Submissions from Slovakia to the Academy Awards to get an Oscar Nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film Category

by CineasticusBorealis | created - 30 Sep 2014 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

A detailed text on Slovakian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film will follow as soon as I have some more time to create it. Please be patient!

............................................................................................ This list is chronologically sorted in reverse by years of participation!

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1. The Interpreter (I) (2018)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

80-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia. He realises his parents were executed by him. He sets out to take revenge but... See full summary »

Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Peter Simonischek, Jirí Menzel, Zuzana Mauréry, Anita Szvrcsek

Votes: 241

91st ACADEMY AWARDS (2018) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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2. The Line (III) (2017)

108 min | Crime, Thriller

There are borders you cross only once... Criminal thriller about traffickers and smugglers from Ukrainian border. The feature film about the borders and the life on their edge.

Director: Peter Bebjak | Stars: Tomas Mastalir, Emília Vásáryová, Eugen Libezniuk, Andrej Hryc

Votes: 573

90th ACADEMY AWARDS (2017) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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3. Eva Nová (2015)

106 min | Drama

Eva would do anything to regain the love of the one she hurt the most - her son. She is a recovered alcoholic but decades ago she was a famous actress.

Director: Marko Skop | Stars: Emília Vásáryová, Gabriela Dolná, Anikó Varga, Juliana Olhová

Votes: 275

89th ACADEMY AWARDS (2016) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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4. Goat (2015)

75 min | Drama

A former Olympic boxer on a quest for his last defeat.

Director: Ivan Ostrochovský | Stars: Peter Baláz, Nikola Bongilajová, Stanislava Bongilajová, Ján Franek

Votes: 187

88th ACADEMY AWARDS (2015) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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5. A Step Into the Dark (2014)

120 min | Drama

A period drama about a young physician who was forced to carry out execution during the war.Is he a hero or a murder?

Director: Miloslav Luther | Stars: Kristýna Boková, Slávka Daubnerová, Miroslav Donutil, Zdenek Dvorák

Votes: 24

87th ACADEMY AWARDS (2014) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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6. My Dog Killer (2013)

90 min | Drama

In the absence of a true family, a young skinhead lets his life revolve around his cherished pit bull dog.

Director: Mira Fornay | Stars: Irena Bendová, Patrik Czanik, Ladislav Dirda, Emilia Dirdová

Votes: 298

86th ACADEMY AWARDS (2013) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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7. Made in Ash (2012)

84 min | Drama

A poignant story about a young girl named Dorotka, who hails from eastern Slovakia. Full of determination and naive expectations regarding her new life; she takes on the job of a seamstress... See full summary »

Director: Iveta Grofova | Stars: Dorotka Billa, Maria Billa, Jarka Bucincova, Jan Cina

Votes: 72

85th ACADEMY AWARDS (2012) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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8. Gypsy (2011)

100 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Gypsy tells the story of Adam, a boy who, after his father dies, tries to cross the boundary of his Roma shantytown and to improve the lives of his brothers and sisters. He encounters ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Peter Cizmar, Beáta Dubielová, Miroslav Gulyas, Igor Hudec

Votes: 328

84th ACADEMY AWARDS (2011) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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9. The Border (2009)

72 min | Documentary, Drama, History

A documentary about a village that was during one night in 1947 separated by force into a Soviet and a Czechoslovak part in a way, that the border runs through the middle of the village, separating properties and families.

Director: Jaroslav Vojtek | Stars: Peter Lizák, Tibor Tóth, Stefan Tóth, Pál Bocsárszky

Votes: 47

83rd ACADEMY AWARDS (2010) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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10. Broken Promise (2009)

129 min | Biography, Drama, Family

A true story of a Jewish boy Martin,talented soccer player,has to make a risky lifetime decisions in order to survive in WWII.When he sees his family is taken to Poland one by one he ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Chlumský | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Vlado Cerný, Lubomír Bukový, Peter Oszlik

Votes: 231

82nd ACADEMY AWARDS (2009) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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11. Blind Loves (2008)

77 min | Documentary, Drama

A poetic story about love and happiness between doc and fiction.

Director: Juraj Lehotsky

Votes: 329

81st ACADEMY AWARDS (2008) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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80th ACADEMY AWARDS (2007) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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13. The City of the Sun (2005)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

Set in the present, the four ordinary men in this story find themselves at crossroads in their lives. Karel, Tomas, Milan, and Vinc were once seduced by the possibility of making money in ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Oldrich Navrátil, Ivan Martinka, Lubo Kostelný, Igor Bares

Votes: 321

78th ACADEMY AWARDS (2005) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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14. King of Thieves (2003)

101 min | Drama

Two amateur circus kids from a poor Ukrainian village, ten-year-old Barbu and his older sister Mimma, are sold to a circus artist called Caruso who promises them a career in the West. ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Fíla | Stars: Lazar Ristovski, Iakov Kultiasov, Katharina Thalbach, Julia Khanverdieva

Votes: 362

76th ACADEMY AWARDS (2003) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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15. Cruel Joys (2002)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

This simple story is the feature debut for well-known Slovak theater and television director Juraj Nvota. Set in a Slovak village at the turn of the last century, the story teems with ... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Nvota | Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Ondrej Vetchý, Lukás Latinák, Lucia Gaziová

Votes: 82

75th ACADEMY AWARDS (2002) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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16. Landscape (2000)

106 min | Drama

A doctor performs a small miracle with cigar smoke. A soldier performs heroics in his lovemaking. A deaf man awakens to discover a snake has slithered down his throat. A poacher becomes his own victim.

Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Juraj Paulen, Anton Vaculík, Vilma Cibulková, Csongor Kassai

Votes: 293

73rd ACADEMY AWARDS (2000) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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17. All My Loved Ones (1999)

91 min | Drama, Music, War

50 Metascore

Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prague in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power.

Director: Matej Minac | Stars: Rupert Graves, Josef Abrhám, Jirí Bartoska, Libuse Safránková

Votes: 440

72nd ACADEMY AWARDS (1999) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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18. Rivers of Babylon (1998)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

This tragicomic parable is about the increasing power of an un-educated, ill-mannered and dishonest stoker working at a hotel in Bratislava. Making advantage of the confused political and ... See full summary »

Director: Vlado Balco | Stars: Andrej Hryc, Vladimír Hajdu, Diana Mórová, Barbora Kodetová

Votes: 80

71st ACADEMY AWARDS (1998) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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19. Orbis Pictus (1997)

107 min | Drama, Fantasy

In Slovakia, the sixteen year-old Terezka is discharged from her school with a letter to her mother. Along her surrealistic journey to find her mother, Terezka entwines reality and fantasy ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Dorota Nvotová, Emília Vásáryová, Frantisek Kovár, Marián Labuda

Votes: 276

70th ACADEMY AWARDS (1997) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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20. 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: 1,694

68th ACADEMY AWARDS (1995) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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21. Angel of Mercy (1993)

95 min | Romance, War, Drama

The story about events during the First World War. The wife of an officer of the Austrian army decides to surprise her husband and to visit him in his unit at Christmas time. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Miloslav Luther | Stars: Ingrid Timková, Juraj Simko, Josef Vajnar, Peter Simun

Votes: 40

67th ACADEMY AWARDS (1994) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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22. Vsetko co mam rad (1993)

90 min | Drama

At 38, Thomas is at a crossroads in his life. His parents are nonstop guilt-inducers, his ex-wife is always on his back, and his son is far from inspirational. Thomas himself is almost too ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Juraj Nvota, Gina Bellman, Zdena Studenková, Jirí Menzel

Votes: 157

66th ACADEMY AWARDS (1993) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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