Foreign Language Film Submissions to the 65th Academy Awards held in 1993 to get an Oscar Nomination in the Best Non-English Movie Category

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33 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 1992 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR!

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1. The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets... See full summary »

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, Sandra Ballesteros, Nacha Guevara, André Mélançon

Votes: 3,318

ARGENTINA | Status: submitted

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2. Benny's Video (1992)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe, Ingrid Stassner

Votes: 13,596

AUSTRIA | Status: submitted

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3. Daens (1992)

138 min | Biography, Drama, History

In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »

Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck, Michael Pas

Votes: 3,763

BELGIUM | Status: nominated

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4. Leolo (1992)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Lauzon | Stars: Maxime Collin, Ginette Reno, Gilbert Sicotte, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 6,568 | Gross: $0.61M

CANADA | Status: submitted

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5. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from the Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief kicks her husband in the groin in this comedy of justice. As she is frustrated by each level of ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Peiqi Liu, Liuchun Yang, Kesheng Lei

Votes: 5,223 | Gross: $1.89M

CHINA | Status: submitted

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6. Story from Croatia (1991)

95 min | Drama

After the breaking of mass movements in 1971., the student Ilija Baric must leave the country because of his political beliefs, and his father Luka lost a job and goes to work to Germany. ... See full summary »

Director: Krsto Papic | Stars: Ivo Gregurevic, Mustafa Nadarevic, Dragan Despot, Zoja Odak

Votes: 363

CROATIA | Status: submitted

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CUBA | Status: submitted

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8. Sofie (1992)

146 min | Drama

From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents. An artist, Hans Hojby, meets Sofie and is entranced,... See full summary »

Director: Liv Ullmann | Stars: Karen-Lise Mynster, Erland Josephson, Ghita Nørby, Jesper Christensen

Votes: 200 | Gross: $0.29M

DENMARK | Status: submitted

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9. Need vanad armastuskirjad (1992)

127 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The life of Raimond Valgre, an Estonian songwriter of the 1930s and the 1940s, the political changes of his land and his life after war when his songs were considered not suitable for the ... See full summary »

Director: Mati Põldre | Stars: Rain Simmul, Liis Tappo, Ülle Kaljuste, Marika Korolev

Votes: 152

ESTONIA | Status: submitted

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10. Indochine (1992)

PG-13 | 159 min | Drama, Romance, War

Eliane adopts Camille, whose Vietnamese parents were friends. In 1930, a French navy officer is interested in Eliane (owns 60km2 plantation) and later in Camille. There's an uprising in Vietnam against French colonial power.

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham, Jean Yanne

Votes: 8,987 | Gross: $5.73M

FRANCE | Status: won

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11. Schtonk (1992)

115 min | Comedy

The slightly fictionalized story of an art forger, a journalist desperate for a big story, and the biggest press scandal in German history: the Hitler Diaries.

Director: Helmut Dietl | Stars: Götz George, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Christiane Hörbiger, Dagmar Manzel

Votes: 3,221

GERMANY | Status: nominated

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12. Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe (1992)

90 min | Drama

The story shows Emma's and Böbe's fight for survival, for keeping their position in society which they achieved with hard work in the previous regime. They don't want to lose their place and become village girls again.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Johanna ter Steege, Enikö Börcsök, Péter Andorai, Éva Kerekes

Votes: 499

HUNGARY | Status: submitted

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13. As in Heaven (1992)

122 min | Drama, History

The west Coast of Iceland, late summer 1936. On a desolate farm, believed to be cursed since the 14th century, a tragic fate is about to befall the French exploration ship Pourquoi-pas.

Director: Kristín Jóhannesdóttir | Stars: Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir, Pierre Vaneck, Sigursteinn Brynjólfsson, Christian Charmetant

Votes: 53

ICELAND | Status: submitted

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14. Thevar Magan (1992)

145 min | Drama

The urbane son of a village chieftain struggles between his personal aspirations and those of his family.

Director: Bharathan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Shivaji Ganesan, Nassar, Revathi

Votes: 4,739

INDIA | Status: submitted

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15. Bibir Mer (1992)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

Maria, who is disappointed with her boyfriend, Jodi , goes to work in a salon where she uses her ability to chat and interact with a good socially as a great advantage to keep customers lined up.

Director: Arifin C. Noer | Stars: Bella Esperance, Fadli, Galeb Husein, Jajang C. Noer

Votes: 9

INDONESIA | Status: submitted

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16. Life According to Agfa (1992)

100 min | Drama

The film takes place in Tel Aviv, much of it in a fictitious local pub called Barbie, a satirical nickname for a famous Israeli mental health institution. The pub's name hints at the ... See full summary »

Director: Assi Dayan | Stars: Gila Almagor, Akram Tillawi, Smadar Kilchinsky, Tsipor Aizen

Votes: 526

ISRAEL | Status: submitted

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17. The Stolen Children (1992)

114 min | Drama

Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Valentina Scalici, Giuseppe Ieracitano, Florence Darel

Votes: 2,405 | Gross: $0.93M

ITALY | Status: submitted

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18. Onna goroshi abura no jigoku (1992)

115 min | Drama

A young man's frequent patronage of a prostitute leads to debt.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Kanako Higuchi, Miwako Fujitani, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki Nagato

Votes: 118

JAPAN | Status: submitted

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19. The Fall of Otrar (1991)

176 min | Drama, History, War

This historical epic charts political intrigue among the Kipchaks, a confederation of tribes on the steppes of central Asia, before they were overrun by Genghis Khan.

Director: Ardak Amirkulov | Stars: Dokhdurbek Kydyraliyev, Tungyshpai Zhamankulov, Bolot Beyshenaliev, Abdurashid Makhsudov

Votes: 97

KAZAKHSTAN | Status: submitted

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20. Cilveka berns (1991)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A story about Pavulans family life in Latgale, traditions and values that are passed down from generation to generation. Little Bonuks from an early age learns to build relationships with family members and others, with God and nature.

Director: Janis Streics | Stars: Romualds Ancans, Martins Dancausks, Signe Dundure, Agnese Latovska

Votes: 414

LATVIA | Status: submitted

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21. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

Votes: 16,438 | Gross: $21.67M

MEXICO | Status: submitted

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22. The Northerners (1992)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

During the summer of 1960, the idiosyncratic residents of a one-street Dutch suburb collide in intertwining stories of desire and frustration.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Jack Wouterse, Annet Malherbe, Rudolf Lucieer, Loes Wouterson

Votes: 2,781

NETHERLANDS | Status: submitted

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23. The Warrior's Heart (1992)

102 min | Drama, War

A Norwegian nurse falls in love with a Finnish soldier in the Winter War of 1939/40 between Finland and the Soviet Union. After settling down WW2 erupts, and he is lost in Finland, as she falls in love with the German soldier Maximilian.

Director: Leidulv Risan | Stars: Anneke von der Lippe, Peter Snickars, Thomas Kretschmann, Mona Hofland

Votes: 87

NORWAY | Status: submitted

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24. Wszystko, co najwazniejsze... (1992)

98 min | Biography, Drama, War

When the war breaks out, renowned Polish-Jewish poet Aleksander Wat leaves Nazi-occupied Warsaw with his wife Ola and their son. In Lviv, however, they are arrested by the Russians and separated. Ola and her son are sent to Siberia.

Director: Robert Glinski | Stars: Ewa Skibinska, Krzysztof Globisz, Adam Siemion, Grazyna Barszczewska

Votes: 53

POLAND | Status: submitted

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25. O Dia do Desespero (1992)

75 min | Biography, Drama

Portrait of the last days of the life of Portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Teresa Madruga, Mário Barroso, Luís Miguel Cintra, Diogo Dória

Votes: 169

PORTUGAL | Status: submitted

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26. Hotel de lux (1992)

105 min | Drama

In an allegorical tale, a luxurious hotel is ruled like a communist country. The ignorant views of leaders and the social stratification are the main focus.

Director: Dan Pita | Stars: Valentin Popescu, Stefan Iordache, Irina Petrescu, Irina Movila

Votes: 163

ROMANIA | Status: submitted

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27. Close to Eden (1991)

PG | 119 min | Drama

A curious friendship develops between Gombo, a young Mongolian shepherd living with his wife and family in a hut, deep in the wilderness of the steppes, and Sergei, a Russian worker whose truck breaks down not far from Gombo's hut.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Badema, Bayaertu, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Babushka

Votes: 3,319

RUSSIA | Status: nominated

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28. El maestro de esgrima (1992)

88 min | History, Thriller

A fencing master in pre-revolution Spain is hired to teach fencing to a beautiful young woman. Although he has never taught a woman before, he is fascinated by her and agrees. She wishes to... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Olea | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Assumpta Serna, Joaquim de Almeida, José Luis López Vázquez

Votes: 591

SPAIN | Status: submitted

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29. House of Angels (1992)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

A rural village is divided when an extraordinary couple move into a mansion.

Director: Colin Nutley | Stars: Helena Bergström, Rikard Wolff, Sven Wollter, Reine Brynolfsson

Votes: 4,248 | Gross: $0.29M

SWEDEN | Status: submitted

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30. 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.

Director: Daniel Schmid | Stars: Sami Frey, Carlos Devesa, Ingrid Caven, Dieter Meier

Votes: 139

SWITZERLAND | Status: submitted

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31. Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land (1993)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, History

Two drama companies happened to share one auditorium for rehearsal. Friction was inevitable. One of them played 'Peach Blossom', a comedy in medieval costume. Another played 'Secret Love', ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Lai | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Shih-Chieh King, Pao-Ming Ku, Li-Chun Lee

Votes: 322

TAIWAN | Status: submitted

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32. Piano Piano Kid (1991)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

In 1940's Turkey, the world in the eyes of a child.

Director: Tunç Basaran | Stars: Rutkay Aziz, Emin Sivas, Serap Aksoy, Yaman Okay

Votes: 1,639

TURKEY | Status: submitted

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33. A Place in the World (1992)

PG | 120 min | Drama

Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: José Sacristán, Federico Luppi, Leonor Benedetto, Cecilia Roth

Votes: 2,227 | Gross: $0.10M

URUGUAY | Status: nominated, but revoked and disqualified

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