Swiss submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Filmby tmdaines | created - 15 Jan 2015 | updated - 05 Feb 2018 | Public
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1. Die Schatten werden länger (1961)
91 min | Drama
2. First Love (1970)
R | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance
Based on Ivan Turgeyev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the ... See full summary »
3. The Salamander (1971)
125 min | Comedy, Drama
Two men, arty though somewhat staid, are drawn to the spirited and quixotic Rosemonde, a young working-class woman whom they meet because they're writing a teleplay about a minor but ... See full summary »
4. The Invitation (1973)
100 min | Comedy, Drama
After the death of his mother, middle-aged insurance employee inherits her small cottage surrounded by a garden. Selling the cottage which is situated on unexploited ground near the center ... See full summary »
5. The Middle of the World (1974)
115 min | Romance, Drama
Paul is married, a successful engineer, and a conservative candidate in an upcoming local election. He falls in love with Adriana, a café waitress from Italy. Paul's party is very critical ... See full summary »
6. Assassination in Davos (1974)
110 min | Drama, History
7. Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
116 min | Drama
The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" ... See full summary »
8. Les petites fugues (1979)
140 min | Comedy, Drama
9. Every Man for Himself (1980)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.
10. Das Boot ist voll (1981)
PG | 101 min | Drama, War
During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: ... See full summary »
11. Yol (1982)
PG | 114 min | Drama
When five Kurdish prisoners are granted one week's home leave, they find to their dismay that they face continued oppression outside of prison from their families, the culture, and the government.
12. In the White City (1983)
108 min | Drama
A Swiss sailor jumps ship in Lisbon, tired of the noisy engine room, the ship "a floating factory of crazy people." He rents a room and does little. He writes letters to his lover, ... See full summary »
13. Dangerous Moves (1984)
100 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller
During the Cold War, the World Chess Championship clashed complete opposites - personal and political.
14. Alpine Fire (1985)
R | 119 min | Drama
A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi, deaf, and although he works like a man, child-like. Belli teaches him... See full summary »
15. Der schwarze Tanner (1986)
107 min | Drama, History
Rival families of farmers disagree about which is the most suitable crop to plant.
16. If the Sun Never Returns (1987)
115 min | Drama
In a mountainside village, where the sun never shines in winter, the old prophet Anzevui announces that, in this year 1937, war will break out and the sun will never shine again. The ... See full summary »
17. La méridienne (1988)
80 min | Drama
18. My Dear Subject (1988)
96 min | Drama, Musical
19. Journey of Hope (1990)
PG | 110 min | Drama
The story of a poor Turkish family who try to emigrate illegally to Switzerland.
Votes: 1,778 | Gross: $0.26M
20. Der Berg (1990)
103 min | Drama
Since 1886, there has been a weather-station master at the summit of the mountain. He telegraphs his daily measurements into the valley from where they are transmitted to Rome, Paris, Berlin and Vienna.
21. Off Season (1992)
95 min | Comedy, Drama
The formerly great Swiss hotel which Valentin's family owned when he was a boy has been emptied and is about to be torn down. He revisits the magical site's empty halls and ballrooms.
22. The Diary of Lady M (1993)
113 min | Drama
She's a beautiful gifted performer, but her work is not the sort that invites popular acclaim. Despite the fact that she is unlikely to become famous, she enjoys her life as a performer who... See full summary »
23. Three Colors: Red (1994)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A model discovers a retired judge is keen on invading people's privacy.
Votes: 83,553 | Gross: $4.04M
24. Adultery: A User's Guide (1995)
95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Twenty-four hours in the life of a couple, engulfed in the harsh world of a big city. At the end of these twenty-four hours, Bruno and Fabienne may have touched on the possible solution to ... See full summary »
25. The Lambs (1996)
90 min | Drama
In a village of the French Juras, Daniel, 15, and Marie, 14, live in the shadow of their brutal, domineering father, who can only express his love through violence. When their mother dies, ... See full summary »
26. For Ever Mozart (1996)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Jean-Luc Godard's densely packed rumination on the need to create order and beauty in a world ruled by chaos is divided into four distinct but tangentially related stories, including the ... See full summary »
27. War in the Highlands (1998)
105 min | Drama, Romance, War
In the winter of 1797-98, the troops of Napoleon and their revolutionary allies in the Pays de Vaud occupy the latter and begin preparations for a military offensive which will hasten the ... See full summary »
28. Beresina oder Die letzten Tage der Schweiz (1999)
108 min | Comedy
An innocent Russian call girl believes that she would make use of her influential contacts to get Swiss nationality.
29. Gripsholm (2000)
100 min | Drama, History, Romance
The summerly adventures of Kurt (Tucholsky) and girl friend staying in a Swedish castle whilst the political changes in Germany in the thirties.
30. In Praise of Love (2001)
PG | 97 min | Drama
An author works on a project on the subject of love, and, in the process, crosses paths with a former love in his life.
Votes: 2,592 | Gross: $0.25M
31. A Loving Father (2002)
103 min | Drama
While the whole world thinks writer Léo Shepherd is dead, he is kidnapped by his son Paul.
32. My Name Is Bach (2003)
97 min | Biography, Drama
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is introduced to King Frederick II of Prussia in 1747. The aging composer and the young monarch clash and a battle of egos ensues.
33. Tout un hiver sans feu (2004)
88 min | Drama
Six months after losing their five years old daughter in a fire in the barn of their little farm, Jean and his wife Laure are facing troubles in their relationship and financial problems. ... See full summary »
34. Vitus (2006)
PG | 123 min | Drama, Music
A twelve-year-old piano prodigy who suffocates from his parent's big dreams for him decides to make his escape--and with the aid of his grandfather--chase his own dreams instead.
Votes: 4,575 | Gross: $0.19M
35. Late Bloomers (2006)
90 min | Comedy
Centers around four older ladies from the Emmental region. When four older women decide to turn the local corner shop into a chic lingerie store, the whole community is thrown into disarray.
36. The Friend (2008)
87 min | Drama
In reality Emil (Philippe Graber) and Larissa (Emilie Welti) would never have been a couple she is an idolized singer, he is a shy outsider. Ironically, Emil is just getting to know Larissa... See full synopsis »
37. Home (II) (2008)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
Life for an isolated rural family is upended when a major highway next to their property, constructed 10 years before but apparently abandoned, is finally opened.
38. The Little Bedroom (2010)
87 min | Drama
One day, a bad fall forces Edmond to accept Rose's help. Eventually, the two grow closer. The young woman finds relief in confiding painful memories to the older man; things she cannot even... See full summary »
Votes: 195 | Gross: $0.01M
39. Summer Games (2011)
R | 141 min | Drama, Romance
The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic's parents remain trapped in a precarious mutual dependency despite repeated attempts at ... See full summary »
40. Sister (2012)
Unrated | 97 min | Crime, Drama
A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.
41. More Than Honey (2012)
Unrated | 95 min | Documentary
An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.
Votes: 3,823 | Gross: $0.07M
42. The Circle (2014)
Not Rated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Zurich, 1956. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment ... See full summary »
43. Iraqi Odyssey (2014)
Not Rated | 162 min | Documentary
Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting 3D documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the frustrated ... See full summary »
44. My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
PG-13 | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.
Votes: 18,712 | Gross: $0.29M