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Five foreign language films vie for Oscar

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 01:46

A look at this year's Oscar nominees for best foreign language film. Sara Hemrajani reports.

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The Academy has unveiled its final shortlist for foreign language film contenders... Australia scores its first ever nomination in the category with "Tanna". Set in the South Pacific, the story is about star-crossed lovers trying to stay together amid tribal conflict. There's also a strong showing for European cinema, with German father-daughter comedy "Toni Erdmann". Sweden is represented with box office hit "A Man Called Ove", which is about an elderly man whose life is changed when an immigrant family move in next door. And from Denmark, there's the World War 2 drama "Land of Mine". Meanwhile previous Oscar-winner Asghar Faradi is once again recognised for his latest feature, "The Salesman". It's centred on a couple's marital problems as they put on a performance of Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman". The winner will be announced in Los Angeles on February 26th.

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Five foreign language films vie for Oscar

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 01:46