The Oscars 2009

The 81st Annual Academy Awards ® were held on Sunday 22nd February 2009 in Hollywood.   The Oscars ® reached film fans in over 100 countries. The lower-budget, but highly-acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, won many Oscars ®, including for the Best Picture.   It is in the English, Urdu and Hindi languages. The winner of the Foreign Language Film was Departures.   The list of nominees for Foreign Language Film were:

  • The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany), director Uli Edel. Languages: In German, English, French and Swedish.
  • The Class (Entre les murs) (France), director Laurent Cantet.   Languages: In French.
  • Departures (Okuribito) (Japan), director Yojiro Takita.   Languages: In Japanese.
  • Revanche (Austria), director Götz Spielmann.   Languages: In German and Russian.
  • Waltz with Bashir (Israel), director Ari Folman. Languages: In Hebrew, German and English.

These are definitely all films to go and see in 2009 if you are passionate about foreign language movies.

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