List of submissions to the 43rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 13 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 43rd 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 Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Italy ended up winning the award for crime drama Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion.[1]


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
 Belgium Paix sur les champs French Paix sur les champs Jacques Boigelot Nominated
 Brazil Mortal Sin Portuguese Pecado Mortal Miguel Faria Jr. Not Nominated
 Denmark Re. Lone Danish Ang. Lone Franz Ernst Not Nominated
 Egypt The Night of Counting the Years Arabic المومياء Shadi Abdel Salam Not Nominated
 France Hoa-Binh French Hoa-Binh Raoul Coutard Nominated
 West Germany o.k. German o.k. Michael Verhoeven Not Nominated
 Hungary Lovefilm Hungary Szerelmesfilm István Szabó Not Nominated
 Italy Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Italian Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto Elio Petri Won Academy Award
 Japan The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan Japanese 無頼漢 Masahiro Shinoda Not Nominated
 Poland The Taste of Black Earth Polish Sól ziemi czarnej Kazimierz Kutz Not Nominated
 Spain Tristana Spanish Tristana Luis Buñuel Nominated
 Sweden A Swedish Love Story Swedish En Kärlekshistoria Roy Andersson Not Nominated
  Switzerland First Love German Erste Liebe Maximilian Schell Nominated


  1. "The 43rd Academy Awards (1971) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 26 November 2011.


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