List of submissions to the 49th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 24 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 49th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film which took place in 1977. The highlighted titles were the five nominated films, which came from Côte d'Ivoire, East Germany, France, Italy and Poland. The Côte d'Ivoire became the first sub-Saharan African country to submit a film to the competition, and it ended up winning the Oscar for the dark comedy Black and White in Color.[1] It is likely the film would not have even been accepted under today's rules, since the director was French and the film was a majority French production. The Ivorians have submitted just one film for the Foreign Language Oscar since, Run, which was submitted for the 88th Academy Awards but was not nominated.

Japan failed to submit a film, for the first and only time. East Germany received its only nomination ever for Jacob the Liar.


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
  Argentina Yesterday's Guys Used No Arsenic Spanish Los muchachos de antes no usaban arsénico José A. Martínez Suárez Not Nominated
  Belgium High Street French Rue Haute André Ernotte Not Nominated
  Brazil Xica da Silva Portuguese Xica Carlos Diegues Not Nominated
  Czechoslovakia One Silver Piece Czech Jeden Stříbrný Jaroslav Balík Not Nominated
  Denmark The Olsen Gang Sees Red Danish Olsen-banden ser rødt Erik Balling Not Nominated
  Egypt Whom Should We Shoot? Arabic على من نطلق الرصاص Kamal El Sheikh Not Nominated
  France Cousin, cousine French Cousin, Cousine Jean-Charles Tacchella Nominated
  East Germany Jacob the Liar German Jakob der Lügner Frank Beyer Nominated
  West Germany The Clown German Ansichten eines Clowns Vojtěch Jasný Not Nominated
  Hong Kong The Last Tempest Mandarin 瀛台泣血 Han Hsiang Li Not Nominated
  Hungary The Fifth Seal Hungarian Az Ötödik pecsét Zoltán Fábri Not Nominated
  Italy Seven Beauties Italian Pasqualino Settebellezze Lina Wertmüller Nominated
  Ivory Coast Black and White in Color French Noirs et blancs en couleur Jean-Jacques Annaud Won Academy Award
  Mexico Length of War Spanish Longitud de guerra Gonzalo Martínez Ortega Not Nominated
  Netherlands Max Havelaar Dutch Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche handelsmaatschappij Fons Rademakers Not Nominated
  Philippines Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon Tagalog Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon Eddie Romero Not Nominated
  Poland Nights and Days Polish Noce i dnie Jerzy Antczak Nominated
  Romania The Doom Romanian Osânda Sergiu Nicolaescu Not Nominated
  Spain Raise Ravens Spanish Cría cuervos Carlos Saura Not Nominated
  Sweden City of My Dreams Swedish Mina drömmars stad Ingvar Skogsberg Not Nominated
   Switzerland Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 French Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000 Alain Tanner Not Nominated
  Taiwan Eight Hundred Heroes Mandarin 八百壮士 Ting Shan-hsi Not Nominated
  Soviet Union They Fought For Their Motherland Russian Они сражались за родину Sergei Bondarchuk Not Nominated
  Yugoslavia The Rat Savior Serbo-Croatian Izbavitelj Krsto Papić Not Nominated


  1. ^ "The 49th Academy Awards (1977) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 25 March 2012.