The following 18 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 41st Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The titles highlighted in blue and yellow were the five nominated films, which came from Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, Italy and the eventual winner, the USSR.[1]


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Language(s) Original title Director(s) Result
 Brazil The Amorous Ones Portuguese As Amorosas Walter Hugo Khouri Not nominated
 Czechoslovakia The Firemen's Ball Czech Horí, má panenko Miloš Forman Nominated
 Denmark People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart Danish Människor möts och ljuv musik uppstår i hjärtat Henning Carlsen Not nominated
 France Stolen Kisses French Baisers volés François Truffaut Nominated
 West Germany Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed German Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos Alexander Kluge Not nominated
 Greece Imperiale Greek Βυζαντινή Ραψωδία George Skalenakis Not nominated
 Hungary The Boys of Paul Street Hungarian A Pál-utcai fiúk Zoltán Fábri Nominated
 India Elder Sister Hindi Majhli Didi Hrishikesh Mukherjee Not nominated
 Israel Every Bastard a King Hebrew כל ממזר מלך Uri Zohar Not nominated
 Italy The Girl with the Pistol Italian La Ragazza con la pistola Mario Monicelli Nominated
 Japan Tunnel to the Sun Japanese 黒部の太陽 Kei Kumai Not nominated
 South Korea Descendants of Cain Korean 카인의 후예 Yu Hyun-mok Not nominated
 Poland Matthew's Days Polish Zywot Mateusza Witold Leszczyński Not nominated
 Romania The Column Romanian Columna Mircea Drăgan Not nominated
 Soviet Union War and Peace Russian Война и мир Sergei Bondarchuk Won Academy Award
 Spain Spain Again Spanish España otra vez Jaime Camino Not nominated
 Sweden Shame Swedish Skammen Ingmar Bergman Not nominated
 Yugoslavia It Rains in My Village Serbian Bice skoro propast sveta Aleksandar Petrović Not nominated


  1. ^ "The 41st Academy Awards (1969) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 15 November 2011.