Foreign Language Film Submissions to the 67th Academy Awards held in 1995 to get an Oscar Nomination in the Best Non-English Movie Category

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45 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 1994 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR!

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ALGERIA | Status: submitted

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2. A Shadow You Soon Will Be (1994)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

A computer programmer who, after his train breaks down, takes to wandering aimlessly through remote regions of La Pampa, Viedma and Carhue. he meets a succession of equally lost souls, ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Pepe Soriano, Martín Coria, Roberto Carnaghi

Votes: 83

ARGENTINA | Status: submitted

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3. Ich gelobe (1994)

115 min | Drama

In a small army base at the Eastern border of Austria a young recruit is trained to be a soldier to protect his country in case of war. He has to stay for 8 months and during this time he ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Christoph Dostal, Andreas Lust, Andreas Simma, Marcus J. Carney

Votes: 174

AUSTRIA | Status: submitted

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4. Ivan & Abraham (1993)

105 min | Drama

In 1930s Poland, it was traditional for some Christian boys to live for a time with Jewish families in order to learn a trade from Jewish craftsmen. For this reason, Ivan has gone to live ... See full summary »

Director: Yolande Zauberman | Stars: Roma Alexandrovitch, Aleksandr Yakovlev, Vladimir Mashkov, Mariya Lipkina

Votes: 228 | Gross: $0.16M

BELARUS | Status: submitted

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5. Farinelli (1994)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice. During his life he becomes to be a very ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Corbiau | Stars: Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso, Elsa Zylberstein, Caroline Cellier

Votes: 5,880 | Gross: $2.12M

BELGIUM | Status: nominated

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6. The Awkward Age (1994)

97 min | Drama

Adaptation of the highly popular children's novel by Branko Copic, who in this book resembles his school and college days in Bihac, Bosnia, in the years before WWII.

Director: Nenad Dizdarevic | Stars: Drasko Trninic, Sedin Kahriman, Igor Bjelan, Esvedin Husic

Votes: 61

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA | Status: submitted

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7. Rice People (1994)

125 min | Drama

In Cambodian refugee camps, when children are asked where rice comes from, they answer, "from UN lorries". They have never seen a rice field. One day, these children will have to learn to ... See full summary »

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Peng Phan, Mom Soth, Chhim Naline, Va Simorn

Votes: 245 | Gross: $0.04M

CAMBODIA | Status: submitted

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8. Mon amie Max (1994)

106 min | Drama

Catherine, a concert pianist, is surprised one night by the arrival of her best friend from childhood, Marie-Alexandrine (Max), whom she hasn't seen for 25 years. Catherine and Max were ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Brault | Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Marthe Keller, Johanne McKay, Marie Guillard

Votes: 165

CANADA | Status: submitted

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CHILE | Status: submitted

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10. La estrategia del caracol (1993)

116 min | Comedy, Drama

A lot of people live in an abandoned house; after many years of quiet living, the owner of the house wants them out. They try whatever they can to avoid being evicted, without success. But ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Cabrera | Stars: Fausto Cabrera, Frank Ramírez, Delfina Guido, Vicky Hernández

Votes: 2,000

COLOMBIA | Status: submitted

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11. Vukovar se vraca kuci (1994)

99 min | Drama, War

The story follows a group of Croatian refugees who have been forced to leave their hometown of Vukovar by Serbian forces during Croatia's struggle for independence. The people are settled ... See full summary »

Director: Branko Schmidt | Stars: Goran Navojec, Sanja Marin, Horst Janson, Srdjan Ivanisevic

Votes: 192

CROATIA | Status: submitted

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12. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gattorno

Votes: 4,950 | Gross: $2.08M

CUBA | Status: nominated

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13. Lesson Faust (1994)

97 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An ordinary man is lured into a strange puppet theatre by a map and finds himself embroiled in a production of the Faustian legend.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kraus, Vladimír Kudla, Antonin Zacpal

Votes: 3,222

CZECH REPUBLIC | Status: submitted

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14. Min fynske barndom (1994)

125 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Carl Nielsen's life from drummer with the village's playmates to regimentation musician and composer on the throne of world renown.

Director: Erik Clausen | Stars: Morten Gundel, Anders Forchhammer, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Stina Ekblad

Votes: 148

DENMARK | Status: submitted

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15. Land of Dreams (1993)

118 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

Nargis is a mother who just got an opportunity to travel to America within 24 hours. Her son and daughter persuaded her and motivated her to immigrate to the Land of dream (America). ... See full summary »

Director: Daoud Abdel Sayed | Stars: Faten Hamamah, Yehia El-Fakharany, Hesham Selim, Ola Rami

Votes: 172

EGYPT | Status: submitted

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16. Vukovar Poste Restante (1994)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

This movie describes the violent break-up of former Yugoslavia from the Serbian point of view, using the story of ethnicly mixed couple in war-torn city of Vukovar as metaphore.

Director: Boro Draskovic | Stars: Mirjana Jokovic, Boris Isakovic, Svetlana Bojkovic, Predrag Ejdus

Votes: 634

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA | Status: submitted

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17. Wild Reeds (1994)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

80 Metascore

In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny

Votes: 4,751 | Gross: $0.92M

FRANCE | Status: submitted

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18. Das Versprechen (1994)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, ... See full summary »

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Corinna Harfouch, Meret Becker, August Zirner, Anian Zollner

Votes: 541 | Gross: $0.09M

GERMANY | Status: submitted

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19. El silencio de Neto (1994)

106 min | Drama

A boy struggles against his stifling family life during the 1954 Guatemala coup.

Director: Luis Argueta | Stars: Óscar Javier Almengor, Pablo Arenales, Hector Argueta, Cristina Arqueta

Votes: 134

GUATEMALA | Status: submitted

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20. The Day the Sun Turned Cold (1994)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.

Director: Ho Yim | Stars: Gaowa Siqin, Tsung-Hua To, Jingwu Ma, Zi Wei

Votes: 210

HONG KONG | Status: submitted

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21. Woyzeck (1994)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

Everything in town appears calm, placid, lovely. But Woyzeck, a rifleman assigned as an orderly, hears voices -- the times are out of joint, at least in his cosmos. To his captain, Woyzeck ... See full summary »

Director: János Szász | Stars: Lajos Kovács, Diana Vacaru, Éva Igó, Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov

Votes: 296

HUNGARY | Status: submitted

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22. Movie Days (1994)

82 min | Drama

The story of a boyhood spent in Iceland in the 1960's. Tomas loves the movies and is highly influenced by them.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Örvar Jens Arnarsson, Rúrik Haraldsson, Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir, Orri Helgason

Votes: 305

ICELAND | Status: submitted

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23. Bandit Queen (1994)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 3,955 | Gross: $0.40M

INDIA | Status: submitted

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24. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

A depiction of the off-screen relationship between the actors who play the newlyweds in the film Zendegi va digar hich (1992).

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai

Votes: 4,889 | Gross: $0.04M

IRAN | Status: submitted

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25. Sh'Chur (1994)

100 min | Drama

A Westernized teenager struggles to come to terms with the white magic practiced by members of her family.

Director: Shmuel Hasfari | Stars: Gila Almagor, Ronit Elkabetz, Eti Adar, Hanna Azoulay Hasfari

Votes: 104

ISRAEL | Status: submitted

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26. Lamerica (1994)

116 min | Drama

Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail : Spiro. ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Michele Placido, Piro Milkani, Carmelo Di Mazzarelli

Votes: 1,938 | Gross: $0.44M

ITALY | Status: submitted

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27. Pom Poko (1994)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Shinchô Kokontei, Makoto Nonomura, Yuriko Ishida, Norihei Miki

Votes: 19,564

JAPAN | Status: submitted

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28. Before the Rain (1994)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

In the republic of Macedonia, amid war in Bosnia, an Albanian girl being hunted by Christians is offered protection by a monk who has taken a vow of silence.

Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin, Josif Josifovski

Votes: 12,861 | Gross: $0.76M

MACEDONIA | Status: nominated

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29. Principio y fin (1993)

188 min | Drama

The film tells the story of the Boteros, a middle-class Mexican family struggling against poverty after their father's death. Ignacia (Egurrola) is the Boteros mother, a desperate woman who... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Ernesto Laguardia, Julieta Egurrola, Blanca Guerra, Verónica Merchant

Votes: 342

MEXICO | Status: submitted

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30. 1-900 (1994)

Not Rated | 87 min | Romance, Drama

Sarah, 30, single, well educated, likes art, places a voice ad for phone sex, inviting replies from men under 35, sturdy and sensual. Wilbert, a chubby middle aged architect, leaves a ... See full summary »

Director: Theo van Gogh | Stars: Ariane Schluter, Ad van Kempen

Votes: 574

NETHERLANDS | Status: submitted

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31. Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)

96 min | Drama

The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60s Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Martin Dahl Garfalk, Trond Halbo, Jan Devo Kornstad, Ingar Helge Gimle

Votes: 618

NORWAY | Status: submitted

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32. Without Compassion (1994)

120 min | Crime, Drama

Based on Dostoyevsky's 'Crime and Punishment': Ramón is a lonely laws student that lives in a rented room and thinks he has committed the perfect crime, but can't stand the consequences. A story of irrationality, anxiety and suffering.

Director: Francisco J. Lombardi | Stars: Diego Bertie, Adriana Dávila, Jorge Chiarella, Marcello Rivera

Votes: 104

PERU | Status: submitted

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33. Three Colors: White (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr

Votes: 55,790 | Gross: $1.46M

POLAND | Status: submitted

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34. Três Palmeiras (1994)

68 min | Comedy, Drama

Lisbon, on a winter day in 1994, between six and fourteen o'clock. A forty-year-old woman despairs in the last eight hours preceding the birth of her first child.

Director: João Botelho | Stars: Teresa Roby, Pedro Hestnes, Rita Lopes Alves, Alexandra Lencastre

Votes: 36

PORTUGAL | Status: submitted

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35. Linda Sara (1994)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Facing financial ruin, four siblings decide to sell the valuables within their mother's house, without telling her and by embellishing their history.

Director: Jacobo Morales | Stars: Daniel Lugo, Johanna Rosaly, Jacobo Morales, Jorge Luis Ramos

Votes: 87

PUERTO RICO | Status: submitted

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36. Pepe si Fifi (1994)

105 min | Drama, Sport

A story set in Romania around the time after the revolution. An invalid befriends two brothers, Pepe and Fifi, who dream of becoming famous and rich, but neither of them manages to escape the tentacles of the mob.

Director: Dan Pita | Stars: Cristian Iacob, Irina Movila, Liliana Biclea, Mihai Calin

Votes: 80

ROMANIA | Status: submitted

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37. Burnt by the Sun (1994)

R | 135 min | Drama, History, War

In Soviet Union in 1936, a shadow of Stalin's repressions lie on a famous revolution hero. An accusations of being him a foreign spy are nonsense, and all known that, but a slow process of his life's downfall is already running.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova

Votes: 13,179 | Gross: $2.62M

RUSSIA | Status: won

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38. 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

SLOVAKIA | Status: submitted

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39. Morana (1994)

104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A group of nine friends go to the mountains of Triglav in seek of Morana, goddess of death. And end up being killed one by one.

Director: Ales Verbic | Stars: Tanja Dimitrievska, Damjana Grasic, Urska Hlebec, Iztok Jereb

Votes: 102

SLOVENIA | Status: submitted

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40. Life and Death of the Hollywood Kid (1994)

114 min | Drama

The story of film director Yun Myoggil and his best friend Lim Byoungsuk whom has obsessive with watching American film. Lim gave his playscript to Yun to make a film. Yun begins to realise that the most of script was replicated.

Director: Ji-yeong Jeong | Stars: Min-su Choi, Young Jae Dok-Go, Jun-ho Heo, Kyoung-In Hong

Votes: 68

SOUTH KOREA | Status: submitted

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41. Canción de cuna (1994)

101 min | Drama

In this latest Spanish-language remake of Gregorio Martinez Sierra's classic sentimental drama, a group of nuns find an abandoned baby girl at the doorstep of their convent.

Director: José Luis Garci | Stars: Fiorella Faltoyano, Amparo Larrañaga, Maribel Verdú, Alfredo Landa

Votes: 705

SPAIN | Status: submitted

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42. Sista dansen (1993)

113 min | Drama, Thriller

Blackpool, a dancing contest, a dead woman. This is the opening scene of this movie, which then continues by telling us the story preceding this sad accident - or is it a murder? We will ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Nutley | Stars: Helena Bergström, Reine Brynolfsson, Ewa Fröling, Peter Andersson

Votes: 624

SWEDEN | Status: submitted

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43. Three Colors: Red (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

100 Metascore

A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 80,366 | Gross: $4.04M

SWITZERLAND | Status: submitted, but disqualified

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44. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu

Votes: 16,638 | Gross: $7.29M

TAIWAN | Status: nominated

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45. Tarzan of Manisa (1994)

101 min | Drama

Ahmet Bedevi, also known as Tarzan of Manisa, was born in 1900 in Baghdad to become a soldier, fighting in the War of Independence and honored with a medal. He returned to a ruined and ... See full summary »

Director: Orhan Oguz | Stars: Talat Bulut, Serap Saglar, Pinar Afsar, Ayton Sert

Votes: 110

TURKEY | Status: submitted

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46. Knocks at My Door (1993)

105 min | Drama

A fugitive bursts into the home of two Catholic nuns. In an attempt to save his life, they hide him from the marauding military patrols, despite the danger they face if they are caught.

Director: Alejandro Saderman | Stars: Verónica Oddó, Elba Escobar, Juan Carlos Gené, José Antonio Rodríguez

Votes: 74

VENEZUELA | Status: submitted

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