List of submissions to the 73rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

This is a list of submissions to the 73rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film every year since the award was created in 1956.[1] The award is handed out annually by the Academy to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue.[1][2] The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films.[2]

For the 73rd Academy Awards, which were held on March 25, 2001, the Academy invited 75 countries to submit films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[3] Forty-six countries submitted films to the Academy, including Ecuador, which submitted a film for the first time.[4] The Academy released a list of the five nominees for the award on February 13, 2001.[5] The winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film was Taiwan's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which was directed by Ang Lee.[6]


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Original title Language(s) Director(s) Result
  Algeria Little Senegal Wolof, English, French, Arabic Rachid Bouchareb Not nominated
  Argentina Felicidades Spanish, Hebrew Lucho Bender Not nominated
  Austria The Stranger Die Fremde German Götz Spielmann Not nominated
  Belgium Everybody's Famous! Iedereen beroemd! Flemish, English, Spanish Dominique Deruddere Nominated
  Brazil Me You Them Eu tu eles Brazilian Portuguese Andrucha Waddington Not nominated
  Bulgaria Letter to America Писмо до Америка Bulgarian, English Iglika Triffonova Not nominated
  Canada Maelström French Denis Villeneuve Not nominated
  Chile Coronation Coronación Spanish Silvio Caiozzi Not nominated
  China Breaking the Silence 漂亮媽媽 Mandarin Sun Zhou Not nominated
  Croatia Marshal Tito's Spirit Maršal Serbo-Croatian Vinko Brešan Not nominated
  Czech Republic Divided We Fall Musíme si pomáhat Czech, German Jan Hřebejk Nominated
  Denmark A Place Nearby Her i nærheden Danish Kaspar Rostrup Not nominated
  Ecuador Dreams from the Middle of the World Sueños en la mitad del mundo Spanish Carlos Naranjo Estrella Not nominated
  Finland Seven Songs from the Tundra Seitsemän laulua tundralta Nenets, Russian Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio Not nominated
  France The Taste of Others Le Goût des Autres French Agnès Jaoui Nominated
  Georgia 27 Missing Kisses 27 დაკარგული კოცნა Georgian, Russian, French, English Nana Djordjadze Not nominated
  Germany No Place to Go Die Unberührbare German Oskar Roehler Not nominated
  Greece Peppermint Greek Costas Kapakas Not nominated
  Hong Kong In the Mood for Love 花樣年華 Cantonese, Shanghainese Wong Kar-wai Not nominated
  Hungary Glamour Hungarian Frigyes Gödrös Not nominated
  Iceland Angels of the Universe Englar alheimsins Icelandic Friðrik Þór Friðriksson Not nominated
  India Hey Ram ஹே ராம் Tamil, Hindi Kamal Haasan Not nominated
  Iran A Time for Drunken Horses زمانی برای مستی اسب‌ها Kurdish, Persian Bahman Ghobadi Not nominated
  Israel Time of Favor ההסדר Hebrew Joseph Cedar Not nominated
  Italy The Hundred Steps I cento passi Italian, Sicilian Marco Tullio Giordana Not nominated
  Japan After the Rain 雨あがる Japanese Takashi Koizumi Not nominated
  Mexico Amores perros Spanish Alejandro González Iñárritu Nominated
  Morocco Ali Zaoua علي زاوا Arabic, French Nabil Ayouch Not nominated
  Nepal Mask of Desire मुकुण्डो Nepali Tsering Rhitar Sherpa Not nominated
  Netherlands Little Crumb Kruimeltje Dutch Maria Peters Not nominated
  Norway Odd Little Man Da jeg traff Jesus... med sprettert Norwegian Stein Leikanger Not nominated
  Philippines Anak Filipino, Tagalog Rory B. Quintos Not nominated
  Poland Life as a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease Życie jako śmiertelna choroba przenoszona drogą płciową Polish Krzysztof Zanussi Not nominated
  Portugal Too Late Tarde Demais Portuguese José Nascimento Not nominated
  Russia His Wife's Diary Дневник его жены Russian Alexey Uchitel Not nominated
  Serbia Sky Hook Небеска удица Serbian Ljubiša Samardžić Not nominated
  Slovakia Landscape Krajinka Slovak Martin Šulík Not nominated
  South Korea Chunhyang 춘향뎐 Korean Im Kwon-taek Not nominated
  Spain You're the One Una historia de entonces Spanish José Luis Garci Not nominated
  Sweden Songs from the Second Floor Sånger från andra våningen Swedish Roy Andersson Not nominated
  Switzerland Gripsholm German,Swedish Xavier Koller Not nominated
  Taiwan Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 臥虎藏龍 Mandarin Ang Lee Won Academy Award
  Thailand 6ixtynin9 เรื่องตลก Thai Pen-Ek Ratanaruang Not nominated
  Turkey Run for Money Kaç para kaç Turkish Reha Erdem Not nominated
  Venezuela Oro Diablo Spanish José Ramón Novoa Not nominated
  Vietnam The Vertical Ray of the Sun Mùa hè chiều thẳng đứng Vietnamese Tran Anh Hung Not nominated


  • "Record 46 Countries in Race for Oscar". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. November 20, 2000. Archived from the original on April 5, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2008.