List of submissions to the 51st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

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The following 19 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 51st Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The highlighted titles were the five nominated films, which came from France, West Germany, Hungary, Italy and the USSR. France won the award with the comedy, Get Out Your Handkerchiefs,[1] starring Gérard Depardieu as a husband who finds a new lover for his depressed wife.

Cuba and Lebanon submitted films for consideration for the first time.

Spain reportedly submitted Sonámbulos, although it is not on the official AMPAS list.

Country Film title used in nomination Language Original name Director -
 Brazil The Lyre of Delight Portuguese A Lira do Delírio Walter Lima, Jr. [1]
 Cuba Viva el Presidente Spanish El Recurso del método Miguel Littín [2]
 Czechoslovakia Nick Carter in Prague Czech Adéla ještě nevečeřela Oldřich Lipský [3]
 Denmark Me and Charly Danish Mig og Charly Morten Arnfred and Henning Kristiansen [4]
 France Get Out Your Handkerchiefs French Préparez vos mouchoirs Bertrand Blier [5]
 West Germany The Glass Cell German Die Gläserne Zelle Hans W. Geißendörfer [6]
 Hungary Hungarians Hungarian Magyarok Zoltán Fábri [7]
 India The Chess Players Hindi, Urdu Shatranj Ke Khilari शतरंज के खिलाड़ी Satyajit Ray [8]
 Israel Lemon Popsicle Hebrew אסקימו לימון Boaz Davidson [9]
 Italy Viva Italia! Italian I Nuovi mostri Dino Risi, Ettore Scola and Mario Monicelli [10]
 Japan Empire of Passion Japanese 愛の亡霊 Nagisa Oshima [11]
 Kuwait The Wedding of Zein Arabic عرس الزين Khalid Al Siddiq [12]
 Lebanon Promise of Love Armenian Սիրո Խոստումը Sarky Mouradian [13]
 Mexico The Place Without Limits Spanish El Lugar sin límites Arturo Ripstein [14]
 Netherlands Pastorale 1943 Dutch Pastorale 1943 Wim Verstappen [15]
 Poland Death of a President Polish Smierc prezydenta Jerzy Kawalerowicz [16]
 Soviet Union White Bim Black Ear Russian Белый Бим Черное ухо Stanislav Rostotsky [17]
 Yugoslavia Occupation in 26 Pictures Croatian, Italian Okupacija u 26 slika Lordan Zafranović [18]
 Spain Somnambulists Spanish Sonámbulos Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón [19]


  1. ^ "The 51st Academy Awards (1979) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2012-10-11.