In The Armchair

What Does It Take to Get An Oscar for Best Foreign Film?

Posted in Movies and Entertainment by Armchair Guy on April 21, 2008

What does it take to get a US academy award for the best foreign film? There are a variety of films that get the award, but there does seem to be a fairly easy way to increase a film’s chances.

Pick a horrific conflict-ridden zone as a setting for the film. Countries where inhuman massacres take place, especially on a large scale, are a good candidate. Nazism also resonates with the academy. Next, make sure there is a large number of explicitly violent scenes highlighting the helplessness of the victims. The more disturbing the scene, the better. Throw in some young children witnessing the violence for good measure.

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