Foreign Language Film Submissions to the 59th Academy Awards held in 1987 to get an Oscar Nomination in the Best Non-English Movie Category

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32 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 1986 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR!

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ALGERIA | Status: submitted

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2. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Musical

Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Marie Laforêt, Philippe Léotard, Miguel Ángel Solá, Marina Vlady

Votes: 495

ARGENTINA | Status: submitted

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3. '38 (1986)

97 min | Drama

In 1938, Austria is about to become a part of the Third Reich. A theater actress and a Jewish journalist fall in love and spend time together completely ignoring the political turmoil of the time despite friendly warnings.

Director: Wolfgang Glück | Stars: Tobias Engel, Sunnyi Melles, Heinz Trixner, Romuald Pekny

Votes: 106

AUSTRIA | Status: nominated

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4. Springen (1986)

105 min | Comedy, Thriller

"Semper Vivax" is not just another retirement home. The guests there get their best real-life memories played out for them.

Director: Jean-Pierre De Decker | Stars: Herbert Flack, Mark Verstraete, Maya van den Broecke, Tine Balder

Votes: 73

BELGIUM | Status: submitted

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5. Hour of the Star (1985)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens... See full summary »

Director: Suzana Amaral | Stars: Marcelia Cartaxo, José Dumont, Tamara Taxman, Fernanda Montenegro

Votes: 862

BRAZIL | Status: submitted

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6. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Dominique Michel, Dorothée Berryman, Louise Portal, Pierre Curzi

Votes: 6,920 | Gross: $1.90M

CANADA | Status: nominated

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7. Sun Zhongshan (1986)

160 min | Drama

Dr. Sun Zhongshan leads a democratic revolution in China.

Director: Yinnan Ding | Stars: Wenzhi Liu, Hongying Ma, Shihuai Wang, Weihong Xu

Votes: 8

CHINA | Status: submitted

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8. Tiempo de morir (1985)

98 min | Drama

A man is released from prison, and after 18 years, returns to his "pueblo" (village). But in this village, time, in many ways, has stood still. The time served by Juan complied with the ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Alí Triana | Stars: Gustavo Angarita, Sebastián Ospina, Jorge Emilio Salazar, María Eugenia Dávila

Votes: 158

COLOMBIA | Status: submitted

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9. Vesnicko má stredisková (1985)

98 min | Comedy

Comedy about the people who inhabit a small town. For years the overbearing Pavek has endured Otik, the "town idiot," sharing his meals and the front seat of their dump truck. But Otik is ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: János Bán, Marián Labuda, Rudolf Hrusínský, Rudolf Hrusínský

Votes: 3,187

CZECHOSLOVAKIA | Status: nominated

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10. Manden i månen (1986)

90 min | Drama, Romance

A man has been in prison for sixteen years after killing of his wife. Now he seeks to create a new life, where he only finds warmth and fellowship with Turkish immigrants. He will also try to come to terms with the daughter who hates him.

Director: Erik Clausen | Stars: Christina Bengtsson, Mogens Eckert, Stig Hoffmeyer, Kim Jansson

Votes: 42

DENMARK | Status: submitted

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11. Tuntematon sotilas (1985)

199 min | Drama, War

This film is the second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna with the same name as the film. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the ... See full summary »

Director: Rauni Mollberg | Stars: Risto Tuorila, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Paavo Liski, Mika Mäkelä

Votes: 2,348

FINLAND | Status: submitted

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12. Betty Blue (1986)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness.

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland

Votes: 15,428 | Gross: $2.00M

FRANCE | Status: nominated

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13. Macskafogó (1986)

96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In the year 80 AMM (After Mickey Mouse) on planet X the crime-syndicated Cats try to erase the Mouse-population once and for all. A scientist of the mice, prof. Fushimishi seems to have ... See full summary »

Director: Béla Ternovszky | Stars: Miklós Benedek, Gyula Bodrogi, Ilona Béres, Péter Haumann

Votes: 8,575

HUNGARY | Status: submitted

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14. Eins og skepnan deyr (1986)

97 min | Drama

Helgi is a young man that dreams about becoming a writer and returns to his childhood home with his girlfriend Lára. While he's there he becomes obsessed with shooting a reindeer for unclear reasons.

Director: Hilmar Oddsson | Stars: Edda Heidrún Backman, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Jóhann Sigurðarson

Votes: 27

ICELAND | Status: submitted

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15. Swathi Muthyam (1986)

160 min | Drama, Family, Romance

The story is of mentally slow man, whose life is recapped to his grand-daughter. How he meets his wife (who was a widow), earns his living and fights the injustice he and his wife face.

Director: K. Viswanath | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Radhika Sarathkumar, Sarath Babu, SriRam Edida

Votes: 481

INDIA | Status: submitted

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16. Avanti popolo (1986)

84 min | Drama, War

June 11th 1967, the Six-Day War is over and the cease fire has just begun. We follow the journey of Gassan and Haled, two Egyptian soldiers whose only wish is to make their way through the ... See full summary »

Director: Rafi Bukai | Stars: Salim Dau, Suhel Haddad, Tuvia Gelber, Danny Segev

Votes: 307

ISRAEL | Status: submitted

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17. Notte d'estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico (1986)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

Mariangela Melato (Swept Away) stars as Signora Bolk, a self-made tycoon interested in ecological preservation.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Mariangela Melato, Michele Placido, Roberto Herlitzka, Massimo Wertmüller

Votes: 174

ITALY | Status: submitted

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18. Kinema no tenchi (1986)

135 min | Drama

This is Japanese melo-dramatist director Yoji Yamada's ode to 1930s film production during the transition from silent film to talkies. With many loose associations we can see the rise of a ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Kiichi Nakai, Narimi Arimori, Chieko Baishô

Votes: 114

JAPAN | Status: submitted

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19. El imperio de la fortuna (1986)

130 min | Drama

A very poor and handicaped man, lives in a small town in Mexico with his mother. He works announcing things along the town ("The priest lost his cow, if someone sees it ..."). He is very ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Blanca Guerra, Alejandro Parodi, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez

Votes: 253

MEXICO | Status: submitted

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20. The Assault (1986)

PG | 144 min | Drama, History, Romance

A Dutch doctor, haunted by grueling childhood memories of World War II, struggles to find peace as he spends his life looking for answers about the tragic night that shaped him.

Director: Fons Rademakers | Stars: Derek de Lint, Marc van Uchelen, Monique van de Ven, John Kraaykamp

Votes: 2,791 | Gross: $0.20M

NETHERLANDS | Status: submitted

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21. 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

NORWAY | Status: submitted

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22. Siekierezada (1986)

82 min | Drama

A young, idealistic poet, turns his back on civilization and goes to small, backwood village, rents a bed in the house of an old woman, and decides to make his living as a lumberjack. Soon ... See full summary »

Director: Witold Leszczynski | Stars: Edward Zentara, Ludwik Pak, Daniel Olbrychski, Ludwik Benoit

Votes: 314

POLAND | Status: submitted

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23. La gran fiesta (1986)

101 min | Drama, Romance

In 1942, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a casino is organizing a farewell party for its patrons, since it's about to be turned into a U.S. Military base. The guests drink, seduce, and gossip, but some also plot against each other.

Director: Marcos Zurinaga | Stars: Daniel Lugo, Cordelia González, Miguel Ángel Suárez, Luis Prendes

Votes: 80

PUERTO RICO | Status: submitted

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24. Noi, cei din linia întîi (1985)

156 min | War

The Last Assault is a 1986 Romanian drama film directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu. It is set during World War II, during the period when Romania joined the Allies against the Axis.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: George Alexandru, Anda Onesa, Valentin Uritescu, Ion Besoiu

Votes: 386

ROMANIA | Status: submitted

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25. Naeshi (1986)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

Jeong-ho is castrated by an ambitious minister for loving above his station. The minister also happens to be the father of Ja-ok, the girl Jeong-ho loved. He sends his daughter to the king ... See full summary »

Director: Doo-yong Lee | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Mi-sook Lee, Kung-won Nam, Jin-a Kim

Votes: 7

SOUTH KOREA | Status: submitted

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26. Chuzhaya belaya i ryaboy (1986)

100 min | Drama

The small town in the western Kazakhstan. Pigeons is the one of the brightest signs of the post-war happy childhood. Once the fine white a pigeon appearing over the city.

Director: Sergey Solovev | Stars: Vyacheslav Ilyushchenko, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Sultan Banov, Vladimir Steklov

Votes: 106

SOVIET UNION | Status: submitted

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27. La mitad del cielo (1986)

127 min | Drama

Rosa is an cantabrian woman who travel to Madrid after the Civil War. With the help of Don Pedro, a chief supplies, she opens a restaurant that transforms in a political and intelectual center.

Director: Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón | Stars: Ángela Molina, Margarita Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Antonio Valero

Votes: 310

SPAIN | Status: submitted

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28. The Sacrifice (1986)

PG | 149 min | Drama

At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Votes: 18,863 | Gross: $0.30M

SWEDEN | Status: submitted

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29. Der schwarze Tanner (1985)

107 min | Drama, History

Rival families of farmers disagree about which is the most suitable crop to plant.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Otto Mächtlinger, Renate Steiger, Dietmar Schönherr, Ernst C. Sigrist

Votes: 57

SWITZERLAND | Status: submitted

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TAIWAN | Status: submitted

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31. Men... (1985)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

A man's wife leaves him to take up with an artist, so the man responds by becoming the artist's roommate.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Heiner Lauterbach, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Ulrike Kriener, Janna Marangosoff

Votes: 1,033

WEST GERMANY | Status: submitted

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32. Srecna nova '49 (1986)

125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The story of two brothers of different orientation and fate. The drama takes place in an atmosphere of tension and fear, during the conflict of Yugoslav Communist Party with the Stalinism, ... See full summary »

Director: Stole Popov | Stars: Svetozar Cvetkovic, Meto Jovanovski, Vladislava Milosavljevic, Aco Djorcev

Votes: 176

YUGOSLAVIA | Status: submitted

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