Academy Awards 2015--Best Foreign Language Film | David Wallechinsky

February 17, 2015 1:20 PM

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Academy Awards 2015--Best Foreign Language Film | David Wallechinsky

A record 83 nations entered films in the Foreign Language category this year. I saw all 83 entries. Before proceeding to my comments about the five nominees and several non-nominees that particularly impressed me, I'd like to make a few general comments.

When I tell people that, over a two-month period, I watched films from 83 different countries, the most common reaction is...a blank stare. Some people can't sit through one subtitled film much less 83. Others had no idea that 83 different countries even existed, much less made movies. Most people d...

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