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

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 countryFilm title used in nominationLanguage(s)Original titleDirector(s)Result
 BelgiumThe Lonely KillersFrenchLes tueurs fousBoris Szulzinger Not Nominated
 BrazilHow Tasty Was My Little FrenchmanPortuguese, French, TupiComo Era Gostoso o Meu FrancêsNelson Pereira dos Santos Not Nominated
 BulgariaThe Goat HornBulgarianКозият рогMetodi Andonov Not Nominated
 CanadaThe True Nature of BernadetteFrenchLa Vraie nature de BernadetteGilles Carle Not Nominated
 DenmarkOh, to Be on the Bandwagon!DanishMan sku være noget ved musikkenHenning Carlsen Not Nominated
 EgyptMy Wife and the DogArabicزوجتي و الكلبSaid Marzouk Not Nominated
 FranceThe Discreet Charm of the BourgeoisieFrench, SpanishLe Charme discret de la bourgeoisieLuis Buñuel Won Academy Award
 West GermanyTrottaGermanTrottaJohannes Schaaf Not Nominated
 HungaryPresent IndicativeHungarianJelenidőPéter Bacsó Not Nominated
 IndiaUphaarHindiउपहारSudhendu Roy Not Nominated
 IsraelI Love You RosaHebrewאני אוהב אותך רוזהMoshé Mizrahi Nominated
 ItalyRomaItalianRomaFederico Fellini Not Nominated
 JapanUnder the Flag of the Rising SunJapanese軍旗はためく下にKinji Fukasaku Not Nominated
 KuwaitThe Cruel SeaArabicفيلم بس يابحرKhalid Al Siddiq Not Nominated
 PeruMirageSpanishEspejismoArmando Robles Godoy Not Nominated
 PolandPearl in the CrownPolishPerla w koronieKazimierz Kutz Not Nominated
 SpainMy Dearest SenoritaSpanishMi querida señoritaJaime de Armiñán Nominated
 SwedenThe New LandSwedishNybyggarnaJan Troell Nominated
  SwitzerlandLa SalamandreFrenchLa SalamandreAlain Tanner Not Nominated
 TaiwanExecution in AutumnChinese秋決Li Hsing Not Nominated
 Soviet UnionThe Dawns Here Are QuietRussianА зори здесь тихиеStanislav Rostotsky Nominated
 YugoslaviaThe Master and MargaretSerbo-CroatianMajstor i MargaritaAleksandar Petrović Not Nominated


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


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