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List of Asian Submissions to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language.A record total of 89 countries submitted a film before the deadline and 85 were accepted. Here is the list of Asian submissions to the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.


Interrogation (India)

Directed by Vetrimaaran
With Dinesh, Samuthirakani, Anandhi, Murugadass

A group of immigrants (Pandi, Murugan, Afsal and Kumar) are detained by the local state police, tortured and forced to admit to a crime they have no knowledge of. When all hope seems to be lost, a policeman from their hometown speaks on their behalf at the court hearing, setting them free. The policeman asks for a return favor and the boys oblige, oblivious to the ill fate that awaits them. As ...

The Salesman (Iran)

Directed by Asghar Farhadi
With Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati

Forushande (The Salesman) is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

Xuan Zang (China)

Directed by Jianqi Huo
With Xiaoming Huang, Zheng Xu, Purba Rgyal, Jin Luo

The Unnamed (Bangladesh)

Directed by Tauquir Ahmed
With Shahiduzzaman Selim, Mosharraf Karim, Nipun, Fazlur Rahman Babu

The coffin of an expatriate worker with manipulated identity intense the identity crisis when another person's corpse is found inside.

Before the Fall (Combodia)

Directed by Ian White
With Ian Virgo, Antonis Greco, Nicolas Berthery, Pauline Cammal

A stunning nightclub singer engages in a battle of wits and deception with two lovers in a bid to escape a rapidly collapsing city under siege. Super cool style and razor sharp action drive this rich, noir thriller.

Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (Japan)

Directed by Yôji Yamada
With Sayuri Yoshinaga, Kazunari Ninomiya, Haru Kuroki, Tadanobu Asano

Set in post-World War II Japan, midwife Nobuko is resolved to move on as she stands at the grave of her son Koji who died, alongside thousands of others, when the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on the civilians in the southern city of Nagasaki. However, upon returning home she is visited by an apparition. which continues to return in order to commiserate and reminisce with the woman about the ...

Mah e Mir (Pakistan)

Directed by Anjum Shahzad
With Iman Ali, Syed Fazal Hussain, Alyy Khan, Fahad Mustafa

A modern poet Jamal who is against the traditional Urdu Poetry reads the biography of Mir Taqi Mir,one of the greatest poets of the 18th century. And sees Mir's reflection on his personality.

The Age of Shadows (South Korea)

Directed by Jee-woon Kim
With Byung-hun Lee, Yoo Gong, Kang-ho Song, Ji-min Han

Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the independence movement himself, is thrown into a dilemma between the ...

Port of Call (Hong Kong)

Directed by Philip Yung
With Aaron Kwok, Jessie Li, Patrick Tam, Elaine Jin

Human nature begins where truth ends Welcome to the murder without a body

Letters from Prague (Indonesia)

Directed by Angga Dwimas Sasongko
With Julie Estelle, Tio Pakusadewo, Rio Dewanto, Widyawati

Tells us about a girl named Larasati, trying to fulfill her deceased mother's last wish to deliver a box filled with letters from her past to an old guy lived in Prague. A story about forgiveness, tying loose end and bond.

The Black Hen (Nepal)

Directed by Min Bahadur Bham
With Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya, Jit Bahadur Malla, Hansha Khadka

We are in the year 2001, a temporary ceasefire brings a much-needed break to a small war-torn village in Northern Nepal, bringing much joy among the residents. Prakash and Kiran, two young close friends, are also starting to feel the change in the air. Though they are divided by caste and social creed, they remain inseparable, and start raising a hen given to Prakash by his sister, with hopes to ...

El clásico (Iraq)

Directed by Halkawt Mustafa
With Wrya Ahmed, Dana Ahmes, Kamaran Raoof, Rozhin Sharifi

Two Kurdish little people in Iraq risk their lives to fulfill their dreams and that is to meet football hero Cristiano Ronaldo.

Barakah yoqabil Barakah (Saudi Arabia)

Directed by Mahmoud Sabbagh
With Hisham Fageeh, Fatima AlBanawi, Sami Hifny, Khairia Nazmi

A guy from the middle class, meets a girl from A wealthy family, and they start a romance in a country that frowns upon it.

I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced (Yemen)

Directed by Khadija Al-Salami
With Adnan Alkhader, Rana Mohammed, Reham Mohammed

Ten year old Jemenite girl asks a judge in Sana'a to grant her a divorce from a horrible marriage, after she was married away to prevent a public scandal after a rape of her sister.

Sand Storm (Israel)

Directed by Elite Zexer
With Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal, Hitham Omari, Khadija Al Akel

When their entire lives shatter, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way.

Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass (Vietnam)

Directed by Victor Vu
With Jayvee Mai The Hiep, My Thanh, Khang Trong, Thinh Vinh

About lives in a small Vietnamese village.

Ma' Rosa (Philippines)

Directed by Brillante Mendoza
With Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Baron Geisler, Jomari Angeles

Ma' Rosa has four children. She owns a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband, Nestor, resell small amounts of narcotics on the side. One day, they get arrested. Rosa and her children are ready to do anything to buy her freedom from the corrupt police.

Cold of Kalandar (Turkey)

Directed by Mustafa Kara
With Haydar Sisman, Nuray Yesilaraz, Hanife Kara, Ibrahim Kuvvet

'Cold of Kalandar' pictures within a unique pastoral atmosphere the realist, passionate and emotional story of Mehmet and his family living far from modern life, in a mountain village.

3000 Nights (Jordan)

Directed by Mai Masri
With Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadira Omran, Rakeen Saad, Raida Adon

A young Palestinian schoolteacher gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.

Amanat (Kazakhstan)

Directed by Narymbetov Satybaldy
With Berik Aitzhanov

A Father's Will (Kyrgyzstan)

Directed by Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu
With Tynar Abdrazaeva, Dilshad Abdyjaparova, Tenizbek Abylov, Rahat Aksultanova

After living as an immigrant in the USA for 15 years, Azat flies to Kyrgyzstan to his family village. His father, Murat, died in the USA a year ago. It was his dying wish to pay back the money he owed to the villagers. Azat discovers the family home derelict. Choro, the younger brother of Murat, and their relations left a long time ago. Despite most villagers not liking him, Azat repairs the ...

Very Big Shot (Lebanon)

Directed by Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya
With Alain Saadeh, Fouad Yammine, Wissam Fares, Tarek Yaacoub

Intending to smuggle drugs across the borders, a small-time Lebanese drug-dealer slyly manipulates public opinion with the help of an underrated filmmaker.

Apprentice (Singapore)

Directed by Junfeng Boo
With Firdaus Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su, Mastura Ahmad, Boon Pin Koh

Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory's top prison. He lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Rahim also takes ...

Hang in There, Kids! (Taiwan)

Directed by Laha Mebow
With Albee Huang, Buya Watan, Watan Silan, Suyan Pito

In a secluded indigenous tribe, 3 kids who grew up in the mountains and the woods. They are all very optimistic, energetic and playful; yet, they are also troubled by their own family issues. Their handicapped teacher opened an after school session to help them with their schoolwork. For the children, it's like a ray of love shone on them. The teacher has a beautiful voice, but never sings. One ...

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