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Oscar Watch: South Korea's 'Pieta,' Belgium's 'Our Children' and Norway's 'Kon-Tiki' Join Growing List of Foreign Oscar Contenders

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by Beth Hanna
September 14, 2012 2:56 PM
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"Our Children"
"Our Children"

Here's a working list so far (thanks to Movie On):

Australia: Lore, Cate Shortland
Austria: Amour (Love), Michael Haneke
Azerbaijan: Buta, Ilgar Najaf
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Djeca (Children of Sarajevo), Aida Begic
Bulgaria: Кецове Kecove (Sneakers), Ivan Vladimirov and Valeri Yordanov
Cambodia: ឃ្លាត​ទៅ​សែន​ឆ្ងាយ (Lost Loves), Chhay Bora
Germany: Barbara, Christian Petzold
Greece: Άδικος Κόσμος Adikos kosmos (Unfair World), Filippos Tsitos
Hungary: Csak a szél (Just the Wind), Benedek Fliegauf
Japan: かぞくのくに Kazoku no kuni (Our Homeland), Yong-hi Yang
Macedonia: Трето полувреме Treto poluvreme (The Third Half), Darko Mitrevski
Morocco: موت للبيع Mort à vendre (Death for Sale), Faouzi Bensaïdi
Netherlands: Kauwboy, Boudewijn Koole
Norway: Kon-Tiki by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
Palestine: لما شفتك Lamma Shoftak (When I Saw You), Annemarie Jacir
Poland: 80 milionów (80 Millions), Waldemar Krzystek
Romania: După dealuri (Beyond the Hills), Cristian Mungiu
Serbia: Кад сване дан Kad svane dan (When Day Breaks), Gorana Paskaljevića
South Korea: 피에타 Pieta, Kim Ki-Duk
Sweden: Hypnotisören (The Hypnotist), Lasse Hallström
Ukraine: ТойХтоПройшовКрізьВогонь (Firecrosser), Mykhailo Illienko
Venezuela: Piedra, Papel o Tijera (Rock, Paper, Scissors), Hernán Jabes

2 Comments

  • Karsten | September 14, 2012 3:10 PMReply

    The Kon-Tiki raft crossed the pacific in 1947, not 1974 – and worth noting: The original documentary about the expedition won the Oscar for best feature documentary film in at the 1952 Academy Awards.

  • Beth Hanna | September 14, 2012 3:19 PM

    Thanks, Karsten. Fixed.

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