List of submissions to the 57th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 32 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 57th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The titles highlighted in blue and yellow were the five nominated films, which came from Argentina, Israel, Spain, the USSR and the eventual winner, Dangerous Moves, from Switzerland.[1]

Thailand submitted a film for the first time.


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
 Argentina Camila Spanish Camila María Luisa Bemberg Nominated
 Austria Just Behind the Door German Dicht hinter der Tür Mansur Madavi Not Nominated
 Brazil Memoirs of Prison Portuguese Memórias do Cárcere Nelson Pereira dos Santos Not Nominated
 Canada Sonatine French Sonatine Micheline Lanctôt Not Nominated
 China Life Chinese 人生 (Ren Sheng) Wu Tianming Not Nominated
 Colombia A Man of Principle Spanish Cóndores no entierran todos los días Francisco Norden Not Nominated
 Czechoslovakia The Millennial Bee Slovak, Czech Tisícročná včela Juraj Jakubisko Not Nominated
 Denmark Tukuma Danish Tukuma Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt Not Nominated
 Finland Pessi and Illusia Finnish Pessi ja Illusia Heikki Partanen Not Nominated
 France So Long, Stooge French Tchao Pantin Claude Berri Not Nominated
 West Germany Man Under Suspicion German Morgen in Alabama Norbert Kückelmann Not Nominated
 Hong Kong Homecoming Cantonese, Mandarin 似水流年 Yim Ho Not Nominated
 Hungary Yerma Hungarian Yerma Imre Gyöngyössy and Barna Kabay Not Nominated
 Iceland When the Raven Flies Icelandic Hrafninn flýgur Hrafn Gunnlaugsson Not Nominated
 India The Gist Hindi Saaransh Mahesh Bhatt Not Nominated
 Israel Beyond the Walls Hebrew מאחורי הסורגיםUri Barbash Nominated
 Italy Where's Picone? Italian Mi manda Picone Nanni Loy Not Nominated
 Japan MacArthur's Children Japanese 瀬戸内少年野球団 Masahiro Shinoda Not Nominated
 South Korea Mulleya Mulleya Korean 여인잔혹사 물레야 물레야 Lee Doo-yong Not Nominated
 Netherlands Army Brats Dutch Schatjes! Ruud van Hemert Not Nominated
 Norway The Chieftain Norwegian Høvdingen Terje Kristiansen Not Nominated
 Philippines Of the Flesh Tagalog Karnal Marilou Diaz-Abaya Not Nominated
 Portugal Dead Man's Seat Portuguese O Lugar do Morto António-Pedro Vasconcelos Not Nominated
 Romania Glissando Romanian Glissando Mircea Daneliuc Not Nominated
 Spain Double Feature Spanish Sesión continua José Luis Garci Nominated
 Sweden Åke and His World Swedish Åke och hans värld Allan Edwall Not Nominated
  Switzerland Dangerous Moves French La Diagonale du fou Richard Dembo Won Academy Award
 Taiwan Old Mao's Second Spring Chinese 老莫的第二个春天 You-ning Lee Not Nominated
 Thailand The Story of Nampoo Thai น้ำพุ Euthana Mukdasanit Not Nominated
 Soviet Union Wartime Romance Russian Военно-полевой роман Pyotr Todorovsky Nominated
 Venezuela The House of Water Spanish La casa de agua Jacobo Penzo Not Nominated
 Yugoslavia The End of the War Serbian Kraj Rata Dragan Kresoja Not Nominated


  1. "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 30 October 2013.
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