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Best 10 Movies Which Have More Possibility to Win Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2016

81 Countries have submitted their entries for 2016 Academy Awards. This list shows the 10 best selections among them which have the possibility to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.


Son of Saul (2015)

Country : Hungary
Directed by László Nemes
With Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.

Labyrinth of Lies (2014)

Country : Germany
Directed by Giulio Ricciarelli
With André Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Friederike Becht, Johannes Krisch

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

Mustang (2015)

Country : France
Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
With Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan, Tugba Sunguroglu

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common ...

The Second Mother (2015)

Country : Brazil
Directed by Anna Muylaert
With Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas, Camila Márdila

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.

The Assassin (2015)

Country : Taiwan
Directed by Hsiao-Hsien Hou
With Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Shao-Huai Chang

An assassin accepts a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in seventh-century China.

The Clan (2015)

Country : Argentina
Directed by Pablo Trapero
With Antonia Bengoechea, Gastón Cocchiarale, Guillermo Francella, Stefanía Koessl

The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.

Goodnight Mommy (2014)

Country : Austria
Directed by Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
With Susanne Wuest, Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Hans Escher

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

Theeb (2014)

Country : Jordan
Directed by Naji Abu Nowar
With Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

Country : sweden
Directed by Roy Andersson
With Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg, Lotti Törnros

Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.

Court (2014)

Country : Court
Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane
With Usha Bane, Vivek Gomber, Pradeep Joshi, Geetanjali Kulkarni

A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the act. As the trial unfolds, the personal lives of the lawyers and the judge involved in the case are observed outside the court.