an example of conversion to Islam. A Janissary who was kidnapped from the village as a boy is... See full summary »

Director: Ludmil Staikov | Stars: Max Freeman, Rousy Chanev, Ivan Krystev, Anya Pencheva

Votes: 1,891

BULGARIA | Status: submitted

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6. Yaaba (1989)

90 min | Drama, Family

A small African village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana. Everybody calls her 'Witch' but Bila himself calls her 'Yaaba' (grandmother). When ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouédraogo, Roukietou Barry, Adama Ouédraogo

Votes: 523

BURKINA FASO | Status: submitted

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7. Jesus of Montreal (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama

A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Rémy Girard

Votes: 6,403 | Gross: $1.60M

CANADA | Status: nominated

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8. Kaiguo dadian (1989)

163 min | Drama, History

In the spring and summer of 1949, the People's Liberation Army launched an offensive under the orders of Mao Zedong and Zhu De, they crossed the Yangtze River and Nanjing was liberated on ... See full summary »

Directors: Qiankuan Li, Guiyun Xiao | Stars: Yue Gu, Fazeng Guo, Kai Huang, Huaizheng Liu

Votes: 29

CHINA | Status: submitted

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9. Papeles secundarios (1989)

117 min | Drama

An aging actress gets trapped in the generational conflicts and political scheming of a well-known but decaying theater company and loses her career and the hope of ever loving again. ... See full summary »

Director: Orlando Rojas | Stars: Luisa Pérez-Nieto, Ernesto Tapia, Rosita Fornés, Juan Luis Galiardo

Votes: 36

CUBA | Status: submitted

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10. Kopytem sem, kopytem tam (1989)

129 min | Comedy, Drama

Two friends have sex just for fun. One day they make a blood test, just for fun, and they discover that one of them has AIDS, not knowing who.

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Tomás Hanák, Milan Steindler, David Vávra, Ivana Kuntová

Votes: 180

CZECHOSLOVAKIA | Status: submitted

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11. Memories of a Marriage (1989)

90 min | Drama

Karl Åge and Regitze host a summer garden party for close friends, their son, and his family. Karl Åge is quiet, detached; Regitze is spirited, lively. He thinks back: love at first sight ... See full summary »

Director: Kaspar Rostrup | Stars: Frits Helmuth, Mikael Helmuth, Ghita Nørby, Rikke Bendsen

Votes: 581

DENMARK | Status: nominated

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12. Camille Claudel (1988)

R | 175 min | Biography, Drama, History

Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Nuytten | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Madeleine Robinson, Laurent Grévill

Votes: 5,571 | Gross: $0.20M

FRANCE | Status: nominated

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13. Topio stin omihli (1988)

TV-MA | 127 min | Drama

Two children journey the long road to Germany to find the man they believe to be their father.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou, Eva Kotamanidou

Votes: 5,672

GREECE | Status: submitted

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14. Qi xiao fu (1988)

112 min | Drama

The story of Beijing Opera School, its teacher Master Yu and his students.

Director: Alex Law | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Ching-Ying Lam, Pei-Pei Cheng, John Sham

Votes: 222

HONG KONG | Status: submitted

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15. Az én XX. századom (1989)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

Separated identical twins ride an Orient Express unaware of each other: a feminist anarchist and a hedonistic courtesan, living under the powder-keg Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Separate ... See full summary »

Director: Ildikó Enyedi | Stars: Dorota Segda, Oleg Yankovskiy, Paulus Manker, Péter Andorai

Votes: 1,009 | Gross: $0.68M

HUNGARY | Status: submitted

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16. Under the Glacier (1989)

89 min | Fantasy, Comedy

A hapless guy from the city visits an isolated Icelandic seaside settlement. He gradually realizes that the seals are not what they seem, and that two of the inhabitants are magicians, ... See full summary »

Director: Guðný Halldórsdóttir | Stars: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Baldvin Halldórsson, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Kristbjörg Kjeld

Votes: 85

ICELAND | Status: submitted

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17. Parinda (1989)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two brothers are caught on the different sides of a gang war.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Nana Patekar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Kamal Chopra, Suresh Oberoi

Votes: 2,680

INDIA | Status: submitted

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18. Tjoet Nja' Dhien (1988)

150 min | Drama, War

Set in 1896, Tjoet Nja Dhien celebrates one of Indonesia's great heroes who fought for independence from the Dutch. The pious Muslim people of Aceh, a city that had flourished since ancient... See full summary »

Director: Eros Djarot | Stars: Piet Burnama, Christine Hakim, Rudy Wowor, Slamet Rahardjo

Votes: 145

INDONESIA | Status: submitted

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19. Ehad Mishelanu (1989)

110 min | Drama

A few Palestinian guerilla's break into an Israeli camp in the occupied territories. They kill a few Israeli soldiers before they are killed, apart from one who dies in the camp after being... See full summary »

Director: Uri Barbash | Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Sharon Alexander, Yoel Ben-Simhon, Oded Kimhi

Votes: 96

ISRAEL | Status: submitted

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20. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 195,199 | Gross: $11.99M

ITALY | Status: won

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21. Rikyu (1989)

135 min | Drama, History

Legendary tea master Sen no Rikyu is faced with his warmongering lord's unrealistic pretensions.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Yoshiko Mita, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kyôko Kishida

Votes: 522

JAPAN | Status: submitted

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22. Leedvermaak (1989)

92 min | Drama

Nico and Leo are getting married. Their entire family and both their exes are in attendance. Some of these are performing musical numbers on stage. But memories of the war and the fact that... See full summary »

Director: Frans Weisz | Stars: Kitty Courbois, Peter Oosthoek, Catherine ten Bruggencate, Pierre Bokma

Votes: 97

NETHERLAND | Status: submitted

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23. 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: 250

NORWAY | Status: submitted

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24. Kornblumenblau (1989)

88 min | Drama, Music

A young musician uses his talents to fight for dignity and survival at Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Director: Leszek Wosiewicz | Stars: Adam Kamien, Marcin Tronski, Piotr Skiba, Krzysztof Kolberger

Votes: 87

POLEN | Status: submitted

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25. Os Canibais (1988)

90 min | Musical, Drama, Fantasy

A drama following stories of characters from the Portuguese High Society.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Silveira, Diogo Dória, Oliveira Lopes

Votes: 398

PORTUGAL | Status: submitted

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26. Lo que le pasó a Santiago (1989)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

Santiago, a retired accountant, casually meets Angelina during one of his daily walks in Old San Juan. They soon become friends, even though she refuses to give out any personal information.

Director: Jacobo Morales | Stars: Tommy Muñiz, Gladys Rodríguez, Johanna Rosaly, René Monclova

Votes: 183

PUERTO RICO | Status: nominated

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27. Cei care platesc cu viata (1989)

102 min | Drama, Romance

An uncompromising journalist obsessed with the idea of absolute justice ends up committing suicide after reading his father's biography.

Director: Serban Marinescu | Stars: Serban Cantacuzino, Tudorel Filimon, Ovidiu Ghinita, Stefan Iordache

Votes: 63

ROMANIA | Status: submitted

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28. Mapantsula (1988)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and has to choose between individual gain and a united stand ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Schmitz | Stars: Thomas Mogotlane, Marcel van Heerden, Thembi Mtshali, Dolly Rathebe

Votes: 142

SOUTH AFRICA | Status: submitted

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29. Gorod Zero (1988)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions of a mechanic part they need. But in this ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Leonid Filatov, Oleg Basilashvili, Vladimir Menshov, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Votes: 1,356

SOVIET UNION | Status: submitted

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SPAIN | Status: submitted

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31. Kvinnorna på taket (1989)

89 min | Drama

An innocent and beautiful teenage girl, Linnea takes a garret room in Stockholm just before WWI. She begins work for a dour older man, but soon meets an interesting young woman, Anna, a ... See full summary »

Director: Carl-Gustav Nykvist | Stars: Amanda Ooms, Helena Bergström, Stellan Skarsgård, Percy Brandt

Votes: 129

SWEDEN | Status: submitted

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SWITZERLAND | Status: submitted

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33. A City of Sadness (1989)

157 min | Drama

A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Shu-Fen Hsin, Sung Young Chen, Jack Kao

Votes: 3,470

TAIWAN | Status: submitted

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34. Khon liang chang (1987)

136 min | Crime, Drama

Chai, a forestry official, tells a campfire tale about his first days on the job and why he believes the forest is protected by an elephant's spirit. It's a story about his hot-headed first... See full summary »

Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol | Stars: Sorapong Chatree, Ad Carabao, Ron Rittichai, Ittisoontorn Vichailak

Votes: 38

THAILAND | Status: submitted

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35. Uçurtmayi Vurmasinlar (1989)

100 min | Crime, Drama

Baris, a 5 year-old little boy, has to stay in a prison with her mother during her detention period. Baris develops a special relationship with Inci, a young woman who also stays in prison. She promises him that the kite will fly someday.

Director: Tunç Basaran | Stars: Ozan Bilen, Nur Sürer, Füsun Demirel, Güzin Özipek

Votes: 5,306

TURKEY | Status: submitted

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36. Das Spinnennetz (1989)

196 min | Drama

Ulrich Mühe plays a German businessman who was born completely without scruples. This makes him an eminently suitable candidate for success in the chaotic years after World War I. The ... See full summary »

Director: Bernhard Wicki | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Andrea Jonasson

Votes: 192

WEST GERMANY | Status: submitted

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37. Dom za vesanje (1988)

R | 142 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Davor Dujmovic, Bora Todorovic, Ljubica Adzovic, Husnija Hasimovic

Votes: 21,863 | Gross: $0.28M

YUGOSLAVIA | Status: submitted

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