Argentina - Best Foreign Language Film

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Argentine submissions for the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film

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1. Summerskin (1961)

96 min | Drama

A shallow young woman reluctantly agrees to spend a few days with a young man she dislikes, who is dying.

Director: Leopoldo Torre Nilsson | Stars: Alfredo Alcón, Graciela Borges, Franca Boni, Pedro Laxalt

Votes: 64

2. The Old Young People (1962)

106 min | Drama

The frustrations felt by certain middle class youth in 1960s Argentina under the new presidency of Arturo Frondizi, one of whom works in the media, a criticism of the false moral values of that time.

Director: Rodolfo Kuhn | Stars: María Vaner, Alberto Argibay, Marcela López Rey, Jorge Rivera López

Votes: 52

3. Pajarito Gómez (1965)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

A chronicle of the life and career of a popular singer: his humble origins, his rise to fame, and his exploitation by the media.

Director: Rodolfo Kuhn | Stars: Héctor Pellegrini, María Cristina Laurenz, Nelly Beltrán, Lautaro Murúa

Votes: 106

4. The Truce (1974)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

A man has to come to terms with his wasted youth, estranged family and grim prospects for the future.

Director: Sergio Renán | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Luis Brandoni, Ana María Picchio, Marilina Ross

Votes: 493

Nominated

5. Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf (1975)

92 min | Drama, Horror, Fantasy

Nazareno Cruz is the seventh son of a couple living in a high mountain village. According to a myth, a seventh son will become a wolf on nights of the full moon. Everyone in the village is ... See full summary »

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Juan José Camero, Marina Magali, Alfredo Alcón, Lautaro Murúa

Votes: 463

6. Yesterday's Guys Used No Arsenic (1976)

110 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Mara Ordaz, a former diva who lives in a mansion away from the city and sorrounded by memories together with her husband, her doctor and the person in charge of the administration of her ... See full summary »

Director: José A. Martínez Suárez | Stars: Mecha Ortiz, Arturo García Buhr, Narciso Ibáñez Menta, Mario Soffici

Votes: 147

7. What's Autumn? (1977)

115 min | Drama

An award-winning architect struggles to find work, love, and a purpose in life.

Directors: David José Kohon, Daniel Portela | Stars: Alfredo Alcón, Dora Baret, Fernanda Mistral, Alberto Argibay

Votes: 17

8. The Island (1979)

106 min | Drama

Follows the lives of several patients at an isolated psychiatric ward. The film focuses on the relationship between a young man who comes out of a coma and a young woman who is terrified of the outside world.

Director: Alejandro Doria | Stars: Selva Alemán, Hugo Arana, Aldo Barbero, Héctor Bidonde

Votes: 35

10. Últimos días de la víctima (1982)

90 min | Crime, Mystery

The story of a hitman, a man who kills other people for money, and the dangers that come with the job.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Soledad Silveyra, Ulises Dumont, Julio De Grazia

Votes: 347

11. Camila (1984)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Susú Pecoraro, Imanol Arias, Héctor Alterio, Elena Tasisto

Votes: 1,027

Nominated

12. The Official Story (1985)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War

During the final months of Argentinian Military Dictatorship in 1983, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

Votes: 7,105 | Gross: $0.03M

Winner

13. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Musical

Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Marie Laforêt, Philippe Léotard, Miguel Ángel Solá, Marina Vlady

Votes: 524

14. Man Facing Southeast (1986)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A patient in a mental hospital claims to be an extraterrestial. Could he be right?

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Lorenzo Quinteros, Hugo Soto, Inés Vernengo, Cristina Scaramuzza

Votes: 3,417 | Gross: $0.73M

15. Veronico Cruz (1988)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, War

A rural teacher in Jujuy, establishes a friendly relationship with the inhabitants of Chorcán , a small Andean village . Circumstances in EEE Outbreak of War of the Malvinas and one of his ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Pereira | Stars: Leopoldo Aban, Juan José Camero, Guillermo Delgado, Ana María González

Votes: 181

16. The Girlfriend (1988)

R | 110 min | Drama

María and Pancho are a happily married couple in a quiet, working-class suburb south of Buenos Aires, circa 1978. They share the grief over the disappearance of their eldest son Carlos.

Director: Jeanine Meerapfel | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Cipe Lincovsky, Federico Luppi, Lito Cruz

Votes: 68

17. I, the Worst of All (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama

A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio, Lautaro Murúa

Votes: 547 | Gross: $0.05M

18. The Tombs (1991)

90 min | Drama

"El Pollo," a 13-year-old child in reform school, witnesses and experiences the brutalization of the guards and the other inmates.

Director: Javier Torre | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Federico Luppi, Jorge Mayor, Isabel Quinteros

Votes: 57

19. 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: 3,225

20. Gatica, el mono (1993)

136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

An Argentina film, which narrates the life of Argentine boxer José María Gatica, from his childhood until his tragic death in Buenos Aires in 1963.

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Edgardo Nieva, Horacio Taicher, Juan Costa, María Eva Gatica

Votes: 434

21. A Shadow You Soon Will Be (1994)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

A computer programmer who, after his train breaks down, takes to wandering aimlessly through remote regions of La Pampa, Viedma and Carhue. he meets a succession of equally lost souls, ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Pepe Soriano, Martín Coria, Roberto Carnaghi

Votes: 86

22. Wild Horses (1995)

Unrated | 122 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away. While they're running away, they meet a ... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Cecilia Dopazo, Fernán Mirás

Votes: 1,369

23. Eva Peron: The True Story (1996)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

Drama based on the life of Eva Peron, an obscure actress, who rose to become wife of Argentine strong-man President Juan Peron and one of the most powerful figures in Argentina until her death in 1952 at age 33.

Director: Juan Carlos Desanzo | Stars: Esther Goris, Víctor Laplace, Cristina Banegas, Pepe Novoa

Votes: 401

24. Ashes of Paradise (1997)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Cecilia Roth, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Daniel Kuzniecka

Votes: 1,506

25. Tango (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Musical

Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Cecilia Narova, Mía Maestro, Juan Carlos Copes

Votes: 2,689 | Gross: $1.69M

Nominated

26. Manuelita (1999)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Animated Argentine film about a young girl turtle who gets lost on a balloon trip.

Director: Manuel García Ferré | Stars: Rosario Sánchez Almada, Pelusa Suero, Ariel Abadi, Enrique Conlazo

Votes: 373

27. Felicidades (2000)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Shows how several characters spend Christmas Eve in Buenos Aires, and how their lives intersect.

Director: Lucho Bender | Stars: Luis Machín, Gastón Pauls, Silke, Pablo Cedrón

Votes: 593

28. Son of the Bride (2001)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco

Votes: 13,989 | Gross: $0.62M

Nominated

29. Kamchatka (2002)

106 min | Drama

The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Cecilia Roth, Héctor Alterio, Fernanda Mistral

Votes: 3,127

30. Valentin (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving.

Director: Alejandro Agresti | Stars: Rodrigo Noya, Alejandro Agresti, Julieta Cardinali, Carmen Maura

Votes: 4,067 | Gross: $0.28M

31. Lost Embrace (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge D'Elía, Sergio Boris

Votes: 2,786 | Gross: $0.19M

32. The Aura (2005)

Not Rated | 134 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime.

Director: Fabián Bielinsky | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Manuel Rodal, Dolores Fonzi, Pablo Cedrón

Votes: 12,722 | Gross: $0.06M

33. Family Law (2006)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

As he adjusts to being a husband and father, Ariel Perelman meditates on the ways in which he is similar -- and so very different -- from his own dad.

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Julieta Díaz, Arturo Goetz, Eloy Burman

Votes: 1,416 | Gross: $0.04M

34. XXY (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti

Votes: 12,513 | Gross: $0.05M

35. Lion's Den (2008)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

An incarcerated woman struggles to raise her son from prison.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Martina Gusman, Elli Medeiros, Francisco Marquez, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 2,833 | Gross: $0.01M

36. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

80 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 177,926 | Gross: $6.39M

Winner

37. Carancho (2010)

Unrated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a ... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Martina Gusman, Carlos Weber, José Luis Arias

Votes: 7,236 | Gross: $0.09M

38. Six Shooters (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Aballay was a bad tempered gaucho. After killing a man, the terrified look of the victim's son raised his consciousness about his savagery. Years go by, that kid's look doesn't leave him. Aballay knows that the kid will look for him.

Director: Fernando Spiner | Stars: Pablo Cedrón, Nazareno Casero, Claudio Rissi, Mariana Anghileri

Votes: 392

39. Clandestine Childhood (2011)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

55 Metascore

Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamín Ávila | Stars: Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Oreiro, César Troncoso, Teo Gutiérrez Moreno

Votes: 2,229 | Gross: $0.01M

40. The German Doctor (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, History, Thriller

62 Metascore

The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening, Alan Daicz

Votes: 6,045 | Gross: $0.41M

41. Wild Tales (2014)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Diego Starosta

Votes: 157,429 | Gross: $3.11M

Nominated

42. The Clan (2015)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

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

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Guillermo Francella, Gastón Cocchiarale, Peter Lanzani, Stefanía Koessl

Votes: 11,107 | Gross: $0.19M

43. The Distinguished Citizen (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, who has been living in Europe for decades, accepts an invitation to receive a prize. In Argentina he finds both similarities and irreconcilable differences with the people of his hometown.

Directors: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn | Stars: Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva, Andrea Frigerio, Nora Navas

Votes: 7,657

44. Zama (2017)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

89 Metascore

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín

Votes: 4,479 | Gross: $0.20M

45. El Angel (2018)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

The angelic face of Carlos, a 17-year-old teenager, hides a dark facet of robberies, lies and murders.

Director: Luis Ortega | Stars: Lorenzo Ferro, Cecilia Roth, Luis Gnecco, Malena Villa

Votes: 6,715 | Gross: $0.09M

46. Heroic Losers (2019)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime