List of submissions to the 45th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

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The following 22 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 45th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film which took place in 1973. The bolded titles were the five nominated films, which came from France, Israel, Spain, Sweden and the USSR. France won the Oscar for the fifth time since the Foreign Language category was officially introduced.[1]

Kuwait submitted a film for the first time.


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
 Belgium The Lonely Killers French Les tueurs fous Boris Szulzinger Not Nominated
 Brazil How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman Portuguese, French, Tupi Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês Nelson Pereira dos Santos Not Nominated
 Bulgaria The Goat Horn Bulgarian Козият рог Metodi Andonov Not Nominated
 Canada The True Nature of Bernadette French La Vraie nature de Bernadette Gilles Carle Not Nominated
 Denmark Oh, to Be on the Bandwagon! Danish Man sku være noget ved musikken Henning Carlsen Not Nominated
 Egypt My Wife and the Dog Arabic زوجتي و الكلب Said Marzouk Not Nominated
 France The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie French, Spanish Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie Luis Buñuel Won Academy Award
 West Germany Trotta German Trotta Johannes Schaaf Not Nominated
 Hungary Present Indicative Hungarian Jelenidő Péter Bacsó Not Nominated
 India Uphaar Hindi उपहार Sudhendu Roy Not Nominated
 Israel I Love You Rosa Hebrew אני אוהב אותך רוזה Moshé Mizrahi Nominated
 Italy Roma Italian Roma Federico Fellini Not Nominated
 Japan Under the Flag of the Rising Sun Japanese 軍旗はためく下に Kinji Fukasaku Not Nominated
 Kuwait The Cruel Sea Arabic فيلم بس يابحر Khalid Al Siddiq Not Nominated
 Peru Mirage Spanish Espejismo Armando Robles Godoy Not Nominated
 Poland Pearl in the Crown Polish Perla w koronie Kazimierz Kutz Not Nominated
 Spain My Dearest Senorita Spanish Mi querida señorita Jaime de Armiñán Nominated
 Sweden The New Land Swedish Nybyggarna Jan Troell Nominated
  Switzerland La Salamandre French La Salamandre Alain Tanner Not Nominated
 Taiwan Execution in Autumn Chinese 秋決 Li Hsing Not Nominated
 Soviet Union The Dawns Here Are Quiet Russian А зори здесь тихие Stanislav Rostotsky Nominated
 Yugoslavia The Master and Margaret Serbo-Croatian Majstor i Margarita Aleksandar Petrović Not Nominated


  1. ^ "The 45th Academy Awards (1973) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 30 November 2011.