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List of submissions to the 65th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film


List of submissions to the 65th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 33 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 65th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film which took place in 1993. The titles in bold were the five nominated films, which came from Belgium, France, Germany, Russia and Uruguay.

The film A Place in the World submitted by Uruguay, was disqualified after the nominations were announced in early 1993, when it was discovered that the film was an overwhelmingly Argentinian production with minimal input from Uruguayans. Argentina had selected another film to compete for the award, so director Adolfo Aristarain asked Uruguay (which had never entered the competition before) to submit it instead. The Argentinian film did not get nominated. The A Place in the World was removed from the ballot (leaving only four films in contention for the award), leading the director to sue the Academy.

For the first time films from the former USSR competed against each other in this category- Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia and the Russian Federation submitted their first-ever films. After being disqualified the previous year since the country was not yet internationally recognized, Croatia had a film accepted for the first time.

Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
 Argentina Dark Side of the Heart (Spanish) El lado oscuro del corazón Eliseo Subiela Not Nominated
 Austria Benny's Video (German) Bennys Video Michael Haneke Not Nominated
 Belgium Daens (Dutch) (French) Daens Stijn Coninx Nominated
 Canada Léolo (French) Léolo Jean-Claude Lauzon Not Nominated
 China The Story of Qiu Ju (Chinese) 秋菊打官司 Zhang Yimou Not Nominated
 Croatia Story from Croatia (Croatian) Priča iz Hrvatske Krsto Papić Not Nominated
 Cuba Adorable Lies (Spanish) Adorables Mentiras Gerardo Chijona Not Nominated
 Denmark Sofie (Danish) Sofie Liv Ullmann Not Nominated
 Estonia Those Old Love Letters (Estonian) Need vanad armastuskirjad Mati Põldre Not Nominated
 France Indochina (French) Indochine Régis Wargnier Won Academy Award
 Germany Schtonk! (German) Schtonk! Helmut Dietl Nominated
 Hungary Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe (Hungarian) Édes Emma, drága Böbe - vázlatok, aktok István Szabó Not Nominated
 Iceland As in Heaven (Icelandic) Svo á jörðu sem á himni Kristín Jóhannesdóttir Not Nominated
 India Thevar Magan (Tamil) தேவர் மகன் Bharathan Not Nominated
 Indonesia Mer's Lips (Indonesian) Bibir Mer Arifin C. Noer Not Nominated
 Israel Life According to Agfa (Hebrew) החיים על פי אגפה Assi Dayan Not Nominated
 Italy The Stolen Children (Italian) Il Ladro di Bambini Gianni Amelio Not Nominated
 Japan The Oil-Hell Murder (Japanese) 女殺し油地獄 Hideo Gosha Not Nominated
 Kazakhstan The Fall of Otrar (Kazakh) Гибел Отрара (Отырардың күйреуі) Ardak Amirkulov Not Nominated
 Latvia The Child of Man (Latvian) Cilvēka bērns Jānis Streičs Not Nominated
 Mexico Like Water for Chocolate (Spanish) Como agua para chocolate Alfonso Arau Not Nominated
 Netherlands The Northerners (Dutch) De Noorderlingen Alex van Warmerdam Not Nominated
 Norway The Warrior's Heart (Norwegian) Krigerens hjerte Leidulv Risan Not Nominated
 Poland All That Really Matters (Polish) Wszystko, co najważniejsze Robert Gliński Not Nominated
 Portugal Day of Despair (Portuguese) O dia do desespero Manoel de Oliveira Not Nominated
 Romania Luxury Hotel (Romanian) Hotel de Lux Dan Pița Not Nominated
 Russia Close to Eden (Russian) Урга Nikita Mikhalkov Nominated
 Spain The Fencing Master (Spanish) El Maestro de esgrima Pedro Olea Not Nominated
 Sweden House of Angels (Swedish) Änglagård Colin Nutley Not Nominated
  Switzerland Off Season (French) Hors saison Daniel Schmid Not Nominated
 Taiwan Peach Blossom Land (Chinese) 暗戀桃花源 Stan Lai Not Nominated
 Turkey Softly, Softly Little One (Turkish) Piyano Piyano Bacaksız Tunç Başaran Not Nominated
 Uruguay A Place in the World (Spanish) Un lugar en el mundo Adolfo Aristarain Disqualified


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