List of submissions to the 32nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

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The following 13 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 32nd Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The highlighted titles were the five nominated films, which came from Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands and West Germany. The Oscar went to Black Orpheus, a Portuguese-language drama, filmed in Brazil by a French director.[1] The film represented France.

The Netherlands, Pakistan and two Chinese-speaking British colonies- Hong Kong and Singapore- submitted films for the first time.


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
 Denmark Paw Danish Paw Astrid Henning-Jensen Nominated
 United Arab Republic The Nightingale's Prayer Arabic دعاء الكروان (Doaa al-Karawan) Henry Barakat Not Nominated
 France Black Orpheus Portuguese Orfeu Negro Marcel Camus Won Academy Award
 West Germany The Bridge German Die Brücke Bernhard Wicki Nominated
 Hong Kong For Better, for Worse Mandarin 雨過天青 (Yu guo tian qing) Yueh Feng Not Nominated
 India The World of Apu Bengali অপুর সংসার (Opur Shôngshar) Satyajit Ray Not Nominated
 Italy The Great War Italian La Grande guerra Mario Monicelli Nominated
 Japan Fires on the Plain Japanese 野火 (Nobi) Kon Ichikawa Not Nominated
 Mexico Nazarín Spanish Nazarín Luis Buñuel Not Nominated
 Netherlands The Village on the River Dutch Dorp aan de rivier Fons Rademakers Nominated
 Pakistan The Day Shall Dawn Urdu Jago Hua Savera A. J. Kardar Not Nominated
 Singapore The Kingdom and the Beauty Mandarin 江山美人 (Jiang shan mei ren) Li Han-hsiang Not Nominated
 Yugoslavia Train Without a Timetable Serbo-Croatian Vlak bez voznog reda (Влак без возног реда) Veljko Bulajić Not Nominated


  1. ^ "The 32nd Academy Awards (1960) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-27.