Golden Globe Foreign Language Film Submissions 2018

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1. Tunku kyrsyk (2017)

90 min | Drama

An odd couple of lost souls share an uneasy friendship while riding a motorcycle on a lonely stretch of moonlit highway.

Director: Temirbek Birnazarov | Stars: Akylbek Abdykalykov, Bayish Ismanov, Dina Jakob, Elmirbek Kubatbekov

Votes: 25

2. Girl (II) (2018)

R | 105 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina.

Director: Lukas Dhont | Stars: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart, Tijmen Govaerts

Votes: 5,220

3. Museo (I) (2018)

128 min | Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

In 1985, a group of criminals mock the security of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City to extract 140 pre-Hispanic pieces from their showcases.

Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Simon Russell Beale, Lynn Gilmartin, Ilse Salas

Votes: 3,002 | Gross: $0.15M

4. The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)

105 min | Drama

When a Siberian state forest guard discovers he has cancer and only two months left to live he chooses to take the identity of a woman as a way of fighting the disease.

Directors: Aleksey Chupov, Natalya Merkulova | Stars: Evgeniy Tsyganov, Natalya Kudryashova, Yuriy Kuznetsov, Aleksey Filimonov

Votes: 239

5. Dovlatov (2018)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

68 Metascore

DOVLATOV charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought preserve his own talent and decency with ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey German Jr. | Stars: Milan Maric, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka, Artur Beschastny

Votes: 1,196

6. Napszállta (2018)

R | 142 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A young girl grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before World War I.

Director: László Nemes | Stars: Susanne Wuest, Juli Jakab, Levente Molnár, Vlad Ivanov

Votes: 1,364

7. Tuntematon sotilas (2017)

132 min | Drama, War

A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Jussi Vatanen, Aku Hirviniemi

Votes: 6,185

8. Namme (2017)

91 min | Drama

Ali's family has inherited a mission - taking care of a local healing water and curing sick fellow villagers with it. Three sons are skeptical and only the young daughter Namme stays as the... See full summary »

Director: Zaza Khalvashi | Stars: Mariska Diasamidze, Aleko Abashidze, Ramaz Bolkvadze, Ednar Bolkvadze

Votes: 151

9. Myr vashomu domu! (2017)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

"Tevye's Daughters" is an authentic tragicomedy directed by Vova Lert. The screenplay is based on the famous play "Memorial Prayer" by Grigori Gorin. This play has been successfully ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Lert | Stars: Viktor Andrienko, Vladimir Dolinskiy, Evgeniy Knyazev, Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Votes: 18

10. Pájaros de verano (2018)

125 min | Drama

86 Metascore

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez

Votes: 2,783 | Gross: $0.35M

11. Der Hauptmann (2017)

118 min | Drama, History, War

67 Metascore

In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he is trying to escape from.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau, Bernd Hölscher

Votes: 6,191 | Gross: $0.11M

12. Suomen hauskin mies (2018)

103 min | Drama, History, War

In a detention camp in 1918, a group of Finnish actors are sentenced to death. When an important German general arrives, the camp's vicious commandant forges out a cruel plan: the ... See full summary »

Director: Heikki Kujanpää | Stars: Martti Suosalo, Jani Volanen, Leena Pöysti, Paavo Kinnunen

Votes: 340

13. The Resistance Banker (2018)

TV-MA | 123 min | Drama, War

In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, banker brothers Walraven and Gijs van Hall face their greatest challenge yet when they decide to help fund the Dutch resistance.

Director: Joram Lürsen | Stars: Jacob Derwig, Barry Atsma, Fockeline Ouwerkerk, Pierre Bokma

Votes: 4,373

14. Shadow (2018)

116 min | Action, Drama, War

88 Metascore

Set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220-280). The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it. The king, violent and ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng, Qianyuan Wang

Votes: 2,005

15. Crystal Swan (2018)

95 min | Drama

In 1990s Belarus, a wanderlust young DJ is derailed by a typo in a forged US Visa application, forcing her to a backwater village where she is determined to fake her way to the American dream.

Director: Darya Zhuk | Stars: Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin, Yuriy Borisov, Svetlana Anikey

Votes: 431

16. Utøya: July 22 (2018)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

A teenage girl struggles to survive and to find her younger sister during the July 2011 terrorist mass murder at a political summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Andrea Berntzen, Aleksander Holmen, Solveig Koløen Birkeland, Brede Fristad

Votes: 6,485

17. Yomeddine (2018)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

A Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.

Director: A.B. Shawky | Stars: Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz, Osama Abdallah, Mohamed Abdel Azim

Votes: 657

18. Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama

86 Metascore

An unceasingly kind Italian peasant and his family are blatantly exploited by a tobacco baroness.

Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, David Bennent, Sergi López, Nicoletta Braschi

Votes: 5,948

19. Million Loves in Me (2018)

108 min | Drama

A film about power, love, delusion, confinement delivered through the not-so-ordinary relationship between a mother and daughter.

Director: Sampson Yuen | Stars: John Y, Koon-Lan Law, Wilson Lee, Ruby Yap

Votes: 17

20. The Cakemaker (2017)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover.

Director: Ofir Raul Graizer | Stars: Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Roy Miller, Zohar Shtrauss

Votes: 2,700 | Gross: $0.88M

21. Ozen (2018)

108 min | Drama

A portrait of five brothers living on a farm on the Kazakh plains, where the sudden intrusion of the modern world brings corruption, temptation and deceit.

Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Zhalgas Klanov, Zhasulan Userbayev, Ruslan Userbayev, Bagdaulet Sagindikov

Votes: 75

22. Campeones (I) (2018)

124 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

A basketball coach is sentenced to community service, forced to work with a team of mentally disabled players.

Director: Javier Fesser | Stars: Javier Gutiérrez, Athenea Mata, Juan Margallo, José de Luna

Votes: 5,111

23. What Will People Say (2017)

106 min | Drama

69 Metascore

The story of Nisha, daughter of a Pakistani-Norwegian family, who is kidnapped to Pakistan by her parents when her father finds her in bed with a man.

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

Votes: 2,575 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Unga Astrid (2018)

123 min | Biography, Drama

71 Metascore

Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.

Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen | Stars: Alba August, Trine Dyrholm, Henrik Rafaelsen, Björn Gustafsson

Votes: 1,929 | Gross: $0.12M

25. Love Sonia (2018)

122 min | Drama

Inspired by real life events, Love Sonia is the story of a young girl's journey to rescue her sister from the dangerous world of international sex trafficking.

Director: Tabrez Noorani | Stars: Mrunal Thakur, Richa Chadha, Freida Pinto, Manoj Bajpayee

Votes: 674

26. Blindsone (2018)

98 min | Drama

BLIND SPOT is a story about the grey zones in mental illness; the blind spots hard to discover, as experienced by a mother realizing her daughter struggling with far worse issues than she realized.

Director: Tuva Novotny | Stars: Teodor Barsnes-Simonsen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Per Frisch, Ellen Heyerdahl Janzon

Votes: 335

27. Sobibor (2018)

110 min | Drama, History, War

"Sobibor" is based on the history of the Sobibór extermination camp uprising during WWII and Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky. When he was a POW in Sobibor, he managed to do the ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Khabenskiy | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Christopher Lambert, Mariya Kozhevnikova, Michalina Olszanska

Votes: 2,060

28. Tyhjiö (2018)

97 min | Comedy, Romance

The story of the tumultuous relationship between a successful actress and a struggling writer.

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä | Stars: Laura Birn, Tommi Korpela, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Matleena Kuusniemi

Votes: 159

29. Erik & Erika (2018)

89 min | Drama

Erik/Erika Schinegger - the ski sensation that became media sensation. As Erika she was celebrated. As newly discovered Erik repudiated and accused of fraud. A true story about the ... See full summary »

Director: Reinhold Bilgeri | Stars: Ulrike Beimpold, Christoph Bittenauer, Nives Bogad, Sarah Born

Votes: 26

30. Padmaavat (2018)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama, History, Romance

63 Metascore

Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati's beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari

Votes: 22,489 | Gross: $11.85M

31. Ellen: Die storie van Ellen Pakkies (2018)

123 min | Drama

Based on true events, Ellen tells of the troubled relationship between a mother and her drug-addicted son - a relationship that will eventually drive her to the edge and lead to his murder.... See full summary »

Director: Daryne Joshua | Stars: St John Alexandre, Anray Aminsure, Clint Brink, Abbi Crail

Votes: 75

32. Euthanizer (2017)

85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

A man who euthanizes animals as a side job runs afoul of a white supremacist.

Director: Teemu Nikki | Stars: Matti Onnismaa, Jari Virman, Hannamaija Nikander, Heikki Nousiainen

Votes: 1,102

33. Muralla (2018)

90 min | Thriller

Jorge "Muralla" Rivera was a famous goalkeeper. Today he's an alcoholic bus driver that sells a girl to a sex trafficking network to pay for his sick son's surgery. The boy dies and his ... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo Patino | Stars: Juan Carlos Aduviri, Luis Aduviri, Erika Andia, Fernando Arze

Votes: 46

34. Ahlat Agaci (2018)

188 min | Drama

86 Metascore

An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü

Votes: 10,358 | Gross: $0.03M

35. Signal Rock (2018)

130 min | Drama

Intoy takes care of his parents when his sister moved out to work overseas. Since he lives in a remote area in Samar, the only way he could contact his sister is by going to strange rock formations on the island.

Director: Chito S. Roño | Stars: Christian Bables, Daria Ramirez, Nanding Josef, Mon Confiado

Votes: 17

36. Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

63 Metascore

The story of the 1980 tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

Director: Janus Metz | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 20,094 | Gross: $14.11M

38. On My Skin: The Last Seven Days of Stefano Cucchi (2018)

TV-MA | 100 min | Biography, Drama

The incredible true story behind the most controversial Italian court cases in recent years. Stefano Cucchi was arrested for a minor crime and mysteriously found dead during his detention. In one week's time, a family is changed forever.

Director: Alessio Cremonini | Stars: Alessandro Borghi, Massimiliano Tortora, Milvia Marigliano, Jasmine Trinca

Votes: 4,204

39. Memoir of War (2017)

127 min | Drama

59 Metascore

Marguerite must navigate through the hardships of the Liberation after losing her husband and starting a relationship with the enemy during the War.

Director: Emmanuel Finkiel | Stars: Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

Votes: 552 | Gross: $0.10M

40. Hong hai xing dong (2018)

142 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

PLA Navy Marine Corps launch a hostage rescue operation in the fictional Republic of Ihwea and undergo a fierce battle with rebellions and terrorism.

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Yi Zhang, Johnny Huang, Hai-Qing, Jiang Du

Votes: 4,259 | Gross: $1.54M

41. Spitak (2018)

98 min | Action, Drama

Gor is trying to fly to Armenia from Moscow to search for his family stuck at the very epicentre of the earthquake. Once there, Gor rushes through what's left from the town in search of his... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Kott | Stars: Mkhitar Avetisyan, Martun Ghevondyan, Lernik Harutyunyan, Joséphine Japy

Votes: 118

42. The Journey (I) (2017)

82 min | Drama, Thriller

As Sara stands on the cusp of committing an unthinkable act, an unforeseen and awkward encounter gives her the opportunity to witness the potential consequences of her destructive action. But is this a second chance or an admission of guilt?

Director: Mohamed Al Daradji | Stars: Bennet De Brabandere, Zahraa Ghandour, Ameer Jabarah, Michel Kandinsky

Votes: 112

43. Zin'naariya! (2016)

96 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman from Niger returns to her home village after finishing college abroad.

Director: Rahmatou Keïta | Stars: Aïchatou Lamine Fofana, Mariam Kaba, Aïchatou Moussa, Ali Nuhu

Votes: 46

44. I Am Not a Witch (2017)

93 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp... See full summary »

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Benfors 'Wee Do, Boyd Banda, Kalundu Banda, Boniventure

Votes: 1,917 | Gross: $0.05M

45. Võta või jäta (2018)

102 min | Drama

What would you do if one day a newborn baby was put on your hands and said: take it or leave it.

Director: Liina Trishkina | Stars: Reimo Sagor, Nora Altrov, Emily Viikman, Liis Lass

Votes: 334

46. Kelebekler (2018)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

In a Turkish village, three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their late father, wait to bury his body. As they start to find out more about their father and each other, they also start to learn more about themselves.

Director: Tolga Karaçelik | Stars: Tolga Tekin, Bartu Küçükçaglayan, Tugce Altug, Serkan Keskin

Votes: 4,854



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